1974–75 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball team

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1974–75 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball
Puget Sound Tournament Champions
NCAA Division II Tournament, West Regional Third Place Game
ConferenceIndependent
1974–75 record16–11
Head coachTim Tift (6th season)
Home arenaCrawford Hall
Seasons

The 1974–75 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball team represented the University of California, Irvine during the 1974–75 NCAA Division II men's basketball season. The Anteaters were led by sixth year head coach Tim Tift and played their home games at Crawford Hall. They were invited to the 1975 NCAA Division II Basketball Tournament where they lost to Puget Sound in the regional semifinals and UC Davis in the regional third place game. The anteaters finished the season with an overall record of 16–11.

Previous season[edit]

The 1973–74 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball team finished the season with a record of 14–12. They were not invited to a post season tournament.

Roster[edit]

1974–75 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G John Babcock 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
So
C C. David Baker 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Sr
F Steve Cleveland 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Jr
G Kevin Davis 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
So
F Bill Dowden 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
So
C Dan Hair 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
So
G Nate Jones 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Jr
F Jerry Maras 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Sr
F John McNeil 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Fr
G Rich Mraule 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Sr
G Tim Tivenan 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
So
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
November 29, 1974*
South Dakota W 101–84  1–0
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
December 2, 1974*
Fort Lewis W 101–62  2–0
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
December 6, 1974*
Loyola Marymount
UCI Invitational
L 66–72  2–1
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
December 7, 1974*
Northern Arizona
UCI Invitational
W 98–95  3–1
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
December 13, 1974*
vs. Simon Fraser
Puget Sound Classic
W 92–72[note 1][1]  3–1
 
Tacoma, WA
December 14, 1974*
vs. Idaho State
Puget Sound Classic
W 91–76  4–1
 
Tacoma, WA
December 18, 1974*
Moorhead State W 94–68  5–1
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
December 20, 1974*
North Dakota State W 85–80  6–1
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
December 21, 1974*
at Utah L 77–97  6–2
Special Events Center 
Salt Lake City, UT
January 4, 1975*
Sioux Falls W 97–55  7–2
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
January 6, 1975*
Puget Sound W 83–67  8–2
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
January 11, 1975*
Cal State Fullerton W 69–67  9–2
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
January 16, 1975*
Grand Canyon L 63–70  9–3
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
January 18, 1975*
Long Beach State L 73–82  9–4
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
January 21, 1975*
Loyola Marymount L 66–79  9–5
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
January 24, 1975*
at UC San Diego
La Jolla Tournament
W 76–67  10–5
 
La Jolla, CA
January 25, 1975*
vs. UC Riverside
La Jolla Tournament
L 78–80  10–6
 
La Jolla, CA
February 1, 1975*
UC Santa Barbara L 81–94  10–7
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
February 7, 1975*
Pomona W 102–64  11–7
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
February 8, 1975*
Cal State Northridge W 82–76  12–7
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
February 15, 1975*
UC Riverside L 60–71  12–8
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
February 20, 1975*
Chapman W 86–72  13–8
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
February 22, 1975*
Lewis & Clark W 73–63  14–8
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
February 24, 1975*
Cal Poly Pomona W 83–63  15–8
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
February 26, 1975*
Pacific Christian W 101–76  16–8
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
February 28, 1975*
Air Force L 59–70  16–9
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
NCAA Tournament
March 7, 1975*
Puget Sound
Regional Semifinal
L 74–76  16–10
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
March 8, 1975*
UC Davis
Regional 3rd Place Game
L 79–84  16–11
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Pacific Time.

Source[2]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Victory over Simon Fraser is not recognized by NCAA

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1974 75 Basketball Record" (PDF). ncaa.org. NCAA.
  2. ^ "UC Irvine Men's Basketball Record Book" (PDF). NCAA. UC Irvine Athletics. Retrieved October 10, 2017.