BOISE - The Boise State women's basketball team is headed to the NCAA Tournament, but it's not the kind of invitation many expected.

While March Madness will descend on Boise later this week as the capital city prepares to host the first and second round of the NCAA men's basketball tournament, the Lady Broncos learned today they are headed back east.

In what many call a total disrespect, the Mountain West Conference champs, who beat Nevada Friday on a buzzer beater for the title, were given a lowly 16th seed and must travel to the home of the tournament's #1 seeded Louisville Cardinals.

The game will be played Friday at 10 a.m. Mountain Time at the KFC Yum! Center.

The Lady Cardinals were 32-2 this season.

The game will be televised on ESPN2.