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1994-95 Season

The 1994-95 UMass Minutemen men's basketball team represented the University of Massachusetts. The Head Coach was John Calipari. The team played its home games primarily in the Mullins Center in Amherst, Massachusetts, and was a member of the Atlantic 10 Conference.

The season represented the 86th season of basketball in the school's history.

  • Final Record: 29-5
  • Conference Record: 13-3 (First place)
  • A-10 Tournament: 3-0 (Won Championship)
  • Postseason: NCAA Tournament automatic bid, lost in the Elite Eight
RecordOverallA-10
All games29-513-3
Home11-16-1
Away9-26-2
Neutral9-21-0
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1993-94 1995-96

Notes

  • Reached our first-ever #1 ranking, with the AP Poll on 11/28 (Week 2).
  • Never slipped below #8 all season, making it the first season where we were always ranked in the Top 10.
  • Extended the Atlantic 10 record of consecutive regular season championships and tournament titles, each four in a row.
  • Reached the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight for the first time in school history.
  • Sixteen game win streak set a new school best. (Previous was 14 in 1991-92.)

Scoreboard

Game Record Rank Notes
Date Opponent Game Results High Scorer High Rebounder Overall A-10 UM Opp
Nov. 25 vs Arkansas W 104-80 Roe (34) Roe (13) 1-0 3 1 Starter Tip-Off Classic, at the Springfield Civic Center, Springfield MA. Lou Roe throws down a dunk on the opening possession and UM puts a hurt on the defending national champs.
Dec. 3 vs Kansas L 81-75 Roe (33) Roe (10) 1-1 1 7 Wooden Classic, at Arrowhead Pond, Anaheim CA
Dec. 7 Pittsburgh W 87-58 Roe & Williams (13 each) Roe (12) 2-1 5
Dec. 10 at Maryland W 85-74 Williams (18) Camby (11) 3-1 5 11 At Baltimore Arena, Baltimore MD
Dec. 14 Princeton W 88-67 Camby (30) Camby & Dingle (5 each) 4-1 5
Dec. 17 Western Kentucky W 91-72 Williams (21) Kellogg (6) 5-1 5
Jan. 3 West Virginia W 95-65 Padilla (17) Norville (11) 6-1 1-0 4 At the Springfield Civic Center, Springfield MA. UM goes into the half up 58-29, and cruises. UM blocks 20 shots, setting a new A-10 record.
Jan. 5 at St. Louis W 80-74 Roe (29) Roe (8) 7-1 4
Jan. 7 vs La Salle W 87-64 Kellogg (18) Camby (11) 8-1 4 At Atlantic City NJ
Jan. 10 at St. Bonaventure W 81-76 (OT) Camby (28) Camby (10) 9-1 2-0 1
Jan. 12 Rutgers W 85-68 Roe (17) Three with 6 each 10-1 3-0 1
Jan. 14 Pennsylvania W 93-60 Roe (23) Roe (10) 11-1 1 21
Jan. 19 at Rhode Island W 91-75 Camby (27) Roe (9) 12-1 4-0 1 At the Providence Civic Center
Jan. 21 Temple W 59-58 Williams (15) Camby (8) 13-1 5-0 1
Jan. 24 at Duquesne W 103-53 Camby (23) Travieso (9) 14-1 6-0 1
Jan. 27 at West Virginia W 97-94 (OT) Roe (25) Bright & Camby (8 each) 15-1 7-0 1 The 18-point rally game.
Jan. 30 St. Bonaventure W 79-62 Roe (21) Dingle & Roe (9 each) 16-1 8-0 1
Feb. 1 St. Joseph's W 74-62 Roe (19) Dingle (8) 17-1 9-0 1
Feb. 4 at George Washington L 78-75 Roe (21) Roe (12) 17-2 9-1 1
Feb. 11 at Southwestern Louisiana W 94-63 Bright (15) Roe (11) 18-2 4
Feb. 14 George Washington L 80-78 Roe (22) Roe (12) 18-3 9-2 5 First loss in Mullins Center.
Feb. 16 Duquesne W 73-56 Roe (20) Roe (9) 19-3 10-2 5
Feb. 19 vs Louisville W 91-76 Roe (21) Roe (8) 20-3 5 At the Worcester Centrum, Worcester MA
Feb. 23 at Temple L 72-63 Camby (25) Camby (13) 20-4 10-3 5
Feb. 25 at St. Joseph's W 77-58 Roe (24) Weeks (10) 21-4 11-3 5
Feb. 28 Rhode Island W 86-71 Camby (21) Dingle (10) 22-4 12-3 8
Mar. 3 at Rutgers W 77-62 Camby (12) Roe (10) 23-4 13-3 8 At The Palestra, Philadelphia PA. February 7 suspended game completion.
Mar. 5 vs Duquesne W 79-53 Roe (20) Bright & Roe (8 each) 24-4 8 A-10 Tournament Quarter-Final, Philadelphia PA
Mar. 6 vs St. Joseph's W 68-57 Bright & Padilla (12 each) Roe (11) 25-4 A-10 Tournament Semi-Final, Philadelphia PA
Mar. 9 Temple W 63-44 Kellogg & Travieso (14 each) Weeks (11) 26-4 A-10 Tournament Final, Amherst MA
Mar. 17 vs St. Peter's W 68-51 Camby (25) Camby (7) 27-4 7 NCAA Tournament First Round, Albany NY
Mar. 19 vs Stanford W 75-53 Roe (16) Roe (8) 28-4 7 NCAA Tournament Second Round, Albany NY
Mar. 24 vs Tulsa W 76-51 Camby (20) Camby & Roe (9 each) 29-4 7 NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen, E. Rutherford NJ
Mar. 26 vs Oklahoma State L 68-54 Travieso (11) Roe (7) 29-5 7 14 NCAA Tournament Elite Eight, E. Rutherford NJ

