2013–14 Northwestern Wildcats men's basketball team

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2013–14 Northwestern Wildcats men's basketball
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Conference Big Ten Conference
2013–14 record 14–19 (6–12 Big Ten)
Head coach Chris Collins
Assistant coach Brian James
Assistant coach Patrick Baldwin
Assistant coach Armon Gates
Home arena Welsh-Ryan Arena
Seasons
« 2012–13 2014–15 »
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 Northwestern Wildcats men's basketball team represented Northwestern University in the 2013–14 college basketball season. Lead by first year head coach Chris Collins. The Wildcats were members of the Big Ten Conference and played their home games at Welsh-Ryan Arena. They finished the season 14–19, 6–12 in Big Ten play to finish in a tie for tenth place. They advanced to the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament where they lost to Michigan State.

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Omar Jimenez 0 G 6'1" 185 Freshman Kennesaw, GA Injured
Alex Marcotullio 4 G 6'3" 195 Senior Warren, MI Graduated
Reggie Hearn 11 G 6'4" 210 Senior Fort Wayne, IN Graduated
Jared Swopshire 12 F 6'8" 210 GS Senior St. Louis, MO Graduated

Incoming recruits[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Nate Taphorn
SF
Pekin, IL Pekin Community 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jul 15, 2012 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 75
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • 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:

Roster[edit]

2013–14 Northwestern Wildcats men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Last school Home town
G/F 1 Crawford, DrewDrew Crawford 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) RS Sr Naperville Central Naperville, IL
G 3 Sobolewski, DaveDave Sobolewski 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr Benet Academy Naperville, IL
F 10 Turner, MikeMike Turner 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 222 lb (101 kg) RS So Univ. of Chicago Lab. Chicago, IL
G 13 Abrahamson, KaleKale Abrahamson 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) So Valley HS West Des Moines, IA
G 14 Demps, TreTre Demps 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 193 lb (88 kg) RS So Ronald Reagan HS San Antonio, TX
G 15 Montgomery III, JamesJames Montgomery III 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 202 lb (92 kg) Sr Santa Monica Los Angeles, CA
C 22 Olah, AlexAlex Olah 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 265 lb (120 kg) So Traders Point Christian Acad. Timișoara, ROU
G 23 Cobb, JerShonJerShon Cobb 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) RS Jr Columbia HS Decatur, GA
F/C 31 Liberman, AaronAaron Liberman 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 215 lb (98 kg) RS Fr Valley Torah HS Los Angeles, CA
F 32 Taphorn, NateNate Taphorn 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Pekin Community HS Pekin, IL
G/F 34 Lumpkin, SanjaySanjay Lumpkin 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) So Benilde-St. Margaret's Wayzata, MN
C 42 Ajou, ChierChier Ajou 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 245 lb (111 kg) So St. Thomas More Aweil, SSD
F 45 Cerina, NikolaNikola Cerina 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) RS Sr TCU Topola, SRB
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: 2013-07-09

Schedule and results[edit]

Source[1]

