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  • 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...
  • Anteaters going to first dance after winning Big West title

    Anteaters going to first dance after winning Big West title
    Pigs are cleared for takeoff. Camels have been given the go head to attempt the eye of that needle. English professors can ponder using I before E, even after C. The definition of "never" has been redefined. UC Irvine is going to the NCAA tournament...
  • Bruins hope their NCAA tournament bubble doesn't burst Sunday

    Bruins hope their NCAA tournament bubble doesn't burst Sunday
    The weekend was a numbers-lovers paradise that took us from Friday the 13th horror (ask Virginia and Duke) to the celebration of Pi Day (3.14159 …), where it was hard to differentiate the conferences from the circumferences. From there, all...
  • UCLA's Norman Powell first-team All-Pac-12; Kevon Looney all-freshman

    UCLA's Norman Powell first-team All-Pac-12; Kevon Looney all-freshman
    The UCLA men’s basketball team is still fighting for an NCAA tournament berth, but where might it be without Norman Powell and Kevon Looney? Powell, a senior guard, was chosen first-team All-Pac-12 Conference in a vote of conference coaches....
  • Southland schools might not make NCAA men's basketball tournament

    Southland schools might not make NCAA men's basketball tournament
    In early October, coaches from each major college basketball program in Southern California gathered at the Los Angeles Athletic Club for an annual preseason luncheon. Each gave a short speech. There were jokes, mainly about golfing and drinking or...
  • Hawaii upsets UC Davis in Big West semifinals

    Hawaii upsets UC Davis in Big West semifinals
    There are perks that come with winning the Big West regular-season championship. You get a shiny trophy and, more often than not, a spot in the NIT. UC Davis was the latest to find out what one-and-done really means in a conference that the selection...
  • Luke Nelson, UC Irvine one win away from first NCAA tournament bid

    Luke Nelson, UC Irvine one win away from first NCAA tournament bid
    Luke Nelson came 5,000 miles to take this last step. Nelson, a basketball prodigy in England, was lured to UC Irvine with the idea that he could make history by helping the Anteaters reach the NCAA tournament for the first time. Now Nelson and the...