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 +====== 1995-96 Season ======
 +The 1995-96 UMass Minutemen men's basketball team represented the University of Massachusetts. The Head Coach was [[calipari_john|John Calipari]]. The team played its home games primarily in the [[Mullins Center]] in Amherst, Massachusetts,​ and was a member of the [[atlantic_10|Atlantic 10 Conference]].
 +
 +The season represented the 87th season of basketball in the school'​s history.
 +
 +  * **Final Record:** 35-2 Overall (revised later to 31-1)((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. ​ 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.))
 +  * **Conference Record:** 15-1 (first, East Division)
 +  * **A-10 Tournament:​** Champions, 3-0
 +  * **Postseason:​** NCAA Tournament Final Four, 4-1((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. ​ 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.))
 +
 +^  Previous Season ​ ^  Next Season ​ ^
 +|  [[season_1994-95|1994-95]] ​ |  [[season_1996-97|1996-97]] ​ |
 +
 +===== Notes =====
 +  *UMass was ranked in the Top 7 in the Associated Press Poll all season, and spent much of it ranked #​1.((http://​www.sports-reference.com/​cbb/​seasons/​1996-polls.html))
 +  *All 10 home games were sellouts (9,493 capacity).
 +  *The [[Atlantic 10]] membership changed for this season. ​ [[opponent_rutgers|Rutgers]] and [[opponent_west_virginia|West Virginia]] left for the Big East.  Newcomers: [[opponent_dayton|Dayton]],​ [[opponent_fordham|Fordham]],​ [[opponent_la_salle|La Salle]], [[opponent_virginia_tech|Virginia Tech]], [[opponent_xavier|Xavier]].
 +  *[[camby_marcus|Marcus Camby]] missed 4 games after collapsing at [[opponent_st_bonaventure|St. Bonaventure]],​ but UM still went 4-0 without him.
 +
 +===== UMass records and firsts =====
 +{{ http://​umasshoops.com/​media/​pics/​1995-96/​final_four_banners.gif?​nolink|Final Four banners}}
 +These marks were set at the time, although some may have since been surpassed.
 +
 +  *Longest win streak in a season: 26 games. ​ 26 also ranked first in Atlantic 10 history.
 +  *Most wins in a season: 35 games (previous high was 30 in [[season_1991-92|1991-92]]). ​ 35 also ranked first in Atlantic 10 history.
 +  *Win percentage of .946 (35-2 record) was second-highest in program history (perfect 12-0 record in 1933-34).
 +  *Most Atlantic 10 conference wins in a season: 15.  15 was tied for 7th-most in Atlantic 10 history.
 +  *Most Atlantic 10 conference road wins: 8.
 +  *Atlantic 10 conference game win streak (single season): 14.  14 also ranked third in Atlantic 10 history.
 +  *Most weeks ranked at #1 (in AP poll): 10.((http://​www.sports-reference.com/​cbb/​seasons/​1996-polls.html))
 +  *Fifth-consecutive Atlantic 10 Regular Season Championship.
 +  *Fifth-consecutive Atlantic 10 Tournament Championship.
 +  *Just the third team in NCAA history to win 5 straight conference regular season and tournament championships.((NC State and Kentucky were the others))
 +  *First NCAA Tournament Final Four.
 +  *Marcus Camby recorded his third-straight season of 100+ blocks, making him just the second player (LSU's [[wp>​Shaquille_O'​Neal|Shaquille O'​Neal]]) to swat 100 or more shots in each of his first three seasons.
 +  *During the season, Donta Bright had a streak of 40 straight free throws made.
