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Bracket Projection: UC Irvine

A win over Hawaii in the Big West Conference championship punched the UC Irvine Anteaters' first-ever ticket to the NCAA tournament. The Anteaters' well-balanced attack is spearheaded by two international players: Will Nelson from England and Mamadou Ndiaye from Senegal. Along with double-double machine Will Davis II, will they play spoiler as they crash the Big Dance for the first time in the 38-year history of their program?

ESPN Insider has your answers, as Joe Lunardi has enlisted a team of Bracketologists to go deep on each team. Additionally, Joey Brackets will let you know how far he feels each team can go.

TOURNEY PROFILE

Best wins: Green Bay, at UC Santa Barbara

Worst losses: at Morgan State, at UC Riverside