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  • College basketball is in crisis and needs a change of pace

    College basketball is in crisis and needs a change of pace
    Kentucky Coach John Calipari may have summed it up best when he said recently: "I just want the regular season over with." Amen. The NCAA tournament, which began Tuesday with play-in games, has arrived to rescue us from months of a different kind of...
  • College basketball is broken; here's a repair manual, in five chapters

    College basketball is broken; here's a repair manual, in five chapters
    It's easy to criticize the state of college basketball. The sport has been so thoroughly damaged it's a wonder it hasn't spawned conspiracy theories. The best players don't stay with their teams for more than a year, the action has been slowed to a...
  • Men's Basketball: UCI's historic run ends

    Men's Basketball: UCI's historic run ends
    Luke Nelson took his history final Thursday morning. About five hours later, the UC Irvine sophomore guard's attempt to delay finality to a historic men's basketball season bounded off the rim. Nelson's potential go-ahead three-pointer from about 26...
  • Mamadou Ndiaye makes a big difference for UC Irvine

    Mamadou Ndiaye makes a big difference for UC Irvine
    It doesn't matter the city or the setting, the day or occasion. It could be morning, afternoon, night or, as the case here, in comparison-inducing juxtaposition to the Space Needle. When you stand 7 feet 6, as Mamadou Ndiaye does, the world tends to...
  • UC Irvine vs. Louisville: How they match up in the NCAA tournament

    UC Irvine vs. Louisville: How they match up in the NCAA tournament
    WHO: No. 4 Louisville (24-8) vs. No. 13 UC Irvine (21-12). WHAT: NCAA East regional second-round game, Friday, 1 p.m. WHERE: Key Arena, Seattle TV: TBS. UPDATE: Louisville finished fourth in the Atlantic Coast Conference and ranks 17th in the latest...
  • Faulkner: 'Eaters' depth delivered

    Faulkner: 'Eaters' depth delivered
    The steps to the UC Irvine men's basketball team's first Big Dance have been frequently performed with a limp. The No. 13-seeded Anteaters (21-12), who make the 50-year-old program's inaugural appearance in the NCAA Tournament on Friday against No. 4-...
  • UC Irvine vs. Louisville preview

    UC Irvine (21-12) vs. Louisville (24-8) When/where: Friday, 1:10 p.m. at KeyArena, Seattle TV: TBS Radio: Westwood One and KUCI 88.9 FM Key Anteaters: Sr. F Will Davis (12.9 points, 7.0 rebounds per game); So. G Luke Nelson (10.5 ppg); So. Mamadou...
  • UC Irvine is finally at the NCAA men's table, with a winning pair

    UC Irvine is finally at the NCAA men's table, with a winning pair
    Will Davis II and Travis Souza, basketball nets dangling around their necks like medals, looked a bit dazed as they soaked in a moment that every player in UC Irvine's undistinguished basketball history had dreamed about. There was an "I'm-numb" tone to...
  • UC Irvine's 7-6 Mamadou Ndiaye doesn't shrink from Louisville challenge

     UC Irvine's 7-6 Mamadou Ndiaye doesn't shrink from Louisville challenge
    UC Irvine players say Friday's historic NCAA tournament game against Louisville will not be too big for them. Not with the tallest player in Division I on the court for the Anteaters. "I'm excited for this opportunity," 7-foot-6 center Mamadou...
  • Faulkner: UCI storms into tourney

    A big part of the college experience is doing things you have never done before. The UC Irvine men's basketball team capturing the school's first Big West Conference Tournament championship Saturday, and with it the program's inaugural berth into the...
  • It's been a long road to UC Irvine's NCAA tournament debut

    It's been a long road to UC Irvine's NCAA tournament debut
    UC Irvine basketball, if only by hook, crook, accident or clerical error, should have made the NCAA tournament before now. The Anteaters boast a colorful past and have provided many thrills since upgrading to Division 1-A nearly 40 years ago. You&...