2013–14 Arizona Wildcats men's basketball team

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
2013–14 Arizona Wildcats men's basketball
University of Arizona Block A.svg
NIT Season Tip-Off champions
Pac-12 regular season champions
Pac-12 Tournament vs UCLA, #1 Seed, Championship Game L 61–65
NCAA Elite Eight vs. Wisconsin, L 63–64OT
Conference Pacific-12 Conference
Ranking
Coaches #5
AP #4
2013–14 record 33–5 (15–3 Pac-12)
Head coach Sean Miller (5th year)
Assistant coach Joe Pasternack
Assistant coach Emanuel Richardson
Assistant coach Damon Stoudamire
MVP Nick Johnson
Home arena McKale Center
Seasons
« 2012–13 2014–15 »
2013–14 Pacific-12 Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#4 Arizona 15 3   .833     33 5   .868
#20 UCLA 12 6   .667     28 9   .757
Oregon 10 8   .556     24 10   .706
Colorado 10 8   .556     23 12   .657
Arizona State 10 8   .556     21 12   .636
Stanford 10 8   .556     23 13   .639
California 10 8   .556     21 14   .600
Utah 9 9   .500     21 12   .636
Washington 9 9   .500     17 15   .531
Oregon State 8 10   .444     16 16   .500
Washington State 3 15   .167     10 21   .323
USC 2 16   .111     11 21   .344
2014 Pac-12 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2013–14 Arizona Wildcats men's basketball team represented the University of Arizona during the 2013–14 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The team was led by fifth-year head coach Sean Miller and played home games at McKale Center in Tucson, Arizona as a member of the Pacific-12 Conference. They finished the season 33–5, 15–3 in Pac-12 play to win the Pac-12 regular season championship. They advanced to the championship game of the Pac-12 Tournament where they lost to UCLA. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they defeated Weber State, Gonzaga, and San Diego State to advance to the Elite Eight where they lost to Wisconsin.

Previous season[edit]

Arizona's 2012–13 team finished with a record of 27–8 after advancing to the NCAA Tournament's Sweet Sixteen. The team went 12–6 in the Pac-12 regular season, putting them in a three-way tie for second place. In the Pac-12 Tournament, the team defeated Colorado to advance to the semifinals, where they lost to UCLA. Ranked 21st in the post-season AP poll, the Cats were seeded 6th in the West Region of the NCAA Tournament. Arizona won its first two tournament games, defeating 11-seed Belmont and 14-seed Harvard, before falling to 2-seed Ohio State in the regional semifinals.[1]

Schedule[edit]

Arizona's thirteen-game non-conference schedule had two road games, two neutral-site games, and nine home games.[2] The team spent Thanksgiving in New York City for the 2013 NIT Season Tip-Off semifinal and championship rounds held at Madison Square Garden. Arizona was one of four regional hosts for the NIT Tip-Off's first and second rounds, the others being Duke, Alabama, and Rutgers.[3]

