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UC Davis wins first-ever NCAA Tournament game

21 March 2017

Kansas missed out on winning a Big 12 Tournament title when they lost to TCU. That was the first time I found out. And, like I said, the chips will fall where they may.

His players, however, have at least incorporated the possibility of beating KU, and becoming the first 16-seed to ever upset a one-seed, into their studies.

The NCAA Tournament begins in earnest with 16 games around the country both Thursday and Friday.

Coming up at BOK Center on Friday evening, we've got 2017 NCAA college basketball tournament action coming between the UC Davis Aggies and the Kansas Jayhawks.

"I do think it's a little bit of a disadvantage not knowing who you're going to play the first game", Self said earlier in the week.

"It's insane, to be honest", Vang said. A lot of us have been looked over our whole lives.

"You look at that potential matchup if you advance past the first game of Miami and Michigan State and you say, 'Didn't Miami beat Duke?'" Self said. Victor of that game would advance into the Sweet 16 next Thursday in Kansas City.

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Midwest Region: No.16 UC Davis Aggies (23-12) vs.

"It's great", said KU fan Jayne Polcyn from Lawrence. I wouldn't rather be anywhere else.

"I feel like we got better in those 13 days".

"We're not just going there to be a participant", Moton told the Durham Herald Sun. Jodi and I knew about it, but we didn't really know about UC Davis. We went to do bed check, guys are studying and preparing for finals next week.

Down by three points at halftime, the Aggies went on an 11-2 run to start the second half, and led by as many as nine before streaky North Carolina Central (25-9) forced some turnovers and chipped away at the lead. Sometimes they get nervous. There's a genuine feeling of - I let my guy down, I let my brother down.

He has a slim chance of getting into a tournament game. He also was charged with misdemeanor property damage for an incident outside the Yacht Club in December. "He gave me that offer, and I took the offer because it was the only offer I had". "I really like them". I think it's been positive. I honestly don't see any reason to keep talking about it.

"We just gotta take it one game at a time", Devonte' Graham said. "His presence is definitely important to us".

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For the past couple of weeks, Self and the Jayhawks have talked about their mindset being a major key to their tournament success.

Before coaching, Les was a standout at Notre Dame and at Bradley and was the 70th overall pick in the 1986 NBA Draft, selected in the third round by the Atlanta Hawks.

Another senior leader, Mason, said he's been impressed with Jackson's frame of mind.

"I just caught an elbow (in practice)", he said. It's been a great month for the Aggies as they won 7 of their last 8 games, although the lone loss was by 30. We all love him. "So it's important for us to ... stay locked in and stay focused and enjoy the moment but know that we're here to take care of business also".

The Eagles, who won at Missouri on November 28, allow 63.4 points and a.391 shooting percentage to rank 22nd and 10th nationally in those categories.

"It was a tough transition playing Division I basketball first because it's much faster, much stronger, faster pace and stronger people", Moneke said. Our guys have rallied around Josh. To me that's my value to them because they all go through those journeys along the way during a college career.

However, there is a massive difference between North Carolina Central and Kansas. They weren't scared of anybody.

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"But I feel we've got a good grasp on it and we've got a lot of things figured out", Jackson added. Even the backups would probably be the top dogs on UC Davis team.

UC Davis wins first-ever NCAA Tournament game