Statistics

Select stats per UMass media guide.

LeaderPPGRPGAPGFG%FT
Lou Roe16.58.11.7.532.706
Marcus Camby13.96.21.2.550.643
Donta Bright9.24.875??
Derek Kellogg8.23.23.9.401.825
Edgar Padilla7.11.83.0.409.773
Dana Dingle7.05.51.5.503.546

Roe ranked fifth in the Atlantic 10 in scoring, and second in rebounding. Marcus Camby ranked ninth in the A-10 in rebounding.

A-10 Lists & Honors

Post-Season
Lou Roe was named Atlantic 10 Player of the Year. (Last Minuteman to win the honor was Harper Williams in the 1991-92 season.) Marcus Camby and Lou Roe were named to the First Team, Donta Bright and Derek Kellogg to the Third Team. Kellogg was also named to the Academic Team.

Player of the Week
Lou Roe was named three times, on 12/3, 2/4, and 2/25. Marcus Camby was also named three times, on 12/17, 1/14, and 1/21.

Rookie of the Week
No Minuteman was named in any week.

Roster

This table is sortable. Click on any column header to sort.

#NameHeightWeightClassPos.HS / Prep / Hometown
4Bright, Donta6-6220Jr.FDunbar / Baltimore, MD
11Burks, Andre6-1180Fr.GIstrouma / Hargrave Military Academy / Baton Rouge, LA
21Camby, Marcus6-11220So.CHartford Public / Hartford, CT
40Cottrell, Ted6-9190Jr.C/FAnnapolis / Annapolis, MD
3Dingle, Dana6-6212Jr.FSt. Raymond's / Bronx, NY
5Germain, Jason6-1160Sr.GSouth Hadley / South Hadley, MA
14Kellogg, Derek6-2190Sr.GCathedral / Springfield, MA
33Meyer, Jeff7-2265Sr.CWausau East / Wausau, WI
50Norville, Inus6-8215Fr.F71st / Hargrave Military Academy / Fayetteville, NC
44Nuñez, Rigoberto6-7190Jr.FLawrence / Lawrence, MA
12Padilla, Edgar6-1175So.GSpringfield Central / Springfield, MA
15Roe, Lou6-7220Sr.FAtlantic City / Atlantic City, NJ
24Travieso, Carmelo6-2173So.GThayer Academy / Boston, MA
34Weeks, Tyrone6-7240So.FFranklin Learning Center / Philadelphia, PA
10Williams, Mike6-2180Sr.GWeaver / Maine Central Institute / Hartford, CT

Head Coach: John Calipari
Assistant Coaches: Bill Bayno, James Flint, John Robic

Team photo


Standing: Jason Germain, Tyrone Weeks, Rigoberto Nuñez, Marcus Camby, Jeff Meyer, Ted Cottrell, Inus Norville, Carmelo Travieso
Sitting: Dana Dingle, Mike Williams, Derek Kellogg, Lou Roe, Donta Bright, Edgar Padilla
(Cropped out of this photo: Andre Burks. Sorry, best version we have so far.)

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