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THE DOWNLOAD: March Madness Appearance Wednesday

By Cody Kitaura/Dateline on March 14, 2017 in Student Life

UC Davis heads to NCAA tournament

When the bus for the men’s basketball team pulled up in front of The Pavilion Sunday, it was carrying a unique piece of cargo: the Big West Conference Tournament championship trophy.

The night before in Anaheim, the Aggies beat the UC Irvine Anteaters, 50-47, to earn UC Davis’ first-ever appearance in the NCAA’s Division I tournament, otherwise known as March Madness. Next up for the Aggies: a “First Four” play-in game at 3:40 p.m. PDT Wednesday (March 15) against the Eagles of North Carolina Central University. The winner of that game will enter the bracket proper, facing off against No. 1 seed Kansas.

Social media erupted with celebration of the Aggies’ historic win.

But if you do feel the need for a new shirt, check out this Big West tournament champion gear and March Madness Aggie T-shirts (for the men’s team), and our Big West regular-season champion gear (for the women’s team), all available online.

Celebrating in Anaheim

Relive the moment when the Aggies won entrance into the March Madness tournament in these videos:

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