1994–95 UCLA Bruins men's basketball team

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1994–95 UCLA Bruins men's basketball
NCAA National Champions
Pacific-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
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
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]

Note: Flags indicate national team eligibility at FIBA sanctioned events. Players may hold other non-FIBA nationality not displayed.

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

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Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
City, State
Exhibition Games
November 1994*
   0–0
Pauley Pavilion 
Los Angeles
November 1994*
   0–0
Pauley Pavilion 
Los Angeles
Regular Season
November 26, 1994*
No. 6 Cal State Northridge W 83–60  1–0
Pauley Pavilion 
Los Angeles
December 3, 1994*
No. 2 vs. No. 7 Kentucky
John R. Wooden Classic
W 82–81  2–0
Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim 
Anaheim, California
December 10, 1994*
No. 2 Cal State Fullerton W 99–65  3–0
Pauley Pavilion 
Los Angeles
December 17, 1994*
No. 2 at Louisiana State W 92–72  4–0
Pete Maravich Assembly Center 
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
December 22, 1994*
No. 2 George Mason W 137–100  5–0
Pauley Pavilion 
Los Angeles
December 23, 1994*
No. 2 North Carolina W 88–80  6–0
Pauley Pavilion 
Los Angeles
January 5, 1995
No. 2 at Oregon L 72–82  6–1
(0–1)
McArthur Court 
Eugene, Oregon
January 7, 1995
No. 6 at Oregon State W 87–78  7–1
(1–1)
Gill Coliseum 
Corvallis, Oregon
January 12, 1995
No. 6 Washington W 75–57  8–1
(2–1)
Pauley Pavilion 
Los Angeles
January 14, 1995
No. 6 Washington State W 91–78  9–1
(3–1)
Pauley Pavilion 
Los Angeles
January 19, 1995
No. 4 at No. 11 Arizona W 71–61  10–1
(4–1)
McKale Center 
Tucson, Arizona
January 21, 1995
No. 4 at No. 13 Arizona State W 85–72  11–1
(5–1)
Wells Fargo Arena 
Tempe, Arizona
January 26, 1995
No. 4 No. 17 Stanford W 77–74  12–1
(6–1)
Pauley Pavilion 
Los Angeles
January 28, 1995
No. 4 California W 93–1001  13–1
(7–1)
Pauley Pavilion 
Los Angeles
February 2, 1995
No. 7 at USC W 73–69  14–1
(8–1)
Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena 
Los Angeles
February 5, 1995*
No. 7 Notre Dame W 92–55  15–1
(8–1)
Pauley Pavilion 
Los Angeles
February 9, 1995
No. 6 at Washington W 74–66  16–1
(9–1)
Hec Edmundson Pavilion 
Seattle
February 11, 1995
No. 6 at Washington State W 98–83  17–1
(10–1)
Beasley Coliseum 
Pullman, Washington
February 16, 1995
No. 6 No. 13 Arizona State W 82–77  18–1
(11–1)
Pauley Pavilion 
Los Angeles
February 19, 1995
No. 6 No. 12 Arizona W 72–70  19–1
(12–1)
Pauley Pavilion 
Los Angeles
February 21, 1995
No. 2 at No. 19 Stanford W 88–77  20–1
(13–1)
Maples Pavilion 
Stanford, California
February 23, 1995
No. 2 at California W 104–88  21–1
(14–1)
Haas Pavilion 
Berkeley, California
February 26, 1995*
No. 2 Duke W 100–77  22–1
(14–1)
Pauley Pavilion 
Los Angeles
March 1, 1995
No. 1 USC W 85–66  23–1
(15–1)
Pauley Pavilion 
Los Angeles
March 5, 1995*
No. 1 at Louisville W 91–73  24–1
(15–1)
Freedom Hall 
Louisville, Kentucky
March 9, 1995
No. 1 Oregon State W 86–67  25–1
(16–1)
Pauley Pavilion 
Los Angeles
March 11, 1995
No. 1 No. 25 Oregon W 94–78  26–1
(17–1)
Pauley Pavilion 
Los Angeles
NCAA Tournament
March 17, 1995*
No. 1 (1) vs. No. (16) Florida International
NCAA West Regional
W 92–56  27–1
BSU Pavilion 
Boise, Idaho
March 19, 1995*
No. 1 (1) vs. No. 23 (8) Missouri
NCAA West Regional
W 75–74  28–1
BSU Pavilion 
Boise, Idaho
March 23, 1995*
No. 1 (1) vs. No. 18 (5) Mississippi State
NCAA West Regional Semifinals
W 86–67  29–1
Oakland Arena 
Oakland, California
March 25, 1995*
No. 1 (1) vs. No. 8 (2) Connecticut
NCAA West Regional Finals
W 102–96  30–1
Oakland Arena 
Oakland, California
April 1, 1995*
No. 1 (1) vs. No. 14 (4) Oklahoma State
NCAA National Semifinals
W 74–61  31–1
Kingdome 
Seattle
April 3, 1995*
No. 1 (1) vs. No. 6 (2) Arkansas
NCAA Championship Game
W 89–78  32–1
Kingdome 
Seattle
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
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" (PDF). Retrieved February 22, 2008. 
  2. ^ "2011-12 Men's Basketball Media Guide". Pacific-10 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, Tim (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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