1967–68 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball team

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1967–68 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball
NCAA College Division Tournament, Pacific Coast Regional Final
ConferenceIndependent
1967–68 record20–8
Head coachDick Davis (1st season)
Home arenaCampus Hall
Seasons

The 1967–68 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball team represented the University of California, Irvine during the 1967–68 NCAA College Division men's basketball season. The Anteaters were led by first year head coach Dick Davis and played their home games at Campus Hall. They were invited to the 1968 NCAA College Division Basketball Tournament where they lost to the Nevada Southern Rebels in the regional finals. The anteaters finished the season with a record of 20–8.

Previous Season[edit]

The 1966–67 Anteaters finished with a record of 15–11 under second year coach Danny Rogers. Danny Rogers resigned at the end of the season and frosh coach Dick Davis was promoted to the position of head coach.[1]

Roster[edit]

1967–68 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G Charlie Brande
G Doug Christie
G Bill Coon
F Jeff Cunningham
F Dave Fontius
G Alan Gladstone
C Mike Hechman
G Jim Jarley
G Darrell Millner
C Steve Parker
F Bill Roley
F Nick Sanden
Head coach

Dick Davis

Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Regular Season
December 1, 1967*
Long Beach State W 77–69  1–0
Campus Hall 
Irvine, CA
December 2, 1967*
at Redlands W 80–78  2–0
Currier Gym 
Redlands, CA
December 9, 1967*
San Fernando Valley State L 93–97  2–1
Campus Hall 
Irvine, CA
December 15, 1967*
vs. Westminster College
Pomona College Tournament
L 72–72  2–2
 
Pomona, CA
December 16, 1967*
Cal Western
Pomona College Tournament
W 105–90  3–2
 
Pomona, CA
December 22,1967*
Cascade College W 96–72  4–2
Campus Hall 
Irvine, CA
December 27, 1967*
Occidental
UCI Invitational
W 82–77  5–2
Campus Hall 
Irvine, CA
December 28, 1967*
San Diego
UCI Invitational
W 81–72  6–2
Campus Hall 
Irvine, CA
December 29, 1967*
Cal State LA
UCI Invitational
L 85–98  6–3
Campus Hall 
Irvine, CA
January 2, 1968*
Rhode Island W 98–84  7–3
Campus Hall 
Irvine, CA
January 8, 1968*
at Westmont W 77–76  8–3
 
Montecito, CA
January 13, 1968*
San Diego W 67–61  9–3
Campus Hall 
Irvine, CA
January 16, 1968*
at UC Riverside W 79–71  10–3
UC Riverside Gymnasium 
Riverside, CA
January 19, 1968*
at Cal State LA W 84–82  11–3
 
Los Angeles, CA
January 24, 1968*
Westmont W 90–87  12–3
Campus Hall 
Irvine, CA
January 27, 1968*
at Chapman W 71–63  13–3
 
Orange, CA
January 30, 1968*
at San Fernando Valley State W 86–80  14–3
Matadome 
Northridge, CA
February 3, 1968*
at Nevada Southern L 84–98  14–4
NSU Gym 
Paradise, NV
February 9, 1968*
Chapman W 88–62  15–4
Campus Hall 
Irvine, CA
February 10, 1968*
at San Diego L 73–75  15–5
 
San Diego, CA
February 16, 1968*
UC Riverside W 95–85  16–5
Campus Hall 
Irvine, CA
February 17, 1968*
Nevada Southern W 82–81 OT 17–5
Campus Hall 
Irvine, CA
February 19, 1968*
Fresno State L 71–77  17–6
Campus Hall 
Irvine, CA
February 22, 1968*
at UC Santa Barbara L 78–83  17–7
Robertson Gymnasium 
Santa Barbara, CA
February 24, 1968*
at Cal Lutheran W 92–70  18–7
 
Thousand Oaks, CA
March 1, 1968*
at Cal State Fullerton W 80–70  19–7
Titan Gym 
Fullerton, CA
NCAA Tournament
March 7, 1968*
at San Diego State
Regional Semifinal
W 78–69  20–7
Peterson Gym 
San Diego, CA
March 8, 1968*
vs. Nevada Southern
Regional Final
L 74–79  20–8
Peterson Gym 
San Diego, CA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Pacific Time.

Source[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chortkoff, Mitch (27 December 1968). "Davis Gambled on UCI and Won". Los Angeles Times.
  2. ^ "UC Irvine Men's Basketball Record Book" (PDF). NCAA. UC Irvine Athletics. Retrieved October 10, 2017.