2013–14 Big Ten Conference men's basketball season

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2013–14 Big Ten Conference men's basketball season
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League NCAA Division I
Sport Basketball
TV partner(s) Big Ten Network, ESPN, CBS
2014 NBA draft
Top draft pick Nik Stauskas
Picked by Sacramento Kings, 8th overall
2013–14 NCAA Division I men's basketball season
Regular season champions Michigan
Runners-up Michigan State
Wisconsin
Season MVP Nik Stauskas, Michigan
Top scorer Terran Petteway, Nebraska
Tournament
Champions Michigan State
  Runners-up Michigan
Tournament MVP Branden Dawson, Michigan State
Basketball seasons
2013–14 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#7 Michigan 15 3   .833     28 9   .757
#12 Wisconsin 12 6   .667     30 8   .789
#11 Michigan State 12 6   .667     29 9   .763
Nebraska 11 7   .611     19 13   .594
#22 Ohio State 10 8   .556     25 10   .714
Iowa 9 9   .500     20 13   .606
Minnesota 8 10   .444     25 13   .658
Illinois 7 11   .389     20 15   .571
Indiana 7 11   .389     17 15   .531
Penn State 6 12   .333     16 18   .471
Northwestern 6 12   .333     14 19   .424
Purdue 5 13   .278     15 17   .469
2014 Big Ten Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2013–14 Big Ten men's basketball season began with practices in October 2013, followed by the start of the 2013–14 NCAA Division I men's basketball season in November. Michigan won the regular season title, but lost to Michigan State in the championship game of the 2014 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament.

Following the season 9 teams participated in post season tournaments. Six teams were invited to participate in the 2014 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament; two teams were selected for the 2014 National Invitation Tournament and one team competed in the 2014 College Basketball Invitational. The conference posted a 17–7 record in postseason tournaments. Wisconsin reached the final four of the NCAA Tournament and Minnesota won the NIT Tournament.

Nik Stauskas was the Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year and a 2014 Consensus All-American. Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Craft was named the NABC Defensive Player of the Year and Men's Basketball Academic All-American of the Year.

Preseason[edit]

Preseason watchlists[edit]

Below is a table of notable preseason watch lists. The Senior CLASS award is only for seniors and the Cousy Award is only for point guards.

Wooden[1] Naismith[2] Senior CLASS[3] Robertson[4] Cousy[5]
Noah Vonleh IND
Green tickY
Green tickY
Yogi Ferrell IND
Green tickY
Green tickY
Mitch McGary MICH
Green tickY
Green tickY
Green tickY
Glenn Robinson III MICH
Green tickY
Green tickY
Keith Appling MSU
Green tickY
Green tickY
Gary Harris MSU
Green tickY
Green tickY
Green tickY
Adreian Payne MSU
Green tickY
Green tickY
Green tickY
Andre Hollins MINN
Green tickY
Aaron Craft OSU
Green tickY
Green tickY
Green tickY
Green tickY
Green tickY
LaQuinton Ross OSU
Green tickY
Green tickY
Tim Frazier PSU
Green tickY
Green tickY
Sam Dekker WIS
Green tickY
Green tickY

Preseason honors[edit]

The following players were selected to the CBS Sports, Associated Press,[6] Sporting News, USA Today,[7] USA Today Sports 2013-14 College Basketball Preview Magazine, Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook, Athlon Sports and ESPN preseason All-American teams and the preseason media All-Big Ten team.[8][9][10][11][12] Preseason All-Big Ten Conference selections are also shown below.[13][14]

CBS AP TSN USA Today USA Today (mag) Blue Ribbon Athlon Sports ESPN NBC BigTen.org BTN
Mitch McGary 2nd 1st 1st 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd 2nd Green tickY Green tickY
Adreian Payne 3rd 1st 3rd Green tickY Green tickY
Aaron Craft 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd Green tickY Green tickY
Gary Harris 2nd 2nd 4th 3rd 2nd POY POY
Glenn Robinson III Green tickY Green tickY
Tim Frazier Green tickY

Preseason polls[edit]

The official preseason media poll announced by the Big Ten Conference at its October 31 media day conference predicted the order of finish at the top of the conference standings would be Michigan State followed by Michigan and Ohio State.[13]

Several Preseason polls included Big Ten Teams.[10][15][16] Sports Illustrated both posted a preseason power ranking and a college basketball preview edition. One of the four regional cover versions featured Harris and Robinson.[17][18]

AP Coaches CBS SI PR SI CBP Sporting News Blue Ribbon
Illinois
Indiana 24 25
Iowa 17 23 24
Michigan 7 9 12 6 7 7 9
Michigan State 2 2 3 3 3 2 1
Minnesota
Nebraska
Northwestern
Ohio State 11 10 8 8 11 11 11
Penn State
Purdue
Wisconsin 20 21 19 16 14

