2011–12 Big Ten Conference men's basketball season

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2011–12 Big Ten Conference men's basketball season
Big Ten Conference logo.svg
League NCAA Division I
Sport Basketball
Duration December 27, 2011
– March 4, 2012
Number of teams 12
TV partner(s) Big Ten Network, ESPN, CBS
2012 NBA Draft
Top draft pick Meyers Leonard
Picked by Portland Trail Blazers
2011-12 NCAA Division I season
Regular season tri-champions Michigan (13–5)
Michigan State (13–5)
Ohio State (13–5)
Runners-Up Wisconsin (12–6)
Season MVP Draymond Green
Tournament
Champions Michigan State
  Runners-up Ohio State
Finals MVP Draymond Green
Basketball seasons
2011–12 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 5 Michigan State 13 5   .722     29 8   .784
No. 13 Michigan 13 5   .722     24 10   .706
No. 7 Ohio State 13 5   .722     31 8   .795
No. 14 Wisconsin 12 6   .667     26 10   .722
No. 16 Indiana 11 7   .611     27 9   .750
Purdue 10 8   .556     22 13   .629
Northwestern 8 10   .444     19 14   .576
Iowa 8 10   .444     18 17   .514
Illinois 6 12   .333     17 15   .531
Minnesota 6 12   .333     23 15   .605
Nebraska 4 14   .222     12 18   .400
Penn State 4 14   .222     12 20   .375
2012 Big Ten Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2011–12 Big Ten Conference men's basketball season began with practices in October 2015, followed by the start of the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season in November. The season marked the first season of participation of the Nebraska Cornhuskers men's basketball team in Big Ten competition. With the addition of Nebraska, all teams will play seven other teams twice and four teams once during the conference schedule, which continues to be 18 games.[1] The season commenced on October 14 when Michigan State and Minnesota celebrated Midnight Madness and three more conference schools hosted events on the 15th.[2] For the fifth consecutive season, all conference games were broadcast nationally with eight aired by CBS Sports, 36 carried by the ESPN Inc. family of networks including ESPN and ESPN2, while 64 games were carried by the Big Ten Network.[3][4] The conference led the nation in attendance for the 36th consecutive season.[5]

The regular season ended with Michigan, Michigan State and Ohio State tied for the league championship. Wisconsin finished in second place.

Michigan State's Draymond Green was named the Conference Player of the Year. Michigan State's Tom Izzo was named conference Coach of the Year.

Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana hosted the Big Ten Tournament from March 8–March 11.[6] Michigan State defeated Ohio State in the championship game to win the tournament championship. Draymond Green was also named tournament MVP. As a result, the Spartans received the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Six teams (Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Purdue, and Wisconsin) received invitations to the NCAA Tournament. The conference had an 11–6 record in the Tournament, with Indiana, Michigan State, Ohio State, and Wisconsin reaching the Sweet Sixteen. Ohio State advanced to the Final Four. Three teams (Iowa, Minnesota, and Northwestern) received bids to the National Invitation Tournament. The conference had a 6–3 record with Minnesota losing in the championship game.

Preseason[edit]

Three teams were ranked in the preseason USA Today/ESPN poll: Ohio State (No. 3), Wisconsin (No. 14) and Michigan (No. 18), while Michigan State and Purdue were also receiving votes.[7] The Big Ten Basketball Media Day for men's and women's basketball was October 27 in Chicago.[8] The men's basketball media day was covered by ESPNU.[9]

Jared Sullinger was named preseason conference player of the year at the conference media day. Other preseason All-Big Ten first team selections were Draymond Green, Trevor Mbakwe, Robbie Hummel, and Jordan Taylor. Ohio State was chosen as the top team, followed by Wisconsin and Michigan State.[10] Sullinger and Taylor were also both preseason Associated Press All-Americans.[1] 5 of the 30 nominees for the men's basketball Lowe's Senior CLASS Award were from the Big Ten: Michigan's Zack Novak, Michigan State's Green, Ohio State's William Buford, Purdue's Hummel and Wisconsin's Taylor.[1]

Preseason watchlists[edit]

