First in an occasional series of articles looking at the Southland's Division I basketball programs.
Last season was one of happy firsts for the UC Irvine men's basketball team.
The Anteaters won their first Big West Conference tournament championship and made their first appearance in the NCAA tournament.
Yet, guard Alex Young's lasting memory tortures him still.
The scrappy Anteaters trailed heavily favored and fourth-seeded Louisville, 57-55, and Young had the ball in his hands in the final seconds of a first-round NCAA tournament game.
But as Young crossed half court, he lost control of his dribble for a turnover. Game...