1994–95 NCAA Division I men's basketball season

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The 1994–95 NCAA Division I men's basketball season concluded in the 64-team 1995 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament whose finals were held at the Kingdome in Seattle, Washington. The UCLA Bruins earned their eleventh national championship by defeating the Arkansas Razorbacks 89–78 on April 3, 1995. They were coached by Jim Harrick and the NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player was UCLA's Ed O'Bannon.

In the 32-team 1995 National Invitation Tournament, the Virginia Tech Hokies defeated the Marquette Warriors at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Following the season, the 1995 NCAA Men's Basketball All-American Consensus First team included Ed O'Bannon, Shawn Respert, Joe Smith, Jerry Stackhouse, and Damon Stoudamire.

Season headlines[edit]

Pre-season polls[edit]

The top 25 from the pre-season AP Poll.

Associated Press
Ranking Team
1 Arkansas
2 North Carolina
3 Massachusetts
4 Kentucky
5 Arizona
6 UCLA
7 Maryland
8 Duke
9 Indiana
10 Florida
11 Kansas
12 Syracuse
13 Cincinnati
14 Virginia
15 Georgetown
16 Michigan
17 Wisconsin
18 Alabama
19 Connecticut
20 Michigan State
21 Oklahoma State
22 Villanova
23 Georgia Tech
24 Wake Forest
25 Illinois

Conference membership changes[edit]

These schools joined new conferences for the 1994–95 season.

School Former conference New conference
Buffalo East Coast Conference Mid-Continent Conference
Cal Poly NCAA Division II American West Conference
Cal State Northridge NCAA Division I Independent American West Conference
Campbell Big South Conference Trans America Athletic Conference
Central Connecticut State East Coast Conference Mid-Continent Conference
Chicago State East Coast Conference Mid-Continent Conference
Cleveland State Mid-Continent Conference Midwestern Collegiate Conference
Evansville Midwestern Collegiate Conference Missouri Valley Conference
Green Bay Mid-Continent Conference Midwestern Collegiate Conference
Hofstra East Coast Conference North Atlantic Conference
Milwaukee Mid-Continent Conference Midwestern Collegiate Conference
Northeastern Illinois East Coast Conference Mid-Continent Conference
Northern Illinois Mid-Continent Conference Midwestern Collegiate Conference
Sacramento State NCAA Division I Independent American West Conference
Southern Utah NCAA Division I Independent American West Conference
Troy State East Coast Conference Mid-Continent Conference
UIC Mid-Continent Conference Midwestern Collegiate Conference
UMKC NCAA Division I Independent Mid-Continent Conference
Wright State Mid-Continent Conference Midwestern Collegiate Conference

Regular season[edit]

Conference winners and tournaments[edit]

