2010–11 Big Ten Conference men's basketball season

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2010–11 Big Ten Conference men's basketball season
Big Ten Conference logo.png
League NCAA Division I
Sport Basketball
Duration December 27, 2010
– March 6, 2011
Number of teams 11
Total attendance 2,475,440 [1]
Average attendance 12,826 [1]
TV partner(s) Big Ten Network, ESPN, CBS
2011 NBA Draft
Top draft pick JaJuan Johnson, 27th overall
Picked by New Jersey Nets
2010–11 NCAA Division I season
Regular season champions Ohio State
Runners-Up Purdue
Season MVP JaJuan Johnson
Tournament
Champions Ohio State
  Runners-up Penn State
Finals MVP Jared Sullinger
Basketball seasons
2010–11 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 1 Ohio State 16 2   .889     34 3   .919
No. 13 Purdue 14 4   .778     26 8   .765
No. 16 Wisconsin 13 5   .722     25 9   .735
Michigan 9 9   .500     21 14   .600
Illinois 9 9   .500     20 14   .588
Penn State 9 9   .500     19 15   .559
Michigan State 9 9   .500     19 15   .559
Northwestern 7 11   .389     20 14   .588
Minnesota 6 12   .333     17 14   .548
Iowa 4 14   .222     11 20   .355
Indiana 3 15   .167     12 20   .375
2011 Big Ten Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll[2][3]

The 2010–11 Big Ten Conference men's basketball season marks the continuation of the annual tradition of competitive basketball among Big Ten Conference members that began in 1904. The non-conference portion of the 2010–11 NCAA Division I men's basketball season began on November 8, 2010 with Illinois defeating UC Irvine in the opening round of the 2010 Coaches Vs. Cancer Classic. Conference play is set to begin on December 27, 2010 with Penn State traveling to play Indiana in Bloomington, Indiana. Following conference play, Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis will host the 2011 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament to be played Thursday, March 10 through Sunday, March 13. The Big Ten Conference will host second and third round games of the 2011 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament at the United Center in Chicago March 18 and 20, 2011.

The Big Ten had seven teams invited to the 68-team 2011 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament (NCAA Tournament) and one team invited to the 2011 National Invitation Tournament (NIT). Ohio State was a number one seed and along with Wisconsin survived until the Sweet Sixteen round. No Big Ten teams made the elite eight and the Big Ten finished with a 7–7 record in the tournament. Northwestern made the elite eight round of the 32-team NIT before being eliminated.

JaJuan Johnson was the regular season MVP and Jared Sullinger was the 2011 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament MVP. Both earned first team recognition as 2011 NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans and Sullinger earned numerous National Freshman of the Year Awards. The conference led the nation in attendance for the 35th straight season with a 12,826 overall average and 7 of the top 25 schools.[4]

Preseason[edit]

Seventeen members of the 2009-10 All-Conference teams returned, including five players who earned first-team honors over the prior two seasons and a previous Big Ten Player of the Year. Eight career 1,000-points scorers, including two 1,500-point scorers returned. Fourteen of the conference's top scorers and rebounders in all games played from last season, including five of the top 10 of each category returned. Eight players that led the conference in a statistical category last season for all games played also returned.[5]

The Big Ten media panel announced that they selected Michigan State, Ohio State and Purdue as the preseason media day selections. They also announced the 2010–11 All-Big Ten Conference first-team selections: Kalin Lucas MSU, Demetri McCamey ILL, E'Twaun Moore PUR, Jon Leuer WIS, and JaJuan Johnson PUR. Lucas repeated as the preseason conference player of the year.[6]

Preseason watchlists[edit]

On October 4, 2010, the Wooden Award preseason watch list included eight Big Ten players. The watchlist was composed of 50 players who were not transfers, freshmen or medical redshirts. The list will be reduced to a 30-player mid-season watchlist in December and a final national ballot of about 20 players in March. The Naismith College Player of the Year watchlist of 50 players was announced on November 16, 2010. In late February, a shorter list of the Top 30 will be compiled in preparation for a March vote to narrow the list to the four finalists.