Wooden[1] Naismith[1]
Tim Hardaway, Jr. UM Green tickY Green tickY
Draymond Green MSU Green tickY Green tickY
Trevor Mbakwe MIN Green tickY
John Shurna NU Green tickY Green tickY
William Buford OSU Green tickY Green tickY
Aaron Craft OSU Green tickY Green tickY
Jared Sullinger OSU Green tickY Green tickY
Robbie Hummel PUR Green tickY Green tickY
Jordan Taylor WIS Green tickY Green tickY

Midseason award lists[edit]

Trey Burke, Aaron Craft, Tim Frazier, Lewis Jackson and Jordan Taylor are five of the nearly 60 Bob Cousy Award candidates named in December.[11] On January 4, Burke, Craft, and Taylor were included on the list of 20 finalists.[12] On February 2, the finalist list was shortened to 11, including Taylor and Craft.[13] William Buford, Draymond Green, Jared Sullinger, and Cody Zeller were included on the 25-man Wooden Midseason list on January 17.[14] Novak, Green, Buford and Hummel were among the 10 finalists for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award on January 25.[15] On February 6, Green, Sullinger and Zeller were included on the 20-player Oscar Robertson Trophy midseason watch list.[16] On February 15, Zeller was named one of five finalists for the USBWA National Freshman of the Year won the previous year by Sullinger.[17] On March 1, Zeller, Green, Sullinger and Taylor were named to the 30-player midseason Naismith Award watchlist.[18] On March 6, Green and Sullinger were named to the 15-man Wooden Award finalist list.[19] On March 19, Green became one of four finalists for the Naismith Award.[20] Sullinger and Green were among the 10 finalists for the Wooden Award, a designation termed as Wooden All-American.[21]

Regular season[edit]

For the full season, the Big Ten led the nation in attendance.[22][23] Conference play officially began on Tuesday, December 27 when Illinois hosted Minnesota and Nebraska hosted its first conference game against 11th-ranked Wisconsin.[11]

Rankings[edit]

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Indiana AP RV 18 17 13 12 7 11 16 20 23 18 23 18 15 16
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Ohio State AP 3 3 3 2 2 2 2 2 6 5 6 4 3 3 6 8 10 7 7
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Early-season tournaments[edit]

Big Ten teams emerged victorious in the following tournaments: [24][25]

Name Dates No. teams Champion
Charleston Classic November 17, 2011 – November 20, 2011
8
Northwestern
Cancún Challenge November 22, 2011 – November 23, 2011
8
Illinois
Chicago Invitational Challenge November 13, 2011 – November 26, 2011
4*
Wisconsin

*Although these tournaments include more teams, only the number listed play for the championship.

ACC–Big Ten Challenge[edit]

Date Time ACC team B1G team Score Location Television Attendance Challenge
leader
Nov 27 7:15 pm Virginia Tech Iowa 95–79 Cassell ColiseumBlacksburg, Virginia ESPNU 5,647 ACC (1–0)
7:15 pm Florida State No. 21 Minnesota 77–68 Donald L. Tucker CenterTallahassee, Florida ESPN2 7,941 Tied (1–1)
7:30 pm No. 18 NC State No. 3 Michigan 79–72 Crisler CenterAnn Arbor, Michigan ESPN 12,693 B1G (2–1)
9:15 pm Wake Forest Nebraska 79–63 LJVM ColiseumWinston-Salem, North Carolina ESPNU 6,508 B1G (3–1)
9:15 pm Maryland Northwestern 77–57 Welsh-Ryan ArenaEvanston, Illinois ESPN2 6,009 B1G (3–2)
9:30 pm No. 14 North Carolina No. 1 Indiana 83–59 Assembly HallBloomington, Indiana ESPN 17,472 B1G (4–2)
Nov 28 7:00 pm Virginia Wisconsin 60–54 Kohl CenterMadison, Wisconsin ESPN2 16,690 B1G (4–3)
7:15 pm Clemson Purdue 73–61 Littlejohn ColiseumClemson, South Carolina ESPNU 7,632 B1G (5–3)
7:30 pm Miami No. 13 Michigan State 67–59 BankUnited CenterCoral Gables, Florida ESPN 5,791 B1G (5–4)
9:00 pm Georgia Tech No. 22 Illinois 75–62 Assembly HallChampaign, Illinois ESPN2 12,224 B1G (6–4)
9:15 pm Boston College Penn State 73–61 Bryce Jordan CenterUniversity Park, Pennsylvania ESPNU 6,889 B1G (6–5)
9:30 pm No. 2 Duke No. 4 Ohio State 73–68 Cameron Indoor StadiumDurham, North Carolina ESPN 9,314 Tied (6–6)
WINNERS ARE IN BOLD.
Game Times in EST. Rankings from AP Poll (Nov. 26).

