1982–83 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball team

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1982–83 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball
ConferencePacific Coast Athletic Association
1982–83 record16–12 (8–8 PCAA)
Head coachBill Mulligan (3rd season)
Assistant coachMike Bokosky
Assistant coachBob Schermerhorn
Home arenaCrawford Hall
Seasons
1982–83 Pacific Coast Athletic Association men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#6 UNLV 15 1   .938     28 3   .903
Cal State Fullerton 12 4   .750     21 8   .724
Utah State 10 6   .625     20 9   .690
Fresno State 9 7   .563     25 10   .714
UC Irvine 8 8   .500     16 12   .571
San Jose State 7 9   .438     14 15   .483
Long Beach State 6 10   .375     13 16   .448
Pacific 4 12   .250     7 21   .250
UC Santa Barbara 1 15   .063     7 20   .259
1983 PCAA Tournament winner

The 1982–83 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball team represented the University of California, Irvine during the 1982–83 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Anteaters were led by third 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 16–12 and 8–8 in PCAA play.

Previous season[edit]

Led by All-American Kevin Magee, the 1981–82 Anteaters won a then program record 23 wins and finished 2nd in conference play, their best finish in program history. The anteaters were invited to the 1982 NIT Tournament, their first division 1 post season invitation, where they defeated San Diego State in the first round and lost to Oklahoma in the second round.

Off-season[edit]

Incoming transfers[edit]

Name Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Michael Beans G 6'2" N/A N/A N/A Junior College transfer from Long Beach City College
Jud Bearsley G 6'5 N/A N/A N/A Junior College transfer from Cypress College
Troy Carmon F 6'7 N/A N/A N/A Transfer from Colorado State
Mike Lopez F 6'5" N/A Jr. N/A Junior College transfer from Los Angeles Valley College
George Turner G 6'2" N/A Jr. N/A Junior College transfer from Saddleback College

Source: [1]

1981 recruiting class[edit]

Source: [1]

Roster[edit]

1981–82 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G Ken Bardsley 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Fr
G Michael Beans 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Jr
F Troy Carmon 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
F Ronnie Grandison 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr Los Angeles, CA
F Mike Lopez 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Jr
F Ben McDonald 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Jr Torrance, CA
G Brian Mulligan 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
C Tod Murphy 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Fr Lakewood, CA
Mark Spinn
F Bob Thornton 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
G George Turner 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Head coach

Bill Mulligan

Assistant coach(es)
  • Bob Shermerhorn
  • Mike Bokosky

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

Roster
Last update: September 15, 2017

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Regular Season
November 29, 1982*
Oregon W 46–44 OT 1–0
Anaheim Convention Center[2] (2,198)
Anaheim, CA
December 1, 1982*
San Diego W 79–63  2–0
Crawford Hall (1,500)
Irvine, CA
December 4, 1982*
Pepperdine W 85–82  3–0
Anaheim Convention Center[3] (2,495)
Anaheim, CA
December 9, 1982*
at Loyola Marymount W 85–73  4–0
Gersten Pavilion (1,656)
Los Angeles, CA
December 14,1982*
Chapman W 104–88  5–0
Crawford Hall (1,339)
Irvine, CA
December 18, 1982*
at Idaho L 73–84  5–1
Cowan Spectrum (6,500)
Moscow, ID
December 20, 1982
vs. Southwestern Louisiana
Wolf Pack Classic
L 67–81  5–2
Centennial Coliseum (1,800)
Reno, NV
December 21, 1982*
vs. Gonzaga
Wolf Pack Classic
W 75–61  6–2
Centennial Coliseum (3,346)
Reno, NV
December 29, 1982*
vs. Northern Arizona
KOA Classic
L 61–75  6–3
MetraPark Arena (4,108)
Billings, MT
December 30, 1982*
vs. Eastern Montana
KOA Classic
W 89–73  7–3
MetraPark Arena (2,408)
Billings, MT
January 6, 1983
at Cal State Fullerton L 76–86  7–4
(0–1)
Titan Gym (4,310)
Fullerton, CA
January 8, 1983
No. 11 UNLV L 64–68  7–5
(0–2)
Long Beach Arena[4] (4,229)
Long Beach, CA
January 10, 1983*
Portland W 90–74  8–5
Crawford Hall (1,032)
Irvine, CA
January 15, 1983
San Jose State L 78–81  8–6
(0–3)
San Jose Civic Auditorium (1,631)
San Jose, CA
January 20, 1983
at UC Santa Barbara W 82–76  9–6
(1–3)
UC Santa Barbara Events Center (2,102)
Santa Barbara, CA
January 22, 1983
Fresno State W 76–74  10–6
(2–3)
Anaheim Convention Center (2,744)
Anaheim, CA
January 27, 1983
San Jose State L 59–73  10–7
(2–4)
Crawford Hall (1,277)
Irvine, CA
January 29, 1983
Utah State W 78–76  11–7
(3–4)
Crawford Hall (1,469)
Irvine, CA
February 3, 1983
at Long Beach State L 87–95  11–8
(3–5)
Long Beach Arena (1,717)
Long Beach, CA
February 5, 1983
at No. 2 UNLV L 68–70  11–9
(3–6)
Las Vegas Convention Center (6,380)
Winchester, NV
February 10, 1983
Cal State Fullerton L 74–98  11–10
(3–7)
Anaheim Convention Center[5] (3,967)
Anaheim, CA
February 12, 1983
at Utah State W 90–85  12–10
(4–7)
Smith Spectrum (9,302)
Logan, UT
February 19, 1983
UC Santa Barbara W 95–74  13–10
(5–7)
Crawford Hall (1,284)
Irvine, CA
February 24, 1983
Pacific W 78–76  14–10
(6–7)
Crawford Hall (1,171)
Irvine, CA
February 26, 1983
Long Beach State W 120–106  15–10
(7–7)
Crawford Hall (1,569)
Irvine, CA
March 3, 1983
at Fresno State L 57–67  15–11
(7–8)
Selland Arena (6,595)
Fresno, CA
March 5, 1983
at Pacific W 93–84  16–11
(8–8)
Alex G. Spanos Center (3,091)
Stockton, CA
PCAA Conference Tournament
March 10, 1983
vs. Fresno State
Quarterfinals
L 68–86  16–12
The Forum (9,717)
Inglewood, CA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Pacific Time.

Source[6]

Awards and Honors[edit]

Source: Source[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Weyler, John (1982-04-15). "No Wonder Bill Mulligan's Smiling: UCI Coach Enjoys Best Recruiting Year, Lands 7 Top Choices LETTERS". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, CA.
  2. ^ Weyler, J. (1982-11-30). "'New' anteaters rally to beat oregon, 46-44". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, CA. Retrieved 2017-08-01.
  3. ^ Weyler, John (1982-11-30). "UC Irvine Rallies Past the Waves for 85-82 Win". Los Angeles Times. Los Angeles, CA. Retrieved 2017-08-01.
  4. ^ Vincent Price, H. (1983-01-06). "UNLV Hopes To Spoil PCAA". Los Angeles Times. Irvine, CA. Retrieved 2017-07-30.
  5. ^ "PCAA Roundup: 49ers Pay Back the Bulldogs, 80-69". Los Angeles Times. 11 February 1983.
  6. ^ "UC Irvine Men's Basketball Record Book" (PDF). UC Irvine Sports. UC Irvine Athletics. Retrieved July 22, 2017.
  7. ^ "UC Irvine Honors" (PDF). UC Irvine Sports. UC Irvine Athletics. Retrieved September 15, 2017.