2012–13 Big Ten Conference men's basketball season

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2012–13 Big Ten Conference men's basketball season
Big Ten Conference logo.png
League NCAA Division I
Sport Basketball
Number of teams 12
TV partner(s) Big Ten Network, ESPN, CBS
2013 NBA Draft
Top draft pick Victor Oladipo
Picked by Orlando Magic, 2nd overall
2012–13 NCAA Division I men's basketball season
Regular season champions Indiana
Runners-up Ohio State
Michigan State
Season MVP Trey Burke
Tournament
Tournament champions Ohio State
  Runners-up Wisconsin
Tournament MVP Aaron Craft
Basketball seasons
2012–13 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#4 Indiana 14 4   .778     29 7   .806
#7 Ohio State 13 5   .722     29 8   .784
#9 Michigan State 13 5   .722     27 9   .750
#10 Michigan 12 6   .667     31 8   .795
#18 Wisconsin 12 6   .667     23 12   .657
Iowa 9 9   .500     25 13   .658
Illinois 8 10   .444     23 13   .639
Minnesota 8 10   .444     21 13   .618
Purdue 8 10   .444     16 18   .471
Nebraska 5 13   .278     15 18   .455
Northwestern 4 14   .222     13 19   .406
Penn State 2 16   .111     10 21   .323
2013 Big Ten Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012–13 Big Ten men's basketball season began with practices in October 2012, followed by the start of the 2012–13 NCAA Division I men's basketball season in November. Conference play began in early-January 2013, and concluded in March with the 2013 Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament at the United Center in Chicago. All conference regular season and tournament games were broadcast nationally. For the 37th consecutive season, the conference led the nation in attendance.

The conference enjoyed nine postseason invitations including seven to the 2013 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament (NCAA Tournament). Eight of the nine posteason participants posted at least one win. The Conference compiled a 19–9 postseason record including a 14–7 record in the NCAA Tournament. Michigan was runner up in the NCAA Tournament and Iowa was runnerup in the 2013 National Invitation Tournament.

Trey Burke won almost every National Player of the Year award (Oscar Robertson Trophy, John R. Wooden Award, Associated Press POY, Sports Illustrated POY, NABC Player of the Year and Naismith College Player of the Year), while Victor Oladipo won the Sporting News POY and Adolph Rupp Trophy. Oladipo also shared NABC Defensive Player of the Year with Jeff Withey. Four Big Ten athletes (Burke, Oladipo, Cody Zeller and Deshaun Thomas) earned 2013 NCAA All-American recognition (Burke, Oladipo and Zeller as consensus All-Americans). In addition, Jordan Hulls won the Senior CLASS Award and Aaron Craft earned Men's Basketball Academic All-American of the Year. Burke was the Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year, Oladipo was the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, and Craft was the Most Outstanding Player at the 2013 Big Ten Tournament. Craft earned national defensive player of the year recognition by CBSSports.com. Burke also earned the Bob Cousy Award.

With Oladipo, Zeller and Burke being selected 2nd, 4th and 9th respectively in the 2013 NBA Draft, the Big Ten had its first trio of top ten selections since the 1990 NBA Draft. All five players who declared early for were drafted (Hardaway 24th and Thomas 58th).

Preseason[edit]

Five teams were ranked in the preseason AP Poll and USA Today/ESPN Coaches' poll: Indiana (number 1 AP/number 1 Coaches), Ohio State (4/4) Michigan (5/5), Michigan State (14/14) and Wisconsin (23/21). Minnesota was also receiving votes.[1]

Preseason watchlists[edit]

Below are lists selected by notable committees prior to the season that represent what they anticipate to be the most likely candidates to be recognized at the end of the season for their specific awards. They are called watchlists because they are lists of players to watch for each award.

