1975–76 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball team

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1975–76 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball
ConferenceIndependent
1975–76 record14–12
Head coachTim Tift (7th season)
Home arenaCrawford Hall
Seasons

The 1975–76 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball team represented the University of California, Irvine during the 1975–76 NCAA Division II men's basketball season. The Anteaters were led by seventh year head coach Tim Tift and played their home games at Crawford Hall. The anteaters finished the season with an overall record of 14–12 and were not invited to a post season tournament.

Previous season[edit]

The 1974–75 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball team 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 a record of 16–11.

Roster[edit]

1975–76 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
F Bill Beckford 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Jr
F Mark Bonvecchio 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Jr
F Jeff Butler 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Sr
G Kevin Davis 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
Jr
F Steve Cleveland 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Sr
C Mike Fitzmorris 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
So
C Dan Hair 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Jr
F Scott Jenkins 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Jr
G Nate Jones 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Sr
G Dorsey Watson 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
So
G Bill Younge 6 ft 3 in (1.91 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 3, 1975*
Humboldt State W 67–46  1–0
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
December 6, 1975*
Southern California College W 101–77  2–0
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
December 13, 1975*
Pacific Christian W 70–60  3–0
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
December 16, 1975*
at UNLV L 57–129  3–1
Las Vegas Convention Center 
Paradise, NV
December 18, 1975*
at North Dakota State L 84–95  3–2
Bison Sports Arena 
Fargo, ND
December 20, 1975*
at North Dakota L 69–95  3–3
Hyslop Sports Center 
Grand Forks, ND
December 22, 1975*
at Utah L 55–90  3–4
Special Events Center 
Salt Lake City, UT
December 29, 1975*
Central W 81–71  4–4
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
December 30, 1975*
Spring Arbor W 96–58  5–4
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
January 3, 1976*
Cal State Northridge W 84–73  6–4
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
January 6, 1976*
Bethany W 61–56  7–4
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
January 10, 1976*
at Grand Canyon L 70–83  7–5
 
Phoenix, AZ
January 14, 1976*
at San Diego L 75–86  7–6
 
San Diego, CA
January 17, 1976*
Cal Poly L 54–58  7–7
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
January 24, 1976*
Ambassador W 63–48  8–7
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
January 27, 1976*
UC Riverside W 70–69  9–7
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
January 31, 1976*
UC Davis L 72–84  9–8
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
February 6, 1976*
San Diego W 78–66  10–8
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
February 7, 1976*
Biola L 73–76  10–9
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
February 10, 1976*
at Cal State Northridge L 68–84  10–10
Matadome 
Northridge, CA
February 14, 1976*
at LA Baptist W 103–91  11–10
 
Los Angeles, CA
February 17, 1976*
at Ambassador W 65–61  12–10
 
Pasadena, CA
February 21, 1976*
Chapman W 66–64  13–10
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
February 23, 1976*
Cal State Dominguez Hills W 85–69  14–10
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
February 25, 1976*
Portland State L 72–87  14–11
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
February 28, 1976*
Air Force L 76–77  14–12
Crawford Hall 
Irvine, CA
*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.