1981–82 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball team

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1981–82 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball
Champion Holiday Classic Champions
ConferencePacific Coast Athletic Association
1981–82 record23–7 (10–4 PCAA)
Head coachBill Mulligan (2nd season)
Assistant coachBob Schermerhorn
Assistant coachMike Bokosky
Assistant coachHerb Livsey
Home arenaCrawford Hall
Seasons
1981–82 Pacific Coast Athletic Association men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Fresno State 13 1   .929     27 3   .900
UC Irvine 10 4   .714     23 7   .767
Cal State Fullerton 9 5   .643     18 14   .563
San Jose State 7 7   .500     13 13   .500
Long Beach State 7 7   .500     12 16   .429
UC Santa Barbara 5 9   .357     10 16   .385
Pacific 3 11   .214     7 20   .259
Utah State 2 12   .143     4 23   .148
1982 PCAA Tournament winner

The 1981–82 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball team represented the University of California, Irvine during the 1981–82 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Anteaters were led by second year head coach Bill Mulligan and played their home games at the Crawford Hall. They were members of the Pacific Coast Athletic Association. They finished the season 23–7 and 10–4 in PCAA play.

Previous season[edit]

Under first year coach Bill Mulligan, the 1979–80 Anteaters archived their first winning season as a division 1 program with a record of 17–10 and was 3rd in conference play with a record of 9–5. The anteaters averaged 86.4 points per game and led the country in scoring.[1]

Off-season[edit]

Incoming transfers[edit]

Name Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Curtis Crossley F 6'7" 220 So. N/A Junior College transfer from Saddleback College
Don Kapener N/A N/A N/A Jr. N/A Transfer from San Diego
Bob Thornton C 6'8" N/A Jr. N/A Junior College transfer from Saddleback College

Source:[2]

1981 recruiting class[edit]

Source:[2]

Roster[edit]

1981–82 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G John Barkey 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Fr
F Rick Ciaccio 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Fr
F Curtis Crossley 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
So
G Kevin Fuller 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Sr
G Leonard Johnson 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Jr
C 44 Kevin Magee 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Sr Gary, Indiana
F Ben McDonald 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
So Torrance, California
C Bob Thornton 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
So
G Randy Whieldon 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Sr
F Rainer Wulf 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Sr
C Grant Taylor 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Sr
Head coach

