2013–14 Colonial Athletic Association men's basketball season

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2013–14 Colonial Athletic Association men's basketball season
Colonial Athletic Association logo.svg
League NCAA Division I
Sport Basketball
Duration November, 2013-March, 2014
Number of teams 9
Regular Season
Champion Delaware
Runners-up Towson
Season MVP Jerrelle Benimon (Towson)
Top scorer Jerrelle Benimon (Towson)
Tournament
Champions Delaware
  Runners-up William & Mary
Finals MVP Jarvis Threatt (Delaware)
Colonial Athletic Association men's basketball seasons
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14–15 →
2013–14 CAA men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Delaware 14 2   .875     25 10   .714
Towson 13 3   .813     25 11   .694
William & Mary 10 6   .625     20 12   .625
Drexel 8 8   .500     16 14   .533
Northeastern 7 9   .438     11 21   .344
College of Charleston 6 10   .375     14 18   .438
James Madison 6 10   .375     11 20   .355
Hofstra 5 11   .313     10 23   .303
UNC Wilmington 3 13   .188     9 23   .281
2014 CAA Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2013–14 CAA men's basketball season marked the 29th season of Colonial Athletic Association basketball, taking place between November 2013 and March 2014. Practices commenced in October 2013, and the season ended with the 2014 Colonial Athletic Association Men's Basketball Tournament.

Preseason[edit]

Coaching Changes[edit]

  • Joe Mihalich was hired after a year of turmoil on and off the court led to Head Coach Mo Cassara being relieved of duties on March 22, 2013.[1]

Preseason Poll[edit]

Rank Team[2]
1 Towson
2 Drexel
3 College of Charleston
4 Delaware
5 William & Mary
6 Northeastern
7 James Madison
8 UNC Wilmington
9 Hofstra

Preseason All-Conference Teams[edit]

Award Recipients[2]
First Team Jerrelle Benimon (Towson)

Damion Lee (Drexel)
Frantz Massenat (Drexel)
Devon Saddler (Delaware)
Marcus Thornton (William & Mary)

Second Team Adjehi Baru (College of Charleston)

Quincy Ford (Northeastern)
Andre Nation (James Madison)
Tim Rusthoven (William & Mary)
Jarvis Threatt (Delaware)

Colonial Athletic Association Preseason Player of the Year: Jerrelle Benimon, Towson

Regular season[edit]

Head Coaches[edit]

Rankings[edit]

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Final
College of Charleston AP
C
Delaware AP
C
Drexel AP
C
James Madison AP
C
Northeastern AP
C
Towson AP RV NR
C
UNC Wilmington AP
C
William & Mary AP
C

Postseason[edit]

Colonial Athletic Association Tournament[edit]

Delaware defeated William & Mary, 75–74, in the finals of the 2014 CAA Men's Basketball Tournament to win the conference, and earn an automatic bid to the 2014 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.

NCAA tournament[edit]

The CAA had one bid to the 2014 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, that being the automatic bid of Delaware.

Seed Region School First Four Round of 64 Round of 32 Sweet 16 Elite Eight Final Four Championship
13 East Delaware Bye Eliminated by Michigan State 78-93
Bids W-L (%): 0–0 – 0–1 .000 0–0 – 0–0 – 0–0 – 0–0 – TOTAL: 0–1 .000

National Invitation Tournament[edit]

No teams from the CAA were invited to play in the 2014 National Invitation Tournament.

College Basketball Invitational[edit]

No teams from the CAA were invited to play in the 2014 College Basketball Invitational.

CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament[edit]

Towson was invited to play in the 2014 CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament

School First Round Second Round Quarterfinals Semifinals Championship
Towson Defeated USC Upstate 63-60 Defeated East Tennessee State 83-77 Eliminated by Murray State 73-85
W-L (%): 1–0 1.000 1–0 1.000 0–1 .000 0–0 – TOTAL: 2–1 .667

Awards and honors[edit]

Regular season[edit]

CAA Player-of-the-Week[edit]

CAA Rookie-of-the-Week[edit]

Postseason[edit]

CAA All-Conference Teams and Awards[edit]

Award Recipients
Coach of the Year Monté Ross (Delaware)
Player of the Year Jerrelle Benimon (Towson)
Defensive Player of the Year Scott Eatherton (Northeastern)
Rookie of the Year Omar Prewitt (William & Mary)
Dean Ehlers Leadership Award Tim Rusthoven (William & Mary)
First Team Jerrelle Benimon (Towson)
Frantz Massenat (Drexel)
Devon Sadler (Delaware)
Marcus Thornton (William & Mary)
Davon Usher (Delaware)
Second Team Scott Eatherton (Northeastern)
Chris Fouch (Drexel)
Willis Hall (Charleston)
Tim Rusthoven (William & Mary)
Zeke Upshaw (Hofstra)
Third Team Carl Baptiste (Delaware)
Charles Cooke (James Madison)
Marcus Damas (Towson)
Rafriel Guthrie (Towson)
Andre Nation (James Madison)
Dion Nesmith (Delaware)
All-Defensive Team Jerrelle Benimon (Towson)
Scott Eatherton (Northeastern)
Davon Usher (Delaware)
David Walker (Northeastern)
Adjehi Baru (Charleston)
All-Rookie Team Jamall Robinson (Hofstra)
Canyon Barry (Charleston)
Omar Prewitt (William & Mary)
Rodney Williams (Drexel)
TJ Williams (Northeastern)
All-Academic Team Kyle Anderson (Delaware)
Canyon Barry (Charleston)
Brandon Britt (William & Mary)
Kyle Gaillard (William & Mary)
Willis Hall (Charleston)
Tanner Milson (UNCW)
Dion Nesmith (Hofstra)
Timajh Parker-Rivera (Towson)
Shane Reybold (UNCW)
Tim Rusthoven (William & Mary)
All-Tournament Team Jarvis Threatt (Delaware)
Carl Baptiste (Delaware)
Devon Sadler (Delaware)
Marcus Thornton (William & Mary)
Brandon Britt (William & Mary)
Scott Eatherton (Northeastern)
Tournament MVP Jarvis Threatt (Delaware)

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