1995–96 UCLA Bruins men's basketball team

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1995–96 UCLA Bruins men's basketball
Pacific-10 Regular Season Champions
NCAA Tournament, First round
Conference Pacific-10
Ranking
Coaches No. 19[1]
AP No. 14[1]
1995–96 record 23–8 (16–2 Pac-10)
Head coach Jim Harrick
Assistant coach Lorenzo Romar
Assistant coach Steve Lavin
Assistant coach Greg White
Home arena Pauley Pavilion
Seasons
1995–96 Pacific-10 Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#14 UCLA 16 2   .889     23 8   .742
Arizona 14 4   .778     27 6   .818
Stanford 12 6   .667     21 8   .724
Washington State 9 9   .500     18 11   .621
Washington 9 9   .500     16 12   .571
Oregon 9 9   .500     16 13   .552
USC 6 12   .333     13 17   .433
Arizona State 6 12   .333     11 16   .407
Oregon State 4 14   .222     6 21   .222
California1 2 16   .111     2 26   .071
As of November 23, 2011; Rankings from AP Poll
1California forfeited games due to infractions.

The 1995–96 UCLA Bruins men's basketball team represented the University of California, Los Angeles in the 1995–96 NCAA Division I men's basketball season as Defending National Champions from 1995, but bookended the season with two disappointing losses. While ranked #4, one loss was in the Maui Classic to a Santa Clara team led by then obscure guard Steve Nash. The team finished 1st in the conference. The Bruins competed in the 1996 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, flopping in a spectacular upset to the unranked Princeton Tigers in the round of 64. This was the final season for head coach Jim Harrick, a national championship coach who was fired over a transgression where he lied about two current players attending an expensive recruiting dinner at Monty's Steakhouse.

Roster[edit]

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

No. Position Player
3 United States G Harold Sylvester
5 United States G Cameron Dollar
12 United States F/G Toby Bailey
13 United States SF/SG Charles O'Bannon
20 United States G Brandon Loyd
24 United States F Bob Myers
No. Position Player
30 United States G/F Kevin Dempsey
34 United States C Jelani McCoy
35 United States 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 Opponent Location Result Overall Conf.
Exhibition Games
November 12, 1995 Pauley Pavilion
0–0
0–0
November 14, 1995 Pauley Pavilion
0–0
0–0
Regular season
November 20, 1995 Santa Clara Lahaina Civic Center1 L 78–69
0–1
0–0
November 21, 1995 Wisconsin Lahaina Civic Center1 W 68–57
1–1
0–0
November 22, 1995 Vanderbilt Lahaina Civic Center1 L 75–71
1–2
0–0
November 28, 1995 Cal State Fullerton W 79–63
2–2
0–0
December 2, 1995 Kansas Arrowhead Pond of Anaheim2 L 85–70
2–3
0–0
December 9, 1995 Maryland W 73–63
3–3
0–0
December 18, 1995 Stephen F. Austin W 109–88
4–3
0–0
December 20, 1995 Notre Dame W 83–58
5–3
0–0
December 23, 1995 UNLV W 89–82
6–3
0–0
December 30, 1995 San Francisco W 93–58
7–3
0–0
January 4, 1996 Washington State Beasley Coliseum W 78–73
8–3
1–0
January 6, 1996 Washington Hec Edmundson Pavilion W 78–70
9–3
2–0
January 11, 1996 Stanford Pauley Pavilion W 64–56
10–3
3–0
January 13, 1996 California Pauley Pavilion W 93–73
11–3
4–0
January 18, 1996 Arizona State University Activity Center W 87–73
12–3
5–0
January 20, 1996 Arizona McKale Center L 88–79
12–4
5–1
January 24, 1996 USC Pauley Pavilion W 99–72
13–4
6–1
January 27, 1996 Louisville Pauley Pavilion L 78–76
13–5
6–1
February 1, 1996 Oregon Pauley Pavilion W 85–78
14–5
7–1
February 3, 1996 Oregon State Pauley Pavilion W 69–60
15–5
8–1
February 8, 1996 California Haas Pavilion W 73–65
16–5
9–1
February 10, 1996 Stanford Maples Pavilion L 67–66
16–6
9–2
February 15, 1996 Arizona Pauley Pavilion W 76–75
17–6
10–2
February 17, 1996 Arizona State Pauley Pavilion W 87–70
18–6
11–2
February 22, 1996 USC Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena W 61–59
19–6
12–2
February 25, 1996 Duke Cameron Indoor Stadium L 85–66
19–7
12–2
February 29, 1996 Oregon State Gill Coliseum W 68–66
20–7
13–2
March 2, 1996 Oregon McArthur Court W 77–71
21–7
14–2
March 7, 1996 Washington Pauley Pavilion W 91–88
22–7
15–2
March 9, 1996 Washington State Pauley Pavilion W 82–71
23–7
16–2
NCAA Tournament
March 14, 1996 Princeton Hoosier Dome L 43–41
23–8
16–2
*Conference games in green.
1Maui Invitational Tournament – UCLA finished 6th out of 8 teams.
2John R. Wooden Classic

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "UCLA Bruins men's basketball history" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-02-22. 
  2. ^ "UCLA Bruins 1995–96 roster". Archived from the original on 4 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-22. 

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