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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 automatic NCAA bid. Louisville finished fourth in the Atlantic Coast Conference and has been ranked among the top 25 all season.

Last 10 games: Irvine 7-3; Louisville 5-5.

Record vs. NCAA tournament teams: Irvine 0-2; Louisville 4-6.

Best wins/worst losses: Irvine defeated Big West regular-season champion UC Davis, 75-56, at home. The Anteaters lost to...