Wooden[7] Naismith[8]
Talor BattlePSU Green tickY Green tickY
William BufordOSU Green tickY Green tickY
Robbie HummelPUR Green tickY
JaJuan JohnsonPUR Green tickY Green tickY
Jon LeuerWIS Green tickY Green tickY
Kalin LucasMSU Green tickY Green tickY
Demetri McCameyILL Green tickY Green tickY
E'Twaun MoorePUR Green tickY Green tickY
John ShurnaNU Green tickY Green tickY
Jared SullingerOSU Green tickY
Durrell SummersMSU Green tickY Green tickY

Lauer, Moore, Minnesota's Blake Hoffarber, and Ohio State's David Lighty were named as candidates for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award.[9]

Rankings[edit]

The Big Ten Conference entered the season with five teams ranked in the USA Today/ESPN Preseason Top 25 Men’s Basketball Coaches' Poll.[10]

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Ohio State AP 4 4 3 2 2 2 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 1 2 2 1
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Purdue AP 14 14 10 22 19 19 14 12 11 8 14 12 12 11 14 11 8 6
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Preconference schedules[edit]

Tournaments[edit]

Big Ten teams emerged victorious in the following tournament:

Name Dates Num. teams Champions
Puerto Rico Tip-Off Nov. 18–21
8
Minnesota

ACC–Big Ten Challenge[edit]

Date Time ACC Team Big Ten Team Location Television Attendance Winner Challenge
Leader
Mon., Nov 29 7:00PM Virginia #13 Minnesota Williams ArenaMinneapolis, MN ESPN2
12,089
Virginia (87-79)
ACC (1-0)
Tue., Nov 30 7:00PM Wake Forest Iowa LJVM ColiseumWinston-Salem, NC ESPNU
9,086
Wake Forest (76-73)
ACC (2-0)
7:00PM Georgia Tech Northwestern Welsh-Ryan ArenaEvanston, IL ESPN2
4,455
Northwestern (91-71)
ACC (2-1)
7:30PM Florida State #2 Ohio State Donald L. Tucker CenterTallahassee, FL ESPN
10,457
Ohio State (58-44)
Tied (2-2)
9:00PM Clemson Michigan Littlejohn ColiseumClemson, SC ESPN2
7,237
Michigan (69-61)
Big Ten (3-2)
9:30PM North Carolina #21 Illinois Assembly HallChampaign, IL ESPN
16,618
Illinois (79-67)
Big Ten (4-2)
Wed., Dec 1 7:15PM Boston College Indiana Conte ForumChestnut Hill, MA ESPNU
5,329
Boston College (88-76)
Big Ten (4-3)
7:15PM NC State Wisconsin Kohl CenterMadison, WI ESPN2
17,230
Wisconsin (87-48)
Big Ten (5-3)
7:30PM Virginia Tech #18 Purdue Cassell ColiseumBlacksburg, VA ESPN
9,847
Purdue (58-55 OT)
Big Ten (6-3)
9:15PM Maryland Penn State Bryce Jordan CenterUniversity Park, PA ESPN2
9,078
Maryland (62-39)
Big Ten (6-4)
9:30PM #1 Duke #6 Michigan State Cameron Indoor StadiumDurham, NC ESPN
9,314
Duke (84-79)
Big Ten (6-5)
Game Times in EST. Rankings from ESPN Coaches Poll (11/29).
Miami did not play due to its last place finish in the ACC during the 2009–2010 season.

Player of the week[edit]

Players of the week

Throughout the conference regular season, the Big Ten offices named a player of the week each Monday.

Week Player of the week Freshman of the week
11-15-10 John Shurna,[12] NU Jared Sullinger,[12] OSU
11-22-10 Trevor Mbakwe,[13] MINN Jared Sullinger (2),[13] OSU
Jared Sullinger,[13] OSU
11-29-10 Kalin Lucas,[14] MSU Deshaun Thomas,[14] OSU
12-06-10 Jon Leuer,[15] WIS Jared Sullinger (3),[15] OSU
12-13-10 Jared Sullinger (2),[16] OSU Jared Sullinger (4),[16] OSU
12-20-10 John Shurna (2),[17] NU Jared Sullinger (5),[17] OSU
12-27-10 Darius Morris,[18] MICH Jared Sullinger (6),[18] OSU
01-03-11 Demetri McCamey,[19] ILL Jared Sullinger (7),[19] OSU
E'Twaun Moore,[19] PUR
01-10-11 Jared Sullinger (3),[20] OSU Jared Sullinger (8),[20] OSU
Ryne Smith,[20] PUR
01-17-11 Draymond Green,[21] MSU Aaron Craft,[21] OSU
01-24-11 Jared Sullinger (4),[22] OSU Jared Sullinger (9),[22] OSU
01-31-11 Darius Morris (2),[23] MICH Jared Sullinger (10),[23] OSU
Talor Battle,[23] PSU
02-07-11 Jon Leuer (2),[24] WIS Jared Sullinger (11),[24] OSU
02-14-11 Jordan Taylor,[25] WIS Tim Hardaway, Jr.,[25] MICH
02-22-11 E'Twaun Moore (2),[26] PUR Tim Hardaway, Jr. (2),[26] MICH
02-28-11 JaJuan Johnson,[27] PUR Tim Hardaway, Jr. (3),[27] MICH
03-07-11 Jon Diebler,[28] OSU Jared Sullinger (12),[28] OSU

