UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball

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UC Irvine Anteaters
2017–18 UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball team
UC Irvine Anteaters logo.svg
University University of California, Irvine
First season 1965–66
Head coach Russell Turner (8th season)
Conference Big West
Location Irvine, California
Arena Bren Events Center
(Capacity: 4,984)
Nickname Anteaters
Colors Blue and Gold[1]
         
Uniforms
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Home jersey
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Team colours
Home
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Away jersey
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Team colours
Away
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Alternate jersey
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Team colours
Alternate
NCAA Tournament appearances
2015
Conference tournament champions
2015
Conference regular season champions
2001, 2002, 2014, 2016, 2017

The UC Irvine Anteaters men's basketball team is the basketball team that represents the University of California, Irvine. The team currently competes in the Big West Conference, NCAA Division I.

UC Irvine basketball is in its eighth year under current head coach Russell Turner.[2] Turner was an assistant coach with the Golden State Warriors, before accepting the head coaching role at UCI in 2010. The Anteaters' main rivals are the 49ers of Long Beach State.[3] Program alumni include Washington Wizards head coach Scott Brooks and Cleveland Browns tight end Darren Fells.

Season-by-season records[edit]

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Danny Rogers (NCAA Division II Independent) (1965–1967)
1965–66 Danny Rogers 15–11
1966–67 Danny Rogers 15–11
Danny Rogers: 30–22 (.577)
Dick Davis (NCAA Division II Independent) (1967–1969)
1967–68 Dick Davis 20–8 NCAA Regional Finals
1968–69 Dick Davis 19–9 NCAA Regional 3rd Place
Dick Davis: 39–17 (.696)
Tim Tift (NCAA Division II Independent) (1969–1977)
1969–70 Tim Tift 17–9
1970–71 Tim Tift 16–10
1971–72 Tim Tift 16–12 NCAA Regional 3rd Place
1972–73 Tim Tift 15–13
1973–74 Tim Tift 14–12
1974–75 Tim Tift 16–11 [note 1][4] NCAA Regional 3rd Place
1975–76 Tim Tift 14–12
1976–77 Tim Tift 10–17
Tim Tift (Division 2): 118–96 (.551)
Tim Tift (Pacific Coast Athletic Association) (1977–1980)
1977–78 Tim Tift 8–17 2–12 8th
1978–79 Tim Tift 9–17 3–11 8th PCAA Tournament Quarterfinals
1979–80 Tim Tift 9–18 1–13 8th PCAA Tournament Quarterfinals
Tim Tift (Division I): 26–52 (.333) 6–24 (.200)
Tim Tift: 144–147 (.494) 6–24 (.200)
Bill Mulligan (Pacific Coast Athletic Association) (1980–1991)
1980–81 Bill Mulligan 17–10 9–5 3rd PCAA Tournament Quarterfinals
1981–82 Bill Mulligan 23–7 10–4 2nd PCAA Tournament Semifinals

NIT 2nd Round

1982–83 Bill Mulligan 16–12 8–8 5th PCAA Tournament Quarterfinals
1983–84 Bill Mulligan 19–10 14–4 2nd PCAA Tournament Semifinals
1984–85 Bill Mulligan 13–17 8–10 6th PCAA Tournament Quarterfinals
1985–86 Bill Mulligan 17–13 12–6 3rd PCAA Tournament Quarterfinals

NIT 2nd Round

1986–87 Bill Mulligan 14–14 9–9 4th (tie) PCAA Tournament Quarterfinals
1987–88 Bill Mulligan 16–14 9–9 5th PCAA Tournament Finals
1988–89 Bill Mulligan 12–17 8–10 8th Big West Tournament Quarterfinals
1989–90 Bill Mulligan 5–23 3–15 10th Big West Tournament 1st Round
1990–91 Bill Mulligan 11–19 6–12 9th
Bill Mulligan: 163–156 (.511) 96–92 (.511)
Rod Baker (Big West Conference) (1991–1997)
1991–92 Rod Baker 7–22 3–15 9th Big West Tournament Semifinals
1992–93 Rod Baker 6–21 4–14 8th Big West Tournament Quarterfinals
1993–94 Rod Baker 10–20 4–14 10th Big West Tournament Finals
1994–95 Rod Baker 13–16 6–12 8th Big West Tournament Semifinals
1995–96 Rod Baker 15–12 11–7 2nd Big West Tournament Semifinals
1996–97 Rod Baker 1–25 1–15 9th
Rod Baker: 52–116 (.310) 29–77 (.274)
Pat Douglass (Big West Conference) (1997–2010)
1997–98 Pat Douglass 9–18 6–10 3rd (west) Big West Tournament Quarterfinals
1998–99 Pat Douglass 6–20 2–14 6th (west)
1999–00 Pat Douglass 14–14 7–9 3rd (west) Big West Tournament Quarterfinals
2000–01 Pat Douglass 25–5 15–1 1st Big West Tournament Semifinals

