2013–14 Minnesota Golden Gophers men's basketball team

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2013–14 Minnesota Golden Gophers men's basketball
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NIT Champions
NIT Championship vs. SMU, W 65–63
Conference Big Ten Conference
2013–14 record 25–13 (8–10 Big Ten)
Head coach Richard Pitino
Assistant coach Dan McHale
Assistant coach Kimani Young
Assistant coach Ben Johnson
Home arena Williams 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 Minnesota Golden Gophers men's basketball team represented the University of Minnesota in the 2013-14 college basketball season. Led by first year head coach Richard Pitino for the Golden Gophers, members of the Big Ten Conference, played their home games at Williams Arena in Minneapolis, Minnesota. They finished the season 25–13, 8–10 in Big Ten play to finish in seventh place. They advanced to the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament where they lost to Wisconsin. They were invited to the National Invitation Tournament where they defeated High Point, Saint Mary's, Southern Miss, Florida State and SMU to be the 2014 NIT Champions.

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Julian Welch 00 G 6'3" 195 Senior Elk Grove, CA Graduated
Joe Coleman 11 G 6'4" 200 Sophomore Minneapolis, MN Transferred
Chris Halvorsen 22 F 6'8" 214 RS Junior St. Paul, MN Transferred
Andre Ingram 30 F 6'7" 210 Senior Minneapolis, MN Graduated
Trevor Mbakwe 32 F 6'8" 245 GS Senior Saint Paul, MN Graduated
Rodney Williams 33 F 6'7" 200 Senior Minneapolis, MN Graduated

Incoming recruits[edit]