Honors and accolades[edit]

On February 3, 2011, Michigan's Zack Novak (District 4), Northwestern's Drew Crawford (District 5) and Minnesota's Blake Hoffarber (District 5) were selected by CoSIDA as among the forty Academic All-District players, making them finalists for fifteen Academic All-American selections later in the month.[29] Hoffarber was named as a second team Academic All-American.[30] The conference also had 37 Academic All-Conference Team selections.[31][32]

Jared Sullinger and JaJuan Johnson were among the ten finalists for the Oscar Robertson Trophy. Demetri McCamey, Sullinger, Johnson E'Twaun Moore and Jon Leuer were Naismith Award Midseason Top 30 List selections. McCamey and Jordan Taylor are Bob Cousy Award finalists. Sullinger was among the five finalists for the Wayman Tisdale Award. Moore, Leuer and David Lighty were selected among the ten Lowe's Senior CLASS Award finalists.[33]

Conference honors[edit]

Two sets of conference award winners were recognized by the Big Ten - one selected by league coaches and one selected by the media.[34]

Honor Coaches Media
Player of the Year JaJuan Johnson, PUR JaJuan Johnson, PUR
Coach of the Year Matt Painter, PUR Matt Painter, PUR
Freshman of the Year Jared Sullinger, OSU Jared Sullinger, OSU
Defensive Player of the Year JaJuan Johnson, PUR None Selected
Sixth Man of the Year Aaron Craft, OSU None Selected
All Big Ten First Team Jared Sullinger, OSU Jared Sullinger, OSU
JaJuan Johnson, PUR JaJuan Johnson, PUR
E'Twaun Moore, PUR E'Twaun Moore, PUR
Jordan Taylor, WIS Jordan Taylor, WIS
Jon Leuer, WIS Talor Battle, PSU
All Big Ten Second Team Kalin Lucas, MSU Kalin Lucas, MSU
Trevor Mbakwe, MINN Trevor Mbakwe, MINN
William Buford, OSU William Buford, OSU
David Lighty, OSU David Lighty, OSU
Talor Battle, PSU Jon Leuer, WIS
All Big Ten Third Team Demetri McCamey, ILL Demetri McCamey, ILL
Darius Morris, MICH Darius Morris, MICH
Draymond Green, MSU Draymond Green, MSU
Michael Thompson, NU Michael Thompson, NU
Jon Diebler, OSU Jon Diebler, OSU
John Shurna, NU
All Big Ten Honorable Mention Mike Davis, ILL Mike Davis, ILL
Melsahn Basabe, IOWA Melsahn Basabe, IOWA
Tim Hardaway, Jr., MICH Tim Hardaway, Jr., MICH
Jeff Brooks, PSU Jeff Brooks, PSU
Lewis Jackson, PUR Lewis Jackson, PUR
Keaton Nankivil, WIS Keaton Nankivil, WIS
Mike Tisdale, ILL
Bryce Cartwright, IOWA
Blake Hoffarber, MINN
John Shurna, NU
Aaron Craft, OSU
All-Freshman Team Jereme Richmond, ILL Not Selected
Melsahn Basabe, IOWA
Tim Hardaway, Jr., MICH
Aaron Craft, OSU
Jared Sullinger, OSU
All Defensive Team Delvon Roe, MSU Not Selected
Aaron Craft, OSU
David Lighty, OSU
JaJuan Johnson, PUR
Jordan Taylor, WIS

NABC[edit]

The National Association of Basketball Coaches announced their Division I All‐District teams on March 9, recognizing the nation’s best men’s collegiate basketball student-athletes. Selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC, 245 student-athletes, from 24 districts were chosen. The selection on this list were then eligible for the State Farm Coaches’ Division I All-America teams. The following list represented the Big Ten players chosen to the list.[35] Since the Big Ten Conference was its own district, this is equivalent to being named All-Big Ten by the NABC.[36]

USBWA[edit]

On March 10, the U.S. Basketball Writers Association released its 2010–11 Men's All-District Teams, based on 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.[37]

