2012–13 Southeastern Conference men's basketball season

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2012–13 SEC Men's Basketball Season
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League NCAA Division I
Sport Basketball
Number of teams 14
TV partner(s) CBS, ESPN, FSN
NBA Draft
Top draft pick Nerlens Noel
Picked by New Orleans Hornets
Regular Season
2013 SEC Champions Florida
Season MVP Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Georgia
Tournament
Champions Ole Miss
  Runners-up Florida
Tournament MVP Marshall Henderson, Ole MIss
Basketball seasons
2012–13 Southeastern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#14 Florida 14 4   .778     29 8   .784
Ole Miss 12 6   .667     27 9   .750
Alabama 12 6   .667     23 13   .639
Kentucky 12 6   .667     21 12   .636
Missouri 11 7   .611     23 11   .676
Tennessee 11 7   .611     20 13   .606
Arkansas 10 8   .556     19 13   .594
LSU 9 9   .500     19 12   .613
Georgia 9 9   .500     15 17   .469
Vanderbilt 8 10   .444     16 17   .485
Texas A&M 7 11   .389     18 15   .545
South Carolina 4 14   .222     14 18   .438
Mississippi State 4 14   .222     10 22   .313
Auburn 3 15   .167     9 23   .281
2013 SEC Tournament winner
As of March 31, 2013; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2012–13 SEC men's basketball season began with practices in October 2012, followed by the start of the regular season in November. Conference play started in early January 2013, and concluded in March with the 2013 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. This was the first season for two former Big 12 teams, as the Texas A&M Aggies and the Missouri Tigers played their first season in the SEC.

Preseason[edit]

Coaches Media[1]
1. Kentucky (17)
2. Florida (3)
3. Missouri (1)
4. Tennessee (1)
5. Arkansas
6. Alabama
7. Ole Miss
8. Georgia
9. Texas A&M
10. Vanderbilt
11. LSU
12. Auburn
13. South Carolina
14. Mississippi State

() first place votes

Preseason All-SEC teams[edit]

Media[1]
Kenny Boynton Florida
Nerlens Noel Kentucky
Phil Pressey Missouri
Jarnell Stokes Tennessee
B. J. Young Arkansas
  • Coaches select 8 players
  • Players in bold are choices for SEC Player of the Year

Rankings[edit]

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Florida AP 10 10 7 7 6 5 8 14 13 11 10 8 4 2 7 5 8 11 13 14
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Texas A&M AP
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Conference Schedules[edit]

Conference Matrix[edit]

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

  Alabama Arkansas Auburn Florida Georgia Kentucky LSU Mississippi State Missouri Ole Miss South Carolina Tennessee Texas A&M Vanderbilt
vs. Alabama 0–1 1–1 1–0 0–2 0–1 1–1 0–2 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–1
vs. Arkansas 1–0 0–2 1–1 0–1 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–1
vs. Auburn 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 2–0
vs. Florida 0–1 1–1 0–1 0–2 1–1 0–1 0–2 1–1 0–1 0–1 1–0 0–1 0–1
vs. Georgia 2–0 1–0 0–1 2–0 0–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–2 0–2 0–2 1–0
vs. Kentucky 1–0 1–0 0–2 1–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–2
vs. LSU 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–0 1–0 1–0 0–2 1–1 1–0 1–1 1–0 0–2 0–1
vs. Mississippi State 2–0 1–0 0–1 2–0 0–1 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–0 1–0
vs. Missouri 0–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 0–2 1–0 1–0 0–1
vs. Ole Miss 0–1 0–1 0–2 1–0 0–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–2 1–1 0–1
vs. South Carolina 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 1–1 2–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 2–0
vs. Tennessee 1–1 1–0 0–1 0–1 2–0 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–1 2–0 0–1 0–1 0–2
vs. Texas A&M 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 2–0 1–1 2–0 0–1 0–1 1–1 0–1 1–0 1–0
vs. Vanderbilt 1–0 1–1 0–2 1–0 0–1 2–0 1–0 0–1 1–0 1–0 0–2 2–0 0–1
Total 12–6 10–8 3–15 14–4 9–9 12–6 9–9 4–14 11–7 12–6 4–14 11–7 7–11 8–10

Postseason[edit]

SEC Tournament[edit]

