The UC Riverside Highlanders men's basketball team represents the University of California, Riverside in Riverside, California, United States. The school's team currently competes in the Big West Conference. The squad is currently led by head coach David Patrick , who replaced Dennis Cutts when the latter was fired from UC Riverside on January 1, 2018. The Highlanders play their home games at the Student Recreation Center Arena. The program had its greatest success as a Division II program, making it to three Final Fours and the national title game in 1995.
The UC Riverside Student Recreation Center is available to UCR students for physical fitness, sport activities and general recreational use. The Student Recreation Center Arena (SRC Arena) is located in the building. It is home to the UC Riverside Highlanders men's basketball, women's basketball and women's volleyball teams.
The Student Recreation Center Arena (SRC Arena) is located in the building. It seats up to 3,168 people and is home to the UC Riverside Highlanders men's basketball, UC Riverside Highlanders women's basketball and UC Riverside Highlanders women's volleyball teams. The arena offers full locker rooms for the teams.