The University of the Pacific Tigers are part of March Madness and they leave Tuesday for Austin, Texas for the NCAA playoffs.
UOP may be the underdog, but the team is going in with a winning attitude.
(UOP…UOP...UOP) Fans and players are gearing up for the game.
The 15th seeded Tigers take on the 2nd seed Miami Hurricanes in the second round of the East Section on Friday.
Starting guard Lorenzo McCloud like his teammates is excited at his first invitation to March Madness.
MCCLOUD: "Just enjoy every moment of it because things like this last for a lifetime but then as soon as we get on the court, it's back to business."
Pacific Coach Bob Thomason is retiring after 25 years with the team, and tells his players this will be the game of a lifetime.
THOMASON: "We played 2 or 3 or 4 really great games this year but we really haven't played our best yet, so this would be a good time guys...(cheers)."