Rising through The Ranks: 1994-1995 Men’s Basketball Season

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections.

The men’s basketball team at the University of Southern Indiana has appeared in the Division 2 basketball tournament seven times since the 1977-1978 season to 1993-1994 (University of Southern Indiana, 2017). Until the arrival of Bruce Pearl in 1992-1993 season, the Screaming Eagles were tasting success by placing third in the region, defeating IPFW with a 22-7 record (“1993 NCAA Division II,” 2016). As motivation, expectations excelled and recorded the best record in school history at the time. Finishing 28-4, USI made it to the NCAA Division 2 final four and championship game for the first time ever in school history (University of Southern Indiana “1993-1994”, 2017).

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Head Coach, Bruce Pearl, is located in the center. (n.d.)

The Screaming Eagles came close to success but did not win the title. Cal State Bakersfield, 92-86 (University of Southern Indiana “1993-1994”, 2017), defeated USI. In the archives, “1994: An Elite Season” recaps their season and is available to view.

References

1993 NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Tournament. (2016, December 19). Retrieved March 6, 2017, from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1993_NCAA_Division_II_Men%27s_Basketball_Tournament

University of Southern Indiana. (2017). USI Screaming Eagles Men’s Basketball. Retrieved March 6, 2017, from http://www.usi.edu/sports/mbasket/mbasketyears.asp#

University of Southern Indiana. (2017). USI Screaming Eagles Men’s Basketball. Retrieved March 6, 2017, from http://www.usi.edu/sports/mbasket/mbasketyears.asp#1993-94

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