The First UCI Men’s Basketball Game: December 1, 1965 January 28, 2013Posted by ucisca in Anteaters, Athletics, Early UCI Campus, Photographs, School spirit, Student Life, University Archives, Zot!.
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It’s basketball season! The very first UCI basketball game was held over 47 years ago in December, 1965. The Anteaters played the Highlanders of UC Riverside in Campus Hall (now Crawford Hall), where Chancellor Dan Aldrich and UCR Chancellor Ivan Hinderaker tipped off to begin the game. The ‘Eaters went on to win the game with a score of 85 to 71! ZOT ZOT!
Good luck to the men as they play Cal Poly this Wednesday January 30th, and to the women as they play Pacific on Thursday January 31st!