Wooden[2] Naismith[3] Senior CLASS[4]
Brandon Paul ILL
Green tickY
Green tickY
Christian Watford IND
Green tickY
Green tickY
Cody Zeller IND
Green tickY
Green tickY
Jordan Hulls IND
Green tickY
Trey Burke MICH
Green tickY
Green tickY
Tim Hardaway, Jr. MICH
Green tickY
Keith Appling MSU
Green tickY
Trevor Mbakwe MINN
Green tickY
Drew Crawford NW
Green tickY
Aaron Craft OSU
Green tickY
Green tickY
Deshaun Thomas OSU
Green tickY
Green tickY
Tim Frazier PSU
Green tickY
Green tickY
Green tickY
Jared Berggren WIS
Green tickY

Preseason honors[edit]

The following players were selected to the CBS Sports, Associated Press, Sporting News and ESPN preseason All-American teams and the preseason media All-Big Ten team.[1][5][6]

CBS AP TSN ESPN SI Big Ten
Cody Zeller POY 1st 1st 1st 1st POY
Deshaun Thomas 3rd 1st 1st 1st 1st
Green tickY
Trey Burke 2nd 1st 3rd 2nd 2nd
Green tickY
Trevor Mbakwe 3rd
Aaron Craft 3rd 2nd
Green tickY
Tim Frazier
Green tickY

Preseason national polls[edit]

AP Coaches SI Athlon Lindy's Sporting News Blue Ribbon
Illinois
Indiana 1 1 1 1 2 1 1
Iowa
Michigan 5 5 6 6 3 5 5
Michigan State 14 14 13 10 16 22 7
Minnesota
Nebraska
Northwestern
Ohio State 4 4 7 8 6 3 17
Penn State
Purdue
Wisconsin 23 21 22 23 17 23

Preconference schedules[edit]

Ohio State won the four-team Hall of Fame Tipoff tournament on November 18 at Mohegan Sun Arena.[7] Indiana won the four-team Legends Classic on November 20 at Barclays Center.[8] Illinois won the eight-team Maui Invitational Tournament on November 21 at Lahaina Civic Center.[9] Michigan won the sixteen-team NIT Season Tip-off tournament on November 23 at Madison Square Garden.[10] On November 24, Northwestern won the four-team South Padre Island Invitational.[11]

Early-season tournament victories[edit]

Name Dates No. teams Champion
NIT Season Tip-Off November 12–13, 21, 23 16 Michigan
Hall of Fame Tipoff November 16–18 4 Ohio State
Legends Classic November 19–20 4* Indiana
Maui Invitational Tournament November 19–21 8 Illinois
South Padre Island Invitational November 23, 24 8 Northwestern

*Although these tournaments include more teams, only the number listed play for the championship.

2012 ACC–Big Ten Challenge[edit]

ACC–Big Ten Challenge results:

Date Time ACC Team Big Ten Team Location Television Attendance Winner Challenge
Leader
November 27, 2012 7:15 pm Virginia Tech Iowa Cassell ColiseumBlacksburg, VA ESPNU 5,647 Virginia Tech (95–79) ACC (1–0)
7:15 pm Florida State #21 Minnesota Donald L. Tucker CenterTallahassee, FL ESPN2 7,941 Minnesota (77–68) Tied (1–1)
7:30 pm #18 NC State #3 Michigan Crisler ArenaAnn Arbor, MI ESPN 12,693 Michigan (79–72) Big Ten (2–1)
9:15 pm Wake Forest Nebraska LJVM ColiseumWinston-Salem, NC ESPNU 6,508 Nebraska (79–63) Big Ten (3–1)
9:15 pm Maryland Northwestern Welsh-Ryan ArenaEvanston, IL ESPN2 6,009 Maryland (77–57) Big Ten (3–2)
9:30 pm #14 North Carolina #1 Indiana Assembly HallBloomington, IN ESPN 17,472 Indiana (83–59) Big Ten (4–2)
November 28, 2012 7:00 pm Virginia Wisconsin Kohl CenterMadison, WI ESPN2 16,690 Virginia (60–54) Big Ten (4–3)
7:15 pm Clemson Purdue Littlejohn ColiseumClemson, SC ESPNU 7,632 Purdue (73–61) Big Ten (5–3)
7:30 pm Miami #13 Michigan State BankUnited CenterCoral Gables, FL ESPN 5,791 Miami (67–59) Big Ten (5–4)
9:00 pm Georgia Tech #22 Illinois Assembly HallChampaign, IL ESPN2 12,224 Illinois (75–62) Big Ten (6–4)
9:15 pm Boston College Penn State Bryce Jordan CenterUniversity Park, PA ESPNU 6,889 Boston College (73–61) Big Ten (6–5)
9:30 pm #2 Duke #4 Ohio State Cameron Indoor StadiumDurham, NC ESPN 9,314 Duke (73–68) Tied (6–6)

*All Times Eastern

Rankings[edit]

