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UC Irvine, led by league MVP Jerry Green, won the program’s first Big West Conference regular-season titles in 2001 and 2002.  The Anteaters have competed in the National Invitation Tournament four times (1982, 1986, 2001 and 2002) and advanced to four NCAA Division II regionals (1968, 1969, 1972 and 1975).

Kevin Magee is regarded by many as the best player in the program’s history, earning first team Associated Press All-America honors in 1981 and 1982 when he averaged 26.3 points and 12.3 rebounds.  His No. 44 is the only uniform number retired at UCI.

Scott Brooks, who played at UCI from 1985-87, was named NBA Coach of the Year with the Oklahoma City Thunder in 2010.  He played 11 seasons in the NBA, including 1994 with the NBA-champion Houston Rockets.

The Bill Mulligan-led Anteaters topped the nation in scoring (86.4) in 1980-81, and his teams defeated perennial national powers UNLV six times and UCLA twice during the 1980s.

 

All-Americans

 Conference Player of the Year

1972 – Phil Rhyne
1981 - Kevin Magee
1982 – Kevin Magee
1984 - Ben McDonald
1985 - Tod Murphy
1987 - Scott Brooks
1988 - Wayne Engelstad
2001 - Jerry Green
2002 – Jerry Green


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Defensive All-America

2013 - Will Davis II


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Freshmen All-America

2013 - Alex Young

1981 - Kevin Magee
1982 – Kevin Magee
1996 - Raimonds Miglinieks
2001 - Jerry Green
2002 – Jerry Green

Conference Coach of the Year

1986 - Bill Mulligan
1996 - Rod Baker
2001 – Pat Douglass

 

 

 
 
 

All-Time Coaches 

Danny Rogers, 1965-67
Dick Davis, 1967-69
Tim Tift, 1969-80
Bill Mulligan, 1980-91
Rod Baker, 1991-97
Pat Douglass, 1997-2010
Russell Turner 2010-Present

 

Complete UC Irvine Basketball History

Honors
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