Exhibitions[edit]

The first conference exhibition game occurred on October 24, when Illinois hosted McKendree University.[19] In Michigan's second exhibition game on November 4 against Wayne State at Crisler Center, the Big Ten Network scheduled it first-ever live Student U telecast on the linear TV network.[20]

Conference schedules[edit]

Before the season, it was announced that for the seventh 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.[21] The Big Ten led the nation in attendance for the 38th consecutive season.[22]

Rankings[edit]

The Big Ten began the season with five teams ranked and two others receiving votes in the Coaches' Poll.[23] It began the season with 4 teams ranked and two receiving votes in the AP Poll.[24] In the third poll of the season, Michigan State achieved its first number one ranking since the 2000–01 Spartans reached were number 1 on January 2, 2001.[25][26]

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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 and one or two freshmen of the week each Monday.

Week Player of the week Freshman of the week
November 11, 2013[27] Shavon Shields, NEB Noah Vonleh, IND
November 18, 2013[28] Adreian Payne, MSU Noah Vonleh (2), IND
November 25, 2013[29] Frank Kaminsky, WIS Bryson Scott, PUR
December 2, 2013[30] Rayvonte Rice, ILL Zak Irvin, MICH
December 9, 2013[31] LaQuinton Ross, OSU Noah Vonleh (3), IND
December 16, 2013[32] Austin Hollins, MINN Bryson Scott (2), PUR
December 23, 2013[33] Adreian Payne (2), MSU Noah Vonleh (4), IND
Zak Irvin (2), MICH
December 30, 2013[34] Rayvonte Rice (2), ILL Nigel Hayes, WIS
Keith Appling, MSU
January 6, 2014[35] Aaron Craft, OSU Nigel Hayes (2), WIS
January 13, 2014[36] Roy Devyn Marble, IOWA Noah Vonleh (5), IND
January 21, 2014[37] Nik Stauskas, MICH Noah Vonleh (6), IND
January 27, 2014[38] Nik Stauskas (2), MICH Derrick Walton, MICH
February 4, 2014[39] Drew Crawford, NU Noah Vonleh (7), IND
D. J. Newbill, PSU
February 10, 2014[40] Aaron Craft (2), OSU Nigel Hayes (3), WIS
February 17, 2014[41] Frank Kaminsky (2), WIS Nigel Hayes (4), WIS
Terran Petteway, NEB
February 24, 2014[42] Nik Stauskas (3), MICH Kendrick Nunn, ILL
March 3, 2014[43] Will Sheehey, IND Kendrick Nunn (2), ILL
March 10, 2014[44] Nik Stauskas (4), MICH Troy Williams, IND
Shavon Shields (2), NEB

Honors and Awards[edit]

Aaron Craft and Jordan Morgan were named to the 5-man NCAA Division I Allstate Good Works Team for their commitment to improving their communities and the lives of others.[48] Craft and Drew Crawford were first team Academic All-America selections. Craft was named the Men's Basketball Academic All-America Team Member of the Year.[49] Craft also earned the NABC Defensive Player of the Year award.[50]

Stauskas was a 2014 NCAA Men's Basketball All-American second-team selection by the Sporting News.[51][52] Stauskas earned third team All-American recognition from USA Today, while Gary Harris and Sam Dekker were honorable mention honorees.[53][54] Stauskas was a first team All-American selection by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).[55] He was also a second team selection by Sports Illustrated[56] and Bleacher Report,[57] as well as a third team selection by NBC Sports.[58] When Stauskas was named second team All-American by the Associated Press,[59] he became a consensus All-American. Harris and Payne where honorable mention AP selections.[59] Stauskas also earned John R. Wooden Award All-American Team recognition.[60]

Watchlists[edit]

Keith Appling, Adreian Payne, Aaron Craft, and Sam Dekker were included in the Wooden Award midseason Top 25 watchlist.[61] Appling and Gary Harris were selected to the 23-man Oscar Robertson Award midseason watchlist by the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA).[62] Appling, Harris, Nik Stauskas and Roy Devyn Marble were named to the 30-man Naismith College Player of the Year midseason watchlist.[63][64] Noah Vonleh was selected for the 9-player Integris Wayman Tisdale Award Midseason Watch List by the USBWA.[65] On January 31, Aaron Craft, Drew Crawford, Shavon Shields and Dave Sobolewski were named an Academic All-District by CoSIDA, placing them among the 40 finalists for fifteen 2013–14 Academic All-American basketball selections.[66] On February 12, Craft and Tim Frazier were named two of ten finalists for the Men's basketball Senior CLASS Award.[67] On February 17, Yogi Ferrell, Appling and Craft were among the 23 finalists for the Bob Cousy Award.[68][69] Although the Big Ten had no finalists for the USBWA's Robertson or Tisdale Awards, John Beilein was a one of ten finalists for the USBWA's Henry Iba National Coach of the Year Award.[70] He was also a finalist for the Naismith College Coach of the Year, and Jim Phelan Awards. Tim Miles was also a finalist for the Phelan award.[71][72][73] On March 8, Stauskas and Harris were listed among the 15 finalists for the John R. Wooden Award.[74] Craft was one of six Cousy Award finalist.[75]