Legend
    Improvement in ranking
  Drop in ranking
  Not ranked previous week
RV Received votes but were not ranked in Top 25 of poll
  Pre/
Wk 1
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Final
Illinois AP 22 13 10 10 12 11 12 23 RV RV RV RV
C 22 14 10 10 15 14 13 22 RV RV RV RV RV RV
Indiana AP 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 5 5 5 2 7 3 1 1 1 1 2 3 4
C 1 1 1 1 1 1 6 5 5 5 2 8 3 1 2 1 1 2 3 4 7
Iowa AP
C RV
Michigan AP 5 5 4 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 5 2 1 3 4 7 4 7 6 T10
C 5 5 4 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 5 3 2 3 5 7 4 8 8 11 2
Michigan State AP 14 21 15 13 19 19 20 19 18 22 18 13 13 12 8 4 9 10 8 9
C 14 22 19 14 17 19 T19 19 18 18 17 11 9 8 8 5 10 12 7 9 13
Minnesota AP RV RV RV 21 14 13 13 11 9 8 9 12 23 18 RV RV RV
C RV RV RV RV 21 16 16 14 13 10 12 14 24 18 RV RV RV RV
Nebraska AP
C
Northwestern AP
C
Ohio State AP 4 4 3 4 7 7 7 10 8 15 11 14 11 10 13 18 16 14 10 7
C 4 4 3 4 7 7 7 10 8 14 11 15 11 10 14 18 15 13 9 6 6
Penn State AP
C
Purdue AP
C
Wisconsin AP 23 22 RV RV RV RV RV RV 20 19 17 22 22 18
C 21 20 24 RV RV RV RV RV 19 17 16 21 23 17 22

By achieving high rankings throughout the season, the Big Ten was able to keep at least three teams in the top 10 of the national polls during 10 of the 11 weeks of the conference portion of the season. As a result, the Big Ten set a record for most matchups between two top 10 opponents in coference play with a total of 9 such games. Michigan played in six with a 3–3 record and Indiana played in five, winning all of them. Michigan State, Minnesota and Ohio State also played in top 10 games.[12]

Conference Schedules[edit]

Before the season, it was announced that for the sixth consecutive season, all regular season conference games and conference tournament games would be broadcast nationally by CBS Sports, ESPN Inc. family of networks including ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU, and the Big Ten Network.[13] During the season, the Big Ten led the nation in attendance for the 37th consecutive season with an average attendance of 13,114, which paced the nation's conferences by over 2,400 per game.[14]

Conference Matrix[edit]

This table summarizes the head-to-head results between teams in conference play. (x) indicates games remaining this season.

  Illinois Indiana Iowa Michigan Michigan St Minnesota Nebraska Northwestern Ohio State Penn State Purdue Wisconsin
vs. Illinois 0–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 2–0
vs. Indiana 1–0 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–0
vs. Iowa 0–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–0 0–2 1–1 1–1
vs. Michigan 0–2 2–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–2 1–0
vs. Michigan State 0–1 2–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–2 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–2 0–2
vs. Minnesota 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–1
vs. Nebraska 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 0–1 2–0 0–2 1–0 2–0
vs. Northwestern 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–0
vs. Ohio State 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–2 0–2 0–1 0–1 1–1
vs. Penn State 1–0 2–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–0
vs. Purdue 1–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 0–2 0–1
vs. Wisconsin 0–2 0–1 1–1 0–1 2–0 1–1 0–2 0–1 1–1 0–2 1–0
Total 8–10 14–4 9–9 12–6 13–5 8–10 5–13 4–14 13–5 2–16 8–10 12–6

On February 2, 2013, Michigan (number 1 AP/number 2 Coaches) and Indiana (3/3) appeared on ESPN's College GameDay at Assembly Hall.[15] Indiana won 81–73,[16] and the television broadcast of the game on ESPN set a Big Ten record for viewership with 4.035 million viewers.[17]

The Iowa vs. Nebraska game, scheduled for February 21, 2013 at the Devany Center, was rescheduled for February 23 due to a winter storm.[18]

Big Ten Tournament Seeding[edit]

These are the Big Ten standings including tiebreakers and conference tournament games.[19] Bold indicates the winner of the Big Ten Tournament.

