2013–14 Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team

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2013–14 Michigan State Spartans men's basketball
Michigan-State-logo-block-s.svg
NCAA Tournament, Elite Eight
Conference Big Ten Conference
Ranking
Coaches No. 8
AP No. 11
2013–14 record 29–9 (12–6 Big Ten)
Head coach Tom Izzo (19th year)
Associate head coach Dwayne Stephens (11th year)
Assistant coach Mike Garland (7th year)
Assistant coach Dane Fife (3rd year)
Home arena Breslin Center
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 Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team represented Michigan State University in the 2013–14 college basketball season. The Spartans, led by 19th year head coach Tom Izzo, played their home games at the Breslin Center and were members of the Big Ten Conference. MSU finished the season with a record of 29–9, 12–6 to finish in a tie for second place in Big Ten play. The Spartans won the Big Ten Tournament Championship and received the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, MSU's 17th straight trip. MSU reached the Elite Eight losing to eventual National Champion, Connecticut.

Previous season[edit]

The Spartans finished the 2012–13 season with an overall record of 27–9, 13–5 to finish in second place in the Big Ten. Michigan State received a #3 seed in the NCAA Tournament, their 16th straight trip to the Tournament, and advanced to the Sweet Sixteen before losing to Duke.

The Spartans lost Derrick Nix (9.9 PPG, 6.6 RPG, 1.6 APG) to graduation following the season.

Season summary[edit]

Michigan State began the season looking to continue Tom Izzo's Final Four streak: every player who had played four years for Izzo had made at least one Final Four. For the first time under Izzo, the team selected no captains.[1]

Seniors Adreian Payne (16.4 PPG, 7.3 RPG, 1.3 APG) and Keith Appling (11.2 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 4.5 APG), junior Branden Dawson (11.2 PPG, 8.3 RPG, 1.6 APG), and sophomore Gary Harris (16.7 PPG, 4.0 RPG, 2.7 APG) led the Spartans as they looked to continue the Final Four streak.[2]

MSU started the preseason ranked #2 overall[3] and after beating #1 Kentucky in the Champions Classic, moved to the #1 spot.[4] The Spartans held the #1 spot for 3 weeks before losing to North Carolina in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.[5] The Spartans cruised through the remaining non-conference schedule, finishing 11–1, to begin the Big Ten season ranked #5 in the country.

The Spartans won their first 7 conference games including a win over #3 Ohio State.[6] After a loss to #21 Michigan in East Lansing on a College Gameday game,[7] the Spartans also lost to Georgetown in a non-conference game at Madison Square Garden.[8] Due to injuries to Appling, Payne, and Dawson, MSU lost 5 of their last 8 conference games to finish in a second place tie with Wisconsin at 12–6. Michigan State finished the regular season at 23–8 overall and ranked #22 in the country.

The Spartans, finally healthy and at full strength, beat Northwestern,[9] #12 Wisconsin,[10] and # 8 Michigan to capture the Big Ten Tournament Championship.[11] This marked Michigan State's fourth tournament championship, tying them with Ohio State for the conference record. As a result, MSU earned a trip to the NCAA Tournament for 17th consecutive year.[12]

Michigan State earned a #4 seed in the NCAA Tournament's East Region. With wins against Delaware[13] and Harvard, they advanced to the Sweet Sixteen for the third straight year and the 12th time in 17 years.[14] They defeated #1 seeded Virginia in the Sweet Sixteen to advance to the Elite Eight for the first time since 2010.[15] There they fell to #7 seed and eventual National Champion, Connecticut. With the loss, the Tom Izzo's Final Four streak ended.[16]

Shortly after the season, Gary Harris declared for the NBA Draft.[17]

2013 recruiting class[edit]

Coach Tom Izzo heavily recruited number 2 overall recruit Jabari Parker for his 2013 class hoping to make it the centerpiece for the recruiting class.[18] Michigan State, however, lost out to Duke on Parker and other top recruits.[18]