 +
 +===== Scoreboard =====
 +^   ​Game ​  ​^^^^^ ​  ​Record ​  ​^^ ​  ​Rank ​  ​^^ ​  ​Notes ​  ​^ ​
 +^   ​Date ​  ​^ ​  ​Opponent ​  ​^ ​  Game Results ​  ​^ ​  High Scorer ​  ​^ ​  High Rebounder ​  ​^ ​  ​Overall ​  ​^ ​  ​A-10 ​  ​^ ​  ​UM ​  ​^ ​  ​Opp ​  ​^ ​  ::: ​  ^
 +|  11/28  |  vs [[opponent_kentucky|Kentucky]] ​ |  @#​ddffdd:​[[http://​umasshoops.com/​games/​1995-96/​1128kentucky/​|W 92-82]] ​ |  Camby (32)  |  Camby (9)  |  1-0  |  --  |  5  |  1  |DirecTV Great 8, at [[wp>​The_Palace_of_Auburn_Hills|The Palace of Auburn Hills]], Auburn Hills MI.  UM defeats a #1-ranked team for third straight season. ​ UM also gets first-ever win against Kentucky, and first-ever win against teams coached by [[pitino_rick|Rick Pitino]], former UM point guard. ​ UM starters play 168 of 200 minutes, reserves take 0 shots.|
 +|  12/2  |  vs [[opponent_maryland|Maryland]] ​ |  @#​ddffdd:​[[http://​umasshoops.com/​games/​1995-96/​1202maryland/​|W 50-47]] ​ |  Bright & Camby (14 each)  |  Bright (10)  |  2-0  |  --  |  5  |  19  |Franklin Bank Classic First-round,​ at Landover, MD.  UM uses 21-5 advantage on the offensive glass to secure the win in a neutral court game, but partisan Maryland crowd.|
 +|  12/3  |  vs [[opponent_florida|Florida]] ​ |  @#​ddffdd:​[[http://​umasshoops.com/​games/​1995-96/​1203florida/​|W 80-58]] ​ |  Camby (30)  |  Dingle (12)  |  3-0  |  --  |  5  |  --  |Franklin Bank Classic Final, at Landover, MD.  UM shoots 50% from the floor and kills the Gators on the glass, 44-26.|
 +|  12/6  |  [[opponent_wake_forest|Wake Forest]] ​ |  @#​ddffdd:​[[http://​umasshoops.com/​games/​1995-96/​1206wakeforest/​|W 60-46]] ​ |  Bright (22)  |  Dingle (10)  |  4-0  |  --  |  3  |  10  |Camby gets the better of [[wp>​Tim_Duncan|Duncan]] in the widely-anticipated battle of college hoop's best big men, but neither shoot well (Camby 6-19, Duncan 4-18). ​ Wake hits just 15 FGs all night.|
 +|  12/9  |  vs [[opponent_boston_college|Boston College]] ​ |  @#​ddffdd:​[[http://​umasshoops.com/​games/​1995-96/​12091995.htm|W 65-57]] ​ |  Bright (24)  |  Dingle (11)  |  5-0  |  --  |  3  |  --  |The NYNEX [[wp>​Commonwealth_Classic|Commonwealth Classic]], at the [[wp>​TD_Garden|Fleet Center]], Boston MA.  Fans brave a snowstorm and pack "the new Garden"​ as UM and BC renew their rivalry. ​ UM comes back from 13-point deficit. ​ Bright shoots 9-12 from the floor. ​ Dingle picks up 3rd straight double-figure rebounding game.  Camby sets new UM high with 225 career blocks.|
 +|  12/12  |  [[opponent_unc_wilmington|UNC-Wilmington]] ​ |  @#​ddffdd:​[[http://​umasshoops.com/​games/​1995-96/​1212uncw/​|W 77-51]] ​ |  E. Padilla (17)  |  Travieso & Weeks (6 each)  |  6-0  |  --  |  3  |  --  |UM cruises in their only "​easy"​ non-conference game of the season. ​ Camby limited to 18 minutes with mild groin strain, guards take over (Padilla 17 points, Travieso 14).|
 +|  12/22  |  vs [[opponent_georgia_tech|Georgia Tech]] ​ |  @#​ddffdd:​[[http://​umasshoops.com/​games/​1995-96/​1222gatech/​|W 75-67]] ​ |  Camby (18)  |  Camby & Dingle (9 each)  |  7-0  |  --  |  2  |  21  |The Jimmy V Classic, at [[wp>​Izod_Center|Brendan Byrne Arena]], E. Rutherford NJ.  UM starters score 70, all in double-figures. ​ Stephon Marbury scores 18 for GA Tech.  Premonition from Tech coach Bobby Cremins: "They will be there at the end of the season."​|
