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.