Name Home town High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Gavin Schilling
#37 PF
Henderson, NV Findlay Prep 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Mar 28, 2013 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
Alvin Ellis III
SF
Chicago, IL De La Salle Institute 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Apr 24, 2013 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:3/5 stars
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 Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Home town
F 0 Byrd, RussellRussell Byrd 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) RS Jr Blackhawk Christian Fort Wayne, IN
F 2 Gauna, AlexAlex Gauna 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) RS Jr Eaton Rapids H.S. Eaton Rapids, MI
G 3 Ellis, AlvinAlvin Ellis 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr De La Salle Chicago, IL
C 5 Payne, AdreianAdreian Payne 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Sr Western H.S. Dayton, OH
F 10 Costello, MattMatt Costello 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) So Jefferson H.S. Bay City, MI
G 11 Appling, KeithKeith Appling 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr Pershing H.S. Detroit, MI
F 13 Bohnhoff, TrevorTrevor Bohnhoff 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) So Nouvel H.S. Saginaw, MI
G 14 Harris, GaryGary Harris 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Hamilton Southeastern H.S. Fishers, IN
G 15 Wetzel, KeenanKeenan Wetzel 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) RS Jr St. Mary Catholic Central H.S. Monroe, MI
G 20 Trice, TravisTravis Trice 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Jr Wayne H.S. Huber Heights, OH
G 22 Dawson, BrandenBranden Dawson 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Jr Lew Wallace H.S. Gary, IN
F 30 Kaminski, KennyKenny Kaminski 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) So Medina H.S. Medina, OH
C 34 Schilling, GavinGavin Schilling 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Fr Findlay Prep Chicago, IL
G 40 Chapman, DanDan Chapman 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr Okemos H.S. Okemos, MI
G 41 Wollenman, ColbyColby Wollenman 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) RS So Big Horn H.S. Big Horn, WY
G 45 Valentine, DenzelDenzel Valentine 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 220 lb (100 kg) So Sexton H.S. Lansing, MI
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: 2013-08-22

