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1993–94 NCAA Division I men's basketball season

The 1993–94 NCAA Division I men's basketball season concluded in the 64-team 1994 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament whose finals were held at the Charlotte Coliseum in Charlotte, North Carolina. The Arkansas Razorbacks earned their first national championship by defeating the Duke Blue Devils 76–72 on April 4, 1994. They were coached by Nolan Richardson and the NCAA Basketball Tournament Most Outstanding Player was Arkansas' Corliss Williamson.

In the 32-team 1994 National Invitation Tournament, the Villanova Wildcats defeated the Vanderbilt Commodores at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

Following the season, the 1994 NCAA Men's Basketball All-American Consensus First team included Grant Hill, Jason Kidd, Donyell Marshall, Glenn Robinson, and Clifford Rozier.

Contents

Season headlinesEdit

Major rule changesEdit

Beginning in 1993–94, the following rules changes were implemented:

  • The shot clock was shortened from 45 seconds to 35 seconds per possession

Pre-season pollsEdit

Conference membership changesEdit

These schools joined new conferences for the 1993–94 season.

School Former conference New conference
Buffalo NCAA Division I Independent East Coast Conference
Central Connecticut State NCAA Division I Independent East Coast Conference
Chicago State NCAA Division I Independent East Coast Conference
Dayton Midwestern Collegiate Conference Great Midwest Conference
Duquesne Midwestern Collegiate Conference Atlantic 10 Conference
Hofstra NCAA Division I Independent East Coast Conference
Florida Atlantic NCAA Division II Trans America Athletic Conference
Milwaukee NCAA Division I Independent Mid-Continent Conference
Northeastern Illinois NCAA Division I Independent East Coast Conference
Troy State NCAA Division II East Coast Conference

Regular seasonEdit

Conference winners and tournamentsEdit

30 conference seasons concluded with a single-elimination tournament, with only the Big Ten Conference, Ivy League and the Pac-10 Conference choosing not to conduct conference tournaments. Conference tournament winners, with the exception of the East Coast Conference, received an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

Conference Regular
Season Winner[2]
Conference
Player of the Year
Conference
Tournament
Tournament
Venue (City)
Tournament
Winner
Atlantic 10 Conference Massachusetts Eddie Jones, Temple 1994 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament Mullins Center
(Amherst, Massachusetts)
Massachusetts
Atlantic Coast Conference Duke Grant Hill, Duke 1994 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament Charlotte Coliseum
(Charlotte, North Carolina)
North Carolina
Big East Conference Connecticut Donyell Marshall, Connecticut 1994 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament Madison Square Garden
(New York City, New York)
Providence
Big Eight Conference Missouri Melvin Booker, Missouri 1994 Big Eight Men's Basketball Tournament Kemper Arena
(Kansas City, Missouri)
Nebraska
Big Sky Conference Idaho State
Weber State
Ruben Nembhard, Weber State 1994 Big Sky Conference Men's Basketball Tournament BSU Pavilion
(Boise, Idaho)
Boise State
Big South Conference Towson State Joe Spinks, Campbell 1994 Big South Conference Men's Basketball Tournament North Charleston Coliseum
(North Charleston, South Carolina)
Liberty
Big Ten Conference Purdue Glenn Robinson, Purdue No Tournament
Big West Conference New Mexico State Kebu Stewart, UNLV 1994 Big West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Thomas & Mack Center
(Paradise, Nevada)
New Mexico State
Colonial Athletic Association James Madison
Old Dominion
Odell Hodge, Old Dominion 1994 CAA Men's Basketball Tournament Richmond Coliseum
(Richmond, Virginia)
James Madison
East Coast Conference Troy State Reggie Smith, Northeastern Illinois 1994 East Coast Conference Basketball Tournament Alumni Arena
(Amherst, New York)
Hofstra
Great Midwest Conference Marquette Jim McIlvaine, Marquette 1994 Great Midwest Men's Basketball Tournament Shoemaker Center
(Cincinnati, Ohio)
Cincinnati
Ivy League Penn Jerome Allen, Penn No Tournament
Metro Conference Louisville Clifford Rozier, Louisville 1994 Metro Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Mississippi Coast Coliseum
(Biloxi, Mississippi)
Louisville
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Canisius Doremus Bennerman, Siena 1994 MAAC Men's Basketball Tournament Knickerbocker Arena
(Albany, New York)
Loyola (MD)
Mid-American Conference Ohio Gary Trent, Ohio 1994 MAC Men's Basketball Tournament Battelle Hall
(Columbus, Ohio)
Ohio
Mid-Continent Conference Green Bay Kenny Williams, UIC 1994 Mid-Continent Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Rosemont Horizon
(Rosemont, Illinois)
Green Bay
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Coppin State Stephen Stewart, Coppin State 1995 MEAC Men's Basketball Tournament Talmadge L. Hill Field House
(Baltimore, Maryland)
North Carolina A&T
Midwestern Collegiate Conference Xavier Brian Grant, Xavier 1994 MCC Men's Basketball Tournament Hinkle Fieldhouse
(Indianapolis, Indiana)
Detroit
Missouri Valley Conference Southern Illinois
Tulsa
Gary Collier, Tulsa 1994 Missouri Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament St. Louis Arena
(St. Louis, Missouri)
Southern Illinois
North Atlantic Conference Drexel Scott Drapeau, New Hampshire 1994 North Atlantic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Daskalakis Athletic Center
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
Drexel
Northeast Conference Rider Izett Buchanan, Marist 1994 Northeast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Alumni Gymnasium
(Lawrenceville, New Jersey)
Rider
Ohio Valley Conference Murray State Carlos Rogers, Tennessee State 1994 Ohio Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Nashville Municipal Auditorium
(Nashville, Tennessee)
Tennessee State
Pacific-10 Conference Arizona Jason Kidd, California No Tournament
Patriot League Colgate
Fordham
Holy Cross
Navy
Tucker Neale, Colgate 1994 Patriot League Men's Basketball Tournament Alumni Hall
(Annapolis, Maryland)
Navy
Southeastern Conference Florida (East)
Kentucky (East)
Arkansas (West)
Corliss Williamson, Arkansas 1994 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament The Pyramid
(Memphis, Tennessee)
Kentucky
Southern Conference Chattanooga Chad Copeland, Chattanooga
Frankie King, Western Carolina
1994 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Asheville Civic Center
(Asheville, North Carolina)
Chattanooga
Southland Conference Louisiana-Monroe Eric Kubel, Northwestern State 1994 Southland Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Fant–Ewing Coliseum
(Monroe, Louisiana)
SW Texas State
Southwest Conference Texas B. J. Tyler, Texas 1994 Southwest Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Reunion Arena
(Dallas, Texas)
Texas
Southwestern Athletic Conference Texas Southern Jervaughn Scales, Southern 1994 SWAC Men's Basketball Tournament Texas Southern
Sun Belt Conference Western Kentucky Michael Allen, Louisiana-Lafayette 1994 Sun Belt Men's Basketball Tournament E. A. Diddle Arena
(Bowling Green, Kentucky)
Louisiana-Lafayette
Trans America Athletic Conference College of Charleston Marion Busby, College of Charleston 1994 TAAC Men's Basketball Tournament UCF Arena
(Orlando, Florida)
UCF
West Coast Conference Gonzaga Jeff Brown, Gonzaga 1994 West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Toso Pavilion
(Santa Clara, California)
Pepperdine
Western Athletic Conference New Mexico Greg Brown, New Mexico 1994 WAC Men's Basketball Tournament Delta Center
(Salt Lake City, Utah)
Hawaii

