2007–08 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball team

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2007–08 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball
UC Irvine Anteaters logo.svg
ConferenceBig West Conference
2007–08 record18–16 (9–7 Big West)
Head coachPat Douglass (11th season)
Home arenaBren Events Center
Seasons
2007–08 Big West men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
UC Santa Barbara 12 4   .750     23 9   .719
Cal State Northridge 12 4   .750     20 10   .667
Cal State Fullerton 12 4   .750     24 9   .727
Pacific 11 5   .688     21 10   .677
UC Irvine 9 7   .563     18 16   .529
Cal Poly 7 9   .438     12 18   .400
UC Riverside 4 12   .250     9 21   .300
Long Beach State 3 13   .188     6 25   .194
UC Davis 2 14   .125     9 22   .290
† 2008 Big West Tournament winner
As of April 10, 2008[1]; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2007–08 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball team represented the University of California, Irvine during the 2007–08 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Anteaters were led by 11th year head coach Pat Douglass and played at the Bren Events Center. They were members of the Big West Conference.

Previous season[edit]

The 2006–07 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball team finished the season with a record of 15–18 and 6–8 in Big West play.

Off-Season[edit]

Incoming transfers[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Trey Harris 25 PG 6'0" 170 Junior McCook, NE Junior college transfer from McCook Community College
Brett Lauer 23 SG 6'1" 180 Junior Mission Viejo, CA Junior college transfer from San Diego Mesa College
Adam Rodenberg SF 6'6" 235 Junior Cedar Rapids, IA Junior college transfer from Kirkwood Community College

2007 Recruiting class[edit]

Roster[edit]

2007–08 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G 3 Chuma Awaji 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sr Los Angeles, CA
C 34 Matt Ballard 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Fr Foothill Ranch, CA
G 22 Chad DeCasas 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) So Mission Viejo, CA
C 33 Darren Fells 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Sr Fullerton, CA
G 25 Trey Harris 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jr Colorado Springs, CO
G 5 Michael Hunter 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 160 lb (73 kg) So Aurora, CO
G 20 Justin Johnson 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 165 lb (75 kg) So El Segundo, CA
G 23 Brett Lauer 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr Concord, CA
G 12 Chad McDaniel 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jr Rosamond, CA
G 2 Marcus McIntosh 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 186 lb (84 kg) Sr Aurora, CO
G 10 Patrick Rembert 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 188 lb (85 kg) Fr Long Beach, CA
F 21 Patrick Sanders 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Sr Corona, CA
G 3 Derrick Strings 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Pasadena, CA
Head coach