Schedule and Results[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record High points High rebounds High assists Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition Games
Oct 29, 2013*
7:00 pm
No. 2 Grand Valley State W 101–52 
 17  Appling   7  Dawson   4  Appling  Breslin Center 
East Lansing, MI
Nov 4, 2013*
7:00 pm
No. 2 Indiana (PA) W 83–45 
 21  Harris   6  Costello   11  Appling  Breslin Center (14,797)
East Lansing, MI
Non-Conference Regular Season
Nov 8, 2013*
7:00 pm
No. 2 McNeese State W 98–56  1–0
 20  Harris   10  Harris/Payne   6  Harris  Breslin Center (14,797)
East Lansing, MI
Nov 12, 2013*
6:30 pm, ESPN
No. 2 vs. No. 1 Kentucky
Champions Classic
W 78–74  2–0
 22  Appling   9  Dawson   8  Appling  United Center (22,711)
Chicago, IL
Nov 15, 2013*
9:00 pm, BTN
No. 2 Columbia
Coaches Vs. Cancer Classic
W 62–53  3–0
 26  Payne   11  Payne   6  Appling  Breslin Center (14,797)
East Lansing, MI
Nov 18, 2013*
8:00 pm, BTN
No. 1 Portland
Coaches Vs. Cancer Classic
W 82–67  4–0
 25  Appling   10  Dawson   7  Appling  Breslin Center (14,797)
East Lansing, MI
Nov 22, 2013*
8:30 pm, truTV
No. 1 vs. Virginia Tech
Coaches Vs. Cancer Classic semifinals
W 96–77  5–0
 29  Payne   10  Dawson/Payne   7  Appling  Barclays Center (6,115)
Brooklyn, NY
Nov 23, 2013*
9:30 pm, truTV
No. 1 vs. Oklahoma
Coaches Vs. Cancer Classic championship
W 87–76  6–0
 27  Appling   10  Dawson   5  Valentine  Barclays Center (6,098)
Brooklyn, NY
Nov 29, 2013*
1:00 pm, BTN
No. 1 Mount St. Mary's W 98–65  7–0
 17  Appling   10  Dawson   7  Valentine  Breslin Center (14,797)
East Lansing, MI
Dec 4, 2013*
9:00 pm, ESPN
No. 1 North Carolina
ACC–Big Ten Challenge
L 65–79  7–1
 17  Harris   8  Payne   3  Appling  Breslin Center (14,797)
East Lansing, MI
Dec 14, 2013*
4:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 5 vs. Oakland W 67–63  8–1
 21  Appling   13  Dawson   4  Appling/Valentine  The Palace (13,873)
Auburn Hills, MI
Dec 17, 2013*
7:00 pm, BTN
No. 5 North Florida W 78–48  9–1
 19  Payne   8  Dawson   4  Appling/Valentine  Breslin Center (14,797)
East Lansing, MI
Dec 21, 2013*
4:00 pm, CBS
No. 5 at Texas W 92–78  10–1
 33  Payne   11  Valentine   5  Harris  Frank Erwin Center (15,832)
Austin, TX
Dec 28, 2013*
4:15 pm, BTN
No. 5 New Orleans W 101–48  11–1
 27  Appling   13  Valentine   8  Appling  Breslin Center (14,797)
East Lansing, MI
Big Ten Regular Season
Dec 31, 2013
5:00 pm, BTN
No. 5 at Penn State W 79–63  12–1
(1–0)
 20  Dawson   10  Payne   6  Valentine  Bryce Jordan Center (7,397)
University Park, PA
Jan 4, 2014
2:00 pm, CBS
No. 5 at Indiana W 73–56  13–1
(2–0)
 26  Harris   6  Dawson/Valentine   4  Trice/Valentine  Assembly Hall (17,472)
Bloomington, IN
Jan 7, 2014
9:00 pm, ESPN
No. 5 No. 3 Ohio State W 73–68 OT 14–1
(3–0)
 20  Appling   6  Appling/Payne/Valentine   7  Appling  Breslin Center (14,797)
East Lansing, MI
Jan 11, 2014
2:15 pm, BTN
No. 5 Minnesota W 87–75 OT 15–1
(4–0)
 24  Appling   10  Dawson/Valentine   4  Valentine  Breslin Center (14,797)
East Lansing, MI
Jan 15, 2014
7:00 pm, BTN
No. 4 at Northwestern W 54–40  16–1
(5–0)
 14  Harris   11  Dawson   4  Appling  Welsh-Ryan Arena (8,117)
Evanston, IL
Jan 18, 2014
7:00 pm, BTN
No. 4 at Illinois W 78–62  17–1
(6–0)
 23  Harris   11  Valentine   4  Appling/Harris/Valentine  State Farm Center (16,618)
Champaign, IL
Jan 21, 2014
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 3 Indiana W 71–66  18–1
(7–0)
 24  Harris   9  Dawson   6  Appling  Breslin Center (14,797)
East Lansing, MI
Jan 25, 2014
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 3 No. 21 Michigan
College GameDay/Rivalry
L 75–80  18–2
(7–1)
 27  Harris   8  Costello   10  Appling  Breslin Center (14,797)
East Lansing, MI
Jan 28, 2014
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 7 at No. 15 Iowa W 71–69 OT 19–2
(8–1)
 16  Appling   12  Costello   4  Appling/Harris  Carver–Hawkeye Arena (15,400)
Iowa City, IA
Feb 1, 2014*
2:00 pm, FS1
