1995–96 Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team

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1995–96 Michigan State Spartans men's basketball
Michigan State Spartans script.svg
NIT, Second round
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
1995–96 record16–16 (9–9 Big Ten)
Head coachTom Izzo (1st season)
Assistant coaches
Captains
Home arenaBreslin Center
Seasons
1995–96 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 4 Purdue 15 3   .833     26 6   .813
Indiana 13 5   .722     20 11   .645
No. 18 Penn State 12 6   .667     21 7   .750
No. 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 State Spartans men's basketball team represented Michigan State University in the 1995–96 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The team played their home games at Breslin Center in East Lansing, Michigan and were members of the Big Ten Conference. They were coached by Tom Izzo in his first year as head coach after 11 years as an assistant coach. The Spartans finished the season with a record of 16–16, 9–9 in Big Ten play. They received a bid to the National Invitation Tournament where they defeated Washington before losing to Fresno State in the second round.

The season marked the last time to date that Michigan State did not have a winning record.

Previous season[edit]

The Spartans finished the 1994–95 season with an overall record of 22–6, 14–4 in second place in the Big Ten. Michigan State received an at-large bid as a No. 3 seed to the NCAA Tournament and lost in the First Round to Weber State.

Roster and statistics[edit]

1995–96 Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team
Name Class Pos Height Summary
Damion Beathea SR F 6'7" 5.9 Pts, 3.1 Reb, 1.0 Ast
Quinton Brooks SR F 6'7" 16.3 Pts, 5.6 Reb, 0.6 Ast
Jamie Feick SR C 6'9" 10.1 Pts, 9.5 Reb, 2.3 Ast
Jon Garavaglia JR F 6'9" 5.1 Pts, 4.5 Reb, 1.1 Ast
David Hart SR G 6'4" 0.0 Pts, 0.3 Reb, 0.5 Ast
Thomas Kelley SO G 6'2" 5.1 Pts, 2.2 Reb, 3.6 Ast
Jason Klein FR G 6'7" 2.1 Pts, 1.1 Reb, 0.3 Ast
Anthony Mull JR G 6'4" 2.8 Pts, 1.0 Reb, 0.3 Ast
Steve Nicodemus SR G 6'4" 0.7 Pts, 0.4 Reb, 0.1 Ast
Morris Peterson FR F 6'7" 0.5 Pts, 0.8 Reb, 0.5 Ast
Steve Polonowski JR F 6'9" 0.5 Pts, 0.6 Reb, 0.1 Ast
Mike Respert JR G 5'11" 2.4 Pts, 0.5 Reb, 0.8 Ast
Antonio Smith FR F 6'8" 4.3 Pts, 4.0 Reb, 0.4 Ast
Ray Weathers JR G 6'3" 9.7 Pts, 3.0 Reb, 2.3 Ast
[1]

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
city, state
Non-conference regular season
Nov 20, 1995*
at Chaminade
Maui Invitational Tournament
W 69–66  1–0
Lahaina Civic Center 
Maui, HI
Nov 21, 1995*
vs. No. 20 North Carolina
Maui Invitational Tournament semifinals
L 70–92  1–1
Lahaina Civic Center 
Maui, HI
Nov 22, 1995*
Santa Clara
Maui Invitational Tournament third place game
L 71–77  1–2
Lahaina Civic Center 
Maui, HI
Nov 28, 1995*
at No. 25 Arkansas
Great Eight
W 75–72  2–2
The Palace of Auburn Hills 
Auburn Hills, MI
Dec 2, 1995*
at No. 18 Louisville L 59–79  2–3
Freedom Hall 
Louisville, KY
Dec 6, 1995*
Evansville W 67–63  3–3
Breslin Center 
East Lansing, MI
Dec 10, 1995*
Detroit Mercy L 61–63  3–4
Breslin Center 
East Lansing, MI
Dec 16, 1995*
at Kansas State W 67–64  4–4
Bramlage Coliseum 
Manhattan, KS
Dec 18, 1995*
at Oklahoma State L 57–68  4–5
Gallagher-Iba Arena 
Stillwater, OK
Dec 21, 1995*
East Tennessee State W 63–57  5–5
Breslin Center 
East Lansing, MI
Dec 29, 1995*
Central Michigan
Oldsmobile Spartan Classic
L 62–69  5–6
Breslin Center 
East Lansing, MI
Dec 30, 1995*
Idaho State
Oldsmobile Spartan Classic
W 68–55  6–6
Breslin Center 
East Lansing, MI
Big Ten regular season
Jan 4, 1996
Indiana W 65–60  7–6
(1–0)
Breslin Center 
East Lansing, MI
Jan 6, 1996
at No. 13 Illinois W 68–58  8–6
(–0)
Assembly Hall 
Champaign, IL
Jan 13, 1996
at No. 23 Michigan
Rivalry
L 54–76  8–7
(2–1)
Breslin Center 
East Lansing, MI
Jan 17, 1996
at Wisconsin L 48–61  8–8
(2–2)
Kohl Center 
Madison, WI
Jan 20, 1996
No. 16 Iowa W 62–60  9–8
(3–2)
Breslin Center 
East Lansing, MI
Jan 24, 1996
Northwestern W 68–54  10–8
(4–2)
Breslin Center 
East Lansing, MI
Jan 27, 1996
at Minnesota W 68–54  11–8
(5–2)
Williams Arena 
Minneapolis, MN
Jan 31, 1996
No. 10 Penn State W 61–58  12–8
(6–2)
Breslin Center 
East Lansing, MI
Feb 3, 1996
at No. 17 Purdue L 51–56  12–9
(6–3)
Mackey Arena 
West Lafayette, IN
Feb 7, 1996
Ohio State W 55–41  13–9
(7–3)
Breslin Center 
East Lansing, MI
Feb 10, 1996
at No. 10 Penn State L 50–54  13–10
(7–4)
Rec Hall 
University Park, PA
Feb 14, 1996
Minnesota L 63–64  13–11
(7–5)
Breslin Center 
East Lansing, MI
Feb 17, 1996
at Northwestern W 75–57  14–11
(8–5)
Welsh-Ryan Arena 
Evanston, IL
Feb 21, 1996
at No. 18 Iowa L 47–83  14–12
(8–6)
Carver-Hawkeye Arena 
Iowa City, IA
Feb 24, 1996
Wisconsin L 52–73  14–13
(8–7)
Breslin Center 
East Lansing, MI
Feb 27, 1996
at Michigan
Rivalry
L 46–75  14–14
(8–8)
Crisler Arena 
Ann Arbor, MI
Mar 6, 1996
Illinois W 77–67  15–14
(9–8)
Breslin Center 
East Lansing, MI
Mar 10, 1996
at Indiana L 53–57  15–15
(9–9)
Assembly Hall 
Bloomington, IN
NIT
Mar 12, 1996*
Washington
first round
W 64–50  16–15
Breslin Center 
East Lansing, MI
Mar 19, 1996*
at Fresno State
second round
L 63–68  16–16
Selland Arena 
Fresno, CA
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll, (#) denotes seed within region. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time
Source[2].

References[edit]

  1. ^ "1995-96 Michigan State Spartans Roster and Stats | College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com". College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-07-09.
  2. ^ "1995-96 Michigan State Spartans Schedule and Results | College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com". College Basketball at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved 2018-07-09.