Chico State coaches, players and fans all took a collective exasperated gasp when the brackets for the Division II NCAA tournament were announced.
The West Region was one of the last region's announced and the Wildcats were selected as the 5th seed. They will face 4th seed Cal State Dominguez Hills in the first round of the NCAA D-II Tourney.
The two teams will square off Friday at 5 p.m. at Cal Poly Pomona’s Kellogg Gym.
Dominguez Hills, coached by former Chico State head coach Molly Goodenbour, is the same team that knocked Chico State out of the CCAA Conference Tournament.
The Wildcats have won two of the three previous meetings with the Toros.
Check out the video for reaction from the Wildcats on their selection.