 +|  12/28  |  vs [[opponent_nc_state|NC State]] ​ |  @#​ddffdd:​[[http://​umasshoops.com/​games/​1995-96/​1228ncstate/​|W 78-67]] ​ |  Camby (19)  |  Camby & Dingle (8 each)  |  8-0  |  --  |  1  |  --  |Rainbow Classic First Round, at Honolulu, HI.  UM gets another ACC win as they out-score the Wolfpack 47-33 in the second half.|
 +|  12/29  |  vs [[opponent_usc|Southern Cal]]  |  @#​ddffdd:​[[http://​umasshoops.com/​games/​1995-96/​12291995.htm|W 78-63]] ​ |  E. Padilla (19)  |  Dingle (13)  |  9-0  |  --  |  1  |  --  |Rainbow Classic Semi-Final, at Honolulu, HI.  Camby suffers a knee injury just two minutes into the game, but Padilla & Travieso step up (19 & 16 respectively).|
 +|  12/30  |  vs [[opponent_syracuse|Syracuse]] ​ |  @#​ddffdd:​[[http://​umasshoops.com/​games/​1995-96/​12301995.htm|W 65-47]] ​ |  Camby (20)  |  Camby (11)  |  10-0  |  --  |  1  |  13  |Rainbow Classic Championship,​ at Honolulu, HI.  UM outscores Syracuse 41-22 in second half.  Camby comes off bench, returning from minor knee injury. ​ 24 turnovers kills Syracuse'​s chances. ​ SU's [[wp>​John_Wallace_(basketball)|John Wallace]] goes for 22 & 12, but rest of team struggles.|
 +|  1/4  |  vs [[opponent_memphis|Memphis]] ​ |  @#​ddffdd:​[[http://​umasshoops.com/​games/​1995-96/​0104memphis/​|W 64-61]] ​ |  Camby (23)  |  Camby (7)  |  11-0  |  --  |  1  |  3  |Atlantic 10 / Conference USA Challenge, at the [[wp>​DCU_Center|Worcester Centrum]], Worcester MA.  Post-season feel as #1 battles #3, both previously unbeaten. ​ Free throws huge as Mass hits 20 to just 5 for Memphis. ​ Mass starters play 180 of 200 minutes.|
 +|  1/6  |  [[opponent_dayton|Dayton]] ​ |  @#​ddffdd:​[[http://​umasshoops.com/​games/​1995-96/​01061996.htm|W 78-58]] ​ |  @#​FFFFB7:​Camby (38)  |  Camby (11)  |  12-0  |  1-0  |  1  |  --  |Dayton'​s first A-10 conference game is a huge one for Camby, scoring a career-high 38 on 13-27 FGs, 12-17 FTs.|
 +|  1/10  |  at [[opponent_saint_josephs_pa|St. Joseph'​s]] ​ |  @#​ddffdd:​[[http://​umasshoops.com/​games/​1995-96/​01101996.htm|W 94-89 (OT)]] ​ |  Camby (34)  |  Dingle (10)  |  13-0  |  2-0  |  1  |  --  |Hawks push Minutemen to overtime, but UM holds on to remain unbeaten. ​ All UM starters in double-figures,​ just 2 bench points on 1 shot.|
 +|  1/14  |  at [[opponent_st_bonaventure|St. Bonaventure]] ​ |  @#​ddffdd:​[[http://​umasshoops.com/​games/​1995-96/​01141996.htm|W 65-52]] ​ |  Dingle (17)  |  Weeks (12)  |  14-0  |  3-0  |  1  |  --  |Camby collapses prior to the game, Calipari accompanies him to hospital, [[flint_bruiser|Bruiser Flint]] coaches UM to win over struggling Bonnies. ​ Weeks goes for 15 & 12 off bench in Camby'​s abscence.|
 +|  1/17  |  [[opponent_rhode_island|Rhode Island]] ​ |  @#​ddffdd:​[[http://​umasshoops.com/​games/​1995-96/​01171996.htm|W 77-71]] ​ |  Bright (32)  |  Bright (9)  |  15-0  |  4-0  |  1  |  --  |Bright goes 9-19 from field, but 14-14 from line.((14 FTs without a miss tied an Atlantic 10 record for all games, not just conference games.)) ​ Huge disparity in FTs: URI 16-18, UM 32-46.|