Legend
    Clinched first round bye in the Big Ten Tournament
  Played in first round of the Big Ten Tournament
Seed School Conf* Tiebreak 1 Tiebreak 2 Conf**
#1 Indiana 14–4 15–5
#2 Ohio State 13–5 1–1 vs. MSU 1–1 vs. IND 16–5
#3 Michigan State 13–5 1–1 vs. OSU 0–2 vs. IND 14–6
#4 Wisconsin 12–6 1–0 vs. MICH 14–7
#5 Michigan 12–6 0–1 vs. WIS 13–7
#6 Iowa 9–9 10–10
#7 Purdue 8–10 2–1 vs. ILL/MIN 8–11
#8 Illinois 8–10 2–2 vs. MIN/PUR 9–11
#9 Minnesota 8–10 1–2 vs. ILL/PUR 8–11
#10 Nebraska 5–13 6–14
#11 Northwestern 4–14 4–15
#12 Penn State 2–16 2–17

*Regular season record
**Conference record including Big Ten Tournament games

All tournament games were nationally broadcast.[13] The tournament set an attendance record with 124,000 spectators attending 6 sessions, shattering the 109,769 total set for the 2001 tournament.[20]

Player of the week[edit]

Players of the week

Throughout the conference regular season, the Big Ten offices named one or two players of the week each Monday.

Week Player of the week Freshman of the week
November 12, 2012 Tim Hardaway, Jr.,[21] MICH Yogi Ferrell,[21] IND
November 19, 2012 Deshaun Thomas,[22] OSU Gary Harris,[22] MSU
November 26, 2012 Andre Hollins,[23] MINN Nik Stauskas,[23] MICH
December 3, 2012 Andre Almeida,[24] NEB Nik Stauskas (2),[24] MICH
December 10, 2012 Brandon Paul,[25] ILL Gary Harris (2),[25] MSU
December 17, 2012 Trey Burke,[26] MICH Mike Gesell,[26] IOWA
December 24, 2012 Derrick Nix,[27] MSU Mitch McGary,[27] MICH
December 31, 2012 Tracy Abrams,[28] ILL Nik Stauskas (3),[28] MICH
January 7, 2013 Trey Burke (2),[29] MICH Glenn Robinson III,[29] MICH
January 14, 2013 Cody Zeller,[30] IND Sam Dekker,[30] WIS
Deshaun Thomas (2),[30] OSU
January 21, 2013 Tim Hardaway, Jr. (2),[31] MICH Shavon Shields,[31] NEB
January 28, 2013 Victor Oladipo,[32] IND Glenn Robinson III (2),[32] MICH
February 4, 2013 Cody Zeller (2),[33] IND A. J. Hammons,[33] PUR
Keith Appling,[33] MSU
February 11, 2013 D. J. Richardson,[34] ILL Mitch McGary (2),[34] MICH
Ben Brust,[34] WIS
February 18, 2013 Trey Burke (3),[35] MICH Gary Harris (3),[35] MSU
February 25, 2013 Victor Oladipo (2),[36] IND Shavon Shields (2),[36] NEB
March 4, 2013 Trevor Mbakwe,[37] MINN Yogi Ferrell (2),[37] IND
Sam Dekker (2),[37] WIS
March 11, 2013 Cody Zeller (3),[38] IND Raphael Davis,[38] PUR
Aaron Craft,[38] OSU

On December 11, Paul also earned United States Basketball Writers Association Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week recognition.[39] On January 8, Burke earned the Oscar Robertson National Players of the Week.[40] On April 1, Burke earned ESPN.com Player of the Week recognition.[41]

Postseason[edit]

Big Ten Tournament[edit]

2013 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament seeds and results
Seed School Conf. Over. Tiebreaker First Round
March 14
Quarterfinals
March 15
Semifinals
March 16
Championship
March 17
1. Indiana ‡ # 14–4 27–6 Bye Defeated Illinois 80–64 Eliminated by Wisconsin 68–56
2. Ohio State # 13–5 26–7 Bye Defeated Nebraska 71–50 Defeated Michigan State 61–58 Defeated Wisconsin 50–43
3. Michigan State # 13–5 25–8 Bye Defeated Iowa 59–56 Eliminated by Ohio State 61–58
4. Wisconsin # 12–6 23–11 Bye Defeated Michigan 68–59 Defeated Indiana 68–56 Eliminated by Ohio State 50–43
5. Michigan 12–6 26–7 Defeated Penn State 83–66 Eliminated by Wisconsin 59–68
6. Iowa 9–9 21–12 Defeated Northwestern 73–59 Eliminated by Michigan State 59–56
7. Purdue 8–10 15–17 Eliminated by Nebraska 55–57
8. Illinois 8–10 22–12 Defeated Minnesota 51–49 Eliminated by Indiana 64–80
9. Minnesota 8–10 20–12 Eliminated by Illinois 49–51
10. Nebraska 5–13 15–18 Defeated Purdue 57–55 Eliminated by Ohio State 71–50
11. Northwestern 4–14 13–19 Eliminated by Iowa 59–73
12. Penn State 2–16 10–21 Eliminated by Michigan 66–83
‡ – Big Ten regular season champions, and tournament No. 1 seed.
# – Received a bye in the conference tournament.
Overall records include all games played in the Big Ten Tournament.

