March Madness is about to descend on UC Irvine.
UC Irvine has punched its ticket to the Big Dance. vaulting ahead of nearly 50 Division I teams still waiting for their first invitation.
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.
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
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.
Today’s 4-1 vote was conducted by the Executive Cabinet of the Associated Students of UCI.
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.
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.
Will Davis II scored 23 points and grabbed 14 rebounds and UC Irvine pulled away in the second half for a 75-60 win over Hawaii on Thursday night.
Alex Young and Luke Nelson each scored 11 points and 11 Anteaters scored as UC Irvine routed UC Santa Barbara, 77-55, to win its sixth straight Saturday night.
Travis Souza hit five 3-pointers on his way to a career-high 17 points to help UC Irvine pull away and beat Cal Poly 67-57 on Thursday night.
Luke Nelson scored 16 points, Travis Souza scored a career-high 15 — all 3-pointers — and UC Irvine routed Cal State Northridge 80-49 on Thursday, holding the Matadors under 50 points for the first time this season.
Will Davis II had 21 points with seven rebounds and UC Irvine held off Cal State-Fullerton 63-58 on Thursday night.
Mike Caffey and McKay LaSalle combined for 10 3-pointers Thursday to lead Long Beach State’s 88-82 comeback win over UC Irvine in a Big West Conference opener.
Ian Baker drilled a 3-pointer with 4.6 seconds left to lift New Mexico State over UC Irvine 70-67 on Saturday.