1968–69 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball team

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1968–69 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball
NCAA College Division Tournament, Far West Regional Third Place Game
ConferenceIndependent
1968–69 record19–9
Head coachDick Davis (2nd season)
Home arenaCrawford Hall
Seasons

The 1968–69 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball team represented the University of California, Irvine during the 1968–69 NCAA College Division men's basketball season. The Anteaters were led by second year head coach Dick Davis and played their home games at Crawford Hall. They were invited to the 1969 NCAA College Division Basketball Tournament where they lost to the San Francisco State Gators in the regional semifinals and defeated theUC Davis Aggies in the regional third place game. The anteaters finished the season with a record 19–9.

Previous Season[edit]

The 1966–67 UC Irvine Anteaters finished with a record of 20–8 under first year coach Dick Davis. The Anteaters were invited to the 1968 NCAA College Division Basketball Tournament and lost in the regional finals to the Nevada Southern Rebels.

Roster[edit]

1968–69 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G Mike Barnes 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Jr
G Keith Bean 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
So
F Jeff Cunningham 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Jr
G Jim Farley 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Jr
F John Farwell 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
So
F Dave Fontius 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Sr
G John Glavinovich 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Jr
C Mike Heckman 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Sr
G Steve Sabins 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Jr
F Nick Sanden 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Sr
C Gene Zech 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Jr
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
November 30, 1968*
UC San Diego W 92–72  1–0
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
December 5, 1968*
vs. La Verne
Redlands Tournament
W 80–57  2–0
Currier Gym 
Redlands, CA
December 6, 1968*
vs. Claremont-Mudd
Redlands Tournament
W 76–41  3–0
Currier Gym 
Redlands, CA
December 7, 1968*
vs. Pasadena
Redlands Tournament
W 61–59  4–0
Currier Gym 
Redlands, CA
December 19, 1968*
vs. Alma
Cal Western Tournament
L 79–80 OT 4–1
 
San Diego, CA
December 20, 1968*
vs. Northern Arizona
Cal Western Tournament
W 99–88  5–1
 
San Diego, CA
December 21, 1968*
vs. Pomona
Cal Western Tournament
W 74–57  6–1
 
San Diego, CA
December 26, 1968*
Redlands
UCI Invitational
W 101–55  7–1
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
December 27, 1968*
Cal State LA
UCI Invitational
W 92–81  8–1
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
December 28, 1968*
Long Beach State
UCI Invitational
L 60–61  8–2
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
January 2, 1969*
at Providence L 77–85  8–3
Alumni Hall 
Providence, RI
January 3, 1969*
at Rhode Island L 76–81  8–4
Keaney Gymnasium 
Kingston, RI
January 7, 1969*
at Boston College L 79–95  8–5
Roberts Center 
Chestnut Hill, MA
January 11, 1969*
Westmont W 99–93  9–5
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
January 14, 1969*
UC Riverside W 106–78  10–5
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
January 17, 1969*
Chapman W 72–70  11–5
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
January 23, 1969*
UC Davis W 99–89  12–5
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
January 28, 1969*
at Fresno State L 66–86  12–6
Selland Arena 
Fresno, CA
February 1, 1969*
Cal State Fullerton W 89–73  13–6
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
February 4, 1969*
at UC San Diego W 78–72  14–6
 
San Diego, CA
February 11, 1969*
at Loyola Marymount L 75–83  14–7
 
Los Angeles, CA
February 15, 1969*
at Chapman W 97–76  15–7
 
Orange, CA
February 18, 1969*
at UC Riverside L 85–92  15–8
UC Riverside Gymnasium 
Riverside, CA
February 22, 1969*
at Westmont W 101–86  16–8
 
Montecito, CA
February 25, 1969*
San Diego State W 89–56  17–8
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
February 28, 1969*
Tahoe College W 100–85  18–8
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
NCAA Tournament
March 7, 1969*
vs. San Francisco State
Regional Semifinal
L 55–81  18–9
Las Vegas Convention Center 
Winchester, NV
March 8, 1969*
vs. UC Davis
Regional Third Place Game
W 82–70  19–9
Las Vegas Convention Center 
Winchester, NV
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Pacific Time.

Source[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UC Irvine Men's Basketball Record Book" (PDF). NCAA. UC Irvine Athletics. Retrieved October 10, 2017.