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