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1995 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament

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MOP  Ed O'Bannon UCLA
Teams  64
Finals site  Kingdome
Dates  16 Mar 1995 – 3 Apr 1995
Attendance  540,101
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Champions  UCLA (11th title, 11th title game, 14th Final Four)
Runner-up  Arkansas (2nd title game, 6th Final Four)
Semifinalists  North Carolina (12th Final Four) Oklahoma State (5th Final Four)
Winning coach  Jim Harrick (1st title)
Top scorer  Corliss Williamson Arkansas (125 points)
Champion  UCLA Bruins men's basketball
Similar  1996 NCAA Division I, 1997 NCAA Division I, 1998 NCAA Division I, 1992 NCAA Division I, 1999 NCAA Division I

The 1995 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament involved 64 schools playing in single-elimination play to determine the national champion of men's NCAA Division I college basketball. It began on March 16, 1995, and ended with the championship game on April 3 at the Kingdome in Seattle. A total of 63 games were played.


The Final Four consisted of UCLA, making their fifteenth appearance and first since the 1980 team that eventually saw their appearance vacated, Oklahoma State, making their fifth appearance and first since 1951, North Carolina, making their twelfth appearance and second in three years, and Arkansas, the defending national champions.

The championship game saw UCLA win their eleventh national championship and first (and only) national title under Jim Harrick by defeating Arkansas 89-78, foiling the Razorbacks' hopes of back to back national titles.

UCLA's Ed O'Bannon was named the tournament's Most Outstanding Player.

First and second rounds

March 16 and 18
Baltimore Arena, Baltimore Jon M. Huntsman Center, Salt Lake City Pyramid Arena, Memphis, Tennessee University of Dayton Arena, Dayton, Ohio
March 17 and 19
BSU Pavilion, Boise, Idaho Frank Erwin Center, Austin, Texas Knickerbocker Arena, Albany, New York Tallahassee–Leon County Civic Center, Tallahassee, Florida


March 23 and 25
Southeast Regional, BJCC Arena, Birmingham, Alabama West Regional, Oakland–Alameda County Coliseum Arena, Oakland, California
March 24 and 26
East Regional, Brendan Byrne Arena, East Rutherford, New Jersey Midwest Regional, Kemper Arena, Kansas City, Missouri

Final Four

April 1 and 3
Kingdome, Seattle, Washington


Games marked with an "*" went into overtime.

East first round

at Albany, New York

East second round

at Albany, New York

National Championship

*Named Most Outstanding Player


Once again, CBS served as broadcasters on television for the tournament.

  • Studio: Pat O'Brien (daytime) First Round, Regional, Final Four, Jim Nantz (primetime) First Round & all of Second Round, and Clark Kellogg.
  • Dick Stockton/Jim Nantz and Billy Packer – Stockton/Packer, First & Second Round at Baltimore, Maryland; Nantz/Packer, Midwest Regional at Kansas City, Missouri; Final Four at Seattle
  • Sean McDonough and Bill Raftery – First & Second Round at Dayton, Ohio; Southeast Regional at Birmingham, Alabama
  • Verne Lundquist and Quinn Buckner – First & Second Round at Tallahassee, Florida; East Regional at East Rutherford, New Jersey
  • Tim Ryan and Al McGuire – First & Second Round at Boise, Idaho; West Regional at Oakland, California
  • Mike Gorman and Ann Meyers – First & Second Round at Memphis, Tennessee
  • Mike Emrick and George Raveling – First & Second Round at Albany, New York
  • Ted Robinson and Derrek Dickey – First & Second Round at Salt Lake City
  • Dave Sims and Dan Bonner – First & Second Round at Austin, Texas
  • Radio

    CBS Radio was once again the radio home for the tournament.

    First and second rounds

  • John Rooney
  • Marty Brennaman
  • Gary Cohen and Dave Gavitt – 1st & 2nd Round at Albany, New York
  • Wayne Larrivee
  • Brad Sham
  • Gus Johnson and Reggie Theus
  • Regionals

  • John Rooney
  • Marty Brennaman
  • Gary Cohen and Dave Gavitt – East Regional at East Rutherford, New Jersey
  • Wayne Larrivee
  • Final Four

  • John Rooney and Bill Raftery – (UCLA-Oklahoma State and Championship Game) Final Four at Seattle
  • Marty Brennaman and Ron Franklin – (Arkansas-North Carolina) Final Four at Seattle
  • References

    1995 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament Wikipedia

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