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Louisville Survives UC Irvine, 57-55, After Late Steal By Rozier

Freshman Quentin Snider hit the winning free throws and Terry Rozier made the saving steal Friday to help fourth-seeded Louisville top UC Irvine 57-55 and send the tournament’s tallest player packing.

03/20/2015

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 To Make NCAA Tournament Debut Against No. 4 Seed Louisville

March Madness is about to descend on UC Irvine.

03/19/2015

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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

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

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)

Ndiaye Scores Career-High 21 As UC Irvine Downs LMU, 80-72

Mamadou Ndiaye scored a career-high 21 points, on 10-of-11 shooting, and Will Davis II scored 17 points and grabbed 12 rebounds to help UC Irvine beat Loyola Marymount 80-72 on Saturday night.

11/29/2014

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UC Irvine Blows Out UC Riverside To Move On To Big West Semis, Ndiaye Breaks Olowokandi’s Conf. Single-Season Block Record

Will Davis II and Luke Nelson combined for 30 points to lead No. 1 seed UC Irvine past No. 8 seed UC Riverside 63-43 in a Big West Conference tournament quarterfinal Thursday.

03/13/2014

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KCBS/KCAL’s Kristine Leahy Introduces You To Country’s Tallest Basketball Player – UC Irvine’s Mamadou Ndiaye

Starting freshman center Mamadou Ndiaye is averaging eight points, six rebounds and three blocks per game for UC Irvine. That is not surprising for a player who stands 7 feet and six inches tall.

03/01/2014

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UC Irvine’s Mamadou Ndiaye Breaks Big West Single-Game Record With 11 Blocks In Win Over Long Beach

Luke Nelson scored a career-high 28 points and UC Irvine held on for a 61-58 win over Long Beach State Thursday.

02/06/2014

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McKissic Leads Arizona State Past UC Irvine, 74-61

It wasn’t exactly the way it has been going for Arizona State, but the Sun Devils withstood a late rally to finish a respectable non-conference schedule.

12/28/2013

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The Giant Anteater, Mamadou Ndiaye, Leads UC Irvine Past Washington, 86-72

The tallest NCAA player came up big on Thursday night, when 7-foot-6 freshman Mamadou Ndiaye scored 18 points, added nine blocks and eight rebounds to lead UC Irvine to an 86-72 win over host Washington.

11/14/2013