 +|  1/20  |  at [[opponent_duquesne|Duquesne]] ​ |  @#​ddffdd:​[[game19960120_duquesne|W 93-89]] ​ |  Travieso (33)  |  Weeks (9)  |  16-0  |  5-0  |  1  |  --  |Travieso on fire, hitting 7-8 from 3, and 11-13 from field overall. ​ UM shoots 9-12 from 3 as a team.  Dingle adds 24 points. ​ Edgar Padilla steals 7.|
 +|  1/23  |  at [[opponent_pittsburgh|Pittsburgh]] ​ |  @#​ddffdd:​[[http://​umasshoops.com/​games/​1995-96/​0123pitt/​|W 79-71 (OT)]] ​ |  Travieso (27)  |  Dingle (9)  |  17-0  |  --  |  1  |  --  |UM stays in the Steel City and picks up another road win.  UM out-scores Pitt 13-5 in the extra frame. ​ Bright 26 points, Edgar Padilla 13 points & 10 assists.|
 +|  1/27  |  [[opponent_st_bonaventure|St. Bonaventure]] ​ |  @#​ddffdd:​[[game19960127_st_bonaventure|W 72-47]] ​ |  Camby (19)  |  Camby (7)  |  18-0  |  6-0  |  1  |  --  |Camby gets medical clearance to return, leads all scorers in 26 minutes of action, and blocks a career-high 9 shots in the process. ​ FGs: UM 53%, SBU 28%.|
 +|  1/30  |  [[opponent_fordham|Fordham]] ​ |  @#​ddffdd:​[[http://​umasshoops.com/​games/​1995-96/​0130fordham/​|W 80-50]] ​ |  Camby (24)  |  Dingle (7)  |  19-0  |  7-0  |  1  |  --  |Fordham'​s first A-10 game against UM goes nowhere, as the UM defense holds them to 32% shooting. ​ Near double-double for Edgar Padilla (10 assists, 9 points). ​ Camby'​s 24 points come in just 24 minutes of action.|
 +|  2/1  |  at [[opponent_temple|Temple]] ​ |  @#​ddffdd:​[[http://​umasshoops.com/​games/​1995-96/​0201temple/​|W 59-35]] ​ |  Travieso (16)  |  Dingle & Weeks (7 each)  |  20-0  |  8-0  |  1  |  --  |Temple held to just 20.6% FGs, helped in part by 12 UM blocks, including a record-tying 9 from Camby. ​ Temple 0-16 from 3 overall, and just 12 first-half points. ​ Media talks undefeated regular season.|
 +|  2/4  |  at [[opponent_xavier|Xavier]] ​ |  @#​ddffdd:​[[http://​umasshoops.com/​games/​1995-96/​02041996.htm|W 78-74 (OT)]] ​ |  Camby (26)  |  Weeks (13)  |  21-0  |  9-0  |  1  |  --  |UM shoots just 38% FG, and 59% FT, but hauls in 48 rebounds to hold off Xavier. ​ X misses 3 shots at end of regulation. ​ Camby 26-11-5. ​ 10th straight OT win for UM.  UM is nation'​s last unbeaten.|
 +|  2/6  |  at [[opponent_fordham|Fordham]] ​ |  @#​ddffdd:​[[http://​umasshoops.com/​games/​1995-96/​0206fordham/​|W 73-47]] ​ |  Camby (26)  |  Dingle (8)  |  22-0  |  10-0  |  1  |  --  |Game played at [[wp>​Madison_Square_Garden|Madison Square Garden]]. ​ Fordham'​s alternate home court doesn'​t help, as UM uses 20-2 run to put game away.  UM steals 15 from Rams, and forces them into 24 turnovers.|
 +|  2/11  |  [[opponent_temple|Temple]] ​ |  @#​ddffdd:​[[http://​umasshoops.com/​games/​1995-96/​02111996.htm|W 84-55]] ​ |  Travieso (26)  |  Dingle (8)  |  23-0  |  11-0  |  1  |  --  |Temple cold again, 32% FG overall, 24% from 3.  All UM starters in double-figures,​ led by Travieso'​s 9-12 shooting, including 8-11 from 3.|
 +|  2/15  |  [[opponent_la_salle|La Salle]] ​ |  @#​ddffdd:​[[game19960215_la_salle|W 70-53]] ​ |  Camby (26)  |  Camby (15)  |  24-0  |  12-0  |  1  |  --  |Camby, Bright, Dingle combine for 55 points and 30 rebounds.|
