Excitement builds around UT Rockets

A lot of eyes on Toledo, more specifically the University of Toledo lady Rockets who are one step away to winning the WNIT tournament. This is the first time in the schools history that the Rockets have advanced to the championship game. On Saturday, the Rockets host USC at home and the winner takes the title.

If the lady rockets can pull off another win, it will be their first postseason tournament crown. UT administrators say this bodes well for more than just UT athletics.

It puts Toledo on the map, puts you on the map and that's what we've been striving for. For several years here in northwest Ohio this is a great step forward. These young women are doing exactly what all of us have been trying to do, says University of Toledo president, Lloyd Jacobs.

This game has generated quite a bit of excitement among students and Toledoans alike. Friday morning, lady Rockets head coach Tricia Cullop appeared on NBC24 Today.

She talked about the turn-around the team has made under her direction in the past three years, the upcoming game against USC, energy buzzing around campus and her team's response to all of the encouragement.

It TMs been electric it TMs been so exciting to see the ticket office area just jam packed. Yesterday our players went out and thanked people because it was just awesome to see cars parked on the curb even last game to see what it could feel like with that much excitement for women TMs basketball, Cullop.

With the scores of people waiting in line for tickets it didn't take long for seats to sell out to the general public.

The game tips off tomorrow at UT's Savage Arena at 3 p.m.

If you were lucky enough to get your hands on a set of tickets, you're encouraged to wear gold to show your support.