Composite Matrix[edit]

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

  Illinois Indiana Iowa Michigan Michigan St Minnesota Nebraska Northwestern Ohio State Penn State Purdue Wisconsin
vs. Illinois 1–0 0–1 2–0 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–0
vs. Indiana 0–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–0
vs. Iowa 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 0–2
vs. Michigan 0–2 1–1 1–0 1–1 0–1 0–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–1
vs. Michigan St 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–0 1–1 0–1 0–2 0–2
vs. Minnesota 1–1 1–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 0–2 1–1 1–0 0–1 1–0 2–0
vs. Nebraska 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–0 2–0
vs. Northwestern 1–1 1–0 0–2 2–0 0–1 1–1 0–1 2–0 0–2 2–0 1–0
vs. Ohio State 1–1 1–1 0–1 1–1 1–1 0–1 0–2 0–2 0–1 0–1 1–1
vs. Penn State 0–1 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–0
vs. Purdue 0–2 2–0 0–2 1–1 2–0 0–1 0–1 0–2 1–0 1–1 1–0
vs. Wisconsin 0–2 0–1 2–0 1–0 2–0 0–2 0–2 0–1 1–1 0–2 0–1
Total 6–12 11–7 8–10 13–5 13–5 6–12 4–14 8–10 13–5 4–14 10–8 12–6

Players of the week[edit]

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
11-14-11 Victor Oladipo,[26] IND Cody Zeller,[26] IND
Aaron White,[26] IOWA
11-21-11 Drew Crawford,[27] NU Cody Zeller (2),[27] IND
11-28-11 Tim Hardaway, Jr.,[28] MICH Trey Burke,[28] MICH
12-05-11 Meyers Leonard,[29] ILL Cody Zeller (3),[29] IND
Keith Appling,[29] MSU
12-12-11 Christian Watford,[30] IND Trey Burke (2),[30] MICH
Draymond Green,[30] MSU
12-19-11 Deshaun Thomas,[31] OSU Cody Zeller (4),[31] IND
12-26-11 Meyers Leonard (2),[32] ILL Aaron White (2),[32] IOWA
1-02-12 Trey Burke,[33] MICH Trey Burke (3),[33] MICH
Keith Appling (2),[33] MSU
1-09-12 Jared Sullinger,[34] OSU Cody Zeller (5),[34] IND
1-16-12 Brandon Paul,[35] ILL Joe Coleman,[35] IND
1-23-12 Jordan Taylor,[36]WIS Trey Burke (4),[36] MICH
1-30-12 Draymond Green (2),[37] MSU Branden Dawson,[37] MSU
Brandon Richardson,[37] NEB
2-6-12 John Shurna,[38] NU Aaron White (3),[38] IOWA
Jared Sullinger (2),[38] OSU Dave Sobolewski,[38] NU
2-13-12 Draymond Green (3),[39]MSU Cody Zeller (6),[39] IND
2-20-12 Draymond Green (4),[40]MSU Trey Burke (5),[40] MICH
2-27-12 Robbie Hummel,[41] PUR Trey Burke (6),[41] MICH
Matt Gatens,[41] IOWA
3-5-12 Jared Sullinger (3),[42]OSU Cody Zeller (7),[42] IND
Trey Burke (7),[42] MICH

On January 17, Brandon Paul was named national player of the week by the United States Basketball Writers Association.[43][44]

On February 21 Draymond Green was named national player of the week by the USBWA.[45][46]

Honors and awards[edit]

Four players (Novak, Craft, Drew Crawford and Jared Berggren) were named Academic All-District, meaning that they were among the 40 finalists to be named to the 15-man Academic All-America Team.[47] Craft was named to the first team, Crawford to the second team and Novak to the third team, giving the Big Ten three Academic All-Americans, which was more than any other conference.[48][49]

