1995–96 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball team

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1995–96 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball
Joe Lapchick Tournament Champions
ConferenceBig West Conference
1995–96 record15–12 (11–7 Big West)
Head coachRod Baker (5th season)
Home arenaBren Events Center
Seasons
1995–96 Big West men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Long Beach State 12 6   .667     17 11   .607
Pacific 11 7   .611     15 12   .556
UC Irvine 11 7   .611     15 12   .556
Utah State 10 8   .556     18 15   .545
Nevada 9 9   .500     16 13   .552
San Jose State 9 9   .500     13 17   .433
New Mexico State 8 10   .444     11 15   .423
UC Santa Barbara 8 10   .444     11 15   .423
UNLV 7 11   .389     10 16   .385
Cal State Fullerton 5 13   .278     6 20   .231
Big West Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1995–96 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball team represented the University of California, Irvine during the 1995–96 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Anteaters were led by fifth year head coach Rod Baker and played at the Bren Events Center and were members of the Big West Conference. They finished with their best record and only winning season under Rod Baker. Baker would win the Conference coach of the year.

Previous season[edit]

The 1994–95 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball team finished the season with a record of 13–16, 6–12 in Big West play.

Roster[edit]

1995–96 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
C Dan Augulis 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Jr
F Shaun Battle 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Sr
G Danny Fernandez 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Sr
C Paul Foster 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Jr
G Brian Keefe 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
So
G Clay McKnight 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Fr
G Raimonds Miglinieks 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sr Riga (Latvia)
G Lamarr Parker
Fr
C Boris Reznik 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
Fr
F Kevin Simmons 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
So
G Ken Simpson 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Jr
F Michael Tate 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Sr
G Juan Toscanini 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Fr
Head coach

Rod Baker (College of the Holy Cross)

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 (attendance)
city, state
Regular Season
November 24, 1995*
vs. Siena
Joe Lapchick Tournament
W 87–70  1–0
Alumni Hall (6,008)
Queens, NY
November 25, 1995*
at St. John's
Joe Lapchick Tournament
W 83–77  2–0
Alumni Hall (6,008)
Queens, NY
December 2, 1995*
at Oregon State L 57–64  2–1
Gill Coliseum (3,851)
Corvallis, OR
December 9, 1995*
Eastern Washington W 86–66  3–1
Bren Events Center (1,523)
Irvine, CA
December 16, 1995*
at USC L 79–82  3–2
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena (2,931)
Los Angeles, CA
December 21, 1995*
at San Diego L 78–81  3–3
USD Sports Center (1,271)
San Diego, CA
December 29, 1995*
Washington State L 81–88  3–4
Bren Events Center (2,659)
Irvine, CA
January 2, 1996
Pacific W 72–54  4–4
(1–0)
Bren Event Center (1,189)
Irvine, CA
January 4, 1996
San Jose State W 78–70  5–4
(2–0)
Bren Event Center (1,880)
Irvine, CA
January 10, 1996
at UC Santa Barbara L 66–84  5–5
(2–1)
UC Santa Barbara Events Center (3,914)
Santa Barbara, CA
January 13, 1996
at Cal State Fullerton L 73–81  5–6
(2–2)
Titan Gym (1,327)
Fullerton, CA
January 18, 1996
New Mexico State W 74–66  6–6
(3–2)
Bren Event Center (2,056)
Irvine, CA
January 20, 1996
UNLV W 66–61  7–6
(4–2)
Bren Event Center (3,527)
Irvine, CA
January 25, 1996
at Nevada W 72–70  8–6
(5–2)
Lawlor Events Center (7,643)
Reno, NV
January 27, 1996
at Utah State W 78–72  9–6
(6–2)
Smith Spectrum (8,069)
Logan, UT
February 1, 1996
UC Santa Barbara W 74–62  10–6
(7–2)
Bren Events Center (3,446)
Irvine, CA
February 3, 1996
Long Beach State L 65–69 OT 10–7
(7–3)
Bren Events Center (5,006)
Irvine, CA
February 6, 1996*
Southern Utah W 85–75  11–7
Bren Events Center (1,497)
Irvine, CA
February 10, 1996
Cal State Fullerton W 85–75  12–7
(8–3)
Bren Events Center (3,336)
Irvine, CA
February 12, 1996
at Long Beach State W 84–81  13–7
(9–3)
The Pyramid (4,789)
Long Beach, CA
February 17, 1996
at New Mexico State L 77–83  13–8
(9–4)
Pan American Center (7,542)
Las Cruces, NM
February 19, 1996
at UNLV L 60–63  13–9
(9–5)
Thomas & Mack Center (7,855)
Paradise, NV
February 24, 1996
Nevada W 74–68  14–9
(10–5)
Bren Events Center (4,087)
Irvine, CA
February 26, 1996
Utah State W 81–76  15–9
(11–5)
Bren Events Center (4,261)
Irvine, CA
February 29, 1996
San Jose State L 70–81  15–10
(11–6)
Event Center Arena (2,002)
San Jose, CA
March 3, 1996
at Pacific L 74–80  15–11
(11–7)
Alex G. Spanos Center (3,465)
Stockton, CA
Big West Conference Tournament
March 9, 1996
vs. San Jose State
Semifinals
L 67–71  15–12
Lawlor Events Center (4,297)
Reno, NV
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Pacific Time.

Source[1][2]

Awards & Honors[edit]

  • Rod Baker
    • Conference Coach of the Year
  • Raimonds Miglinieks
    • Conference Player of the Year
    • Big West First Team All-Conference
  • Brian Keefe
    • Big West Second Team All-Conference
  • Kevin Simmons
    • Big West Second Team All-Conference
  • Clay McKnight
    • Big West All-Freshman Team

Source: [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UC Irvine Men's Basketball Record Book" (PDF). UC Irvine Sports. UC Irvine Athletics. Retrieved July 22, 2017.
  2. ^ "Final 1996 Cumulative Basketball Statistics Report" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved July 22, 2017.
  3. ^ "UC Irvine Honors" (PDF). UC Irvine Sports. UC Irvine Athletics. Retrieved September 21, 2017.