1995–96 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball team
|1995–96 Michigan Wolverines men's basketball|
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|
|Home arena||Crisler Arena|
|1995–96 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings|
|#18 Penn State||12||–||6||.667||21||–||7||.750|
|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. 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. 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, and it also ended the season unranked in the final USA Today/CNN Poll. 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.
Dugan Fife served as team captain, while Maurice Taylor earned team MVP honors. 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).
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.
Team players drafted into the NBA
|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|
- 1996 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament
- List of vacated and forfeited games in college basketball
- University of Michigan basketball scandal
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