(AP) – Wichita State University men’s basketball team got an unexpected new fan when they arrived back home after their latest NCAA tournament victory.
New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow’s jet was refueling in Wichita when the Shockers’ bus arrived Sunday after their upset win over top-seeded Gonzaga in the tournament.
Tebow’s representative asked coach Gregg Marshall if the Heisman Trophy winner could talk to the team.
Tebow got on the team bus and told the players their surprising run to the Sweet 16 is something they will remember for the rest of their lives, regardless of what they do in the future. He also congratulated them and said they were an inspiration to many people.
The Shockers play La Salle Thursday night in Los Angeles.