Bill Mulligan

Assistant coach(es)
  • Bob Shermerhorn
  • Mike Bokosky
  • Herb Livsey

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

Roster
Last update: July 30, 2017

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Non-Conference Season
November 28, 1981*
at Oregon W 90–84  1–0
McArthur Court (6,6652)
Eugene, OR
November 30, 1981*
at Chico State W 118–79  2–0
Art Acker Gymnasium (2,500)
Chico, CA
December 3, 1981*
Boise State W 84–72  3–0
Crawford Hall (1,403)
Irvine, CA
December 6, 1981*
at San Diego W 78–66  4–0
USD Sports Center (2,500)
San Diego, CA
December 10, 1981*
Hawaii-Hilo W 116–70  5–0
Crawford Hall (1,472)
Irvine, CA
December 12, 1981*
No. 15 UNLV W 82–70  6–0
Anaheim Convention Center[3] (6,959)
Anaheim, CA
December 15, 1981*
Loyola Marymount W 91–80  7–0
Crawford Hall (1,549)
Irvine, CA
December 18, 1981*
vs. Eastern Michigan
Champion Holiday Classic
W 76–59  8–0
Dahlberg Arena (5,300)
Missoula, MT
December 19, 1981*
vs. Montana
Champion Holiday Classic
W 46–44  9–0
Dahlberg Arena (6,154)
Missoula, MT
December 28, 1981*
vs. Arizona State
Milwaukee Classic
L 73–88  9–1
Milwaukee Arena (10,214)
Milwaukee, WI
December 29, 1981*
vs. East Tennessee State
Milwaukee Classic
W 77–75  10–1
Milwaukee Arena (10,652)
Milwaukee, WI
January 6, 1982*
Drury W 107–71  11–1
Crawford Hall (1,494)
Irvine, CA
Conference Season
January 14, 1982
Cal State Fullerton W 50–49  12–1
(1–0)
Crawford Hall (1,676)
Irvine, CA
January 16, 1982
UC Santa Barbara W 65–62  13–1
(2–0)
Crawford Hall (1,591)
Irvine, CA
January 21, 1982
at Pacific W 71–64  14–1
(3–0)
Alex G. Spanos Center (3,727)
Stockton, CA
January 23, 1982
at Utah State W 71–68  15–1
(4–0)
Smith Spectrum (6,674)
Logan, UT
January 28, 1982
at Long Beach State W 78–68  16–1
(5–0)
Long Beach Arena (5,396)
Long Beach, CA
January 30, 1982
Long Beach State W 78–68  17–1
(6–0)
Anaheim Convention Center[3] (5,479)
Anaheim, CA
February 4, 1982
San Jose State L 57–58  17–2
(6–1)
Crawford Hall (1,578)
Irvine, CA
February 7, 1982
Fresno State L 49–55 OT 17–3
(6–2)
Long Beach Arena[4] (8,456)
Long Beach, CA
February 11, 1982
at San Jose State W 68–61  18–3
(7–2)
San Jose Civic Auditorium (2,900)
San Jose, CA
February 13, 1982
at Fresno State L 58–71  18–4
(7–3)
Selland Arena (6,530)
Fresno, CA
February 18, 1982
Pacific W 92–70  19–4
(8–3)
Crawford Hall (1,329)
Irvine, CA
February 20, 1982
Utah State W 104–72  20–4
(9–3)
Crawford Hall (1,594)
Irvine, CA
February 25, 1982
at Cal State Fullerton L 62–68 3OT 20–5
(9–4)
Titan Gym (3,096)
Fullerton, CA
February 27, 1982
at UC Santa Barbara W 79–77  21–5
(10–4)
UC Santa Barbara Events Center (4,100)
Santa Barbara, CA
PCAA Tournament
March 3, 1982
vs. Utah State
Quarterfinals
W 90–64  22–5
Anaheim Convention Center (5,400)
Anaheim, CA
March 4, 1982
vs. Cal State Fullerton
Semifinals
L 61–64  22–6
Anaheim Convention Center (7,433)
Anaheim, CA
NIT
March 12, 1982*
vs. San Diego State
First Round
W 70–69  23–6
San Diego Sports Arena (8,114)
San Diego, CA
March 16, 1982*
at Oklahoma
Second Round
L 77–880  23–7
Lloyd Noble Center (11,187)
Norman, OK
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Pacific Time.

Source[5][6]

Awards and Honors[edit]

  • Kevin Magee
    • AP First Team All-American
    • USBWA First Team All-American
    • NABC Second Team All-American
    • PCAA Player of the Year
    • PCAA First Team All-Conference
  • Ben McDonald
    • PCAA Second Team All-Conference

Source: [5]

Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

Round Pick Player NBA Club
2 39 Kevin Magee Phoenix Suns
10 215 Grant Taylor Portland Trailblazers
10 219 Randy Whieldon Golden State Warriors

Source[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Weyler, John (1981-05-22). "Mulligan Loves 'Em... 22 Hours a Day". Los Angeles Times. Irvine, CA.
  2. ^ a b Weyler, John (1981-04-25). "Mulligan's Recruiting Takes Rocky Turn". Los Angeles Times. Irvine, CA.
  3. ^ a b Weyler, John (1981-06-27). "Irvine Looking for Playmates". Los Angeles Times. Irvine, CA.
  4. ^ "Boyd's Bulldogs Bury UC Irvine in Overtime: UCI: Falls Into Second in PCAA". Los Angeles Times. February 8, 1982.
  5. ^ a b "UC Irvine Men's Basketball Record Book" (PDF). UC Irvine Sports. UC Irvine Athletics. Retrieved July 22, 2017.
  6. ^ "Final 1982 Cumulative Basketball Statistics Report" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved July 22, 2017.
  7. ^ "UC Irvine NBA Draft Selections". realgm.com. Real GM. Retrieved September 15, 2017.