 +|  2/17  |  at [[opponent_virginia_tech|Virginia Tech]] ​ |  @#​ddffdd:​[[game19960217_virginia_tech|W 74-58]] ​ |  Camby (31)  |  Camby (10)  |  25-0  |  13-0  |  1  |  10  |UM secures another Top 10 win.  Minutemen shoot 56% from the floor, 62% from 2-point territory, and wins the glass 34-20.|
 +|  2/20  |  at [[opponent_rhode_island|Rhode Island]] ​ |  @#​ddffdd:​[[http://​umasshoops.com/​games/​1995-96/​0220rhody/​|W 74-69]] ​ |  Camby (25)  |  Camby (13)  |  26-0  |  14-0  |  1  |  --  |Game at [[wp>​Dunkin'​_Donuts_Center|Providence Civic Center]]. ​ Both teams shoot 25-60 from the floor, but UM hits 21-26 at the line to just 15-26 for Rhody. ​ Another double-double for Camby, plus 5 blocks.|
 +|  2/24  |  [[opponent_george_washington|George Washington]] ​ |  @#​ffdddd:​[[http://​umasshoops.com/​games/​1995-96/​0224gw/​|L 86-76]] ​ |  Travieso (23)  |  Dingle (8)  |  26-1  |  14-1  |  1  |  --  |GW plays the spoiler for the second straight year.  GW takes crowd out of it with a 47-30 halftime edge.  GW shoots 51% from the floor, and gets a huge disparity at the line: 29-38 to just 12-19 for UM.  Calipari ejected for first time in career.|
 +|  2/28  |  [[opponent_saint_josephs_pa|St. Joseph'​s]] ​ |  @#​ddffdd:​[[game19960228_saint_josephs|W 68-66 (OT)]] ​ |  Camby (21)  |  Bright & Camby (15 each)  |  27-1  |  15-1  |  2  |  --  |UM struggles in shooting, 34% FG, 53% FT, and 0-6 from 3.  UM's 57-30 rebounding edge saves the day.  Cottrell, Giddel Padilla, Nunez get the start on Senior Night.|
 +|  3/2  |  at [[opponent_louisville|Louisville]] ​ |  @#​ddffdd:​[[http://​umasshoops.com/​games/​1995-96/​0302louisville/​|W 62-59]] ​ |  Camby (23)  |  Dingle (15)  |  28-1  |  --  |  2  |  21  |UM closes out the regular season with a Top 25 road win.  Starting frontcourt takes 39 of team's 52 shots. ​ UM's 12-13 from the line proves key.|
 +|  3/7  |  vs [[opponent_st_bonaventure|St. Bonaventure]] ​ |  @#​ddffdd:​[[http://​umasshoops.com/​games/​1995-96/​03071996.htm|W 69-56]] ​ |  Travieso (21)  |  Camby & Dingle (9 each)  |  29-1  |  --  |  2  |  --  |Atlantic 10 Tournament Quarterfinal,​ at the [[wp>​Philadelphia_Civic_Center|Philadelphia Civic Center]]. ​ Sloppy game as both teams have 21 turnovers, but UM out-shoots Bona 52% to 34%, and out-rebounds 39-25.|
 +|  3/8  |  vs [[opponent_george_washington|George Washington]] ​ |  @#​ddffdd:​[[http://​umasshoops.com/​games/​1995-96/​03081996.htm|W 74-65]] ​ |  Bright & Camby (19 each)  |  Camby (9)  |  30-1  |  --  |  2  |  --  |Atlantic 10 Tournament Semifinal, at the [[wp>​Philadelphia_Civic_Center|Philadelphia Civic Center]]. ​ UM trailed in second-half,​ but fought back to avenge season'​s lone loss.|
 +|  3/9  |  vs [[opponent_temple|Temple]] ​ |  @#​ddffdd:​[[http://​umasshoops.com/​games/​1995-96/​0309temple/​|W 75-61]] ​ |  Travieso (21)  |  Camby (6)  |  31-1  |  --  |  2  |  --  |Atlantic 10 Tournament Final, at the [[wp>​Philadelphia_Civic_Center|Philadelphia Civic Center]]. ​ Temple zone defense holds Camby to just 8 shots, but it opens up the 3 for UM, and Minutemen hit 10, including 7 from Travieso. ​ UM wraps up 5th straight league regular season and tournament titles.|
