FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) – The Women’s NCAA Tournament selection show was held Monday evening and the Colorado State women are back in the tourney for the first time since 2002.

More than 200 people came out to watch the selection. It was a historic moment for a team that’s had a historic run this season. They finished 31-1 and have won the last 28 games in a row and were given an 11 seed in the tournament.

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The team celebrates as the announcement was made (credit: CBS)

The team celebrates as the announcement was made (credit: CBS)

The Rams hope to use that momentum as they get down to work preparing for this Saturday’s game against the University of South Florida.

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“Now the fun begins, the waiting is over. You know you have a game, you know where you’re going and you have an opponent,” CSU head coach Ryun Williams said. “Now we’ll just treat it like a normal preparation week.”

CSU head coach Ryun Williams with his team at the selection show party (credit: CBS)

CSU head coach Ryun Williams with his team at the selection show party (credit: CBS)

“We have nothing to lose, so I think going into this game … we’ve kind of lifted a little bit of pressure off of our backs. I think we’re going in and we’re just going to play as hard as we can,” guard Jamie Patrick said.

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The Rams take on the USF Bulls in Los Angeles at 7 p.m.