In the unbalanced 18-game Pac-12 schedule the Cats will face neither the Washington schools on the road nor the Los Angeles schools at home.[4]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
Exhibition
10/28/2013 7:00 pm Augustana McKale CenterTucson, AZ P12N W 84–52  13,340
Non-conference regular season
11/08/2013* 8:00 pm Cal Poly #6 McKale Center • Tucson, AZ P12N W 73–62  14,545 1–0
11/11/2013* 8:00 pm Long Beach State #6 McKale Center • Tucson, AZ P12N W 91–57  14,087 2–0
11/14/2013* 8:05 pm at San Diego State #6 Viejas ArenaSan Diego, CA CBSSN W 69–60  12,414 3–0
11/18/2013* 9:00 pm Fairleigh Dickinson #5 (1) McKale Center • Tucson, AZ
(NIT Season Tip-Off First Round)
ESPNU W 100–50  13,529 4–0
11/19/2013* 9:00 pm (5) Rhode Island #5 (1) McKale Center • Tucson, AZ
(NIT Season Tip-Off Quarterfinals)
ESPNU W 87–59  13,354 5–0
11/27/2013* 5:00 pm vs. (8) Drexel #4 (1) Madison Square GardenNew York, NY
(NIT Season Tip-Off Semifinals)
ESPNU W 66–62  8,741 6–0
11/29/2013* 4:00 pm vs. #6 (2) Duke #4 (1) Madison Square Garden • New York, NY
(NIT Season Tip-Off Championship)
ESPN W 72–66  13,266 7–0
12/03/2013* 7:00 pm Texas Tech #2 McKale Center • Tucson, AZ P12N W 79–58  14,545 8–0
12/07/2013* 3:15 pm UNLV #2 McKale Center • Tucson, AZ ESPN2 W 63–58  14,545 9–0
12/11/2013* 7:00 pm New Mexico State #1 McKale Center • Tucson, AZ P12N W 74–48  14,545 10–0
12/14/2013* 10:00 AM at Michigan #1 Crisler CenterAnn Arbor, MI CBS W 72–70  12,707 11–0
12/19/2013* 7:00 pm Southern #1 McKale Center • Tucson, AZ P12N W 69–43  14,149 12–0
12/23/2013* 8:00 pm Northern Arizona #1 McKale Center • Tucson, AZ P12N W 77–44  14,545 13–0
Pac-12 regular season
01/02/2014 8:00 pm Washington State #1 McKale Center • Tucson, AZ P12N W 60–25  14,545 14–0 (1–0)
01/04/2014 12:00 pm Washington #1 McKale Center • Tucson, AZ P12N W 71–62  14,545 15–0 (2–0)
01/09/2014 7:00 pm at UCLA #1 Pauley PavilionLos Angeles, CA ESPN W 79–75  13,283 16–0 (3–0)
01/12/2014 7:00 pm at USC #1 Galen Center • Los Angeles, CA P12N W 73–53  8,347 17–0 (4–0)
01/16/2014 7:00 pm Arizona State #1 McKale Center • Tucson, AZ
(Territorial Cup)
FS1 W 91–68  14,545 18–0 (5–0)
01/23/2014 7:00 pm Colorado #1 McKale Center • Tucson, AZ ESPN2 W 69–57  14,545 19–0 (6–0)
01/26/2014 6:00 pm Utah #1 McKale Center • Tucson, AZ FS1 W 65–56  14,545 20–0 (7–0)
01/29/2014 7:00 pm at Stanford #1 Maples PavilionStanford, CA ESPN2 W 60–57  7,233 21–0 (8–0)
02/01/2014 8:30 pm at California #1 Haas PavilionBerkleley, CA P12N L 58–60  11,877 21–1 (8–1)
02/06/2014 7:00 pm Oregon #2 McKale Center • Tucson, AZ ESPN W 67–65  14,545 22–1 (9–1)
02/09/2014 5:00 pm Oregon State #2 McKale Center • Tucson, AZ P12N W 76–54  14,545 23–1 (10–1)
02/14/2014 7:00 pm at Arizona State #2 Wells Fargo ArenaTempe, AZ
(Territorial Cup)
ESPN L 66–69 2OT 10,699 23–2 (10–2)
02/19/2014 8:00 pm at Utah #4 Huntsman CenterSalt Lake City, UT FS1 W 67–63 OT 14,266 24–2 (11–2)
02/22/2014 7:00 pm at Colorado #4 Coors Events CenterBoulder, CO
(College GameDay)
ESPN W 88–61  11,025 25–2 (12–2)
02/26/2014 7:00 pm California #3 McKale Center • Tucson, AZ ESPN2 W 87–59  14,545 26–2 (13–2)
03/02/2014 6:00 pm Stanford #3 McKale Center • Tucson, AZ ESPNU W 79–66  14,545 27–2 (14–2)
03/05/2014 9:00 pm at Oregon State #3 Gill ColiseumCorvallis, OR FS1 W 74–69  5,651 28–2 (15–2)
03/08/2014 2:00 pm at Oregon #3 Matthew Knight ArenaEugene, OR CBS L 57–64  12,364 28–3 (15–3)
Pac-12 Tournament
03/13/2014 12:00 pm vs. (8) Utah #4 (1) MGM Grand Garden ArenaParadise, NV
(Quarterfinals)
P12N W 71–39  N/A 29–3
03/14/2014 6:00 pm vs. (5) Colorado #4 (1) MGM Grand Garden Arena • Paradise, NV
(Semifinals)
P12N W 63–43  12,916 30–3
03/15/2014 3:00 pm vs. (2) UCLA #4 (1) MGM Grand Garden Arena • Paradise, NV
(Championship)
FS1 L 71–75  12,916 30–4
NCAA Tournament
03/21/2014* 12:10 pm vs. (16 W) Weber State #4 (1 W) Viejas Arena • San Diego, CA
(Second round)
TNT W 68–59  11,196 31–4
03/23/2014* 6:40 pm vs. (8 W) Gonzaga #4 (1 W) Viejas Arena • San Diego, CA
(Third round)
TBS W 84–61  11,504 32–4
03/27/2014* 8:17 pm vs. #13 (4 W) San Diego State #4 (1 W) Honda CenterAnaheim, CA
(Sweet Sixteen)
TBS W 70–64  17,773 33–4
03/29/2014* 5:49 pm vs. #12 (2 W) Wisconsin #4 (1 W) Honda Center • Anaheim, CA
(Elite Eight)
TBS L 63–64 OT 17,814 33–5
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll, (#) is seed within tournament. W=West Region. All times are in Mountain Time.

