1993–94 Arkansas Razorbacks men's basketball team

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1993–94 Arkansas Razorbacks men's basketball
Arkansas Razorbacks logo.svg
National Champions
1994 NCAA Final Four
NCAA Tournament Midwest Regional Champions
SEC Regular Season Champions
SEC West Division Champions
National Championship vs. Duke, W, 76–72
Conference Southeastern Conference
Division West
Ranking
Coaches No. 1
AP No. 2
1993–94 record 31–3 (14–2 SEC)
Head coach Nolan Richardson
Assistant coach Nolan Richardson III
Assistant coach Mike Anderson
Assistant coach Scott Whittle
Home arena Bud Walton Arena
Seasons

The 1993–94 Arkansas Razorbacks men's basketball team represented the University of Arkansas. The Head Coach was Nolan Richardson. The team played its home games in the Bud Walton Arena, and was a member of the Southeastern Conference. Thanks to Scotty Thurman's high arching three point shot with less than a minute to play in the national championship game, the team won the 1994 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament. It was the first national championship in school history. Thurman's shot is known as the "Shot heard 'round Arkansas", and is considered one of the greatest plays in Arkansas Razorbacks sports history.

NCAA tournament[edit]

  • First Round
    • Arkansas 94, North Carolina A&T 79
  • Second Round
  • Sweet Sixteen
    • Arkansas 103, Tulsa 84
  • Elite Eight
    • Arkansas 76, Michigan 68
  • Final Four
    • Arkansas 91, Arizona 82[1]
  • National Finals

Awards and honors[edit]

Team players drafted into the NBA[edit]

Year Round Pick Player NBA Team
1995 1 13 Corliss Williamson Sacramento Kings
1996 2 58 Darnell Robinson Dallas Mavericks

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Roster[edit]

Jr. G Corey Beck 6'2" 210 lbs. Memphis, TN.

Jr. F Ray Biggers 6'8" 215 lbs. Houston, TX.

Sr. F Ken Biley 6'6" 210 lbs. Pine Bluff, AR.

Sr. G Roger Crawford 6'4" 185 lbs. Birmingham, AL.

Jr. G Alex Dillard 6'1" 175 lbs. Bessemer, AL.

Fr. G John Engskov 6'3" 180 lbs. Berryville, AR.

Jr. F Elmer Martin 6'8" 225 lbs. Memphis, TN.

Jr. G Clint McDaniel 6'4" 190 lbs. Tulsa, OK.

So. G Reggie Merritt 6'1" 170 lbs. Little Rock, AR.

Jr. G Davor Rimac 6'7" 205 lbs. Zagreb, Croatia

Fr. C Darnell Robinson 6'11" 245 lbs. Oakland, CA.

Jr. C Dwight Stewart 6'9" 270 lbs. Memphis, TN.

So. F Scotty Thurman 6'6" 195 lbs. Ruston, LA.

So. F Corliss Williamson 6'7" 245 lbs. Russellville, AR.

Fr. C Lee Wilson 6'11" 235 lbs. Waco, TX.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://www.databasesports.com/ncaab/tourney.htm?yr=1994
  2. ^ "Final Four Most Outstanding Players". cbs.sportsline.com. Archived from the original on 7 September 2008. Retrieved 31 March 2008. 
  3. ^ "1995 NBA Draft on Basketballreference.com". Archived from the original on 2009-07-30. Retrieved 2009-07-28. 
  4. ^ "Corey Beck." www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved January 25, 2014.
  5. ^ "Clint McDaniel." www.basketball-reference.com. Retrieved January 25, 2014.