1995–96 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team

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1995–96 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball
A blue block M with maize-colored borders and the word Michigan across the middle.
1996 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, Midwest #7 Seed, First Round (Vacated)
Conference Big Ten Conference
1995–96 record 1-10 (21-11 unadjusted) (1-8 Big Ten)
Head coach Steve Fisher
Assistant coach Brian Dutcher
Assistant coach Jay Smith
Assistant coach Scott Trost
MVP Maurice Taylor
Captain Dugan Fife
Home arena Crisler Arena
Seasons
« 1994–95 1996–97 »
1995–96 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#4 Purdue 15 3   .833     26 6   .813
Indiana 13 5   .722     20 11   .645
#18 Penn State 12 6   .667     21 7   .750
#21 Iowa 12 6   .667     24 8   .750
Minnesota 11 7   .611     20 10   .667
Wisconsin 9 9   .500     18 14   .563
Michigan State 9 9   .500     16 16   .500
Illinois 7 11   .389     18 13   .581
Ohio State 5 13   .278     12 15   .444
Northwestern 4 14   .222     9 18   .333
Michigan 1 8   .111     1 10   .091
Rankings from AP Poll
*Michigan: 20 Games vacated due to sanctions against the program; 1 NCAA Tourn. vacated
*Minnesota: 2 NIT vacated due to sanctions against the program
Disputed records: Michigan-(21-11)(10-8); Minnesota-(19-13)(10-8)

The 1995–96 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team represented the University of Michigan in intercollegiate college basketball during the 1995–96 season. The team played its home games in the Crisler Arena in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and was a member of the Big Ten Conference. Under the direction of head coach Steve Fisher, the team finished fifth in the Big Ten Conference.[1] The team earned an invitation to the 1996 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament as a number seven seed where it was eliminated in the first round.[2] The team was ranked for thirteen of the eighteen weeks of Associated Press Top Twenty-Five Poll, starting the season ranked seventh, peaking at number sixteen and ending unranked,[3] and it also ended the season unranked in the final USA Today/CNN Poll.[4] The team had a 3–7 record against ranked opponents, including the following victories: December 9, 1995 against #18 Duke 88–84 at home, January 9, 1996 against #21 Illinois 83–68 at home, 1/21 #14 Penn State 67–66 at home.[5]

Dugan Fife served as team captain, while Maurice Taylor earned team MVP honors.[6] The team's leading scorers were Maurice Taylor (447 points), Louis Bullock (432 points), and Maceo Boston (375 points). The leading rebounders were Maurice Taylor (223), Maceo Baston (211) and Albert White (150).[7]

Baston posted a single-season field goal percentage of 68.16%, surpassing his own school record 67.42% set the prior year and establishing the current single-season record.[8]

In the 64-team 1996 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, the team earned a number seven seed but was eliminated in the first round Midwest region game by the number ten-seeded Texas Longhorns 80–76 at the Bradley Center, ending the team's season on March 15, 1996.[5]

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 Final 
AP Poll[3] 17 16 24 22 18 17 19 21 23 20 16 20 23


Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

Four players from this team were selected in the NBA Draft.[9][10][11]

Year Round Pick Overall Player NBA Club
1997 1 14 14 Maurice Taylor Los Angeles Clippers
1998 1 6 6 Robert Traylor Dallas Mavericks
1998 2 29 58 Maceo Baston Chicago Bulls
1999 2 13 42 Louis Bullock Minnesota Timberwolves

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Big Ten Basketball 2009-10 Media Guide". CBS Interactive. p. 69. Retrieved 2010-09-14. 
  2. ^ "NCAA Tournament History". University of Michigan. 2010. p. 3. Retrieved 2010-09-14. 
  3. ^ a b "Division I Records". National Collegiate Athletic Association. pp. 68–83. Retrieved 2010-08-28. 
  4. ^ "Division I Records". National Collegiate Athletic Association. p. 87. Retrieved 2010-08-28. 
  5. ^ a b "Through The Years". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. p. 46. Retrieved 2010-09-21. 
  6. ^ "All-Time Accolades". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. pp. 9–10. Retrieved 2010-09-14. 
  7. ^ "Men's Basketball Statistic Archive Query Page". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. Retrieved September 22, 2010. 
  8. ^ "All-Time Records". MGoBlue.com. CBS Interactive. p. 10. Retrieved 2010-09-09. 
  9. ^ "1997 NBA Draft". Basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2014-04-25. 
  10. ^ "1998 NBA Draft". Basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2014-04-25. 
  11. ^ "1999 NBA Draft". Basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2014-04-25.