Personnel[edit]

Roster[edit]

2013–14 Arizona Wildcats men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year High School/Junior College Home town
SG 1 York, GabeGabe York 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) So Orange Lutheran Orange, California
PG 4 McConnell, T. J.T. J. McConnell 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 195 lb (88 kg) RS Jr Chartiers Valley/Duquesne Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
F 11 Gordon, AaronAaron Gordon 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Fr Archbishop Mitty San Jose, California
SG 13 Johnson, NickNick Johnson 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jr Findlay Prep Gilbert, Arizona
PG 20 Mayes, JordinJordin Mayes 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr Westchester Los Angeles, California
PF 21 Ashley, BrandonBrandon Ashley Injured 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 230 lb (104 kg) So Findlay Prep Oakland, California
SF 23 Hollis-Jefferson, RondaeRondae Hollis-Jefferson 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr Chester Chester, Pennsylvania
SG 24 Pitts, ElliottElliott Pitts 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr De La Salle Dublin, California
F/C 31 Korcheck, MattMatt Korcheck 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 230 lb (104 kg) RS Jr Sabino/Cochise College Tucson, Arizona
F/C 33 Peters, ZachZach Peters 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) RS Fr Prestonwood Christian/Kansas Plano, Texas
C 35 Tarczewski, KalebKaleb Tarczewski 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 235 lb (107 kg) So St. Mark's School Claremont, New Hampshire
G 44 Mason, TreyTrey Mason (W) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Loyola Los Angeles, California
PG 50 Hazzard, JacobJacob Hazzard (W) 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 160 lb (73 kg) So Loyola Los Angeles, California
SF 52 Johnson, ChrisChris Johnson (W) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) RS Jr South Kent/CSU San Bernardino Gilbert, Arizona
PF 54 Conklin, EricEric Conklin (W) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Fr Chaparral Scottsdale, Arizona
SF 55 Mellon, DrewDrew Mellon (W) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jr Mater Dei Santa Ana, California
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster
Last update: 10/15/13

