1979–80 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball team

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1979–80 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball
ConferencePacific Coast Athletic Association
1979–80 record9–18[note 1] (1–13 PCAA)
Head coachTim Taft (11th season)
Assistant coachDean Andrea
Assistant coachBurt Golden
Home arenaCrawford Hall
Seasons
1979–80 Pacific Coast Athletic Association men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Utah State 11 2   .846     18 9   .667
Long Beach State 11 3   .786     22 12   .647
Fresno State 8 4   .667     17 7   .708
San Jose State 7 6   .538     17 12   .586
Pacific 7 7   .500     15 16   .484
UC Santa Barbara[note 2] 5 9   .357     11 16   .407
Cal State Fullerton 4 10   .286     10 17   .370
UC Irvine[note 3] 1 13   .071     9 18   .333
1980 PCAA Tournament winner

The 1979–80 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball team represented the University of California, Irvine during the 1979–80 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Anteaters were led by eleventh year head coach Tim Taft and played their home games at Crawford Hall. They were members of the Pacific Coast Athletic Association. They finished the season 4–18 and 1–13 in PCAA play.

Previous season[edit]

The 1978–79 Anteaters finished the season with a record of 9–17 and 3–11 in PCAA play. The anteaters were invited to the PCAA tournament for the first time and were eliminated Pacific Tigers in the first round.

Off-season[edit]

Recruits[edit]

1979 Recruiting Class[edit]

Source[1]

Roster[edit]

1979–80 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G Robbie Bell 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
So
F Don Barnes 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Fr
G Louis Bremond 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
So
F Quentin Brown 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Jr
G John Clark 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Jr
F Victor Conyers 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Sr
F Rick Doyle 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Fr
C Lamont Jerrett 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Jr
F Steve Rodgers 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Sr
G Mark Sullivan 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Fr
G Tony Welch 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Fr
Head coach

Tim Taft(Pepperdine)

Assistant coach(es)
  • Dean Andrea
  • Burt Golden

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: July 24,2017

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular season
November 30, 1979*
Samford W 93–79  1–0
Crawford Hall (873)
Irvine, CA
December 1, 1979*
Saint Mary's L 66–68  1–1
Crawford Hall (937)
Irvine, CA
December 8, 1979*
at Northern Arizona L 77–84 OT 1–2
Walkup Skydome (7,153)
Flagstaff, AZ
December 14, 1979*
Chico State W 85–56  2–2
Crawford Hall (406)
Irvine, CA
December 15, 1979*
North Park L 55–69  2–3
Crawford Hall (512)
Irvine, CA
December 17, 1979*
Central W 74–60  3–3
Crawford Hall (319)
Irvine, CA
December 19, 1979*
Jackson State W 56–50  4–3
Crawford Hall (201)
Irvine, CA
December 21, 1979*
vs. Portland State
Portland State Tournament
W 69–56  5–3
Portland State University Gym (517)
Portland, OR
December 22, 1979*
vs. Pepperdine
Portland State Tournament
L 55–68  5–4
Portland State University Gym (450)
Portland, OR
December 28, 1979*
vs. Hofstra
Crusader Classic
L 83–84 2OT 5–5
Hart Recreation Center (4,000)
Worcester, MA
December 29, 1979*
vs. Assumption
Crusader Classic
L 65–67  5–6
Hart Recreation Center (4,000)
Worcester, MA
January 2, 1980*
vs. Western Illinois W 83–74  6–6
Crawford Hall (247)
Irvine, CA
January 10, 1980
at Long Beach State L 46–77  6–7
(0–1)
Long Beach Arena (3,187)
Long Beach, CA
January 12, 1980
UC Santa Barbara  59–61 [note 4][2]  6–8
(0–2)
Crawford Hall (1,049)
Irvine, CA
January 16, 1980
at Pacific L 46–59  6–9
(0–3)
Stockton Memorial Civic Auditorium (2,530)
Stockton, CA
January 19, 1980
at Fresno State L 53–68  6–10
(0–4)
Selland Arena (6,530)
Fresno, CA
January 24, 1980
at Cal State Fullerton L 53–68  6–11
(0–5)
Titan Gym (1,350)
Fullerton, CA
January 26, 1980
Cal State Fullerton L 62–63  6–12
(0–6)
Crawford Hall (1,232)
Irvine, CA
January 31, 1980
at San Jose State L 47–82  6–13
(0–7)
San Jose Civic Auditorium (1,453)
San Jose, CA
February 2, 1980
at Utah State L 81–98  6–14
(0–8)
Dee Glen Smith Spectrum (8,918)
Logan, UT
February 7, 1980
Utah State L 83–87 OT 6–15
(0–9)
Crawford Hall (719)
Irvine, CA
February 9, 1980
San Jose State L 59–74  6–16
(0–10)
Crawford Hall (3,196)
Irvine, CA
February 14, 1980
Fresno State L 47–51  6–17
(0–11)
Crawford Hall (519)
Irvine, CA
February 16, 1980
Pacific W 63–60  7–17
(1–11)
Crawford Hall (487)
Irvine, CA
February 21, 1980
at UC Santa Barbara  66–81[note 5][2]  7–18
(1–12)
UCSB Events Center (2,300)
Santa Barbara, CA
February 24, 1980
Long Beach State L 26–30  7–19
(1–13)
Crawford Hall (1,429)
Irvine, CA
PCAA Tournament
February 28, 1980
vs. Long Beach State
Quarterfinals
L 56–64  7–20
Anaheim Convention Center (3,221)
Anaheim, CA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Pacific Time.

Source[3] [4]

Awards and Honors[edit]

  • Victor Conyers
    • PCAA Second Team All-Conference[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ UC Irvine officially claims two losses vacated by UC Santa Barbara as wins.
  2. ^ Wins vacated by PCAA but still recognized by NCAA.
  3. ^ UC Irvine claims two losses against UC Santa Barbara that were vacated by PCAA as wins.
  4. ^ Vacated by Pacific Coast Athletic Association, claimed by UC Irvine as wins
  5. ^ Vacated by Pacific Coast Athletic Association, claimed by UC Irvine as wins

References[edit]

  1. ^ (1979, Apr 17). Tift Comes South With Four Recruits. Los Angeles Times
  2. ^ a b "The Newswire: UC Santa Barbara Basketball Placed on Probation". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, CA. 1980-10-11. Retrieved 2017-07-19.
  3. ^ "1979-80 California-Irvine Anteaters Schedule and Results".
  4. ^ "Final 1980 Cumulative Basketball Statistics Report" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved July 20, 2017.
  5. ^ "Big West Conference men's basketball record book" (PDF). bigwest.org. Big West Conference. Retrieved July 21, 2017.