All-Big Ten Awards and Teams[edit]

On March 10, The Big Ten announced most of its conference awards.[76][77]

Honor Coaches Media
Player of the Year Nik Stauskas, Michigan Nik Stauskas, Michigan
Coach of the Year Tim Miles, Nebraska John Beilein, Michigan
Freshman of the Year Noah Vonleh, Indiana Noah Vonleh, Indiana
Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Craft, Ohio State Not Selected
Sixth Man of the Year Nigel Hayes, Wisconsin Not Selected
All Big Ten First Team Nik Stauskas, Michigan Nik Stauskas, Michigan
Gary Harris, Michigan State Gary Harris, Michigan State
Roy Devyn Marble, Iowa Roy Devyn Marble, Iowa
Terran Petteway, Nebraska Terran Petteway, Nebraska
Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin
All Big Ten Second Team Yogi Ferrell, Indiana Yogi Ferrell, Indiana
Adreian Payne, Michigan State Adreian Payne, Michigan State
Caris LeVert, Michigan Caris LeVert, Michigan
D. J. Newbill, Penn State D. J. Newbill, Penn State
Sam Dekker, Wisconsin Aaron Craft, Ohio State
All Big Ten Third Team Aaron Craft, Ohio State Sam Dekker, Wisconsin
Tim Frazier, Penn State Tim Frazier, Penn State
Aaron White, Iowa Aaron White, Iowa
Noah Vonleh, Indiana Noah Vonleh, Indiana
LaQuinton Ross, Ohio State Drew Crawford, Northwestern
All Big Ten Honorable Mention Drew Crawford, Northwestern LaQuinton Ross, Ohio State
Keith Appling, Michigan State Keith Appling, Michigan State
Glenn Robinson III, Michigan Glenn Robinson III, Michigan
Andre Hollins, Minnesota Andre Hollins, Minnesota
A. J. Hammons, Purdue A. J. Hammons, Purdue
Ben Brust, Wisconsin Ben Brust, Wisconsin
Shavon Shields, Nebraska Shavon Shields, Nebraska
Rayvonte Rice, Illinois Rayvonte Rice, Illinois
Denzel Valentine, Michigan State Denzel Valentine, Michigan State
Not Selected Will Sheehey, Indiana
DeAndre Mathieu, Minnesota
Josh Gasser, Wisconsin
Traevon Jackson, Wisconsin
All-Freshman Team Kendrick Nunn, Illinois Not Selected
Derrick Walton Jr., Michigan
Nigel Hayes, Wisconsin
Noah Vonleh, Indiana
Kendall Stephens, Purdue
All Defensive Team Gary Harris, Michigan State Not Selected
A. J. Hammons, Purdue
Aaron Craft, Ohio State
Shannon Scott, Ohio State
Josh Gasser, Wisconsin

34 athletes earned Academic All-Big Ten recognition. Drew Crawford and Tim Frazier earned their fourth Academic All-B1G recognitions, while Aaron Craft earned his third.[78]

NABC[edit]

The National Association of Basketball Coaches announced their Division I All‐District teams on March 12, recognizing the nation’s best men’s collegiate basketball student-athletes. Selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC, 252 student-athletes, from 25 districts were chosen. The selections on this list were then eligible for NABC Coaches' All-America Honors. The following list represented the District 7 players chosen to the list.[79][80]

USBWA[edit]

On March 11, the U.S. Basketball Writers Association released its 2013–14 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.[81][82]

Postseason[edit]

Big Ten Tournament[edit]

2014 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament seeds and results
Seed School Conf. Over. Tiebreaker First round
March 13
Quarterfinals
March 14
Semifinals
March 15
Championship
March 16
1 Michigan ‡ # 15–3 24–7 Bye Defeated Illinois 64–63 Defeated Ohio State 72–69 Eliminated by Michigan State 55–69
2 Wisconsin # 12–6 26–6 1–0 vs Michigan St. Bye Defeated Minnesota 83–57 Eliminated by Michigan State 75–83
3 Michigan State # 12–6 24–8 0–1 vs Wisconsin Bye Defeated Northwestern 67–51 Defeated Wisconsin 83–75 Defeated Michigan 69–55
4 Nebraska # 11–7 19–12 Bye Eliminated by Ohio State 67–71
5 Ohio State 10–8 25–8 Defeated Purdue 63–61 Defeated Nebraska 71–67 Eliminated by Michigan 69–72
6 Iowa 9–9 20–12 Eliminated by Northwestern 62–67
7 Minnesota 8–10 20–13 Defeated Penn State 63–56 Eliminated by Wisconsin 67–83
8 Indiana 7–11 17–15 1–1 vs Illinois Eliminated by Illinois 54–64
9 Illinois 7–11 19–14 1–1 vs Indiana Defeated Indiana 64–54 Eliminated by Michigan 63–64
10 Penn State 6–12 15–17 1–0 vs. Northwestern Eliminated by Minnesota 56–63
11 Northwestern 6–12 14–19 0–1 vs. Penn State Defeated Iowa 67–62 Eliminated by Michigan State 51–67
12 Purdue 5–13 15–17 Eliminated by Ohio State 61–63
‡ – 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]