Date Time Opponent Site TV Result Attendance Record
Exhibition
Nov 6* 7:15 pm Lewis Welsh-Ryan ArenaEvanston, IL W 57–46  N/A
Non-conference regular season
Nov 9* 7:30 pm Eastern Illinois Welsh-Ryan Arena • Evanston, IL BTN W 72–55  5,182 1–0
Nov 14* 10:00 pm at Stanford Maples PavilionStanford, CA ESPNU L 58–71  4,692 1–1
Nov 17* 7:30 pm Illinois State Welsh-Ryan Arena • Evanston, IL L 64–68  6,025 1–2
Nov 20* 7:00 pm at UIC UIC PavilionChicago, IL CSNC W 93–58  5,630 2–2
Nov 22* 7:00 pm IUPUI Welsh-Ryan Arena • Evanston, IL
(Las Vegas Invitational)
W 63–61  5,915 3–2
Nov 25* 7:00 pm Gardner-Webb Welsh-Ryan Arena • Evanston, IL
(Las Vegas Invitational)
W 72–59  5,443 4–2
Nov 28* 9:30 pm vs. Missouri Orleans ArenaParadise, NV
(Las Vegas Invitational semifinals)
ESPNU L 67–78  N/A 4–3
Nov 29* 10:30 pm vs. #19 UCLA Orleans Arena • Paradise, NV
(Las Vegas Invitational)
ESPN2 L 79–95  2,520 4–4
Dec 4* 6:30 pm at NC State PNC ArenaRaleigh, NC
(ACC-Big Ten Challenge)
ESPNU L 48–69  11,459 4–5
Dec 7* 4:00 pm Western Michigan Welsh-Ryan Arena • Evanston, IL W 51–35  6,167 5–5
Dec 16* 6:00 pm Mississippi Valley State Welsh-Ryan Arena • Evanston, IL BTN W 86–64  5,344 6–5
Dec 22* 1:00 pm Brown Welsh-Ryan Arena • Evanston, IL W 58–52  6,591 7–5
Dec 27* 8:00 pm DePaul Welsh-Ryan Arena • Evanston, IL BTN L 56–57  6,819 7–6
Big Ten regular season
Jan 2 6:00 pm #4 Wisconsin Welsh-Ryan Arena • Evanston, IL ESPN2 L 49–76  8,117 7–7 (0–1)
Jan 5 11:00 am at Michigan Crisler ArenaAnn Arbor, MI BTN L 51–74  12,707 7–8 (0–2)
Jan 9 8:00 pm at #20 Iowa Carver–Hawkeye ArenaIowa City, IA ESPNU L 67–93  14,016 7–9 (0–3)
Jan 12 6:30 pm #23 Illinois Welsh-Ryan Arena • Evanston, IL BTN W 49–43  8,117 8–9 (1–3)
Jan 15 6:00 pm #4 Michigan State Welsh-Ryan Arena • Evanston, IL BTN L 40–54  8,117 8–10 (1–4)
Jan 18 1:30 pm at Indiana Assembly HallBloomington, IN BTN W 54–47  17,472 9–10 (2–4)
Jan 21 8:00 pm Purdue Welsh-Ryan Arena • Evanston, IL BTN W 63–60 2OT 6,063 10–10 (3–4)
Jan 25 11:00 am #10 Iowa Welsh-Ryan Arena • Evanston, IL BTN L 50–76  8,117 10–11 (3–5)
Jan 29 8:00 pm at #14 Wisconsin Kohl CenterMadison, WI BTN W 65–56  17,155 11–11 (4–5)
Feb 1 1:00 pm at Minnesota Williams ArenaMinneapolis, MN BTN W 55–54  12,744 12–11 (5–5)
Feb 8 12:00 pm Nebraska Welsh-Ryan Arena • Evanston, IL ESPNU L 49–53  7,109 12–12 (5–6)
Feb 13 6:00 pm at Michigan State Breslin CenterEast Lansing, MI BTN L 70–85  14,797 12–13 (5–7)
Feb 16 5:00 pm Minnesota Welsh-Ryan Arena • Evanston, IL BTN L 48–54  6,719 12–14 (5–8)
Feb 19 6:00 pm at #24 Ohio State Value City ArenaColumbus, OH BTN L 60–76  15,878 12–15 (5–9)
Feb 23 7:15 pm Indiana Welsh-Ryan Arena • Evanston, IL BTN L 56–61  8,117 12–16 (5–10)
Mar 1 4:00 pm at Nebraska Pinnacle Bank ArenaLincoln, NE ESPNU L 47–54  15,978 12–17 (5–11)
Mar 6 6:00 pm Penn State Welsh-Ryan Arena • Evanston, IL ESPNU L 32–59  6,253 12–18 (5–12)
Mar 9 11:00 am at Purdue Mackey ArenaWest Lafayette, IN BTN W 74–65  13,332 13–18 (6–12)
Big Ten Tournament
Mar 13 8:00 pm vs. Iowa Bankers Life FieldhouseIndianapolis, IN
(First round)
ESPN2 W 67–62  N/A 14–18
Mar 14 8:00 pm vs. #22 Michigan State Bankers Life Fieldhouse • Indianapolis, IN
(Quarterfinals)
BTN L 51–67  N/A 14–19
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll.

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