2013 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament seeds and results
Seed School Conf. Over. Tiebreaker First Round
March 13
Second Round
March 14
Quarterfinals
March 15
Semifinals
March 16
Championship
March 17
1. Florida 14–4 26–7 BYE BYE #9 LSU - W, 80–58 #4 Alabama - W, 61–51 #3 Ole Miss - L, 63–66
2. Kentucky 12–6 21–11 1–1 vs ALA,MISS; 1–1 vs FLA BYE BYE #10 Vanderbilt - L, 48–64
3. Ole Miss 12–6 26–8 1–1 vs ALA,KEN; 0–1 vs FLA; 2–0 vs TENN BYE BYE #6 Missouri - W, 64–62 #10 Vanderbilt - W, 64–52 #1 Florida - W, 66–63
4. Alabama 12–6 21–12 1–1 vs KEN,MISS; 0–1 vs FLA; 1–1 vs TENN BYE BYE #5 Tennessee - W, 58–48 #1 Florida - L, 51–61
5. #Tennessee 11–7 20–12 1–0 vs MIZZ BYE #13 Mississippi State - W, 69–53 #4 Alabama - L, 48–58
6. #Missouri 11–7 23–10 0–1 vs TENN BYE #11 Texas A&M - W, 62–50 #3 Ole Miss - L, 62–64
7. #Arkansas 10–8 19–13 BYE #10 Vanderbilt - L, 72–75
8. #Georgia 9–9 15–17 1–0 vs LSU BYE #9 LSU - L, 63–68
9. #LSU 9–9 19–12 0–1 vs UGA BYE #8 Georgia - W, 68–63 #1 Florida - L, 58–80
10. #Vanderbilt 8–10 16–17 BYE #7 Arkansas - W, 75–72 #2 Kentucky - W, 64–48 #3 Ole Miss - L, 52–64
11. Texas A&M 7–11 18–15 #14 Auburn - W, 71–62 #6 Missouri - L, 50–62
12. South Carolina 4–14 14–18 1–1 vs MSST; 1–0 vs MISS #13 Mississippi State - L, 59–70
13. Mississippi State 4–14 10–22 1–1 vs SCAR; 1–1 vs MISS #12 South Carolina - W, 70–59 #5 Tennessee - L, 53–69
14. Auburn 3–15 9–23 #11 Texas A&M - L, 62–71
‡ – SEC regular season champions, and tournament No. 1 seed.
† – Received a double-bye in the conference tournament.
# – Received a single-bye in the conference tournament.
Overall records include all games played in the SEC Tournament.

NCAA Tournament[edit]

Seed Region School Second Round Third Round Sweet 16 Elite Eight Final Four Championship
3 South Florida #14 Northwestern State - Mar. 22, Austin - W, 79–47 #11 Minnesota - Mar. 24, Austin - W, 78–64 #15 Florida Gulf Coast - Mar. 29, Arlington - W, 62–50 #4 Michigan - Mar. 31, Arlington - WL, 59–79
9 Midwest Missouri #8 Colorado State - Mar. 21, Lexington - L, 72–84
12 West Ole Miss #5 Wisconsin - Mar. 22, Kansas City - W, 57–46 #13 La Salle - Mar. 24, Kansas City - L, 74–76
3 Bids W-L (%): 2–1 .667 1–1 .500 1–0 1.000 0–1 .000 0–0 – TOTAL: 4–3 .571

National Invitation Tournament[edit]

Seed Bracket School First Round Second Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
1 Kentucky Kentucky #8 Robert Morris - Mar. 19, Moon Township - L, 57–59
1 Alabama Alabama #8 Northeastern - Mar. 19, Tuscaloosa - W, 62–43 #4 Stanford - Mar. 23, Tuscaloosa - W, 66–54 #2 Maryland - Mar. 26, Tuscaloosa - L, 57–58
2 Southern Miss Tennessee #7 Mercer - Mar. 20, Knoxville - L, 67–75
3 Bids W-L (%): 1–2 .333 1–0 1.000 0–1 .000 0–0 – TOTAL: 2–3 .400

NBA Draft[edit]

Main article: 2013 NBA Draft
The following 1st & 2nd team All-SEC performers were listed as seniors: Erik Murphy, Elston Turner, Laurence Bowers, Kenny Boynton, Murphy Holloway, Mike Rosario. The deadline for entering the NBA draft is April 29, but once one has declared, the deadline for withdrawing the declaration and retaining NCAA eligibility is April 10.[2] The deadline for submitting information to the NBA Advisory Committee for a 72-hour response is April 3.[3]
The following SEC underclassmen have sought the advice of the NBA's undergraduate advisory committee to determine his draft prospects:
The following SEC underclassmen declared early for the 2011 draft: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Archie Goodwin, Nerlens Noel, Marshawn Powell, Phil Pressey, B. J. Young
Round Pick Player Position Nationality Team School/club team
1 6 Noel, NerlensNerlens Noel C  United States New Orleans Pelicans (traded to Philadelphia)[A] Kentucky (Fr.)
1 8 Caldwell-Pope, KentaviousKentavious Caldwell-Pope SG  United States Detroit Pistons Georgia (So.)
1 29 Goodwin, ArchieArchie Goodwin SG  United States Oklahoma City Thunder (traded to Phoenix via Golden State) [B] Kentucky (Fr.)
2 49 Murphy, ErikErik Murphy PF  United States/
 Finland
Chicago Bulls Florida (Sr.)
2 57 Oriakhi, AlexAlex Oriakhi# C  United States Phoenix Suns (from Denver via LA Lakers) Missouri (Sr.)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ The New Orleans Pelicans traded 6th pick Nerlens Noel and a 2014 protected first-round pick to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for Jrue Holiday and 42nd pick Pierre Jackson.[4]
  2. ^ The Golden State Warriors traded 29th pick Archie Goodwin and Malcolm Lee to the Phoenix Suns in exchange for 30th pick Nemanja Nedovic.[4]