The Big Ten Conference had six bids to the 2014 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.[83] However, the conference endured its 14th consecutive season without winning the tournament.[84]

Seed Region School First Four Round of 64 Round of 32 Sweet 16 Elite Eight Final Four Championship
2 Midwest Michigan n/a Defeated Wofford 57–40 Defeated Texas 79–65 Defeated Tennessee 73–71 Eliminated by Kentucky 72–75
2 West Wisconsin n/a Defeated American 75–35 Defeated Oregon 85–77 Defeated Baylor 69–52 Defeated Arizona 64–63 (OT) Eliminated by Kentucky 74-73
4 East Michigan State n/a Defeated Delaware 93–78 Defeated Harvard 80–73 Defeated Virginia 61–59 Eliminated by Connecticut 54–60
6 South Ohio State n/a Eliminated by Dayton 60–59
11 West Nebraska n/a Eliminated by Baylor 74–60
11 Midwest Iowa Eliminated by Tennessee 78–65
W–L (%): 0–1 (.000) 3–2 (.600) 3–0 (1.000) 3–0 (1.000) 1–2 (.333) 0–1 (.000) 0–0 (–) Total: 10–6 (.625)

National Invitation Tournament[edit]

Minnesota won the National Invitation Tournament for the third time in school history.[85]

Seed Bracket School First round Second round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
1 Minnesota Minnesota Defeated High Point 88–81 Defeated Saint Mary's 63–55 Defeated Southern Miss 81–73 Defeated Florida State 67–64OT Defeated SMU 65–63
2 St. John's Illinois Defeated Boston University 66–62 Eliminated by Clemson 50–49
W–L (%): 2–0 (1.000) 1–1 (.500) 1–0 (1.000) 1–0 (1.000) 1–0 (1.000) Total: 6–1 (.857)

College Basketball Invitational[edit]

School First round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
Penn State Defeated Hampton 69–65 Eliminated by Siena 52–54
W–L (%): 1–0 (1.000) 0–1 (.000) 0–0 (–) 0–0 (–) Total: 1–1 (.500)

2014 NBA Draft[edit]

Main article: 2014 NBA Draft

The following all-conference selections were listed as seniors: Roy Devyn Marble, Adreian Payne, Aaron Craft, Tim Frazier, and Drew Crawford.

Players who have declared for the 2014 draft lose their NCAA eligibility on April 15, 2014, although players with eligibility remain eligible to declare for the draft until April 27.[86] At the close of business on April 15, the Big Ten Network sent a tweet of tweets that listed the following individuals as having declared for the draft: Noah Vonleh,[87] LaQuinton Ross,[88] Gary Harris,[89] Nik Stauskas[90] and Glenn Robinson III.[90][91] Mitch McGary eventually joined the list of early entrants.[92][93]

Marble, Payne, Craft and all six early entrants were selected to receive invitations to the NBA Draft Combine.[94] Seven Big Ten athletes were selected and five were selected in the first round. That was the most first rounders since the 1990 NBA draft and the most overall since the 2000 NBA draft when 8 players were drafted.[95]

PG Point guard SG Shooting guard SF Small forward PF Power forward C Center
Rnd. Pick Player Pos. Nationality Team School / club team
1 8 Nik Stauskas SG  Canada Sacramento Kings Michigan (So.)
1 9 Noah Vonleh PF  United States Charlotte Hornets (from Detroit)9 Indiana (Fr.)
1 15 Adreian Payne PF  United States Atlanta Hawks Michigan State (Sr.)
1 19 Gary Harris SG  United States Chicago Bulls Michigan State (So.)
1 21 Mitch McGary C  United States Oklahoma City Thunder (from Dallas via L.A. Lakers and Houston)21 Michigan (So.)
2 40 Glenn Robinson III SF  United States Minnesota Timberwolves (from New Orleans)40 Michigan (So.)
2 56 Roy Devyn Marble SG  United States Orlando Magic (from Portland via Denver)56 Iowa (Sr.)

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