1971–72 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball team

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1971–72 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball
UCI Invitional Champions
NCAA College Division Tournament, West Regional Third Place Game
ConferenceIndependent
1971–72 record16–12
Head coachTim Tift (3rd 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 third year head coach Tim Tift and played their home games at Crawford Hall. They were invited to the 1972 NCAA College Division Basketball Tournament where they lost to Southern Colorado in the regional semifinals and UC Riverside in the regional 3rd place game. The anteaters finished the season with an overall record of 16–12.

Previous Season[edit]

The 1970–71 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball team finished the season with a record of 16–12 under second year head coach Tim Tift and were not invited to a post season tournament.

Roster[edit]

1971–72 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)
Sr
C C. David Baker 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Fr
F Garrick Barr 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Jr
F Ed Burlingham 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Sr
F Howard Hawkins 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
So
G Phil Mathews 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Sr Riverside, California
F Bill Moore 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Sr
G Rick Mosier 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
So
C Steve Parker 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Sr
F Eric Paulsen 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
So
F Phil Rhyne 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Sr
G Troy Rolph 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Sr
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, 1971*
at Tennessee L 53–89  0–1
Stokely Athletic Center 
Knoxville, TN
December 4, 1971*
at West Virginia L 66–70  0–2
WVU Coliseum 
Morgantown, WV
December 7, 1971*
at Army L 71–79  0–3
Gillis Field House 
West Point, NY
December 8, 1971*
at Seton Hall L 86–94  0–4
Walsh Gymnasium 
South Orange, NJ
December 11, 1971*
Wheaton W 120–101  1–4
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
December 21, 1971*
Humboldt State
UCI Invitational
W 97–80  2–4
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
December 22, 1971*
San Diego State
UCI Invitational
W 83–77  3–4
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
December 23, 1971*
Seattle Pacific W 81–65  4–4
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
December 29, 1971*
Seton Hall W 98–76  5–4
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
December 30, 1971*
Chicago State W 103–61  6–4
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
January 4, 1972*
Bethany (Oklahoma) W 83–65  7–4
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
January 10, 1972*
Olivet W 99–81  8–4
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
January 14, 1972*
Chapman W 105–91  9–4
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
January 15, 1972*
LSU-New Orleans W 92–78  10–4
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
January 21, 1972*
UC Davis
All-UC Tournament
W 63–60  11–4
UC Riverside Gymnasium 
Riverside, CA[1]
January 22, 1972*
UC Riverside
All-UC Tournament
L 91–93  11–5
UC Riverside Gymnasium 
Riverside, CA
January 25, 1972*
Occidental W 94–75  12–5
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
January 29, 1972*
at Cal Poly Pomona L 62–83  12–6
Kellogg Gym 
Pomona, CA
February 1, 1972*
Long Beach State L 62–83  12–7
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
February 3, 1972*
Puget Sound W 86–77  13–7
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
February 5, 1972*
Hawaii L 79–88  13–8
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
February 11, 1972*
at Chapman W 97–90  14–8
 
Orange, CA
February 15, 1972*
at San Diego State L 95–109  14–9
Peterson Gym 
San Diego, CA
February 19, 1972*
UC Riverside L 87–91  14–10
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
February 23, 1972*
at Stanislaus State W 89–85  15–10
 
Turlock, CA
February 26, 1972*
Cal State Bakersfield W 81–76  16–10
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
NCAA Tournament
March 10, 1972*
at Southern Colorado
Regional Semifinal
L 58–77  16–11
Massari Arena 
Pueblo, CO
March 11, 1972*
vs. UC Riverside
Regional 3rd Place Game
L 75–94  16–12
Massari Arena 
Pueblo, CO
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Pacific Time.

Source[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Whew! Irvine Nips Scrappy UC Davis, 63-60". Los Angeles Times (22 January 1972).
  2. ^ "UC Irvine Men's Basketball Record Book" (PDF). NCAA. UC Irvine Athletics. Retrieved October 10, 2017.