NCAA Tournament[edit]

Seed Region School Round of 64 Round of 32 Sweet 16 Elite Eight Final Four Championship
1 East Indiana Defeated James Madison 83–62 Defeated Temple 58–52 Eliminated by Syracuse 61–50      
2 West Ohio State Defeated Iona 95–70 Defeated Iowa State 78–75 Defeated Arizona 73–70 Eliminated by Wichita State 70–66    
3 Midwest Michigan State Defeated Valparaiso 65–54 Defeated Memphis 70–48 Eliminated by Duke 71–61      
4 South Michigan Defeated South Dakota St. 71–56 Defeated VCU 78–53 Defeated Kansas 87–85 OT Defeated Florida 79–59 Defeated Syracuse 61–56 Eliminated by Louisville 82–76
5 West Wisconsin Eliminated by Ole Miss 57–46          
7 East Illinois Defeated Colorado 57–49 Eliminated by Miami (FL) 63–59        
11 South Minnesota Defeated UCLA 83–63 Eliminated by Florida 78–64        
Bids W-L (%): 6–1 .857 4–2 .667 2–2 .500 1–1 .500 1–0 1.000 TOTAL: 14–7 .667

The Big Ten entered seven teams in the Entering the 2013 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, ranging from Indiana making its 37th trip and earning a number one seed to Minnesota making its 8th appearance and earningn an eleven seed.[42] The Big Ten became the first conference to send four teams to the Sweet Sixteen in back-to-back years since the 1997 and 1998 tournaments. Although it was the Big Ten's fifth time advancing four teams, it was the first time with consecutive occurrences.[43] Entering Sweet Sixteen round with four strong contenders spread across four regions, there was talk of the conference matching or surpassing the 1985 Big East Conference performance with three final four entrants.[44] Only Michigan advanced. Burke was named South Regional Tournament Most Outstanding Player.[45] Michigan made its fourth appearance in the final four, giving the conference a total of 43 such appearances.[12] Michigan was part of the highest attendance National Championship game to date with an attendance of 74,326.[46]

National Invitation Tournament[edit]

Seed Region School First Round Second Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
3 Virginia Iowa Defeated Indiana State 68–52 Defeated Stony Brook 75–63 Defeated Virginia 75–64 Defeated Maryland 71–60 Eliminated by Baylor 74–54
Bids W-L (%): 1–0 1.000 1–0 1.000 1–0 1.000 1–0 1.000 TOTAL: 4–1 .800

Iowa made the school's first trip to the NIT semifinals at Madison Square Garden and marked the conference's second consecutive year sending a team to the semifinals.[12]

College Basketball Invitational[edit]

School First Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals (Best of 3)
Purdue Defeated Western Illinois 81–67 Eliminated by Santa Clara 86–83    
W-L (%): 1–0 1.000 0–1 .000 0–0 – TOTAL: 1–1 .500

CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament[edit]

There were no entrants from the Big Ten Conference in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament.

2013 NBA Draft[edit]

Junior Deshaun Thomas declared for the draft on April 5.[47] On April 9, junior Oladipo entered the draft.[48] On April 10 sophomore Zeller announced plans to enter the draft.[49][50] On April 14, sophomore Burke entered the Draft.[51][52] On April 17, Hardaway declared for the NBA Draft.[53] Those 5 first team All-Big Ten selections were the only players from the conference to declare early for the NBA Draft.[54] Burke, Hardaway, Trevor Mbakwe, Oladipo, Brandon Paul, Thomas, and Zeller were among the 60 players invited to the 2013 NBA Draft Combine.[55] The following all-conference selections were listed as seniors: Jared Berggren, Mbakwe, Paul, Christian Watford and D. J. Richardson.

