1994–95 UCLA Bruins men's basketball team

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1994–95 UCLA Bruins men's basketball
NCAA Tournament National Champions
Pac-10 regular season champions
Conference Pacific-10
Ranking
Coaches No. 1[1]
AP No. 1[1]
1994–95 record 32–1 (17–1 Pac-10)
Head coach Jim Harrick (7th season)
Assistant coach Lorenzo Romar
Assistant coach Mark Gottfried
Assistant coach Steve Lavin
Home arena Pauley Pavilion
Seasons
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
#15 Arizona 14 4   .778     24 7   .774
#16 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 represented the University of California, Los Angeles in the 1994–95 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Bruins were led by Jim Harrick in his seventh season as head coach. They played their home games at the Pauley Pavilion as member of the Pac-10 Conference. They finished the season 32–1, 17–1 in Pac-10 play to win the regular season championship. They received the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament as the No. 1 seed in the West region. They defeated Florida International, Missouri, Mississippi State, and UConn to advance to the Final Four. There they defeated Oklahoma State and Arkansas to win the National Championship, marking 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]

1994–95 UCLA Bruins men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G 12 Toby Bailey 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr Los Angeles, California
G 4 Marquis Burns 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Jr
F 30 Kevin Dempsey 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Jr
G 5 Cameron Dollar 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
So Atlanta, Georgia
G 11 Tyus Edney (C) 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m) 195 lb (88 kg) Sr Gardena, California
C 50 Omm'A Givens 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Fr Frances, Washington
F 52 J.R. Henderson 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 226 lb (103 kg) Fr Bakersfield, California
F 54 Kris Johnson 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Fr Los Angeles, California
F 24 Bob Myers 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 230 lb (104 kg) So Danville, California
C 35 Ike Nwankwo 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 257 lb (117 kg) So Houston, Texas
F 13 Charles O'Bannon 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) So Bellflower, California
F 31 Ed O'Bannon (C) 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 222 lb (101 kg) Sr Los Angeles, California
C 25 George Zidek (C) 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Sr Gottwaldov, Czechoslovakia
Head coach

Jim Harrick (Morris Harvey College)

Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

Schedule[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Regular Season
November 26, 1994*
No. 6 Cal State Northridge W 83–60  1–0
Pauley Pavilion (9,102)
Los Angeles, CA
December 3, 1994*
No. 2 vs. No. 7 Kentucky
John R. Wooden Classic
W 82–81  2–0
Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim (18,307)
Anaheim, CA
December 10, 1994*
No. 2 Cal State Fullerton W 99–65  3–0
Pauley Pavilion (7,243)
Los Angeles, CA
December 17, 1994*
No. 2 at LSU W 92–72  4–0
Pete Maravich Assembly Center (14,551)
Baton Rouge, LA
December 22, 1994*
No. 2 George Mason W 137–100  5–0
Pauley Pavilion (10,072)
Los Angeles, CA
December 23, 1994*
No. 2 North Carolina W 88–80  6–0
Pauley Pavilion (12,075)
Los Angeles, CA
January 5, 1995
No. 2 at Oregon L 72–82  6–1
(0–1)
McArthur Court (10,086)
Eugene, OR
January 7, 1995
No. 6 at Oregon State W 87–78  7–1
(1–1)
Gill Coliseum (8,013)
Corvallis, OR
January 12, 1995
No. 6 Washington W 75–57  8–1
(2–1)
Pauley Pavilion (10,112)
Los Angeles, CA
January 14, 1995
No. 6 Washington State W 91–78  9–1
(3–1)
Pauley Pavilion (10,632)
Los Angeles, CA
January 19, 1995
No. 4 at No. 11 Arizona W 71–61  10–1
(4–1)
McKale Center (14,257)
Tucson, AZ
January 21, 1995
No. 4 at No. 13 Arizona State W 85–72  11–1
(5–1)
Wells Fargo Arena (13,987)
Tempe, AZ
January 26, 1995
No. 4 No. 17 Stanford W 77–74  12–1
(6–1)
Pauley Pavilion (11,783)
Los Angeles, CA
January 28, 1995
No. 4 California W 93–1001  13–1
(7–1)
Pauley Pavilion (12,203)
Los Angeles, CA
February 2, 1995
No. 7 at USC W 73–69  14–1
(8–1)
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena (7,273)
Los Angeles, CA
February 5, 1995*
No. 7 Notre Dame W 92–55  15–1
(8–1)
Pauley Pavilion (11,617)
Los Angeles, CA
February 9, 1995
No. 6 at Washington W 74–66  16–1
(9–1)
Hec Edmundson Pavilion (7,119)
Seattle, WA
February 11, 1995
No. 6 at Washington State W 98–83  17–1
(10–1)
Beasley Coliseum (11,463)
Pullman, WA
February 16, 1995
No. 6 No. 13 Arizona State W 82–77 OT 18–1
(11–1)
Pauley Pavilion (12,318)
Los Angeles, CA
February 19, 1995
No. 6 No. 12 Arizona W 72–70  19–1
(12–1)
Pauley Pavilion (12,653)
Los Angeles, CA
February 21, 1995
No. 2 at No. 19 Stanford W 88–77  20–1
(13–1)
Maples Pavilion (7,500)
Stanford, CA
February 23, 1995
No. 2 at California W 104–88  21–1
(14–1)
Haas Pavilion (6,578)
Berkeley, CA
February 26, 1995*
No. 2 Duke W 100–77  22–1
(14–1)
Pauley Pavilion (12,857)
Los Angeles, CA
March 1, 1995
No. 1 USC W 85–66  23–1
(15–1)
Pauley Pavilion (12,608)
Los Angeles, CA
March 5, 1995*
No. 1 at Louisville W 91–73  24–1
Freedom Hall (19,872)
Louisville, KY
March 9, 1995
No. 1 Oregon State W 86–67  25–1
(16–1)
Pauley Pavilion (12,682)
Los Angeles, CA
March 11, 1995
No. 1 No. 25 Oregon W 94–78  26–1
(17–1)
Pauley Pavilion (13,037)
Los Angeles, CA
NCAA Tournament
March 17, 1995*
No. 1 (1) vs. No. (16) Florida International
First Round
W 92–56  27–1
BSU Pavilion (11,863)
Boise, ID
March 19, 1995*
No. 1 (1) vs. No. 23 (8) Missouri
Second Round
W 75–74  28–1
BSU Pavilion (11,886)
Boise, ID
March 23, 1995*
No. 1 (1) vs. No. 18 (5) Mississippi State
Sweet Sixteen
W 86–67  29–1
Oakland Arena (14,399)
Oakland, CA
March 25, 1995*
No. 1 (1) vs. No. 8 (2) Connecticut
Elite Eight
W 102–96  30–1
Oakland Arena (14,399)
Oakland, CA
April 1, 1995*
No. 1 (1) vs. No. 14 (4) Oklahoma State
Final Four
W 74–61  31–1
Kingdome (38,540)
Seattle, WA
April 3, 1995*
No. 1 (1) vs. No. 6 (2) Arkansas
Championship Game
W 89–78  32–1
Kingdome (38,540)
Seattle, WA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Pacific Time[3]
1California later forfeited the game.

Source: [4][5]

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.[6]
  • 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.[7] 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.[8] 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
1 22 George Zidek Charlotte Hornets
2 18 Tyus Edney Sacramento Kings
1997 2 32 Charles O'Bannon Detroit Pistons
1998 2 45 Toby Bailey Los Angeles Lakers
2 56 J.R. Henderson Vancouver Grizzlies

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "UCLA Bruins men's basketball history" (PDF). Retrieved February 22, 2008. 
  2. ^ "2011-12 Men's Basketball Media Guide". Pacific-10 Conference. p. 68. Retrieved November 23, 2011. 
  3. ^ "1995 Bruins weren't flashy, just winners". Archived from the original on February 2, 2008. Retrieved February 23, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Season-By-Season Records" (PDF). UCLA Media Guide. UCLA Athletics. 
  5. ^ "Final 1995 Division Men's Basketball Statistics Report" (PDF). ncaa.org. 
  6. ^ Kawakami, Tim (March 20, 1995). "A Happy Edneying for UCLA". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on March 9, 2011. 
  7. ^ Penner, Mike (April 4, 1995). "Sweetness in Seattle". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on March 9, 2011. 
  8. ^ Dufresne, Chris (April 4, 1995). "A Big Return From Dollar". Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on March 9, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Final Four Most Outstanding Players". cbs.sportsline.com. Archived from the original on September 7, 2008. Retrieved March 31, 2008. 
  10. ^ 1995 NBA Draft on databaseBasketball.com Archived July 6, 2012, at the Wayback Machine.

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