NIT 1st Round

2001–02 Pat Douglass 21–11 13–5 1st (tie) Big West Tournament Semifinals

NIT 1st Round

2002–03 Pat Douglass 20–9 13–5 2nd (tie) Big West Tournament Semifinals
2003–04 Pat Douglass 11–17 6–12 8th (tie)
2004–05 Pat Douglass 16–13 8–10 5th Big West Tournament Quarterfinals
2005–06 Pat Douglass 16–13 10–4 2nd Big West Tournament Semifinals
2006–07 Pat Douglass 15–18 6–8 5th Big West Tournament Semifinals
2007–08 Pat Douglass 18–16 9–7 5th Big West Tournament Finals
2008–09 Pat Douglass 12–19 8–8 4th (3-way tie) Big West Tournament 1st Round
2009–10 Pat Douglass 14–18 6–10 7th (tie) Big West Tournament 1st Round
Pat Douglass: 197–191 (.508) 109–103 (.514)
Russell Turner (Big West Conference) (2010–present)
2010–11 Russell Turner 13–19 6–10 7th (tie) Big West Tournament Quarterfinals
2011–12 Russell Turner 12–20 6–10 6th (tie) Big West Tournament Semifinals
2012–13 Russell Turner 21–16 11–7 4th Big West Tournament Finals

CIT 2nd Round

2013–14 Russell Turner 23–12 13–3 1st Big West Tournament Semifinals

NIT 1st Round

2014–15 Russell Turner 21–13 11–5 2nd (tie) Big West Tournament Champions

NCAA 2nd Round

2015–16 Russell Turner 28–10 13–3 1st (tie) Big West Tournament Semifinals

CIT Runners Up

2016–17 Russell Turner 21–15 12–4 1st Big West Tournament Finals

NIT 1st Round

2017–18 Russell Turner 18–17 11–5 2nd (tie) Big West Tournament Finals
Russell Turner: 157–122 (.563) 83–47 (.638)
Total: 783–771 (.504)

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

Postseason results[edit]

NCAA Division I tournament results[edit]

The Anteaters have appeared in the NCAA Division I Tournament one time. Their record is 0–1.

Year Seed Round Opponent Result
2015 13 Second Round #4 Louisville L 55–57

NCAA Division II tournament results[edit]

The Anteaters have appeared in the NCAA Division II Tournament four times. Their combined record is 2–6.

Year Round Opponent Result
1968 Regional Semifinals
Regional Finals
San Diego State
UNLV
W 78–69
L 74–79
1969 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
San Francisco State
UC Davis
L 55–81
W 82–70
1972 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Southern Colorado
UC Riverside
L 58–77
L 75–94
1975 Regional Semifinals
Regional 3rd Place Game
Puget Sound
UC Davis
L 74–76 OT
L 70–84

NIT results[edit]

The Anteaters have appeared in six National Invitation Tournaments (NIT). Their combined record is 2–6.

Year Round Opponent Result
1982 First Round
Second Round
San Diego State
Oklahoma
W 70–69
L 77–80
1986 First Round
Second Round
UCLA
BYU
W 80–74
L 80–93
2001 First Round Tulsa L 71–75
2002 First Round BYU L 55–78
2014 First Round SMU L 54–68
2017 First Round Illinois State L 71–85

CIT results[edit]

The Anteaters have appeared in two CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournaments (CIT). Their combined record is 4–2.

Year Round Opponent Result
2013 First Round
Second Round
High Point
Oral Roberts
W 80–71
L 62–76
2016 First Round
Quarterfinals
Semifinals
Championship Game
North Dakota
Louisiana–Lafayette
Coastal Carolina
Columbia
W 89–86OT
W 67–66
W 66–47
L 67–73

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Does not include victory over Simon Fraser which is not recognized by NCAA

References[edit]

  1. ^ UCI Art Sheet (PDF). University of California, Irvine. May 1, 2017. Retrieved November 12, 2017. 
  2. ^ http://www.ocregister.com/articles/turner-656080-job-anteaters.html
  3. ^ "Black and Blue Rivalry Series". ucirvinesports.com. UC Irvine Athletics. 
  4. ^ "UC Irvine Men's Basketball Won/Loss". ncaa.org. NCAA. Retrieved July 21, 2017. 

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