 +|  3/14  |  vs [[opponent_central_florida|Central Florida]] ​ |  @#​ddffdd:​[[game19960314_central_florida|W 92-70]]((Win marked as "​vacated"​ by NCAA)) ​ |  Travieso (21)  |  @#​FFFFB7:​Camby (17)  |  32-1  |  --  |  1  |  --  |NCAA Tournament First Round((round of 64)), at the [[wp>​Dunkin'​_Donuts_Center|Providence Civic Center]], Providence RI.  Seeds: UM E1, UCF E16.  UM rebounding effort (24-8 offensive, 53-31 overall) gives them the edge.  Weeks adds 13 & 7 off the bench.|
 +|  3/16  |  vs [[opponent_stanford|Stanford]] ​ |  @#​ddffdd:​[[game19960316_stanford|W 79-74]]((Win marked as "​vacated"​ by NCAA)) ​ |  Camby (20)  |  Camby & Dingle (8 each)  |  33-1  |  --  |  1  |  --  |NCAA Tournament Second Round((round of 32)), at the [[wp>​Dunkin'​_Donuts_Center|Providence Civic Center]], Providence RI.  Seeds: UM E1, SU E9.  UM shoots 54% for the game.  Edgar Padilla 12 assists, Camby 7 blocks. ​ Stanford takes care of ball to hang around, just 6 turnovers in the game.|
 +|  3/21  |  vs [[opponent_arkansas|Arkansas]] ​ |  @#​ddffdd:​[[http://​umasshoops.com/​games/​1995-96/​0321arkansas/​|W 79-63]]((Win marked as "​vacated"​ by NCAA)) ​ |  Weeks (16)  |  Travieso (8)  |  34-1  |  --  |  1  |  --  |NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen, at the [[wp>​Georgia_Dome|Georgia Dome]], Atlanta GA.  Seeds: UM E1, UA E12.  Weeks starts in place of Camby (late for team bus) and leads all scorers. ​ UM starts strong, 13-0 to open the game.  Turnovers: UM 21, UA 25.|
 +|  3/23  |  vs [[opponent_georgetown|Georgetown]] ​ |  @#​ddffdd:​[[http://​umasshoops.com/​games/​1995-96/​0323georgetown/​|W 86-62]]((Win marked as "​vacated"​ by NCAA)) ​ |  Camby (22)  |  Weeks (8)  |  35-1  |  --  |  1  |  4  |NCAA Tournament Sweet Sixteen, at the [[wp>​Georgia_Dome|Georgia Dome]], Atlanta GA.  Seeds: UM E1, GU E2.  Allen Iverson scores 23 for the Hoyas, but shoots just 6-21 from the floor. ​ Travieso adds 20 points for UM.  Minutemen advance to Final Four for first time in school history.|
 +|  3/30  |  vs [[opponent_kentucky|Kentucky]] ​ |  @#​ffdddd:​[[game19960330_kentucky|L 81-74]]((Loss marked as "​vacated"​ by NCAA)) ​ |  Camby (25)  |  Bright (9)  |  35-2  |  --  |  1  |  2  |NCAA Tournament National Semifinal, at [[wp>​Izod_Center|Brendan Byrne Arena]], E. Rutherford NJ.  Seeds: UM E1, UK MW1.  Kentucky avenges the season-opener loss.  UM cut a 15-point second-half deficit to 3, with a minute to play, but couldn'​t get past UK's All-America lineup ((3 Wildcats went on to be selected in the first round of the 1996 NBA Draft)).|
 +
 +===== Roster =====
 +[[http://​www.umassathletics.com/​sports/​m-baskbl/​archive/​010810aaa.html|UMass master roster]].
 +
 +{{ http://​umasshoops.com/​media/​pics/​1995-96/​team_jump_around.jpg?​300|Team pre-game}}
 +This table is sortable. ​ Click on any column header to sort.
 +
 +<​sortable 2>
 +^#​^Name^Height^Weight^Class^Pos.^Hometown / HS / Prep / College Transfer^
 +|4|Bright, Donta|6-6|223|Sr.|F|Dunbar / Baltimore, MD|
 +|10|Burns, Ross|6-3|180|Fr.|G|Greenfield,​ MA|
 +|21|[[Camby,​ Marcus]]|6-11|220|Jr.|C|Hartford Public / Hartford, CT|
 +|5|Clarke, Charlton|6-3|210|Fr.|G|St. Raymond'​s / Bronx, NY|
 +|40|Cottrell,​ Ted|6-9|200|Sr.|C/​F|Annapolis / Annapolis, MD|
 +|3|Dingle, Dana|6-7|220|Sr.|F|St. Raymond'​s / Bronx, NY|