Recruiting class[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Aaron Gordon
F
San Jose, CA Archbishop Mitty High School 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Apr 2, 2013 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 96
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
F
Chester, PA Chester High School 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Sep 13, 2012 
Scout:5/5 stars   Rivals:5/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 92
Elliott Pitts
G
Dublin, CA De La Salle High School 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Aug 12, 2012 
Scout:4/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 82
Eric Conklin
F
Scottsdale, AZ Chaparral High School 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 240 lb (110 kg) May 11, 2013 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 58
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: #4   Rivals: #4  ESPN: #5
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Incoming transfers[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Chris Johnson 52 G 6'6" 210 Junior Gilbert, Arizona The older brother of Nick Johnson joins the team as a walk on.[5]
Zach Peters 33 PF 6'10" 238 Freshman Plano, Texas The NCAA granted Peters four years of eligibility without requiring him to sit out in light of medical issues that kept him from playing while at Kansas and led to his withdrawal after the fall 2013 semester.[6][7]
  • Point guard T.J. McConnell and center Matt Korcheck first played for Arizona in 2013-14 after red-shirting the previous season. McConnell, a Duquesne transfer and the nephew of Women's Basketball Hall of Fame member Suzie McConnell Serio, was required to sit out 2012–13 under NCAA transfer rules.[8] Korcheck was eligible to play as a junior college transfer but arranged with Miller to redshirt given Arizona's front-court depth.[9] Both had two years of eligibility remaining after redshirting.

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Angelo Chol 30 F 6'9" 225 Sophomore San Diego, California Transferred to San Diego State after spring 2013 classes[10]
Quinton Crawford 51 G 6'2" 200 Senior Old Bridge, New Jersey Graduated
Solomon Hill 44 F 6'7" 220 Senior Los Angeles, California Selected 23rd overall by the Indiana Pacers in the 2013 NBA Draft after graduation
Grant Jerrett 33 F 6'10" 235 Freshman La Verne, California Drafted 40th overall by the Portland Trail Blazers; later traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder
Mark Lyons 2 G 6'1" 200 Senior Schenectady, New York Signed with French Pro A team Choral Roanne[11]
Kevin Parrom 3 G/F 6'6" 220 Senior Bronx, New York Graduated
Max Wiepking 52 F 6'6" 220 Senior Englewood, Colorado Graduated

Ranking movement[edit]

Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
Poll Pre Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 Wk 17 Wk 18 Wk 19 Post Final
AP 6 6 5 4 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 4 3 3 4 4 N/A
Coaches 5 5 4 3 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 3 4 3 3 4 5 5

Team statistics[edit]

Player GP GS MPG FGM-FGA 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
Brandon Ashley 22 22 27.7 93–178 11–29 56–74 5.8 1.0 0.6 0.7 11.5
Eric Conklin 7 0 2.4 2–2 0–0 0–0 0.1 0 0 0 0.6
Aaron Gordon 38 38 31.2 189–382 16–45 76–180 8.0 1.97 0.89 1.0 12.4
Jacob Hazzard 13 0 2.2 8–17 4–9 0–0 0.2 0.2 0.1 0 1.5
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson 38 6 25.3 121–247 2–10 103–151 5.7 1.4 0.7 1.0 9.1
Nick Johnson 38 38 33.0 205–474 62–169 146–187 4.1 2.8 1.1 0.66 16.3
Matt Korecheck 22 0 4.6 8–12 0–0 8–12 1.4 0.1 0.1 0.2 1.1
Trey Mason 10 0 2.2 2–3 1–1 0–0 0.3 0.3 0 0 0.5
Jordin Mayes 34 1 5.7 15–45 3–15 11–17 0.5 0.5 0.3 0 1.3
T. J. McConnell 38 38 32.2 127–280 36–100 31–50 3.6 5.3 1.7 0.2 8.4
Drew Mellon 6 0 2.0 0–1 0–0 1–2 0.2 0.2 0 0 0.2
Zach Peters 11 0 2.8 0–6 0–6 0–0 0.4 0 0 0 0
Elliott Pitts 24 0 8.4 15–35 11–28 3–8 1.0 0.3 0.2 0 1.8
Kaleb Tarczewski 36 35 28.3 128–219 0-0 102–135 6.3 0.5 0.1 1.0 9.9
Gabe York 38 12 21.8 82–221 57–148 35–52 2.2 1.6 0.5 0.1 6.7
Chris Johnson 4 0 6.0 1–1 1–1 1–2 0 0 0 0 1.0