30 conference seasons concluded with a single-elimination tournament, with only the Big Ten Conference, Ivy League and the Pac-10 Conference choosing not to conduct conference tournaments. Conference tournament winners, with the exception of the American West Conference received an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Conference Regular
Season Winner[1]
Conference
Player of the Year
Conference
Tournament
Tournament
Venue (City)
Tournament
Winner
American West Conference Southern Utah —— 1995 American West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Centrum Centre
St. George, Utah
Southern Utah
Atlantic 10 Conference UMass Lou Roe, UMass 1995 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament Mullins Center
(Amherst, Massachusetts)
UMass
Atlantic Coast Conference Maryland
North Carolina
Virginia
Wake Forest
Joe Smith, Maryland 1995 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament Greensboro Coliseum
(Greensboro, North Carolina)
Wake Forest
Big East Conference Connecticut Kerry Kittles, Villanova 1995 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament Madison Square Garden
(New York City, New York)
Villanova
Big Eight Conference Kansas Ryan Minor, Oklahoma
Bryant Reeves, Oklahoma State
1995 Big Eight Men's Basketball Tournament Kemper Arena
(Kansas City, Missouri)
Oklahoma State
Big Sky Conference Montana
Weber State
Ruben Nembhard, Weber State 1995 Big Sky Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Dee Events Center
(Ogden, Utah)
Weber State
Big South Conference UNC Greensboro Eric Burks, Charleston Southern 1995 Big South Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Vines Center
(Lynchburg, Virginia)
Charleston Southern
Big Ten Conference Purdue Shawn Respert, Michigan State No Tournament
Big West Conference Utah State Eric Franson, Utah State 1995 Big West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Thomas & Mack Center
(Paradise, Nevada)
Long Beach State
Colonial Athletic Association Old Dominion Petey Sessoms, Old Dominion 1995 CAA Men's Basketball Tournament Richmond Coliseum
(Richmond, Virginia)
Old Dominion
Great Midwest Conference Memphis Tom Kleinschmidt, DePaul 1995 Great Midwest Men's Basketball Tournament Bradley Center
(Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
Cincinnati
Ivy League Penn Matt Maloney, Penn No Tournament
Metro Conference Charlotte Jarvis Lang, Charlotte 1995 MAAC Men's Basketball Tournament Freedom Hall
(Louisville, Kentucky)
Louisville
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Manhattan Craig Wise, Canisius 1995 MAAC Men's Basketball Tournament Knickerbocker Arena
(Albany, New York)
Saint Peter's
Mid-American Conference Miami (OH) Gary Trent, Ohio 1995 MAC Men's Basketball Tournament Savage Hall
(Toledo, Ohio)
Ball State
Mid-Continent Conference Valparaiso David Redmon, Little Rock 1995 Mid-Continent Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Athletics–Recreation Center
(Valparaiso, Indiana)
Valparaiso
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Coppin State Stephen Stewart, Coppin State 1995 MEAC Men's Basketball Tournament Talmadge L. Hill Field House
(Baltimore, Maryland)
North Carolina A&T
Midwestern Collegiate Conference Xavier Sherell Ford, UIC 1995 MCC Men's Basketball Tournament Nutter Center
(Dayton, Ohio)
Green Bay
Missouri Valley Conference Tulsa Chris Carr, Southern Illinois 1995 Missouri Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Kiel Center
(St. Louis, Missouri)
Southern Illinois
North Atlantic Conference Drexel Malik Rose, Drexel 1995 North Atlantic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Daskalakis Athletic Center
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Drexel
Northeast Conference Rider Joe Griffin, Long Island 1995 Northeast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Alumni Gymnasium
(Lawrenceville, New Jersey)
Mount St. Mary's
Ohio Valley Conference Murray State
Tennessee State
Marcus Brown, Murray State 1995 Ohio Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Nashville Municipal Auditorium
(Nashville, Tennessee)
Murray State
Pacific-10 Conference UCLA Ed O'Bannon, UCLA
Damon Stoudamire, Arizona
No Tournament
Patriot League Bucknell
Colgate
Rob Feaster, Holy Cross 1995 Patriot League Men's Basketball Tournament Cotterell Court
(Hamilton, New York)
Colgate
Southeastern Conference Kentucky (East)
Arkansas (West)
Mississippi State (West)
Corliss Williamson, Arkansas 1995 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament Georgia Dome
(Atlanta, Georgia)
Kentucky
Southern Conference Marshall (North)
Chattanooga (South)
Frankie King, Western Carolina 1995 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Asheville Civic Center
(Asheville, North Carolina)
Chattanooga
Southland Conference Nicholls State Reggie Jackson, Nicholls State 1995 Southland Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Hirsch Memorial Coliseum
(Shreveport, Louisiana)
Nicholls State
Southwest Conference Texas
Texas Tech
Kurt Thomas, TCU 1995 Southwest Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Reunion Arena
(Dallas, Texas)
Texas
Southwestern Athletic Conference Texas Southern Kenny Sykes, Grambling State 1995 SWAC Men's Basketball Tournament Texas Southern
Sun Belt Conference Western Kentucky Chris Robinson, Western Kentucky 1995 Sun Belt Men's Basketball Tournament Barton Coliseum
(Little Rock, Arkansas)
Western Kentucky
Trans America Athletic Conference College of Charleston Kerry Blackshear, Stetson 1995 TAAC Men's Basketball Tournament UCF Arena
(Orlando, Florida)
FIU
West Coast Conference Santa Clara Steve Nash, Santa Clara 1995 West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Toso Pavilion
(Santa Clara, California)
Gonzaga
Western Athletic Conference Utah Keith Van Horn, Utah 1995 WAC Men's Basketball Tournament The Pit
(Albuquerque, New Mexico)
Utah

