1994–95 UCLA Bruins men's basketball team

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1994–95 UCLA Bruins men's basketball
Pacific-10 Regular Season Champions
NCAA National Championship Game
vs. Arkansas, W, 89–78
Conference Pacific-10
Ranking
Coaches #1[1]
AP #1[1]
1994–95 record 32–1 (17–1 Pac-10)
Head coach Jim Harrick
Assistant coach Lorenzo Romar
Assistant coach Mark Gottfried
Assistant coach Steve Lavin
Home arena Pauley Pavilion
Seasons
« 1993–94 1995–96 »
1994–95 Pacific-10 Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#1 UCLA 17 1   .944     32 1   .970
Arizona 14 4   .778     24 7   .774
Arizona State 12 6   .667     24 9   .727
Oregon 11 7   .611     19 9   .679
Stanford 10 8   .556     20 9   .690
Washington State 10 8   .556     18 12   .600
Washington 6 12   .333     10 17   .370
Oregon State 6 12   .333     9 18   .333
USC 4 14   .222     9 19   .321
California1 0 18   .000     0 27   .000
As of November 23, 2011[2]; Rankings from AP Poll
1California forfeited all wins due to infractions.
Autographed ball by 1995 NCAA championship team

The 1994–95 UCLA Bruins men's basketball team won the 1995 National Championship by beating Arkansas 89–78 for the school's 11th title. It was the first title since the 1975 Championship and since the retirement of head coach John Wooden.

The team featured seniors Ed O'Bannon, Tyus Edney, and George Zidek; Ed's younger brother, Charles O'Bannon; and a pair of freshmen in Toby Bailey and J. R. Henderson (now known as J. R. Sakuragi). Little-used reserve Bob Myers is now general manager of the NBA's Golden State Warriors.

Roster[edit]

No. Position Year Player
4 United States G Jr Marquis Burns
5 United States G So Cameron Dollar
11 United States G Sr Tyus Edney
12 United States F/G Fr Toby Bailey
13 United States SF/SG So Charles O'Bannon
24 United States F So Bob Myers
25 Czech Republic C Sr George Zidek
No. Position Year Player
30 United States G/F Jr Kevin Dempsey
31 United States F Sr Ed O'Bannon
35 Nigeria C So Ike Nwankwo
50 United States C/F Fr Omm'A Givens
52 United States C/F Fr J. R. Henderson
54 United States F/G Fr Kris Johnson