 +|14|Maclay, Andy|6-4|190|Fr.|G|Stroudsburg,​ PA|
 +|50|Norville,​ Inus|6-8|225|So.|F|71st / Hargrave Military Academy / Fayetteville,​ NC|
 +|44|Nuñez, Rigoberto|6-7|195|Sr.|F|Lawrence / Lawrence, MA|
 +|12|Padilla,​ Edgar|6-2|175|Jr.|G|Springfield Central / Toa Alta, PR|
 +|11|Padilla,​ Giddel|6-3|187|Sr.|G|Toa Alta, PR|
 +|24|Travieso,​ Carmelo|6-2|180|Jr.|G|Thayer Academy / Boston, MA|
 +|34|Weeks, Tyrone|6-7|260|Jr.|F|Franklin Learning Center / Philadelphia,​ PA|
 +</​sortable>​
 +
 +Head Coach: [[calipari_john|John Calipari]]\\
 +Assistant Coaches: [[flint_bruiser|James Flint]], John Robic, Ed Schilling
 +
 +===== Statistics =====
 +Final 1995-96 statistics((http://​www.umassathletics.com/​sports/​m-baskbl/​stats/​2009-2010/​1995.html))\\
 +Statistical highs shaded in yellow.((Some minimums used))
 +
 +^ ^^^  MINUTES ​ ^^  TOTAL  ^^^  3-PTS  ^^^  F-THROWS ​ ^^^  REBOUNDS ​ ^^^^ ^^^^^^ ​ SCORING ​ ^^
 +^Player^GP^GS^Pts^Avg^FG^FGA^Pct^3FG^FGA^Pct^FT^FTA^Pct^Off^Def^Tot^Avg^PF^FO^A^TO^Blk^Stl^Tot^Avg^
 +|Camby, Marcus|33|30|1011|30.6|@#​FFFFB7:​256|@#​FFFFB7:​537|.477|0|8|.000|@#​FFFFB7:​163|@#​FFFFB7:​233|.700|81|@#​FFFFB7:​190|271|@#​FFFFB7:​8.2|87|0|58|83|@#​FFFFB7:​128|32|@#​FFFFB7:​675|@#​FFFFB7:​20.5|
 +|Bright, Donta|37|@#​FFFFB7:​37|1130|30.5|202|422|.479|11|36|.306|123|155|@#​FFFFB7:​.794|87|126|213|5.8|101|@#​FFFFB7:​3|64|80|25|43|538|14.5|
 +|Travieso, Carmelo|37|36|1325|35.8|156|366|.426|@#​FFFFB7:​104|@#​FFFFB7:​258|@#​FFFFB7:​.403|49|77|.636|36|84|120|3.2|76|1|79|58|18|49|465|12.6|
 +|Dingle, Dana|37|@#​FFFFB7:​37|1204|32.5|134|288|.465|2|6|.333|104|171|.608|@#​FFFFB7:​116|157|@#​FFFFB7:​273|7.4|71|1|55|68|0|36|374|10.1|
 +|Padilla, Edgar|37|36|@#​FFFFB7:​1351|@#​FFFFB7:​36.5|102|245|.416|41|120|.342|85|120|.708|20|110|130|3.5|@#​FFFFB7:​105|1|@#​FFFFB7:​247|@#​FFFFB7:​99|17|@#​FFFFB7:​108|330|8.9|
 +|Weeks, Tyrone|36|1|665|18.5|77|166|.464|0|0|--|56|80|.700|79|108|187|5.2|95|2|14|44|17|15|210|5.8|
 +|Norville, Inus|36|5|333|9.3|31|61|@#​FFFFB7:​.508|1|3|.333|22|39|.564|31|45|76|2.1|53|2|1|20|22|9|85|2.4|
 +|Clarke, Charlton|23|0|205|8.9|11|34|.324|1|16|.063|9|21|.429|5|6|11|0.5|16|0|16|15|0|10|32|1.4|
 +|Cottrell, Ted|22|1|53|2.4|8|20|.400|0|1|.000|4|4|1.000|9|11|20|0.9|9|0|1|3|2|1|20|0.9|
 +|Padilla, Giddel|21|1|42|2.0|6|17|.353|0|4|.000|3|4|.750|4|7|11|0.5|12|0|10|4|0|6|15|0.7|
 +|Nunez, Rigoberto|32|1|151|4.7|5|21|.238|0|3|.000|5|12|.417|19|14|33|1.0|16|0|8|11|3|1|15|0.5|
 +|Burns, Ross|17|0|16|0.9|3|6|.500|0|1|.000|1|2|.500|0|1|1|0.1|2|0|4|2|0|1|7|0.4|
 +|Maclay, Andrew|18|0|15|0.8|1|4|.250|0|1|.000|0|0|--|0|0|0|0.0|0|0|1|1|0|0|2|0.1|
 +|Team totals|37|37|7500||992|2187|.454|160|457|.350|624|918|.680|557|925|1482|40.1|643|10|558|489|232|311|2768|74.8|
 +|Opp totals|37|37|7500||812|2098|.387|163|547|.298|520|755|.689|477|796|1273|34.4|763|-|397|588|90|233|2307|62.4|
 +
 +==== Records ====
 +These marks were set at the time, although some may have since been surpassed. ​
 +
 +=== Team ===
 +  * 2187 field goal attempts were the most in program history (2164 in 1994-95), and were 2nd-most in a single season in Atlantic 10 history.((All games, not just Atlantic 10 conference games.))
 +  * 311 steams were the most in program history (295 in 1991-92).
