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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 glee on the Irvine campus that the Anteaters are coming off the beach for this NCAA moment. After nearly four decades of waiting, Irvine is in the NCAA basketball tournament. Sophomore guard Luke Nelson dreamed of this moment as a boy … in England. "I was always watching the tournament," Nelson said. "If I missed a game, I would find it and catch up. It was something I wanted to be a part of at some...

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