National postseason honors[edit]

Jordan Taylor, Jon Leuer, Jared Sullinger, JaJuan Johnson, E'Twaun Moore were among the 20 players on the final ballot for the John R. Wooden Award.[38]

Johnson and Sullinger were named first team 2011 NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans by the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA).[39] They were also first team selections by Sporting News and Associated Press who also selected Jordan Taylor to their second teams.[40][41] The National Association of Basketball Coaches named Johnson and Sullinger to its first team and Taylor and Moore to its third team.[42] The Associated Press named Talor Battle, Jon Leuer, and E'Twaun Moore as honorable mention selections.[43]

Sullinger won the Wayman Tisdale Award as the USBWA's National Freshman of the Year and Sporting News' Freshman of the Year.[44][45] Sullinger, Aaron Craft, Jereme Richmond and Tim Hardaway, Jr. were among the 21 players selected to the 2011 Collegeinsider.com Freshmen All-America team.[46]

Following the season four players were invited to the June 17 – 24, 2011 17-man tryouts for the 12-man FIBA Under-19 World Championship team by USA Basketball: Hardaway (UofM), Keith Appling (MSU), Melsahn Basabe (Iowa) and Meyers Leonard (Ill.).[47] The 12 selected players will compete as Team USA in the 2011 FIBA U19 World Championships in Latvia from June 30 – July 10, 2011.[48] Appling, Hardaway and Leonard made the final roster.[49][50]

Matt Painter coached Team USA to a 5th-place finish in the 2011 World University Games. The team included Trevor Mbakwe and Draymond Green.[51]

Postseason[edit]

Big Ten Tournament[edit]

NCAA Tournament[edit]

Team Bid Type Seed Results
Ohio State Automatic 1 Won vs. #16 UTSA 75–46
Won vs. #8 George Mason 98–66
Lost vs. #4 Kentucky 62–60
Purdue At-large 3 Won vs. #14 Saint Peter's 65–43
Lost vs. #11 VCU 94–76
Wisconsin At-large 4 Won vs. #13 Belmont 72–58
Won vs. #5 Kansas State 70–65
Lost vs. #8 Butler 61–54
Michigan At-large 8 Won vs. #9 Tennessee 75–45
Lost vs. #1 Duke 73–71
Illinois At-large 9 Won vs. #8 UNLV 73–62
Lost vs. #1 Kansas 73–59
Penn State At-large 10 Lost vs. #7 Temple 66–64
Michigan State At-large 10 Lost vs. #7 UCLA 78–76

National Invitation Tournament[edit]

Team Bid Type Seed Results
Northwestern At-large 4 Won vs. #5 Milwaukee 70–61
Won vs. #1 Boston College 85–67
Lost vs. #2 Washington State 69–66 (OT)

Other tournaments[edit]

The Big Ten did not have any entrants in the other post season tournaments.

2011 NBA Draft[edit]

Main article: 2011 NBA Draft
The following All-Big Ten performers were listed as seniors: JaJuan Johnson, E'Twaun Moore, Talor Battle, David Lighty, Jon Leuer, Demetri McCamey, Jon Diebler, and Michael Thompson
Darius Morris has sought the advice of the NBA's undergraduate advisory committee to determine his draft prospects.[52] On May 4, Morris announced his final decision not to withdraw his name prior to the May 8 deadline and to enter the June 23, 2011 NBA Draft.[53][54][55]
The following were Big Ten underclassmen, who declared early for the 2011 draft: Darius Morris, Jereme Richmond, Ralph Sampson III, John Shurna.[56]
The following were Big Ten underclassmen who entered their name in the draft but who did not hire agents and opted to return to college:Ralph Sampson III & John Shurna.[57]

A total of five Big Ten players were selected in the 2011 NBA Draft.[58]

Round Pick Player Position Nationality Team School/club team
1 27 Johnson, JaJuanJaJuan Johnson PF  United States New Jersey Nets (from L.A. Lakers, traded to Boston) Purdue (Sr.)
2 40 Leuer, JonJon Leuer PF  United States Milwaukee Bucks Wisconsin (Sr.)
2 41 Morris, DariusDarius Morris PG  United States Los Angeles Lakers (from Golden State via New Jersey) Michigan (So.)
2 51 Diebler, JonJon Diebler SG  United States Portland Trail Blazers Ohio State (Sr.)
2 55 Moore, EtwaunE'Twaun Moore SG  United States Boston Celtics Purdue (Sr.)

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