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NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament: Rounds 2 & 3 - All Sessions: Louisville vs. UC Irvine & Northern Iowa vs. Wyoming AND Gonzaga vs. North Dakota State & Iowa vs. Davidson Recap

Louisville would take on UC Irvine in the 2nd round. This game looked to be a terrible match-up for the Cardinals as they don't have much size, and Irvine had 2 big guys over 7 foot tall. The game was very back and forth and the Cardinals did struggle with the size of Irvine. Louisville did take a 2 point lead into halftime and looked to pick it up in the 2nd half. The game remained back and forth in the 2nd half. Irvine had a 2 point lead with 1 minute left, but Wayne Blackshear would score to tie it up. From there Luke Nelson would shoot up a 3 for Irivine, and miss. On the rebound Will Davis Fouled Quentin Snider who made both 3 pointers to give Louisville the lead. With 6 seconds left, Irvine looked to win the game, but Alex Young turned the ball over with 1 second to lose the game.

Oregon Ducks vs. UC Irvine Anteaters Recap

Oregon narrowly defeated UC Irvine, in an overtime shootout Monday night. Junior Dwayne Benjamin made the most of his return to the starting lineup, putting up 18 points, including two huge three-pointers late in the fourth quarter to help get his team into overtime. Oregon's Elgin Cook chimed in with 14 points and 8 rebounds, alongside Dillon Brooks' 15 points. UC Irvine had a widespread scoring effort in the loss, with four of five starters posting double digits. Oregon's win marks their fifth-straight, a Pac-12 best, bringing them to 10-3 heading into conference play. UC Irvine record now stands at 6-6.