1995-96 UMass Minutemen Basketball Team
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1995%E2%80%9396 UMass Minutemen Basketball Team
1995-96 UMass Minutemen men's basketball
Atlantic 10 Regular Season Champions
Atlantic 10 Tournament champions
NCAA Tournament, Final Four
ConferenceAtlantic 10 Conference
Ranking
CoachesNo. 2
APNo. 1
1995-96 record35-2 (partially vacated) (15-1 A-10)
Head coach
Assistant coaches
Home arenaWilliam D. Mullins Memorial Center
Seasons
← 1994-95
1996-97 →
1995-96 Atlantic 10 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
No. 1 UMass + 15 1   .938     35 2   .946
Temple 12 4   .750     20 13   .606
Saint Joseph's 9 7   .563     19 13   .594
Rhode Island 8 8   .500     20 14   .588
St. Bonaventure 4 12   .250     10 18   .357
Fordham 2 14   .125     4 23   .148
West
No. 22 Virginia Tech 13 3   .813     23 6   .793
George Washington 13 3   .813     21 8   .724
Xavier 8 8   .500     13 15   .464
Dayton 6 10   .375     15 14   .517
Duquesne 3 13   .188     9 18   .333
La Salle 3 13   .188     6 24   .200
+ 1996 Atlantic 10 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 1995-96 UMass Minutemen basketball team represented the University of Massachusetts Amherst during the 1995-96 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Minutemen, led by eighth year head coach John Calipari, played their home games at William D. Mullins Memorial Center and were members of the Atlantic 10 Conference. They finished the season 35-2, 15-1 in A-10 play to finish in first place. The Minutemen won the A-10 Conference Tournament by beating Temple in the finals. They were awarded a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. The Minutemen advanced to the Final Four, losing to eventual National Champion, Kentucky.

On May 8, 1997, the NCAA Executive Committee voted to negate the Minutemen's 1996 NCAA Tournament record, for Marcus Camby's acceptance of agents' improper gifts.[1] The 35-2 record was reduced to 31-1, and the UMass slot in the Final Four is officially marked as "vacated." The Final Four trophy, banner and 45% of tournament revenue were returned to the NCAA. Camby reimbursed the school for the $151,617 in lost revenue.

Roster

Schedule

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Non-conference regular season
*

W   1-0
 (15,454)
*

W   2-0
 (16,302)
*

W   3-0
 (16,358)
*
W   4-0
 (9,493)
*

W   5-0
 (9,493)
*
W   6-0
 (9,493)
*

W   7-0
 (13,452)
*

W   8-0
 (8,871)
*

W   9-0
 (7,856)
*

W   10-0
 (8,530)
*

W   11-0
 (13,557)
Atlantic 10 regular season

W   12-0
(1-0)
 (9,493)

W  OT 13-0
(2-0)
 (3,200)

W   14-0
(3-0)
 (6,000)

W   15-0
(4-0)
 (9,493)

W   16-0
(5-0)
 (6,119)
*
W  OT 17-0
 (6,798)

W   18-0
(6-0)
 (9,493)

W   19-0
(7-0)
 (9,493)

W   20-0
(8-0)
 (3,900)

W  OT 21-0
(9-0)
 (10,118)

W   22-0
(10-0)
 (9,695)

W   23-0
(11-0)
 (9,493)

W   24-0
(12-0)
 (9,493)

W   25-0
(13-0)
 (10,052)

W   26-0
(14-0)
 (13,106)

L   26-1
(14-1)
 (9,493)

W  OT 27-1
(15-1)
 (9,493)
*
W   28-1
 (20,076)
Atlantic 10 Tournament


W   29-1
 (N/A)


W   30-1
 (N/A)


W   31-1
 (8,727)
NCAA Tournament
*

W   32-1*
 (11,931)
*

W   33-1*
 (11,931)
*

W   34-1*
 (34,614)
*

W   35-1*
 (32,328)
*

L   35-2*
 (19,229)
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses. E=East.
All times are in Eastern Time.

Rankings

Ranking movements
Legend: Increase in ranking. Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ? = Tied with team above or below. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 Final
AP 7 7 5 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 Not released
Coaches 7 7 6 3 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1 2

[8]

Awards and honors

Team players in the 1996 NBA Draft

Round Pick Player NBA Club
1 2 Marcus Camby Toronto Raptors

[9]

References

  1. ^ "Marcus Camby lookback: The NCAA rewrites UMass history, erases Final Four appearance". masslive.com. Retrieved .
  2. ^ "UMass Topples No. 1-Ranked Kentucky". New York Times. November 29, 1995. Retrieved 2021.
  3. ^ "Camby Sparks UMass Victory". New York Times. December 7, 1995. Retrieved 2021.
  4. ^ "No. 1 UMass is Unbeaten No More". Deseret News. February 25, 1996. Retrieved 2021.
  5. ^ "Coach insists UMass underdog". UPI Archives. March 22, 1996. Retrieved 2021.
  6. ^ "Kentucky, UMass roar into rematch Minutemen streak past Hoyas, 86-62". New York Daily News. March 24, 1996. Retrieved 2021.
  7. ^ "Kentucky Holds Off Never-Say-Die UMass". New York Times. March 31, 1996. Retrieved 2021.
  8. ^ ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia: The Complete History of the Men's Game. Random House. 2009. p. 1042-1043. ISBN 0-345-51392-4.
  9. ^ "1996 NBA Draft". Basketball-reference.com. Retrieved 2021.

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