The Cal Poly Pomona women’s basketball team has just taken the court for the opening tipoff against Grand Canyon.
At stake is a berth in the NCAA Division II Elite Eight. It’s a familiar spot for the Broncos, not so for the Antelopes who had not won a playoff game before this tournament.
The gym has been flooded by Purple people, as in Grand Canyon supporters. There are twice as many and they are twice as loud as the Bronco faithful. That’s embarrassing!
Now there is 3:05 left in the half and Cal Poly leads 22-33.
The Grand Canyon cheerleaders are on the floor, rallying their supporters and the Cal Poly cheerleaders are standing in the end like bumps on a log.
The winner will play Northwest Missouri State (27-4) in the national quarterfinal. Northwest Missouri won the South Central Region, beating Central Oklahoma 82-70 earlier today.