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Schedule[edit]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
Exhibition Games
November, 1994* Pauley Pavilion • Los Angeles, CA      0–0
November, 1994* Pauley Pavilion • Los Angeles, CA      0–0
Regular Season
November 26, 1994* Cal State Northridge #6 Pauley Pavilion • Los Angeles, CA W 83–60    1–0
December 3, 1994* vs. #7 Kentucky #2 Arrowhead Pond of AnaheimAnaheim, CA
(John R. Wooden Classic)
W 82–81    2–0
December 10, 1994* Cal State Fullerton #2 Pauley Pavilion • Los Angeles, CA W 99–65    3–0
December 17, 1994* at Louisiana State #2 Pete Maravich Assembly CenterBaton Rouge, LA W 92–72    4–0
December 22, 1994* George Mason #2 Pauley Pavilion • Los Angeles, CA W 137–100    5–0
December 23, 1994* North Carolina #2 Pauley Pavilion • Los Angeles, CA W 88–80    6–0
January 5, 1995 at Oregon #2 McArthur CourtEugene, OR L 72–82    6–1 (0–1)
January 7, 1995 at Oregon State #6 Gill ColiseumCorvallis, OR W 87–78    7–1 (1–1)
January 12, 1995 Washington #6 Pauley Pavilion • Los Angeles, CA W 75–57    8–1 (2–1)
January 14, 1995 Washington State #6 Pauley Pavilion • Los Angeles, CA W 91–78    9–1 (3–1)
January 19, 1995 at #11 Arizona #4 McKale CenterTucson, AZ W 71–61    10–1 (4–1)
January 21, 1995 at #13 Arizona State #4 Wells Fargo ArenaTempe, AZ W 85–72    11–1 (5–1)
January 26, 1995 #17 Stanford #4 Pauley Pavilion • Los Angeles, CA W 77–74    12–1 (6–1)
January 28, 1995 California #4 Pauley Pavilion • Los Angeles, CA W 93–1001    13–1 (7–1)
February 2, 1995 at USC #7 Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena • Los Angeles, CA W 73–69    14–1 (8–1)
February 5, 1995* Notre Dame #7 Pauley Pavilion • Los Angeles, CA W 92–55    15–1 (8–1)
February 9, 1995 at Washington #6 Hec Edmundson PavilionSeattle, WA W 74–66    16–1 (9–1)
February 11, 1995 at Washington State #6 Beasley ColiseumPullman, WA W 98–83    17–1 (10–1)
February 16, 1995 #13 Arizona State #6 Pauley Pavilion • Los Angeles, CA W 82–77    18–1 (11–1)
February 18, 1995 #12 Arizona #6 Pauley Pavilion • Los Angeles, CA W 72–70    19–1 (12–1)
February 22, 1995 at #19 Stanford #2 Maples PavilionStanford, CA W 88–77    20–1 (13–1)
February 23, 1995 at California #2 Haas PavilionBerkeley, CA W 104–88    21–1 (14–1)
February 26, 1995* Duke #2 Pauley Pavilion • Los Angeles, CA W 100–77    22–1 (14–1)
March 1, 1995 USC #1 Pauley Pavilion • Los Angeles, CA W 85–66    23–1 (15–1)
March 5, 1995* at Louisville #1 Freedom HallLouisville, KY W 91–73    24–1 (15–1)
March 9, 1995 Oregon State #1 Pauley Pavilion • Los Angeles, CA W 86–67    25–1 (16–1)
March 11, 1995 #25 Oregon #1 Pauley Pavilion • Los Angeles, CA W 94–78    26–1 (17–1)
NCAA Tournament
March 17, 1995* vs. Florida International #1 BSU PavilionBoise, ID
(NCAA West Regional)
W 92–56    27–1
March 19, 1995* vs. #23 Missouri #1 BSU Pavilion • Boise, ID
(NCAA West Regional)
W 75–74    28–1
March 23, 1995* vs. #18 Mississippi State #1 Oakland ArenaOakland, CA
(NCAA West Regional Semifinals)
W 86–67    29–1
March 25, 1995* vs. #8 Connecticut #1 Oakland Arena • Oakland, CA
(NCAA West Regional Finals)
W 102–96    30–1
April 1, 1995* vs. #14 Oklahoma State #1 KingdomeSeattle, WA
(NCAA National Semifinals)
W 74–61    31–1
April 3, 1995* vs. #6 Arkansas #1 Kingdome • Seattle, WA
(NCAA Championship Game)
W 89–78    32–1
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. All times are in Pacific Time[4]
1California later forfeited the game..

Highlights[edit]

Ed O'Bannon, MOP of the 1995 Championship team
  • February 26, 1995 – Ed O'Bannon had 37 points in UCLA's win over Duke, 100–77 at Pauley Pavilion
  • March 19, 1995 – Tyus Edney scored a full-court dash basket for a win over Missouri with 4.8 seconds remaining in the second round game of the NCAA championship tournament[5]
  • April 3, 1995 – Ed O'Bannon scored 30 points and grabbed 17 rebounds and is named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player as the Bruins win the championship 89–78 over Arkansas.[6] Cameron Dollar played 36 minutes and contributed eight assists and four steals while filling in for an injured Edney, who did not return after leaving with 17:23 left in the first half.[7] The Bruins enjoyed the biggest lead 34–26 in the first half, but led only by a point at halftime 40–39.

Awards and honors[edit]

Team players drafted in the NBA[edit]

Year Round Pick Player NBA Team
1995 1 9 Ed O'Bannon New Jersey Nets
1995 1 22 George Zidek Charlotte Hornets
1995 2 18 Tyus Edney Sacramento Kings
1997 2 32 Charles O'Bannon Detroit Pistons
1998 2 45 Toby Bailey Los Angeles Lakers
1998 2 56 J.R. Henderson Vancouver Grizzlies

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "UCLA Bruins men's basketball history". Retrieved February 22, 2008. 
  2. ^ "2011-12 Men's Basketball Media Guide". Pacific 12 Conference. p. 68. Retrieved November 23, 2011. 
  3. ^ "UCLA Bruins 1994–95 roster". Archived from the original on November 13, 2007. Retrieved February 22, 2008. 
  4. ^ "1995 Bruins weren't flashy, just winners". Archived from the original on February 2, 2008. Retrieved February 23, 2008. 
  5. ^ Kawakami, Time (March 20, 1995). "A Happy Edneying for UCLA". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on March 9, 2011. 
  6. ^ Penner, Mike (April 4, 1995). "Sweetness in Seattle". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on March 9, 2011. 
  7. ^ Dufresne, Chris (April 4, 1995). "A Big Return From Dollar". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on March 9, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Final Four Most Outstanding Players". cbs.sportsline.com. Retrieved March 31, 2008. 
  9. ^ 1995 NBA Draft on databaseBasketball.com

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