No. 7 vs. Georgetown L 60–64  19–3
 20  Harris   7  Valentine   6  Appling  Madison Square Garden (12,561)
New York City, NY
Feb 6, 2014
9:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 9 Penn State W 82–67  20–3
(9–1)
 19  Kaminski   11  Valentine   7  Trice  Breslin Center (14,797)
East Lansing, MI
Feb 9, 2014
12:00 pm, CBS
No. 9 at Wisconsin L 58–60  20–4
(9–2)
 24  Payne   9  Payne   3  Valentine  Kohl Center (17,249)
Madison, WI
Feb 13, 2014
7:00 pm, BTN
No. 9 Northwestern W 85–70  21–4
(10–2)
 20  Payne   14  Payne   6  Trice/Valentine  Breslin Center (14,797)
East Lansing, MI
Feb 16, 2014
3:00 pm, BTN
No. 9 Nebraska L 51–60  21–5
(10–3)
 18  Harris   9  Payne   4  Harris  Breslin Center (14,797)
East Lansing, MI
Feb 20, 2014
7:00 pm, ESPN
No. 13 at Purdue W 94–79  22–5
(11–3)
 25  Harris   5  Valentine   6  Trice  Mackey Arena (14,088)
West Lafayette, IN
Feb 23, 2014
12:00 pm, CBS
No. 13 at No. 20 Michigan
Rivalry
L 70–79  22–6
(11–4)
 21  Harris   11  Payne   6  Valentine  Crisler Arena (12,707)
Ann Arbor, MI
Mar 1, 2014
2:00 pm, ESPN
No. 18 Illinois L 46–53  22–7
(11–5)
 19  Harris   7  Dawson/Payne   4  Appling/Valentine  Breslin Center (14,797)
East Lansing, MI
Mar 6, 2014
9:00 pm, ESPN
No. 22 No. 24 Iowa W 86–76  23–7
(12–5)
 17  Trice   5  Valentine   9  Assists  Breslin Center (14,797)
East Lansing, MI
Mar 9, 2014
4:30 pm, CBS
No. 22 at Ohio State L 67–69  23–8
(12–6)
 23  Payne   8  Payne   6  Appling  Value City Arena (18,809)
Columbus, OH
Big Ten Tournament
Mar 14, 2014
9:00 pm, BTN
(3) No. 22 vs. (11) Northwestern
Quarterfinals
W 67–51  24–8
 16  Dawson   9  Dawson   4  Valentine  Bankers Life Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
Mar 15, 2014
3:00 pm, CBS
(3) No. 22 vs. (2) No. 12 Wisconsin
Semifinals
W 83–75  25–8
 18  Payne   7  Valentine   6  Appling  Bankers Life Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
Mar 16, 2014
3:30 pm, CBS
(3) No. 22 vs. (1) No. 8 Michigan
Championship/Rivalry
W 69–55  26–8
 18  Payne   6  Payne   3  Appling/Valentine  Bankers Life Fieldhouse 
Indianapolis, IN
NCAA Tournament
Mar 20, 2014
4:40 pm, TNT
(4 E) No. 11 vs. (13 E) Delaware
Second round
W 93–78  27–8
 41  Payne   8  Dawson/Payne   5  Appling  Spokane Arena (10,862)
Spokane, WA
Mar 22, 2014
8:40 pm, TNT
(4 E) No. 11 vs. (12 E) Harvard
Third round
W 80–73  28–8
 26  Dawson   6  Dawson   6  Valentine  Spokane Arena (11,623)
Spokane, WA
Mar 28, 2014
8:57 pm, TBS
(4 E) No. 11 vs. (1 E) No. 3 Virginia
Sweet Sixteen
W 61–59  29–8
 24  Dawson   10  Dawson   3  Harris/Valentine  Madison Square Garden (19,314)
New York City, NY
Mar 30, 2014
2:20 pm, CBS
(4 E) No. 11 vs. (7 E) No. 18 Connecticut
Elite Eight
L 54–60  29–9
 22  Harris   9  Payne   3  Payne  Madison Square Garden (19,499)
New York City, NY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll, (#) denotes seed within region. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time

Source[19][20].

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movement
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
Poll Pre Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 Wk 17 Wk 18 Wk 19 Wk 20 Final
AP[21] 2 2 1 1 1 5 5 5 5 5 4 3 7 9 9 13 18 22 22 11 N/A
Coaches[21] 2 2 1 1 1 5 5 5 4 4 3 6 8 10 14 18 22 22 13 8

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Adreian Payne - All Big Ten First Team[22]
  • Gary Harris - All Big Ten First Team[22]
  • Keith Appling - All Big Ten Honorable Mention[22]
  • Denzel Valentine - All Big Ten Honorable Mention[22]
  • Gary Harris - NABC All-District First Team[23]
  • Adreian Payne - NABC All-District Second Team[23]
  • Keith Appling - NABC All-District Second Team[23]
  • Adreian Payne - USBWA All-District Team[24]
  • Gary Harris - USBWA All-District Team[24]
  • Branden Dawson - Most Outstanding Player, Big Ten Tournament[25]
  • Adreian Payne - Big Ten All-Tournament Team
  • Gary Harris - Big Ten All-Tournament Team

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