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Mens Basketball
Support the Men’s Basketball program on UCI Giving Day!

In 2023-24, your Anteaters completed their eleventh-straight winning season under Coach Turner at 24-10 and earned another Big West Conference regular season title!

Over the summer, UC Irvine went to Taiwan to compete in the 42nd William Jones Cup to play the likes of Qatar, United Arab Emirates, Japan, Korea, Chinese Taipei-B, Iran, Chinese Taipei-A, and the Philippines over a nine-day span. The Anteaters went undefeated to win the gold medal, the first for the United States since 2006 and the first collegiate team to win the medal since 1983 when Hawai’i won. Crockrell II was named to the All-Tournament team and has the Tournament MVP.

With Giving Day upon us, the Anteaters need your support as we strive to continue to give our student-athletes a world-class experience that allows them to compete for and win championships. Thank you in advance for your support as every gift directly impacts our program and championship culture that is UCI Men’s Basketball.

Men's Basketball History of Success

  • 2023 Big West Regular Season Champions
  • The Anteaters upset a nationally ranked opponent on the road for the second consecutive year, toppling No. 16 USC this season after No. 21 Oregon last season.
  • In a 10-year span, UC Irvine has won eight Big West championships
  • Two Big West Tournament Championship titles (2015, 2019)
  • UCI made its second NCAA Tournament appearance and won its first NCAA Tournament game in 2019
  • UCI has made seven postseason appearances under the helm of Russell Turner, advancing to the NIT in 2023
  • In 2022-23, UCI has earned its 13th 20-win season in program history, eighth under Turner
  • The Anteaters have 10-straight winning seasons
  • Coach Turner is the winningest coach in UCI history and fourth most in the Big West 
  • UC Irvine received votes in Associated Press Top 25 poll as well as being named the National Team of the Week by reporter Andy Katz and NCAA March Madness in 2022-23. 
  • UCI retired Scott Brooks jersey #12 in 2020 to honor the legendary player and NBA coach
  • Nine All-Americans

Together we Zot! 

Donor Map
Rank State Gifts
1 CA 52
2 VA 2
3 MA 1
Last But Not Least!
Congratulations to Tse-Wen Chen, a current student, whose gift to Solar Car Engineering Student Group won the Last But Not Least Challenge! With your gift Tse-Wen, $1000 in bonus funds will be awarded to Solar Car Engineering, thanks to the generous support of UCI Foundation trustees Gary and Melanie Singer!
Rip 'em Eaters Challenge
Thanks to a generous commitment from UCI Foundation trustees Mark & Kathleen Santora, the top-5 UCI Athletics programs with the largest growth in donors over last year's Giving Day will share a bonus prize of $10,000!
Rank Prize Program % +/- Goal
1 $3,500 Eater Nation Fund +57.14% 11
goal: 7
2 $2,000 Anteater Band & Spirit Squad +53.12% 49
goal: 32
3 $1,750 Mens Volleyball +46.22% 174
goal: 119
4 $1,500 Mens Water Polo +17.65% 40
goal: 34
5 $1,250 Womens Tennis +6.25% 17
goal: 16
Men's Basketball Don Riggs and Holly Ackman 50 Gift Challenge
Thanks to a generous gift from Don Riggs and Holly Ackman, when the Men's Basketball program reaches 25 gifts, the team will unlock $5,000. At the 50 gift mark, another $5,000 will be unlocked!
50 / 50 Gifts
Anteater Athletics - Most Dollars Raised
Let's see which team reigns supreme this Giving Day! Most dollars raised gets bragging rights!
Rank Department Raised
1 Mens Volleyball $120,733.00
2 Mens Basketball $63,108.00
3 Baseball $45,974.10
4 Mens Soccer $43,000.00
5 Womens Basketball $36,882.00
Anteater Athletics - Most Gifts Received
Let's see which team reigns supreme this Giving Day. Most gifts receives bragging rights!
Rank Department Gifts
1 Mens Volleyball 174
2 Mens Soccer 117
3 Baseball 96
4 Womens Basketball 78
5 Mens Basketball 60
Men's Basketball Liz & Russ Turner $10,000 Match
Double your impact! All gifts to the UCI Men's Basketball program will be matched 1:1 by Coach Turner and wife Liz up to $10,000.
$10,000 MATCHED
Parent Power Hour 25 gift Challenge
Power Hour? How about a power 15-minutes?! Congratulations to our UCI Parent and Family community for coming together in record time to unlock $10,000 in support for Campus Organizations and Volunteer Programs! Keep the momentum going and support some of our outstanding matches and challenges below!
25 / 25 Gifts
1965 Challenge
Congratulations to Hilary Lapks! Your gift to Men's Volleyball just unlocked $1,965 in bonus funds for the program!
1,965 / 1,965 Gifts
Early Bird Challenge
Congratulations to Darcy Wilson-Jones (LGBT Resource Center), Katy Young (School of the Arts/Dance), Charlton Lee (Social Sciences Student Awards) and Rick Emerling (UCI Retirees Association Scholarships), for winning our Early Bird Challenge! $500 in bonus funds will be added to each of these funds in your honor!
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