1970–71 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball team

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1970–71 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball
Kris Kringle Klassic Champions
ConferenceIndependent
1970–71 record16–10
Head coachTim Tift (2nd season)
Home arenaCrawford Hall
Seasons

The 1970–71 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball team represented the University of California, Irvine during the 1970–71 NCAA College Division men's basketball season. The Anteaters were led by second year head coach Tim Tift and played their home games at Crawford Hall. The anteaters finished the season with a record 16–10.

Previous Season[edit]

After previous head coach Dick Davis accepted the head coaching position at San Diego State, frosh coach Tim Tift was hired to be his replacement. [1][2]The anteaters finished the season with a record 17–9 and were not invited to a post season tournament.

Roster[edit]

1970–71 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G Brad Baker 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Jr
F Ed Burlingham 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Jr
C Richard Clark 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Jr
F John Farwell 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Sr
G Gary Fox 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Jr
C Bill George 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Jr
G Phil Mathews 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Jr Riverside, California
F Bill Moore 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Jr
F Phil Rhyne 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Jr
G Troy Rolph 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Jr
Head coach

Tim Tift (Pepperdine)

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, 1970*
Sonoma State W 95–55  1–0
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
December 4, 1970*
at Cal State LA L 66–78  1–1
 
Los Angeles, CA
December 10, 1970*
vs. Whittier
Kris Kringle Klassic
W 68–59  2–1
Titan Gym 
Fullerton, CA
December 11, 1970*
at Cal State Fullerton
Kris Kringle Klassic
W 68–50  3–1
Titan Gym 
Fullerton, CA
December 19, 1970*
Stanislaus State W 85–59  4–1
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
December 21, 1970*
Humboldt State W 94–74  5–1
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
December 28, 1970*
Chapman
UCI Invitational
W 97–76  6–1
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
December 29, 1970*
Cal Poly Pomona
UCI Invitational
W 92–75  7–1
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
December 30, 1970*
Cal State Fullerton
UCI Invitational
L 69–70  7–2
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
January 6, 1971*
Colorado L 65–68  7–3
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
January 9, 1971*
Cal State Fullerton L 82–84  7–4
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
January 12, 1971*
at UC San Diego W 80–77  8–4
 
San Diego, CA
January 16, 1971*
at San Fernando Valley State L 78–93  8–5
Matadome 
Northridge, CA
January 19, 1971*
Chapman W 88–80  9–5
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
January 22, 1971*
UC Riverside
All-UC Invitational Tournament
L 66–71  9–6
 
San Diego, CA[3]
January 23, 1971*
UC Davis
All-UC Invitational Tournament
W 72–69  10–6
 
San Diego, CA
January 26, 1971*
at Occidental W 82–75  11–6
 
Los Angeles, CA
January 28, 1971*
at LSU New Orleans L 79–104  11–7
 
New Orleans, LA
January 30, 1971*
at Florida State L 69–83  11–8
Tully Gymnasium 
Tallahassee, FL
February 2, 1971*
San Fernando Valley State L 68–69  11–9
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
February 6, 1971*
San Diego State L 67–71  11–10
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
February 10, 1971*
at Cal State Fullerton W 77–71  12–10
Titan Gym 
Fullerton, CA
February 20, 1971*
Cal Poly Pomona W 84–72  13–10
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
February 26, 1971*
at Chapman W 80–79  14–10
 
Orange, CA
February 27, 1971*
Cal Poly W 75–71  15–10
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
March 6, 1971*
at UC Riverside W 96–92  16–10
UC Riverside Gymnasium 
Riverside, CA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Pacific Time.

Source[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2010-11 San Diego State Basketball Media Guide" (PDF). goaztecs.com. San Diego State Aztec.
  2. ^ Chortkoff, Mitch (15 March 1969). "MAY JOIN AZTECS: Scholarship Problem Vexes UCI's Davis". Los Angeles Times.
  3. ^ "UCI Bows to Riverside in Tournament". Los Angeles Times. 23 January 1971.
  4. ^ "UC Irvine Men's Basketball Record Book" (PDF). NCAA. UC Irvine Athletics. Retrieved October 10, 2017.