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NCAA tournament game winner UC Irvine headlines Sun Bowl basketball tournament

NCAA tournament team University of California Irvine, along with Kent State and North Carolina A&T, will join the UTEP men's basketball team at the WestStar Bank Don Haskins Sun Bowl Invitational on Dec. 16-17.

Pairings have yet to be announced for the 58th annual edition of the tournament.

UC Irvine is the headliner of the invited teams after winning the Big West Conference last year, earning a 13th seed to the NCAA tournament and upsetting Kansas State. The Anteaters finished 31-6.

North Carolina A&T was the regular season champion of the Mideastern Athletic Conference last season, while Kent State went 22-11.