Statistical leaders[edit]

Points Per Game
Rebounds Per Game
Assists Per Game
Steals Per Game
Player School PPG Player School RPG Player School APG Player School SPG
Kurt Thomas TCU 28.9 Kurt Thomas TCU 14.6 Nelson Haggerty Baylor 10.1 Roderick Anderson Texas 3.4
Frankie King Western Carolina 26.5 Malik Rose Drexel 13.5 Curtis McCants George Mason 9.3 Greg Black Texas-Pan American 3.4
Kenny Sykes Grambling State 26.3 Gary Trent Ohio 12.8 Raimonds Miglinieks UC Irvine 8.4 Nate Langley George Mason 3.3
Sherell Ford UIC 26.2 Dan Callahan Northeastern 12.6 Eric Snow Michigan State 7.8 Ray Washington Nicholls State 3.0
Tim Roberts Southern 26.2 Tim Duncan Wake Forest 12.5 Jacque Vaughn Kansas 7.7 Clarence Ceasar LSU 3.0
Blocked Shots Per Game
Field Goal Percentage
Three-Point FG Percentage
Free Throw Percentage
Player School BPG Player School FG% Player School 3FG% Player School FT%
Keith Closs Central Connecticut 5.3 Shane Kline-Ruminsky Bowling Green .683 Chris Westlake Green Bay .500 Gregg Bibb Tennessee Tech .906
Theo Ratliff Wyoming 5.1 George Spain Davidson .671 Jeremy Lake Montana .484 Scott Hartzell UNC Greensboro .898
Adonal Foyle Colgate 4.9 Rasheed Wallace North Carolina .654 Dion Cross Stanford .479 Marcus Brown Murray State .896
Pascal Fleury UMBC 4.6 Erick Dampier Mississippi State .640 Shawn Respert Michigan State .474 Keith Cornett Texas-Arlington .886
Lorenzo Coleman Tennessee Tech 4.5 Alexander Koul George Washington .632 Rob Wooster St. Francis (PA) .471 Arlando Johnson Eastern Kentucky .885

Post-Season Tournaments[edit]

NCAA Tournament[edit]

Final Four – Kingdome, Seattle, Washington[edit]

National Semifinals National Championship Game
      
E4 Oklahoma State 61
W1 UCLA 74
W1 UCLA 89
M2 Arkansas 78
SE2 North Carolina 68
M2 Arkansas 75

National Invitation Tournament[edit]

Semifinals & Finals[edit]

Semifinals Finals
      
  Virginia Tech 71
  Canisius 59
  Virginia Tech 65
  Marquette 64
  Marquette 81
  Penn State 79
  • Third Place - Penn State 66, Canisius 62


Award winners[edit]

Consensus All-American teams[edit]

[2]

Consensus First Team
Player Position Class Team
Ed O'Bannon F Senior UCLA
Shawn Respert G Senior Michigan State
Joe Smith F/C Sophomore Maryland
Jerry Stackhouse F/G Sophomore North Carolina
Damon Stoudamire G Senior Arizona


Consensus Second Team
Player Position Class Team
Randolph Childress G Senior Wake Forest
Kerry Kittles G Junior Villanova
Lou Roe F Senior Massachusetts
Rasheed Wallace C Sophomore North Carolina
Corliss Williamson F Junior Arkansas

Major player of the year awards[edit]

Major freshman of the year awards[edit]

  • USBWA Freshman of the Year: No Award Given

Major coach of the year awards[edit]

Other major awards[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2001 NCAA Men's Basketball Record Book – Conferences Section" (PDF). NCAA. 2001. Retrieved February 4, 2009.
  2. ^ NCAA Record Book - DIVISION I CONSENSUS ALL-AMERICA SELECTIONS p.6