Statistical leadersEdit

Points Per Game
Rebounds Per Game
Assists Per Game
Steals Per Game
Player School PPG Player School RPG Player School APG Player School SPG
Glenn Robinson Purdue 30.3 Jerome Lambert Baylor 14.8 Jason Kidd California 9.1 Shawn Griggs Louisiana-Lafayette 4.0
Rob Feaster Holy Cross 28.0 Jervaughn Scales Southern 14.2 David Edwards Texas A&M 8.8 Gerald Walker San Francisco 3.9
Jervaughn Scales Southern 27.1 Eric Kubel Northwestern State 13.1 Tony Miller Marquette 8.3 Andre Cradle Long Island 3.8
Frankie King Western Carolina 26.9 Kendrick Warren VCU 12.4 Eathan O'Bryant Nevada 8.3 Jason Kidd California 3.1
Tucker Neale Colgate 26.6 Malik Rose Drexel 12.4 Abdul Abdullah Providence 8.0 B. J. Tyler Texas 3.1
Blocked Shots Per Game
Field Goal Percentage
Three-Point FG Percentage
Free Throw Percentage
Player School BPG Player School FG% Player School 3FG% Player School FT%
Grady Livingston Howard 4.4 Mike Atkinson Long Beach State .695 Howard Eisley Boston College .484 Danny Baisle Marist .944
Jim McIlvaine Marquette 4.3 Lynwood Wade SW Texas State .671 Brooks Thompson Oklahoma State .472 Dandrea Evans Troy State .935
Theo Ratliff Wyoming 4.1 Anthony Miller Michigan State .651 Scott Neely Campbell .468 Casey Schmidt Valparaiso .926
David Vaughn III Memphis 3.8 Deon Thomas Illinois .633 Landon Hackim Miami (OH) .463 Matt Hildebrand Liberty .925
Tim Duncan Wake Forest 3.8 Aaron Swinson Auburn .631 Gary Collier Tulsa .463 Kent Culuko James Madison .921

Post-Season TournamentsEdit

NCAA TournamentEdit

Final Four – Charlotte Coliseum, Charlotte, North CarolinaEdit

National Semifinals National Championship Game
      
E3 Florida 65
SE2 Duke 70
SE2 Duke 72
M1 Arkansas 76
M1 Arkansas 91
W2 Arizona 82

National Invitation TournamentEdit

Semifinals & FinalsEdit

Semifinals Finals
      
  Vanderbilt 82
  Kansas State 76
  Vanderbilt 73
  Villanova 80
  Villanova 66
  Siena 58
  • Third Place - Siena 92, Kansas State 79


Award winnersEdit

Consensus All-American teamsEdit

[3]

Consensus First Team
Player Position Class Team
Grant Hill F Senior Duke
Jason Kidd G Sophomore California
Donyell Marshall F Junior Connecticut
Glenn Robinson F Junior Purdue
Clifford Rozier F/C Junior Louisville


Consensus Second Team
Player Position Class Team
Melvin Booker G Senior Missouri
Eric Montross C Senior North Carolina
Lamond Murray F Junior California
Khalid Reeves G Senior Arizona
Jalen Rose G Junior Michigan
Corliss Williamson F Sophomore Arkansas

Major player of the year awardsEdit

Major freshman of the year awardsEdit

Major coach of the year awardsEdit

Other major awardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ *ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia: The Complete History of the Men's Game. Random House. 2009. p. 1020. ISBN 0-345-51392-4.
  2. ^ "2001 NCAA Men's Basketball Record Book – Conferences Section" (PDF). NCAA. 2001. Retrieved February 4, 2009.
  3. ^ NCAA Record Book - DIVISION I CONSENSUS ALL-AMERICA SELECTIONS p.6