Victor Oladipo (2nd), Cody Zeller (4th) and Burke (9th) combined to give the Big Ten its first top ten trio since the 1990 NBA Draft.[56] Hardaway (24th) joined his father (14th in 1989 NBA Draft) as a first round selection.[57][58]

PG Point guard SG Shooting guard SF Small forward PF Power forward C Center
Round Pick Player Position Nationality Team School/club team
1 2 Oladipo, VictorVictor Oladipo SG  United States Orlando Magic Indiana (Jr.)
1 4 Zeller, CodyCody Zeller PF  United States Charlotte Bobcats Indiana (So.)
1 9 Burke, TreyTrey Burke PG  United States Minnesota Timberwolves (traded to Utah) Michigan (So.)
1 24 Hardaway, Jr., TimTim Hardaway, Jr. SG  United States New York Knicks Michigan (Jr.)
2 58 Thomas, DeshaunDeshaun Thomas SF  United States San Antonio Spurs Ohio State (Jr.)

Honors and Awards[edit]

Watchlists[edit]

On January 9, 4 Big Ten points guards (Burke, Keith Appling, Craft and Andre Hollins) among the 20 Cousy Award finalists.[59] On January 10 the Wooden Award midseason top 25 list was announced and it included Burke, Brandon Paul and Deshaun Thomas.[60] On January 31, Burke, Victor Oladipo, Thomas and Cody Zeller were named to the Oscar Robertson Trophy (USBWA National Player of the Year) midseason top 12 list, while Yogi Ferrell, Glenn Robinson III and Nik Stauskas were named to the Wayman Tisdale Award (USBWA National Freshman of the Year) top 12 midseason list.[61] Jared Berggren, Aaron Craft, Jordan Hulls and Zeller were first team All-District selections placing them among the 40 candidates for the 15-man Academic All-American team.[62] On February 26, Oladipo, Zeller, Thomas, Paul, Burke and Berggren were among the top 30 finalists for the Naismith Award.[63] On March 4, Burke, Oladipo, Thomas and Zeller were announced on the 14-man Robertson watchlist, while Gary Harris was among 8 players on the Tisdale watchlist.[64] On March 9, Burke, Oladipo, Thomas and Zeller were named as top 15 Wooden Award finalists.[65] On March 11, Burke was named one of five finalists for the Cousy Award.[66] On March 24, Burke and Oladipo was named among four finalists for the Naismith Award.[67]

All-Americans[edit]

Jordan Hulls was named a finalist for the Senior CLASS Award, making him one of ten Senior All-Americans.[68] Craft, a repeat Academic All-America selection, was named the Men's Basketball Academic All-America Team Members of the Year. He was joined on the Academic All-America first team by Zeller, and Hulls was a third team selection.[69]

Burke and Oladipo were named a first-team All-American by Sporting News (TSN) on March 11, while Thomas was a second-team selection and Zeller was named to the third-team.[70] Burke and Oladipo were also named to the first team by the USBWA On March 18, while Zeller was named to its second team team.[71] Burke and Zeller were named All-American by Sports Illustrated (SI) on March 19.[72] On March 20 Burke and Oladipo were named to the CBSSports.com All-American first team, while Thomas was a second team selection, Zeller was a third team selection and Craft was Defensive Player of the Year.[73] On March 26, Burke, Oladipo, Thomas, and Zeller were selected to the 21-man 2013 Lute Olson All-America Team.[74] On March 28, Burke and Oladipo were named first team All-American by the NABC, while Zeller was a second team selection and Thomas was a third team selection.[75] On April 1, the Associated Press gave the Big Ten the same recognitions as the NABC: 1st team: Burke and Oladipo, 2nd team: Zeller and 3rd team: Thomas.[76] On the same day, Burke, Oladipo, Zeller and Thomas were named to the 10-man Wooden All-American team of finalists for the Wooden Award.[77] Also on April 1, Glenn Robinson III and Gary Harris were named to the 21-man 2013 Kyle Macy Freshman All-America team.[78]

National awards[edit]

TSN named Oladipo National Player of the Year on March 13.[79] SI also named Burke National Player of the Year on the 19th.[72] On April 4, Burke was named Associated Press College Basketball Player of the Year.[80][81] Burke also won the Bob Cousy Award on April 4.[82] On April 5, Burke won the Oscar Robertson Trophy from the USBWA as well as the John R. Wooden Award.[83][84] Jordan Hulls won the Senior CLASS Award.[85] On April 7, Burke won the NABC Player of the Year and Naismith College Player of the Year awards.[86][87] Oladipo was named co-National Defensive Player of the Year (along with Jeff Withey) by the NABC.[88] Oladipo also won the Adolph Rupp Trophy.[89]

