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UNLV vs. California NCAA Tournament 2013 Capsule Preview: Predict The Winner

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UNLV's Anthony Bennett reacts after hitting a 3-point basket against Boise State in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, March 5, 2013, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson) | AP

No. 5 seed UNLV will face No. 12 California in the second round of the 2013 NCAA Tournament in the East region.

The Rebels already battled the Golden Bears back in early December at the Haas Pavilion. Quintrell Thomas scored in the final seconds to lead UNLV to a 76-75 win.

The winner in this matchup in San Jose on March 21 will face the winner of No. 4 Syracuse and No. 13 Montana in the third round.


CLICK HERE to print the 2013 NCAA Tournament bracket

Take a look at these capsule glances at the teams' 2012-2013 seasons and let us know who you predict will survive and advance.

UNLV
Regular Season Record: 25-9
Conference Record: 10-6 (Mountain West)
Conference Tournament Results: Lost to New Mexico in finals
Top Player: Anthony Bennett (Forward)
Top 25 Wins: San Diego State (#15), New Mexico (#15), Colorado State (#22)
Worst Losses: Air Force (71-56), Fresno State (64-55)
RPI Ranking: 22

California
Regular Season Record: 20-11
Conference Record: 12-6 (Pac-12)
Conference Tournament Results: Defeated in the Pac-12 Tournament Quarterfinals by Utah
Top Players: Allen Crabbe (Guard), Justin Cobbs (Guard)
Top 25 Wins: Oregon (#10), Arizona (#7), Oregon (#23)
Worst Losses: Wisconsin (81-56), Washington (62-47), Stanford (83-70)
RPI Ranking: 53

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