UC San Diego Tritons men's basketball

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UC San Diego Tritons men's basketball
UC San Diego Tritons wordmark.svg
UniversityUniversity of California San Diego
First season1965
All-time record712–683 (.510)[1]
Head coachEric Olen (5th season)
ConferenceCalifornia Collegiate Athletic
Big West (future)
LocationLa Jolla, California
ArenaRIMAC Arena
(Capacity: 4,200)
NicknameTritons
NCAA Tournament Appearances
Division III: 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994
Division II: 2008, 2016, 2017, 2018
Conference Tournament Champions
CCAA: 2008, 2017, 2018
The Tritons tip off a 2016 home game against SFSU

The UC San Diego Tritons men's basketball program represents the University of California San Diego at the National Collegiate Athletic Association's Division II level.

UC San Diego basketball plays its home games at RIMAC Arena in La Jolla. At the end of the 2007–08 season, they won the CCAA Tournament and advanced to the first round of the NCAA West Regionals. After a relatively dry spell, the team has seen most of its success in recent years under Eric Olen. In 2015–16, they were the NCAA West Region runners-up. The 2016–17 season was the first in which they won the CCAA regular-season title; they also won the CCAA Tournament and were again NCAA West Region runners-up.[2] The team won the CCAA Tournament again in 2017–18, but dropped in the NCAA West Regional quarterfinals. The Tritons have the most CCAA Tournament titles of any current CCAA member school, with three.

Triton basketball will transition to NCAA Division I and the Big West Conference in 2020. They will not be eligible to participate in March Madness until the reclassification period ends in 2024.[3]

Yearly Records[edit]

Season Coach Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Pre-Division II (1965–2000)
1965–66 Jack Shawcroft 1–1 (.500)
1966–67 Neale Stoner 9–10
1967–68 Neale Stoner 10–14
1968–69 Neale Stoner 19–8
Neale Stoner: 38–32 (.543)
1969–70 Barry Cunningham 13–14
1970–71 Barry Cunningham 14–12
1971–72 Barry Cunningham 13–13
Barry Cunningham (1969–72): 40–39 (.506)
1972–73 Bill Reeves 13–13
1973–74 Bill Reeves 14–12
Bill Reeves: 27–25 (.519)
1974–75 Barry Cunningham 13–13
1975–76 Barry Cunningham 11–15
Barry Cunningham (1974–76): 24–28 (.462)
1976–77 Dick Satterlee 4–24 (.143)
1977–78 Barry Cunningham 8–19
1978–79 Barry Cunningham 9–21
Barry Cunningham (1977–79): 17–40 (.298)
Barry Cunningham (overall): 81–107 (.431)
1979–80 Ron Carter 17–13 (.567)
1980–81 John Block 9–17
1981–82 John Block 10–16
1982–83 John Block 13–13
John Block: 32–46 (.410)
1983–84 Tom Marshall 11–17
1984–85 Tom Marshall 13–13
1985–86 Tom Marshall 14–12
1986–87 Tom Marshall 18–8
1987–88 Tom Marshall 17–9
1988–89 Tom Marshall 9–17
1989–90 Tom Marshall 20–7 NCAA DIII West Region 2nd round[4]
1990–91 Tom Marshall 23–4 NCAA DIII Sectional semifinal
1991–92 Tom Marshall 22–5 NCAA DIII West Region 2nd round
1992–93 Tom Marshall 17–8
1993–94 Tom Marshall 21–5 NCAA DIII West Region 2nd round
Tom Marshall: 185–105 (.638)
1994–95 Greg Lanthier 12–13
1995–96 Greg Lanthier 11–14
1996–97 Greg Lanthier 17–8
1997–98 Greg Lanthier 18–7
1998–99 Greg Lanthier 20–5
1999–2000 Greg Lanthier 5–20
Greg Lanthier (Div. III): 83–67 (.553)
Pre-Division II Era: 185–105 (.638)
Division II Era (California Collegiate Athletic Association) (2000–2020)
2000–01 Greg Lanthier 4–23 3–19 12th
2001–02 Greg Lanthier 8–21 5–17 11th
2002–03 Greg Lanthier 7–21 6–16 10th
2003–04 Greg Lanthier 9–18 9–13 7th
Greg Lanthier (Div. II): 28–83 (.252) 23–65 (.261)
Greg Lanthier: 111–149 (.427) 23–65 (.261)
2004–05 Bill Carr 11–16 7–13 8th
2005–06 Bill Carr 15–14 12–8 T-4th
2006–07 Bill Carr 11–16 7–13 8th
Bill Carr: 38–45 (.458) 29–33 (.468)
2007–08 Chris Carlson 18–12 11–9 T-3rd NCAA DII West Region quarterfinals
2008–09 Chris Carlson 17–11 13–7 T-5th CCAA Tournament semifinals
2009–10 Chris Carlson 8–17 7–15 9th
2010–11 Chris Carlson 11–17 6–16 11th
2011–12 Chris Carlson 10–17 6–16 11th
2012–13 Chris Carlson 11–15 10–12 7th CCAA Tournament quarterfinals
Chris Carlson: 75–89 (.457) 53–75 (.414)
2013–14 Eric Olen 15–11 11–11 7th
2014–15 Eric Olen 16–11 14–8 T-4th CCAA Tournament quarterfinals
2015–16 Eric Olen 24–8 15–5 2nd NCAA DII West Region final
2016–17 Eric Olen 27–6 17–3 1st NCAA DII West Region final
2017–18 Eric Olen 21–11 15–7 T-3rd NCAA DII West Region quarterfinal
Eric Olen: 103–47 (.687) 72–34 (.679)
Division II Era: 244–264 (.480) 177–207 (.461)
Total: 712–683 (.510)

      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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Basketball Record Book – UCSDTritons.com—Official Web Site of UC San Diego Athletics" (PDF). UCSDTritons.com. Retrieved March 10, 2018.
  2. ^ Leonard, Tod (March 13, 2017). "UCSD falls to Chico St. in West Regional finals". San Diego Union-Tribune. Retrieved June 12, 2017.
  3. ^ Schneider, Gabe (November 27, 2017). "UC San Diego to Move to Division I Sports". The Triton. Retrieved January 31, 2018.
  4. ^ "Men's Basketball Postseason History" (PDF). UCSDTritons.com. University of California San Diego. Retrieved March 17, 2018.