Pat Douglass

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 9, 2007*
Loyola Marymount W 74–61  1–0
Bren Events Center (823)
Irvine, CA
November 13, 2007*
Nevada L 68–77  1–1
Bren Events Center (1,007)
Irvine, CA
November 17, 2007*
Utah State W 70–51  2–1
Bren Events Center (1,906)
Irvine, CA
November 22, 2007*
vs. Mississippi State
Anaheim Classic
L 53–68  2–3
Anaheim Convention Center (1,387)
Anaheim, CA
November 23, 2007*
vs. Chattanooga
Anaheim Classic
L 80–85  2–4
Anaheim Convention Center (1,447)
Anaheim, CA
November 25, 2007*
vs. San Diego
Anaheim Classic
L 57–60  2–5
Anaheim Convention Center (897)
Anaheim, CA
December 1, 2007*
at Utah L 66–78  2–5
Huntsman Center (8,137)
Salt Lake City, UT
December 8, 2007*
Alaska W 87–53  3–5
Bren Events Center (3,155)
Irvine, CA
December 15, 2007*
San Francisco W 72–59  4–5
Bren Events Center (1,104)
Irvine, CA
December 20, 2007*
at Sam Houston State L 54–61  4–6
Johnson Coliseum (1,761)
Huntsville, TX
December 22, 2007*
at No. 14 Texas A&M L 66–88  4–7
Reed Arena (8,064)
College Station, TX
December 28, 2007*
at South Carolina L 65–67  4–8
Colonial Life Arena (10,569)
Columbia, SC
December 30, 2007*
at Harvard W 80–77 OT 5–8
Lavietes Pavilion (976)
Cambridge, MA
January 4, 2008
at Cal State Fullerton L 89–93  5–9
(0–1)
Titan Gym (948)
Fullerton, CA
January 10, 2008
UC Santa Barbara W 66–63  6–9
(1–1)
Bren Events Center (2,392)
Irvine, CA
January 12, 2008
Cal Poly W 73–69  7–9
(2–1)
Bren Events Center (1,512)
Irvine, CA
January 17, 2008
at UC Davis L 57–74  7–10
(2–2)
The Pavilion (2,478)
Davis, CA
January 19, 2008
at Pacific L 53–59  7–11
(2–3)
Alex G. Spanos Center (3,653)
Stockton, CA
January 26, 2008
UC Riverside W 67–53  8–11
(3–3)
Bren Events Center (1,855)
Irvine, CA
January 31, 2008
at Cal State Northridge L 64–69  8–12
(3–4)
Matadome (1,508)
Northridge, CA
February 2, 2008
at Long Beach State L 70–48  9–12
(3–5)
Walter Pyramid (2,406)
Long Beach, CA
February 7, 2008
at Cal Poly L 56–57  9–13
(3–6)
Mott Gym (1,676)
San Luis Obispo, CA
February 9, 2008
at UC Santa Barbara W 65–59  10–13
(4–6)
UC Santa Barbara Events Center (3,217)
Santa Barbara, CA
February 14, 2008
Pacific W 74–59  11–13
(5–6)
Bren Events Center (1,085)
Irvine, CA
February 20, 2008
at UC Riverside L 76–85  11–14
(5–7)
UC Riverside Student Recreation Center (366)
Riverside, CA
February 23, 2008*
Idaho
Bracketbrackers
W 69–55  12–14
Bren Events Center (1,570)
Irvine, CA
February 28, 2008
Long Beach State W 64–57  13–14
(6–7)
Bren Events Center (1,642)
Irvine, CA
March 1, 2008
Cal State Northridge W 82–66  14–14
(7–7)
Bren Events Center (3,173)
Irvine, CA
March 6, 2008
UC Davis W 79–62  15–14
(8–7)
Bren Events Center (1,281)
Irvine, CA
March 8, 2008
Cal State Fullerton L 66–74  15–15
(8–8)
Bren Events Center (2,285)
Irvine, CA
Big West Conference Tournament
March 12, 2008
6:00 PM
vs. Long Beach State
First Round
W 77–63  16–15
Anaheim Convention Center (1,392)
Anaheim, CA
March 13, 2008
8:30 PM
vs. Pacific
Quarterfinals
W 57–56  17–15
Anaheim Convention Center (2,295)
Anaheim, CA
March 14, 2008
5:30 PM
vs. UC Santa Barbara
Semifinals
W 55–50  18–15
Anaheim Convention Center (3,134)
Anaheim, CA
March 15, 2008
8:00 PM
vs. Cal State Fullerton
Championship Game
L 66–81  18–16
Anaheim Convention Center (4,234)
Anaheim, CA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Pacific Time.

Source[2] [3]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Patrick Sanders[4]
    • All-Big West First Team
  • Darren Fells[4]
    • All-Big West Second Team

References[edit]

  1. ^ Big West MBB Record Book
  2. ^ "UC Irvine Men's Basketball Record Book" (PDF). UC Irvine Sports. UC Irvine Athletics. Retrieved July 22, 2017.
  3. ^ "UC Irvine Anteaters Schedule - 2007-08". ESPN. Retrieved July 31, 2017.
  4. ^ a b "UC Irvine Honors" (PDF). UC Irvine Sports. UC Irvine Athletics. Retrieved September 24, 2017.