A sign counts down the number of wins William and Mary needed to earn its first NCAA tournament bid before the CAA final in Baltimore on March 9. (credit: Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)

4 Schools Still Waiting To Go To The Big Dance

UC Irvine has punched its ticket to the Big Dance. vaulting ahead of nearly 50 Division I teams still waiting for their first invitation.

03/15/2015

UC Irvine's Mamadou Ndiaye, who is the tallest player in NCAA Division I at 7 feet, 6 inches, stands in the huddle during a break in a game earlier this season against Arizona in Tucson, Ariz. (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

UC Irvine Dances Past Hawaii 67-58 To Win Big West Title, 1st NCAA Bid

Luke Nelson scored 17 points and UC Irvine earned its first ticket to the NCAA Tournament in the school’s 38-year basketball program history with a 67-58 victory over Hawaii in the Big West championship game on Saturday night.

03/14/2015

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Northridge Wins Big West Women’s Crown, NCAA Tournament Berth

Cal State Northridge is returning to the NCAA women’s basketball tournament after a 67-60 victory over top-seeded Hawaii in the Big West title game on Saturday.

03/14/2015

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UC Irvine To Meet Hawaii, With NCAA Tournament Berth On The Line

UC Irvine stands one game away from its first trip to the NCAA basketball tournament after defeating UC Santa Barbara 72-63 in the Big West semifinals Friday night at Honda Center in Anaheim

03/14/2015

UCLA's Norman Powell, right, dunks the ball as Arizona's Kaleb Tarczewski attempts to defend the play Friday night during the Bruins' 70-64 loss to the Wildcats in the Pac-12 tournament semifinals in Las Vegas. (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Arizona Holds Off UCLA Rally For 70-64 Win In Pac-12 Semifinals

Brandon Ashley scored 24 points and Arizona withstood a late rally to beat UCLA 70-64 in the Pac-12 Tournament semifinals Friday night.

03/13/2015

USC's Sarion Clark, left, fouls Arizona State's Tra Holder during Wednesday's first-round Pac-12 tournament game in Las Vegas. (credit: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

USC Rallies To Shock Arizona State In Pac-12 Tournament

Elijah Stewart scored 27 points and hit two free throws with 3.4 seconds left after a big block by Nikola Jovanovic, helping USC rally for a 67-64 win over Arizona State in the Pac-12 tournament on Wednesday.

03/11/2015

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Planned UCLA Basketball Training Facility Gets Funding

UCLA’s planned basketball training and performance facility that will house the school’s men’s and women’s basketball programs will be named for Mo Ostin, the music executive who has committed $10 million to the project.

03/10/2015

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UC Davis Closes Out Big West Title, Tops UC Irvine 80-61

Corey Hawkins pumped in 30 points and UC Davis closed out its Big West Conference regular-season championship with an 80-61 win over UC Irvine on Saturday night.

03/07/2015

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Samuels Notches Double-Double As Long Beach State Downs Northridge

David Samuels scored 19 points and grabbed 11 rebounds to lead Long Beach State to a 69-58 victory over Cal State Northridge on Thursday night.

03/05/2015

UC Irvine's Mamadou Ndiaye, who is the tallest player in NCAA Division I at 7 feet, 6 inches, stands in the huddle during a break in a game earlier this season against Arizona in Tucson, Ariz. (credit: Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Nelson, Ndiaye Lead Irvine Past Fullerton, 68-62

Luke Nelson scored 15 points, hitting all but one of his 10 free throws, to lead UC Irvine to a 68-62 win over Cal State-Fullerton on Thursday night.

03/05/2015

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 04:  Tony Parker #23 of the UCLA Bruins drives against Nikola Jovanovic #32 of the USC Trojans at Pauley Pavilion on March 4, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.  UCLA won 85-74.  (credit: Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

UCLA Beats USC, 85-74, To Lock Up No. 4 Seed

Bryce Alford scored 23 points, including five 3s, Tony Parker added 22 and UCLA defeated Southern California 85-74 Wednesday night to help the Bruins lock up the No. 4 seed in the Pac-12 tournament next week.

03/04/2015

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UCLA Grinds Out 72-67 Victory Over Washington State

Norman Powell scored a career-high 28 points, hitting a key 3-pointer with 1:34 to go, and UCLA grinded out a 72-67 victory over Washington State on Sunday night that gave the Bruins possession of fourth place in the Pac-12.

03/01/2015

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Northridge Surges To 82-72 Victory Over Fullerton

Stephen Maxwell scored 24 points on 9-for-14 shooting and grabbed 13 rebounds to help Cal State Northridge stay out of the Big West cellar with an 82-72 win over Cal State-Fullerton on Thursday night.

02/26/2015

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Davis Scores 24 As UC Irvine Drops Cal Poly, 63-56

Will Davis II scored 24 points and UC Irvine got past Cal Poly 63-56 on Thursday to remain in second place in the Big West.

02/26/2015

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Washington State Holds Off USC, 70-66

It wasn’t easy, but the Cougars finally got a respite from their road woes on Wednesday night.

02/25/2015

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No. 1 Notre Dame vs. USC

Theo Riddick rushed for 146 yards and a touchdown, Kyle Brindza kicked five field goals, and No. 1 Notre Dame secured a spot in the BCS championship game with a 22-13 victory over Southern California on Saturday night.

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