Honors and Awards[edit]

All-Americans[edit]

All-SEC awards and teams[edit]

Coaches[edit]

2013 SEC Men's Basketball Individual Awards[5]
Award Recipient(s)
Player of the Year Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, G., GEORGIA
Coach of the Year Billy Donovan, FLORIDA
Defensive Player of the Year Nerlens Noel, C., KENTUCKY
Freshman of the Year Nerlens Noel, C., KENTUCKY
Scholar-Athlete of the Year Patric Young, F., FLORIDA
Sixth Man Award Kyle Wiltjer, F., KENTUCKY
2013 SEC Men's Basketball All-Conference Teams[5]
First Team Second Team All-Freshman Team All-Defensive Team
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope So., G., GEORGIA
Erik Murphy Sr., F., FLORIDA
Jordan McRae Jr., G., TENNESSEE
Nerlens Noel Fr., C., KENTUCKY
Johnny O'Bryant III Sr., F., LSU
Phil Pressey Jr., G., MISSOURI
Trevor Releford Jr., G., ALABAMA
Elston Turner Sr., G., TEXAS A&M
Laurence Bowers Sr., F., MISSOURI
Kenny Boynton Sr., G., FLORIDA
Marshall Henderson Jr., G., OLE MISS
Murphy Holloway Sr., F., OLE MISS
Marshawn Powell Jr., F., ARKANSAS
Mike Rosario Sr., G., FLORIDA
Jarnell Stokes So., F., TENNESSEE
B. J. Young So., G., ARKANSAS
Patric Young Jr., F., FLORIDA
Michael Carrera Fr., F., SOUTH CAROLINA
Willie Cauley-Stein Fr., C., KENTUCKY
Michael Frazier Fr., G., FLORIDA
Archie Goodwin Fr., G., KENTUCKY
Charles Mann Fr., F., GEORGIA
Nerlens Noel Fr., C., KENTUCKY
Alex Poythress Fr., F., KENTUCKY
Craig Sword Fr., G., MISS STATE
Gavin Ware Fr., F., MISS STATE
Reginald Buckner Sr., F., OLE MISS
Anthony Hickey So., G., LSU
Nerlens Noel Fr., C., KENTUCKY
Trevor Releford Jr., G., ALABAMA
Scottie Wilbekin Jr., G., FLORIDA
Patric Young Jr., F., FLORIDA
- denotes unanimous selection

Associated Press[edit]

2013 SEC Men's Basketball Individual Awards[6]
Award Recipient(s)
Player of the Year Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, G, GEORGIA
Coach of the Year Billy Donovan, FLORIDA
Newcomer of the Year Marshall Henderson, G, OLE MISS
2013 SEC Men's Basketball All-Conference Teams[5]
First Team Second Team
Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, So., G, GEORGIA
Erik Murphy, Sr., F/C, FLORIDA
Trevor Releford, Jr., G, ALABAMA
Jordan McRae, Jr., G, TENNESSEE
Nerlens Noel, Fr., F, KENTUCKY
Marshall Henderson, Jr., G, OLE MISS
Elston Turner, Sr., G, TEXAS A&M
Jarnell Stokes, So., F, TENNESSEE
Johnny O'Bryant III, Sr., F, LSU
Murphy Holloway, Sr., F, OLE MISS
Phil Pressey, Jr., G, MISSOURI
- denotes unanimous selection

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Media Tabs Kentucky As SEC Men’s Basketball Champion" (Press release). Southeastern Conference. October 22, 2012. Retrieved October 26, 2012. 
  2. ^ Snyder, Mark (2012-03-21). "Michigan's Trey Burke inquiring about NBA draft status". USA Today. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  3. ^ Baumgardner, Nick (2012-03-22). "Michigan point guard Trey Burke 'has nothing to lose' by seeking advisory committee's opinion, NBA draft analyst says". AnnArbor.com. Retrieved 2012-03-23. 
  4. ^ a b "Nerlens Noel heading to Philly". ESPN.com. 2013-06-28. Retrieved 2013-06-28. 
  5. ^ a b c 2013 SEC Men’s Basketball Awards Announced, accessed March 12, 2013
  6. ^ "Associated Press All-SEC Team" (Press release). Southeastern Conference. March 18, 2013. Retrieved March 19, 2013. 

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