 +  * 2768 points scored were the 2nd-most in program history (2884 in 1991-92), and were 3rd-most in a single season in Atlantic 10 history.((All games, not just Atlantic 10 conference games.))
 +  * 624 free throws made were the 2nd-most in program history (725 in 1991-92), and were 5th-most in a single season in Atlantic 10 history.((All games, not just Atlantic 10 conference games.))
 +  * 1482 rebounds were the 2nd-most in program history (1507 in 1994-95), and were 2nd-most in a single season in Atlantic 10 history.((All games, not just Atlantic 10 conference games.))
 +  * 232 blocks were the 2nd-most in program history (273 in 1994-95), led the Atlantic 10, and were 2nd-most in a single season in Atlantic 10 history.((All games, not just Atlantic 10 conference games.)) ​ Average of 6.3 per game was 2nd-most in a single season in Atlantic 10 history.((All games, not just Atlantic 10 conference games.))
 +  * 992 field goals made were the 3rd-most in program history (1025 in 1976-77), and were 6th-most in a single season in Atlantic 10 history.((All games, not just Atlantic 10 conference games.))
 +  * 160 3-point field goals made were the 3rd-most in program history (180 in 1994-95).
 +  * 918 free throw attempts were the 3rd-most in program history (1089 in 1991-92), and were 5th-most in a single season in Atlantic 10 history.((All games, not just Atlantic 10 conference games.))
 +  * 62.4 points allowed average was the 4th-lowest in program history (45.5 in 1949-50).((Statistics from earlier seasons were not available))
 +  * .387 field goal percentage defense was the 4th-lowest in Atlantic 10 history.((All games, not just Atlantic 10 conference games.))
 +  * +12.5 points scoring margin led the Atlantic 10, and was the 4th-highest in a single season in Atlantic 10 history.((All games, not just Atlantic 10 conference games.))
 +  * 558 assists were the 5th-most in program history (612 in 1991-92), and were 3rd-most in a single season in Atlantic 10 history.((All games, not just Atlantic 10 conference games.))
 +  * .350 3-point field goal percentage was the 7th-highest in program history (.465 in 1982-83).
 +
 +=== Individual ===
 +  * Carmelo Travieso'​s 104 three-point field goals made were most in a single season in program history, and were most in a single season in Atlantic 10 history.((All games, not just Atlantic 10 conference games.))
 +  * Travieso'​s 258 three-point field goal attempts were most in a single season in program history.
 +  * Edgar Padilla'​s 247 assists were most in a single season in program history, led the Atlantic 10 that season, and were 2nd-most in a single season in Atlantic 10 history.((All games, not just Atlantic 10 conference games.)) ​ Average of 6.7 assists per game was 7th-most in a single season in Atlantic 10 history.((All games, not just Atlantic 10 conference games.))
 +  * Padilla'​s 108 steals were most in a single season in program history, led the Atlantic 10 that season, and were most in a single season in Atlantic 10 history.((All games, not just Atlantic 10 conference games.)) ​ Average of 2.9 per game was tied for most in a single season in Atlantic 10 history.((All games, not just Atlantic 10 conference games.))
 +  * Marcus Camby'​s 128 blocks were most in a single season in program history, led the Atlantic 10 that season, and were 2nd-most in a single season in Atlantic 10 history.((All games, not just Atlantic 10 conference games.)) ​ Average of 3.9 per game was tied for 5th-most in a single season in Atlantic 10 history.((All games, not just Atlantic 10 conference games.))
 +  * Padilla'​s 1351 minutes played were most in a single season in program history.
 +  * Camby'​s 675 points were 2nd-most in a single season in program history (Julius Erving, 727, 1970-71).
 +  * Camby'​s 233 free throws attempted were 2nd-most in a single season in program history (Lou Roe, 315, 1993-94).
 +  * Camby'​s 256 field goals made were 2nd-most in a single season in program history (Julius Erving, 286, 1970-71).
 +  * Camby'​s 163 free throws made were 3rd-most in a single season in program history (Lou Roe, 210, 1993-94).
 +  * Camby'​s 537 field goals attempted were 4th-most in a single season in program history (Julius Erving, 609, 1970-71).
 +  * Camby'​s scoring average of 20.5 ppg was 7th-most in a single season in program history (Julius Erving, 26.9, 1970-71), and led the Atlantic 10 that season.
 +  * Travieso'​s .403 three-point field goal percentage was 9th-best in a single season in program history (John Hempel, .571, 1982-83).((Minimum 20 made))
  
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