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  • 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&...
  • Northridge to face Stanford in NCAA women's first round

    Northridge to face Stanford in NCAA women's first round
    Cal State Northridge received a break when the NCAA women's basketball tournament pairings were announced Monday. The Matadors drew a first-round game against a Stanford team that has had a down season. The Cardinal was 24-9 and finished third in Pac-12...
  • Undefeated Princeton has a tough road ahead in NCAA women's tournament

    Undefeated Princeton has a tough road ahead in NCAA women's tournament
    The NCAA women's basketball tournament field was announced Monday, and usual suspects took the spotlight. Connecticut, the top seed overall, will try for its third consecutive national title. Tennessee, the second-seeded team in the Spokane region,...
  • NCAA tournament preview: East Region

    NCAA tournament preview: East Region
    A look at the NCAA tournament's East Regional: THURSDAY :: PITTSBURGH 1 Villanova (32-2, Big East champion) vs. 16 Lafayette (20-12, Patriot champion) Villanova, which won the Big East tournament for the first time since 1995, has six players...
  • Kentucky is team to beat in NCAA tournament, which includes ... UCLA

    Kentucky is team to beat in NCAA tournament, which includes ... UCLA
    The race to the Final Four in Indianapolis officially began with Sunday’s release of the 68-team NCAA tournament bracket. It remains to be seen, over the next three weekends, whether this is essentially a one-team race to history. Kentucky...
  • UC Irvine makes school history as NCAA tournament experience awaits

    UC Irvine makes school history as NCAA tournament experience awaits
    UC Irvine has 11 NCAA Division I championship banners hanging in the Bren Center, just like UCLA men's basketball team has in Pauley Pavilion. Except, Irvine's titles are in men's volleyball, water polo and sailing. So there was more than a little...
  • NCAA tournament matchup: UC Irvine vs. Louisville

    NCAA tournament matchup: UC Irvine vs. Louisville
    No. 13 UC Irvine (23-12) vs. No. 4 Louisville (24-8) Friday, KeyArena, Seattle. How they got here: Irvine finished tied for second in the Big West Conference regular season, then won three games in the conference tournament to earn the league's...
  • Kentucky and UCLA separated by more than brackets in NCAA tournament

    Kentucky and UCLA separated by more than brackets in NCAA tournament
    It was two different Selection Sundays for the two greatest men's college basketball programs in the history of the NCAA tournament. First off, one of the teams was anointed, not selected. Kentucky, winner of eight national titles, earned the top...
  • Hampton, U.Va., VCU await NCAA tournament destinations, opponents

     Hampton, U.Va., VCU await NCAA tournament destinations, opponents
    Selection Sunday in our fair commonwealth is about the micro. The macro of which state teams play in the NCAA basketball tournament has been answered — Virginia, Hampton and VCU are assured of bids. What's left are the details: seedings, venues...