Source[12]

Awards[edit]

Aaron Gordon
  • Freshman student-athlete of the year
  • AP Honorable Mention
  • 2013: USA Basketball Male Athlete of the Year
  • Individual All-America teams
  • 2014 NCAA Tournament's West Regional all-tournament team
  • Third All-America Team– Sporting News
  • USBWA All-District team
  • NABC All District Second Team
  • Pac-12 All-Freshman Team
  • Pac-12 First Team
  • Pac–12 Freshman of the Year
  • 2013 NIT Season Tip-Off All-Tournament Team[13]
  • CBS Sports and U.S. Basketball Writers Association Freshman Of The Week Honors
Nick Johnson
  • Junior student-athlete of the year
  • Wooden All-American team
  • AP All-American second team
  • 2014 NCAA Tournament's West Regional all-tournament team
  • First team All-American – TSN, USBWA
  • Consensus All-American – USBWA, NABC, Sporting News
  • USBWA All-District team
  • NABC All District First Team
  • USBWA District IX Player of the Year
  • Pac-12 First Team
  • Pac-12 All-Defense Team
  • Pac-12 Player of the Year
  • 2013 NIT Season Tip-Off MVP, All-Tournament Team[14]
  • Pac-12 Player of the Week (December 2, 2013)[15]
Rondae Hollis-Jefferson
  • Pac-12 All-Freshman Team
  • Freshman student-athlete of the year
Kaleb Tarczewski
  • Sophomore student-athlete of the year
T. J. McConnell
  • Pac-12 Second Team
  • Pac-12 All-Defensive Team
Head Coach Sean Miller

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2012‐13 University of Arizona Basketball Season Stats". The University of Arizona - Official Athletics Website. March 29, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Men's Basketball Announces 2013-14 Non-Conference Schedule". arizonawildcats.com. May 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ Williams, Evan (April 30, 2013). "Arizona, Duke Headline 2013 NIT Season Tip-Off". bustingbrackets.com. 
  4. ^ Pascoe, Bruce (May 6, 2013). "Arizona Wildcats to open basketball season against Cal Poly". Arizona Daily Star. 
  5. ^ Pascoe, Bruce (July 31, 2013). "Johnson's big brother to walk on with Cats". Arizona Daily Star. 
  6. ^ Norlander, Matt (September 27, 2013). "Kansas transfer Zach Peters cleared to play this season at Arizona". CBSSports.com. 
  7. ^ Pascoe, Bruce (May 13, 2013). "Forward Peters set to start over at UA". Arizona Daily Star. 
  8. ^ O'Neil, Dana (March 27, 2014). "McConnell is Arizona's steady hand". ESPN.com. Retrieved March 27, 2014. 
  9. ^ Pascoe, Bruce (April 10, 2012). "Korcheck gives UA rare local player". Arizona Daily Star. 
  10. ^ Pascoe, Bruce (May 9, 2013). "Next stop for Chol is SDSU, coach says". Arizona Daily Star. 
  11. ^ Pascoe, Bruce (July 24, 2013). "Lyons packing for France after brief NBA experience". Arizona Daily Star. 
  12. ^ "2013-14 Team Statistics". The University of Arizona - Official Athletics Website. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
  13. ^ Pascoe, Bruce (November 30, 2013). "Cats do it all in win over No. 6 Duke". Arizona Daily Star. 
  14. ^ Pascoe, Bruce (November 30, 2013). "Johnson comes alive in second half". Arizona Daily Star. 
  15. ^ Allen, Percy (December 2, 2013). "Pac-12 Player of the Week: Nick Johnson". Seattle Times.