UC Irvine is the only team from Southern California competing in the big dance this year, and only the second time the school has ever appeared at the NCAA tournament.
This comes after Irvine went 30-5 and won 16 consecutive games, claiming victory on more games than any other Division 1 California college basketball team. The 13 seed Anteaters will be competing against 4 seed Kansas State.
Out of the 68 teams going dancing this year, Duke is the number 1 overall seed. The other number 1 seeds include Virginia, Gonzaga and North Carolina. Last year was the first time in NCAA tournament history that a 1 seed, Virginia, was defeated by 16 seed, UNBC. Now, people are wondering if this could happen again.
So how will march madness play out this year? And could UCI be a Cinderella? We’ll find out what the chances are tomorrow morning as UCI and Kansas State face off in San Jose at 11am PST.