IRVINE– The UC Irvine males’s basketball team made the NCAA Event for the 2nd time in the program’s history after winning the 2019 Huge West Seminar Event.
The 13th-seeded Anteaters took a progression Sunday when they played in the 2nd round of the tournament versus No. 12 Oregon in San Jose. UCI dismayed No. 4 Kansas State in the preliminary Friday.
The program’s first competition appearance was cut brief with a 57-55 first round loss to Louisville in Seattle, Washington in 2015.
A gathering of UCI supporters came with each other at the Newkirk Alumni Fixate school to view their group’s NCAA Competition video game against Oregon. The advocates were made up of present students, team as well as alumni.
The UC Irvine followers are thrilled concerning the 8-0 racking up go to start the 2nd fifty percent against Oregon. #StillHungry pic.twitter.com/7tA6h3hEY9– Inside SoCal Sports(@InsideSoCalSpts) March 25, 2019 Connor Crowley, a UCI graduate, credit reports his time as Peter the Anteater and seeing the team’s opening night as a factor he is a “life lengthy follower.”
“I believe win or shed tonight, it was mosting likely to be a wonderful day to be an anteater specifically being in uncharted region as well as never being this far,” Crowley said. “We were so near to beating Rick Pitino and Louisville (in 2015) … … to have this chance to come back once more made it a honored day.”
The watch party enabled alumnus like Crowley to return to university as well as engage with good friends such as Fritzi Washington.
“I believe it takes something to bring the area together and also I am truly honored to see this landmark,” Washington stated. “I think having this moment and this 2nd round game allows sufficient.”
UCI was the last The golden state representative in the 2019 competition after St. Mary’s shed to Villanova in the initial round.
Many thanks for the warm welcome back to the hotel @uciband pic.twitter.com/V7amdRaL28 — UCI M Basketball(@UCImbb) March 25, 2019 Congratulations on an amazing period,
—– City of Irvine (@City_of_Irvine) March 25, 2019 Couldn’t be much more pleased with my people. Fought til the end and I could not be more delighted to be an Anteater. Til following time #zotzotzot– Dominique Dunning (@niquedunning) March 25, 2019 Congratulations to my Eaters for an exciting and also historic period as well as representing the institution well. Thank you @UCImbb for enabling me to live vicariously via you. Much love!!! #togetherwezot #stillhungry #proudalum #eaternation– Jerry Eco-friendly(@IAMrgreen) March 25, 2019″We did something special this season. So, while we shed tonight it really feels to me
in several manner ins which we won. “Head trainer Russ Turner on historical run for< a href="
https://twitter.com/UCImbb?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw”> @UCImbb ending after second round loss to Oregon in @marchmadness.– Kristin MacDougald(@KMacDougald) March 25, 2019 We’re simply getting going @UCImbb– helluva period. Pleased to be an Anteater! Y’ all placed us on the basketball map this year. Congrats on a historic period as well as here’s to much more much more. #StillHungry #ZotZotZot– Rahul Mangalore(@Rahul_Mangalore) March 25, 2019 Great Effort
@UCImbb. Way to represent for the 949. https://t.co/TLiv78d8lx– Kyle Number (@bunch) March 25, 2019 Pleased with my anteaters
@UCImbb. Outrageous we came back at the half to take the lead. But @OregonMBB just killed us on 13of 25 on 3pt shots. #goeaters till following year. pic.twitter.com/2LlthvVksY– Peter Pham( @peterpham) March 25, 2019 Congrats to
@UCImbb for a terrific run … Proud to be an anteater! #UCIPride #togetherwezot #UCIalum @UCIAthletics @UCIAA @PeterTAnteater @UCIrvine pic.twitter.com/8tfIJQiTrl– Melissa Mecija(@ 10NewsMecija) March 25, 2019