All-Big Ten Awards and Teams[edit]

On March 11, The Big Ten announced most of its conference awards.[90][91] On March 27, 38 Big Ten men's basketball players were recognized as Winter Academic All-Big Ten honorees for maintaining 3.0 averages.[92][93]

Honor Coaches Media
Player of the Year Trey Burke, Michigan Trey Burke, Michigan
Coach of the Year Bo Ryan, Wisconsin Bo Ryan, Wisconsin
Freshman of the Year Gary Harris, Michigan State Gary Harris, Michigan State
Defensive Player of the Year Victor Oladipo, Indiana Not Selected
Sixth Man of the Year Will Sheehey, Indiana Not Selected
All Big Ten First Team Trey Burke, Michigan Trey Burke, Michigan
Victor Oladipo, Indiana Victor Oladipo, Indiana
Cody Zeller, Indiana Cody Zeller, Indiana
Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State
Tim Hardaway, Jr., Michigan Aaron Craft, Ohio State
All Big Ten Second Team Aaron Craft, Ohio State Tim Hardaway, Jr., Michigan
Gary Harris, Michigan State Gary Harris, Michigan State
Adreian Payne, Michigan State Adreian Payne, Michigan State
Jared Berggren, Wisconsin Jared Berggren, Wisconsin
Keith Appling, Michigan State Trevor Mbakwe, Minnesota
All Big Ten Third Team Trevor Mbakwe, Minnesota Keith Appling, Michigan State
Brandon Paul, Illinois Brandon Paul, Illinois
Christian Watford, Indiana Christian Watford, Indiana
D. J. Richardson, Illinois Andre Hollins, Minnesota
Roy Devyn Marble, Iowa Aaron White, Iowa
Terone Johnson, Purdue
All Big Ten Honorable Mention Aaron White, Iowa D. J. Richardson, Illinois
Andre Hollins, Minnesota Roy Devyn Marble, Iowa
Jordan Hulls, Indiana Jordan Hulls, Indiana
Dylan Talley, Nebraska Dylan Talley, Nebraska
Jermaine Marshall, Penn State Jermaine Marshall, Penn State
D. J. Newbill, Penn State D. J. Newbill, Penn State
Ben Brust, Wisconsin Ben Brust, Wisconsin
Derrick Nix, Michigan State Terone Johnson, Purdue
Yogi Ferrell, Indiana
Glenn Robinson III, Michigan
Reggie Hearn, Northwestern
D. J. Byrd, Purdue
Sam Dekker, Wisconsin
All-Freshman Team Yogi Ferrell, Indiana Not Selected
Glenn Robinson III, Michigan
Sam Dekker, Wisconsin
Gary Harris, Michigan State
A. J. Hammons, Purdue
All Defensive Team Victor Oladipo, Indiana Not Selected
Jordan Morgan, Michigan
Aaron Craft, Ohio State
Shannon Scott, Ohio State
Jared Berggren, Wisconsin

USBWA[edit]

On March 12, the U.S. Basketball Writers Association released its 2012–13 Men's All-District Teams, based upon voting from its national membership. There were nine regions from coast to coast, and a player and coach of the year were selected in each. The following lists all the Big Ten representatives selected within their respective regions.[94][95]

NABC[edit]

The National Association of Basketball Coaches announced their Division I All‐District teams on March 26, recognizing the nation’s best men’s collegiate basketball student-athletes. Selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC, 240 student-athletes, from 24 districts were chosen. The selections on this list were then eligible for the State Farm Coaches’ Division I All-America teams. The following list represented the District 7 players chosen to the list.[96]

Coaching[edit]

Tom Izzo will be recognized with the 2013 Wayman Tisdale Humanitarian Award on April 15.[97] John Beilein was selected as an assistant coach for the 2013 World University Games.[98][99] Bo Ryan earned the NABC's Coaches vs. Cancer Champion Award.[88]

USA Basketball[edit]

In addition to Beilein being a coach for the World University Games,[98] the Big Ten was represented at the games by Yogi Ferrell, Will Sheehey, Aaron White and Adreian Payne.[100]

Notes[edit]

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