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UC Irvine Anteaters
UC Irvine
School Name: University of California, Irvine
Location: Irvine, California
Arena: Bren Events Center
Capacity: 5,000
Conference: Big West
Head coach: Russell Turner

The University of California, Irvine is a public research university primarily situated in suburban Irvine, California, USA; a significant portion of the campus falls into the neighboring community of Newport Beach. It is one of ten University of California campuses and is commonly known as UCI or UC Irvine. UC Irvine is named after the Irvine Company, which donated 1,000 acres (4 km²) (for a single dollar) and sold another 500 acres (2 km²) to the University of California. Founded in 1965 at the same time as its sister campus, the University of California, Santa Cruz, UCI was one of the two youngest campuses of the University of California system until the recent opening of University of California, Merced, the tenth campus.

Men's Basketball[]

The UCI Men's basketball team has had three twenty-win seasons in recent years and four total. They have made it into the Division II NCAA Tournament twice, and the NIT tournament four times. In 1982 and 1982, UCI basketball was led by two time first team All American Kevin Magee. During the 1982 season led by the All American Kevin Magee, UCI was ranked as high as 19th in the nation in Division I basketball. In 1986, they swept UNLV.

Women's Basketball[]

The UC Irvine Women's basketball team has had one Division I NCAA Tournament appearance in 1995, when they were champions of their conference, and won the conference tournament; however, they lost in the first round.

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