Name Home town High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Daquein McNeil
PG
Baltimore, MD Vermont Academy 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Apr 17, 2013 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN grade: 69
Dre Mathieu
PG
Knoxville, TN Central Arizona College 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 160 lb (73 kg) May 7, 2013 
Scout: N/A   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN grade: JC
Overall recruiting rankings:   247Sports: 86th
  • 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 Minnesota Golden Gophers men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Home town
G 1 Hollins, AndreAndre Hollins 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jr White Station HS Memphis, TN
G 2 Shell, KendalKendal Shell 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr Webster Groves HS St. Louis, MO
G 3 Ellenson, WallyWally Ellenson 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) So Rice Lake HS Rice Lake, WI
G 4 Mathieu, DeandreDeandre Mathieu 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 160 lb (73 kg) Jr Central Arizona College Knoxville, TN
G 5 McNeil, DaqueinDaquein McNeil 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr Vermont Acad. Baltimore, MD
F 10 Osenieks, OtoOto Osenieks 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 205 lb (93 kg) RS Jr Brehm Prep Riga, LAT
G 13 Ahanmisi, MaverickMaverick Ahanmisi 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 192 lb (87 kg) Sr Stoneridge Prep Santa Clarita, CA
F 15 Walker, MauriceMaurice Walker 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 289 lb (131 kg) RS Jr Brewster Acad. Scarborough, ON
G 20 Hollins, AustinAustin Hollins 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Sr Germantown HS Germantown, TN
G 21 Baranowski, JasenJasen Baranowski (W) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Southwest HS Green Bay, WI
F 23 Buggs, CharlesCharles Buggs 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 198 lb (90 kg) RS Fr Hargrave Military Acad. Arlington, TX
F 24 King, JoeyJoey King 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 219 lb (99 kg) So Drake Eagan, MN
G 30 Smith, MalikMalik Smith 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Sr FIU Boston, MA
C 55 Eliason, ElliottElliott Eliason 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 260 lb (118 kg) RS Jr Chadron HS Chadron, NE
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Schedule and results[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
Nov 1*
7:00 pm
Cardinal Stritch W 79–57 
Williams Arena (N/A)
Minneapolis, MN
Nov 4*
7:00 pm
Concordia W 101–67 
Williams Arena (N/A)
Minneapolis, MN
Regular season
Nov 8*
7:00 pm, ESPN3
Lehigh W 81–62  1–0
Williams Arena (12,957)
Minneapolis, MN
Nov 12*
7:00 pm
Montana W 84–58  2–0
Williams Arena (10,459)
Minneapolis, MN
Nov 16*
6:00 pm
at Richmond W 74–59  3–0
Robins Center (6,422)
Richmond, VA
Nov 19*
7:00 pm
Coastal Carolina
Maui Invitational Opening Round
W 82–72  4–0
Williams Arena (10,137)
Minneapolis, MN
Nov 22*
6:00 pm, BTN
Wofford W 79–57  5–0
Williams Arena (10,342)
Minneapolis, MN
Nov 25*
4:30 pm, ESPN2
vs. No. 8 Syracuse
Maui Invitational First Round
L 67–75  5–1
Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
Maui, HI
Nov 26*
1:00 pm, ESPN2
vs. Arkansas
Maui Invitational Consolation 2nd Round
L 73–87  5–2
Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
Maui, HI
Nov 27*
1:30 pm, ESPNU
at Chaminade
Maui Invitational 7th place game
W 83–68  6–2
Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
Maui, HI
Dec 3*
8:30 pm, ESPNU
Florida State
ACC–Big Ten Challenge
W 71–61  7–2
Williams Arena (11,386)
Minneapolis, MN
Dec 7*
2:00 pm, ESPN3
New Orleans W 80–65  8–2
Williams Arena (11,228)
Minneapolis, MN
Dec 10*
7:00 pm, BTN
South Dakota State W 75–59  9–2
Williams Arena (11,349)
Minneapolis, MN
Dec 20*
8:00 pm, BTN
Nebraska–Omaha W 92–79  10–2
Williams Arena (11,890)
Minneapolis, MN
Dec 28*
7:30 pm, BTN
Texas A&M–Corpus Christi W 65–44  11–2
Williams Arena (11,855)
Minneapolis, MN
Big Ten regular season
Jan 2
6:00 pm, BTN
Michigan L 60–63  11–3 (0–1)
Williams Arena (12,225)
Minneapolis, MN
Jan 5
1:30 pm, BTN
Purdue W 82–79  12–3 (1–1)
Williams Arena (11,851)
Minneapolis, MN
Jan 8
6:00 pm, BTN
at Penn State W 68–65  13–3 (2–1)
Bryce Jordan Center (5,010)
University, PA
Jan 11
1:15 pm, BTN
at No. 5 Michigan State L 75–87 OT 13–4 (2–2)
Breslin Center (14,797)
East Lansing, MI
Jan 16
8:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 11 Ohio State W 63–53  14–4 (3–2)
Williams Arena (14,625)
Minneapolis, MN
Jan 19
12:00 pm, BTN
at No. 14 Iowa L 73–94  14–5 (3–3)
Carver–Hawkeye Arena (15,400)
Iowa City, IA
Jan 22
8:00 pm, BTN
No. 9 Wisconsin W 81–68  15–5 (4–3)
Williams Arena (14,625)
Minneapolis, MN
Jan 26
5:00 pm, BTN
at Nebraska L 78–82  15–6 (4–4)
Pinnacle Bank Arena (15,945)
Lincoln, NE
Feb 1
1:00 pm, BTN
Northwestern L 54–55  15–7 (4–5)
Williams Arena (12,744)
Minneapolis, MN
Feb 5
7:30 pm, BTN
at Purdue L 74–77 3OT 15–8 (4–6)
Mackey Arena (12,818)
West Lafayette, IN
Feb 8
7:15 pm, BTN
Indiana W 66–60  16–8 (5–6)
Williams Arena (14,625)
Minneapolis, MN
Feb 13
8:00 pm, ESPN
at No. 21 Wisconsin L 70–78  16–9 (5–7)
Kohl Center (17,249)
Madison, WI
Feb 16
5:00 pm, BTN
at Northwestern W 54–48  17–9 (6–7)
Welsh-Ryan Arena (6,719)
Evanston, IL
Feb 19
8:00 pm, BTN
Illinois L 49–62  17–10 (6–8)
Williams Arena (12,221)
Minneapolis, MN
Feb 22
5:00 pm, BTN
at No. 24 Ohio State L 46–64  17–11 (6–9)
Value City Arena (18,809)
Columbus, OH
Feb 25
6:00 pm, BTN
No. 20 Iowa W 95–89  18–11 (7–9)
Williams Arena (14,625)
Minneapolis, MN
Mar 1
5:00 pm, BTN
at No. 16 Michigan L 56–66  18–12 (7–10)
Crisler Arena (12,707)
Ann Arbor, MI
Mar 9
4:15 pm, BTN
Penn State W 81–63  19–12 (8–10)
Williams Arena (12,775)
Minneapolis, MN
Big Ten Tournament
Mar 13
5:30 pm, ESPN2
vs. Penn State
First round
W 63–56  20–12
Bankers Life Fieldhouse (N/A)
Indianapolis, IN
Mar 14
5:30 pm, BTN
vs. No. 12 Wisconsin
Quarterfinals
L 57–83  20–13
Bankers Life Fieldhouse (N/A)
Indianapolis, IN
National Invitation Tournament
Mar 18*
7:15 pm, ESPN3
No. (1) (8) High Point
First round
W 88–81  21–13
Williams Arena (3,493)
Minneapolis, MN
Mar 23*
2:00 pm, ESPN2
No. (1) (4) Saint Mary's
Second round
W 63–55  22–13
Williams Arena (5,489)
Minneapolis, MN
Mar 25*
8:00 pm, ESPN
No. (1) (3) Southern Miss
Quarterfinals
W 81–73  23–13
Williams Arena (5,444)
Minneapolis, MN
Apr 1*
8:00 pm, ESPN2
No. (1) vs. (1) Florida State
Semifinals
W 67–64 OT 24–13
Madison Square Garden (7,193)
New York City, NY
Apr 3*
6:00 pm, ESPN
No. (1) vs. (1) SMU
Championship
W 65–63  25–13
Madison Square Garden (5,268)
New York City, NY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll, (#) during NIT is seed within region. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time.

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