UC Irvine Anteaters basketball

UC Irvine Anteaters basketball history

University of California, Irvine (Irvine, CA)
Donald Bren Events Center, aka The Bren
Big West Conference

Current head coach: Russell Turner (2010-)

  • Assoc. HC: Ryan Badrtalei (2009-)
  • Asst: Michael Wilder (2016-)
  • Asst: Alex Young (2019-)
  • DBA: Sean O’Donnell (2021-)

Post-Season:

  • National Championships:  0
  • Final Four Appearances:  0
  • Sweet Sixteen Appearances:  0
  • NCAA Tournament Appearances:  2  (2015, 2019)
  • NCAAT Overall Record:  1-2
  • NIT Championships:  0
  • NIT Appearances:  6  (1982, 1986, 2001, 2002, 2014, 2017)
  • NIT Overall Record:  2-6
  • CIT Championships:  0  (Runner-up in 2016)
  • CIT Appearances:  2  (2013, 2016)
  • CIT Overall Record:  4-2
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Appearances:  4  (1968, 1969, 1972, 1975)
  • NCAA Division II Tournament Overall Record:  2-6

Conference Titles (PCAA/Big West):

Award Winners:




UC Irvine head coaches:

Coach Tenure Record Conf. Titles NCAA Apps. Nat. Champ
Russell Turner 2010-Pres 242-158 5 2 0
Pat Douglass 1997-2010 197-191 2 0 0
Rod Baker 1991-97 52-116 0 0 0
Bill Mulligan 1980-91 163-156 0 0 0
Tim Tift 1969-80 145-148 0 2^ 0
Dick Davis 1967-69 39-17 0 2^ 0
Danny Rogers 1965-67 30-22 0 0 0

Key: Conf. Titles= Regular Season only, NCAA Apps= NCAA Tournament Appearances, Nat. Champ= NCAA Tournament Champions



^ These tournament appearances came when the UC Irvine program was at the Division II level; UCI moved up to Division I prior to the 1977-78 season

NOTE: Overall program records on this page do not include anything later vacated by the NCAA.

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