1997–98 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball team

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
1997–98 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball
ConferenceBig West Conference
1997–98 record9–18 (6–10 Big West)
Head coachPat Douglass (1st season)
Home arenaBren Events Center
Seasons
1997–98 Big West men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East Division
Utah State 13 3   .813     25 8   .758
Nevada 11 5   .688     16 12   .571
Boise State 9 7   .563     17 13   .567
Idaho 9 7   .563     15 12   .556
New Mexico State 8 8   .500     18 12   .600
North Texas 4 12   .250     5 21   .192
West Division
Pacific 14 2   .875     23 10   .697
Cal Poly 7 9   .438     14 14   .500
Cal State Fullerton 6 10   .375     12 16   .429
UC Irvine 6 10   .375     9 18   .333
Long Beach State 5 11   .313     10 19   .345
UC Santa Barbara 4 12   .250     7 19   .269
† 1998 Big West Tournament winner
As of April 10, 1998[1]; Rankings from AP Poll

The 1997–98 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball team represented the University of California, Irvine during the 1997–98 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Anteaters were led by 1st year head coach Pat Douglass and played at the Bren Events Center and were members of the Big West Conference.

Previous season[edit]

The 1996–97 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball team finished the season with a record of 1–25 and 1–15 in Big West play, the worst record in program history. At the end of the season, head coach Rod Baker did not have his contract renewed.[2] On March 27, 1997, Cal State Bakersfield head coach Pat Douglass was announced as the seventh head coach in program history.[3]

Roster[edit]

1997–98 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G 53 Junior Bond 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Jr Tracy, CA
C Andrew Carlson 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m)
So
G Tony Dela Cruz 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 209 lb (95 kg) So
G 11 Malachi Edmond 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr
G JaSon Flowers 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Fr
G Juma Jackson 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
So
F Ben Jones 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Fr
G Lamarr Parker 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Jr
C Wendell Robinson 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Sr
G Puneet Sahi 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)
Jr
G Brian Scoggin 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Jr
F 42 Adam Stetson 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 230 lb (104 kg) So
F Matt Willard 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m)
Jr
Head coach

Pat Douglass (Pacific)

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
Non-Conference Season
November 15, 1997*
San Francisco L 59–75  0–1
Bren Events Center (1,813)
Irvine, CA
November 18, 1997*
Pepperdine L 46–50  0–2
Bren Events Center (2,268)
Irvine, CA
November 21, 1997*
Chico State W 74–66  1–2
Bren Events Center (1,110)
Irvine, CA
November 29, 1997*
at No. 16 Utah L 45–83  1–3
Jon M. Huntsman Center (12,921)
Salt Lake City, UT
December 4, 1997*
Oregon State L 43–65  1–4
Bren Events Center (1,182)
Irvine, CA
December 13, 1997*
San Diego State L 66–69  1–5
Bren Events Center (1,043)
Irvine, CA
December 18, 1997*
Portland W 67–61  2–5
Bren Events Center (708)
Irvine, CA
December 21, 1997*
at Northern Arizona L 56–88  2–6
Walkup Skydome (1,005)
Flagstaff, AZ
December 23, 1997*
at UNLV L 55–77  2–7
Thomas & Mack Center (12,913)
Paradise, NV
January 3, 1998*
Sonoma State W 51–41  3–7
Bren Events Center (724)
Irvine, CA
Conference Season
January 8, 1998
at North Texas L 78–89  3–8
(0–1)
Super Pit (1,308)
Denton, TX
January 10, 1998
at New Mexico State W 62–55  4–8
(1–1)
Pan American Center (8,738)
Las Cruces, NM
January 15, 1998
Boise State W 65–63  5–8
(2–1)
Bren Events Center (1,514)
Irvine, CA
January 17, 1998
Idaho W 62–50  6–8
(3–1)
Bren Events Center (1,785)
Irvine, CA
January 22, 1998
at Pacific L 63–72  6–9
(3–2)
Alex G. Spanos Center (4,576)
Stockton, CA
January 24, 1998
at Long Beach State L 63–71  6–10
(3–3)
The Pyramid (3,093)
Long Beach, CA
January 29, 1998
Cal Poly W 94–90  7–10
(4–3)
Bren Events Center (2,050)
Irvine, CA
January 31, 1998
UC Santa Barbara L 66–74  7–11
(4–4)
Bren Events Center (2,180)
Irvine, CA
February 5, 1998
Cal State Fullerton L 48–51  7–12
(4–5)
Bren Events Center (1,770)
Irvine, CA
February 7, 1998
at Nevada L 75–86  7–13
(4–6)
Lawlor Events Center (5,231)
Reno, NV
February 12, 1998
Utah State L 51–60  7–14
(4–7)
Bren Events Center (1,679)
Irvine, CA
February 14, 1998
at Cal State Fullerton L 66–85  7–15
(4–8)
Titan Gym (980)
Fullerton, CA
February 19, 1998
Long Beach State W 65–59  8–15
(5–8)
Bren Events Center (2,186)
Irvine, CA
February 21, 1998
Pacific L 43–66  8–16
(5–9)
Bren Events Center (2,557)
Irvine, CA
February 26, 1998
at UC Santa Barbara W 69–58  9–16
(6–9)
UC Santa Barbara Events Center (1,130)
Santa Barbara, CA
February 28, 1998
at Cal Poly L 82–92  9–17
(6–10)
Mott Gym (2,740)
San Luis Obispo, CA
Big West Conference Tournament
March 6, 1998
at Nevada
Quarterfinals
L 72–81  9–18
Lawlor Events Center (5,942)
Reno, NV
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Pacific Time.

Source[4][5]

Awards & Honors[edit]

  • Ben Jones
    • Big West All-Freshman Team

Source: [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Big West MBB Record Book
  2. ^ Foster, Chris (3 March 1997). "UCI's Baker Is Dismissed". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
  3. ^ Foster, Chris (27 March 1997). "Douglass Named Irvine Coach". Los Angeles. Retrieved 24 September 2017.
  4. ^ "UC Irvine Men's Basketball Record Book" (PDF). UC Irvine Sports. UC Irvine Athletics. Retrieved July 22, 2017.
  5. ^ "Final 1998 Cumulative Basketball Statistics Report" (PDF). NCAA. Retrieved July 22, 2017.
  6. ^ "UC Irvine Honors" (PDF). UC Irvine Sports. UC Irvine Athletics. Retrieved September 24, 2017.