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.[50][51]

Honor Coaches Media
Player of the Year Draymond Green, Michigan State Draymond Green, Michigan State
Coach of the Year Tom Izzo, Michigan State Tom Izzo, Michigan State
Freshman of the Year Cody Zeller, Indiana Trey Burke, Michigan
Defensive Player of the Year Aaron Craft, Ohio State Not Selected
Sixth Man of the Year D. J. Byrd, Purdue Not Selected
All Big Ten First Team Draymond Green, Michigan State Draymond Green, Michigan State
John Shurna, Northwestern John Shurna, Northwestern
Jared Sullinger, Ohio State Jared Sullinger, Ohio State
Robbie Hummel, Purdue Robbie Hummel, Purdue
Jordan Taylor, Wisconsin Tim Frazier, Penn State
All Big Ten Second Team Tim Frazier, Penn State Jordan Taylor, Wisconsin
Cody Zeller, Indiana Cody Zeller, Indiana
Trey Burke, Michigan Trey Burke, Michigan
William Buford, Ohio State William Buford, Ohio State
Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State Matt Gatens, Iowa
All Big Ten Third Team Matt Gatens, Iowa Deshaun Thomas, Ohio State
Tim Hardaway, Jr., Michigan Tim Hardaway, Jr., Michigan
Keith Appling, Michigan State Keith Appling, Michigan State
Drew Crawford, Northwestern Drew Crawford, Northwestern
Brandon Paul, Illinois Aaron Craft, Ohio State
All Big Ten Honorable Mention Aaron Craft, Ohio State Brandon Paul, Illinois
Meyers Leonard, Illinois Meyers Leonard, Illinois
Christian Watford, Indiana Christian Watford, Indiana
Lewis Jackson, Purdue Lewis Jackson, Purdue
Jared Berggren, Wisconsin Jared Berggren, Wisconsin
Ryan Evans, Wisconsin Ryan Evans, Wisconsin
Jordan Hulls, Indiana
Victor Oladipo, Indiana
Aaron White, Iowa
Zack Novak, Michigan
Branden Dawson, Michigan State
D. J. Byrd, Purdue
All-Freshman Team Cody Zeller, Indiana Not Selected
Trey Burke, Michigan
Aaron White, Iowa
Branden Dawson, Michigan State
Dave Sobolewski, Northwestern
All Defensive Team Victor Oladipo, Indiana Not Selected
Draymond Green, Michigan State
Aaron Craft, Ohio State
Tim Frazier, Penn State
Josh Gasser, Wisconsin

NABC[edit]

The National Association of Basketball Coaches announced their Division I All‐District teams on March 14, recognizing the nation’s best men’s collegiate basketball student-athletes. Selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC, 240 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.[52] Since the Big Ten Conference was its own district, this is equivalent to being named All-Big Ten by the NABC.[53]

USBWA[edit]

On March 6, the U.S. Basketball Writers Association released its 2011–12 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.[54]

National postseason honors[edit]

Sullinger and Green were first team 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans by The Sporting News, while Zeller was a member of their All-Freshman team.[55] Green and Sullinger were also first team All-American selections by the United States Basketball Writers Association.[56] On March 20, the NABC chose Green and Sullinger as a first team All-Americans.[57] Sullinger and Green were named first team Associated Press All-Americans, making them unanimous first team selections. Trey Burke, Robbie Hummel, Jordan Taylor, John Shurna, and Cody Zeller were honorable mention selections.[58] Hummel was named the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award winner.[59] Aaron Craft won the Elite 89 Award.[60][61] Green was named the NABC Player of the Year.[62] 41 men's basketball players in their second year or beyond earned Academic All-Big Ten recognition for carrying a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or higher.[63]

CBSSports.com used a modified selection process that resulted in Green being named a first team All-American, while Sullinger and Burke were second team selections. The process derided the traditional basketball All-American process of nameing the best players and was modelled on the All-Pro or NHL All-Star Team formula of choosing the best players by position.[64] Shurna was also selected to participate in the NABC 2012 Reese's Division I All-Star Game at the 2012 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament final four.[65]

Postseason[edit]

Big Ten Tournament[edit]

  First round
Thursday, March 8
ESPN2/BTN
Quarterfinals
Friday, March 9
ESPN/BTN
Semifinals
Saturday, March 10
CBS
Championship
Sunday, March 11
CBS
                                     
       
  1 Michigan State 92  
    8 Iowa 75  
8 Iowa 64
9 Illinois 61  
  1 Michigan State 65  
  4 Wisconsin 52  
       
       
  4 Wisconsin 79
    5 Indiana 71  
5 Indiana 75
12 Penn State 58  
  1 Michigan State 68
  3 Ohio State 64
       
       
  2 Michigan 73OT
    10 Minnesota 69  
7 Northwestern 68
10 Minnesota 75OT  
  2 Michigan 55
  3 Ohio State 77  
       
       
  3 Ohio State 88
    6 Purdue 71  
6 Purdue 79
11 Nebraska 61  

NCAA Tournament[edit]

# of Bids Record Win % R32 S16 E8 F4 CG
6 11–6 .647 5 4 1 1 0
Team Bid Type Seed Results
Michigan State Automatic #1 defeated #16 Long Island 89–67
defeated #9 Saint Louis 65–61
lost to #4 Louisville 57–44
Ohio State At-large #2 defeated #15 Loyola 78–59
defeated #7 Gonzaga 73–66
defeated #6 Cincinnati 81–66
defeated #1 Syracuse 77–70
lost to #2 Kansas 64–62
Michigan At-large #4 lost to #13 Ohio 65–60
Wisconsin At-large #4 defeated #13 Montana 73–49
defeated #5 Vanderbilt 60–57
lost to #1 Syracuse 64–63
Indiana At-large #4 defeated #13 New Mexico State 79–66
defeated #12 VCU 63–61
lost to #1 Kentucky 102–90
Purdue At-large #10 defeated #7 Saint Mary's 72–69
lost to #2 Kansas 63–60

National Invitation Tournament[edit]

# of Bids Record Win % R2 R3 SF CG
3 6–3 .667 3 1 1 1
Team Bid Type Seed Results
Northwestern At-large #4 defeated #5 Akron 76–74
lost to #1 Washington 76–55
Minnesota At-large #6 defeated #3 La Salle 70–61
defeated #2 Miami 78–60
defeated #4 Middle Tennessee 78–72
defeated #1 Washington 68–67 OT
lost to #3 Stanford 75–51
Iowa At-large #7 defeated #2 Dayton 84–75
lost to #3 Oregon 108–97

Other tournaments[edit]

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

2012 NBA Draft[edit]

The following current 1st, 2nd & 3rd team All-Big Ten performers were listed as seniors: Draymond Green, Robbie Hummel, John Shurna, Jordan Taylor, Matt Gatens, William Buford. Former All-Big Ten performer and fifth-year Trevor Mbakwe has been granted a sixth year of eligibility by the NCAA,[66] and he has opted to use it.[67] 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.[68] The deadline for submitting information to the NBA Advisory Committee for a 72-hour response is April 3.[69]
The following Big Ten underclassmen have sought the advice of the NBA's undergraduate advisory committee to determine his draft prospects: Trey Burke[69]
The following Big Ten underclassmen declared early for the 2011 draft: Jared Sullinger,[70] Meyers Leonard[71]
The following Big Ten underclassmen entered their name in the draft but who did not hire agents and opted to return to college:
Round Pick Player Position Nationality Team School/club team
1 11 Meyers Leonard C  United States Portland Trail Blazers Illinois (So.)
1 21 Jared Sullinger PF United States United States Boston Celtics Ohio St. (So.)
2 35 Draymond Green PF United States United States Golden State Warriors (from Brooklyn)[a] Michigan St. (Sr.)
2 58 Robbie Hummel PF United States United States Minnesota Timberwolves (from Oklahoma City)[b] Purdue (Sr.)

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ On February 23, 2011, the Golden State Warriors acquired Troy Murphy and a 2012 second-round draft pick from the New Jersey Nets (now Brooklyn Nets) in exchange for Brandan Wright and Dan Gadzuric.[72]
  2. ^ On December 13, 2011, the Minnesota Timberwolves acquired Robert Vaden, a 2012 second-round draft pick and a future conditional second-round draft pick from the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Lazar Hayward.[73]

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