2013–14 Nebraska Cornhuskers men's basketball team

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2013–14 Nebraska Cornhuskers men's basketball
Nebraska Cornhuskers logo.svg
NCAA Second Round vs. Baylor, L 60–74
Conference Big Ten Conference
2013–14 record 19–13 (11–7 Big Ten)
Head coach Tim Miles (2nd Season)
Assistant coach Chris Harriman (2nd Season)
Assistant coach Craig Smith (2nd Season)
Assistant coach Kenya Hunter (1st Season)
Home arena Pinnacle Bank 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 Nebraska Cornhuskers men's basketball team represented the University of Nebraska–Lincoln in the 2013–14 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Led by head coach Tim Miles, in his second season, the Cornhuskers team played its home games in the brand new Pinnacle Bank Arena in downtown Lincoln, Nebraska, and were a member of the Big Ten Conference. They finished the season with a record 19–13 overall, 11–7 in Big Ten play for a 4th-place finish, despite being predicted by many to finish last in the conference. They lost in the quarterfinals in the 2014 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament to Ohio State. They received at-large bid to the 2014 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament for the first time since 1998. They lost in the second round to Baylor.

Departures from previous season[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Brandon Ubel 13 F 6'10" 235 Senior Overland Park, KS Graduated
Dylan Talley 24 G 6'5" 214 Senior Camden, NJ Graduated
Andre Almeida 32 C 6'11" 310 RS Senior São Paulo, BRA Graduated

Incoming recruits[edit]

Name Home town High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Nick Fuller
SG
Sun Prairie, WI Sun Prairie 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Aug 10, 2012 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 79
Tai Webster
PG
Auckland, NZ Westlake Boys 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Aug 21, 2012 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 79
Nathan Hawkins
SG
Rowlett, TX Rowlett 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Aug 10, 2012 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 72
Leslee Smith
PF
Liberal, KS Seward County CC 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 250 lb (110 kg) Apr 1, 2013 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: N/A
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:

Tim Wagner, a 6-3 guard from Galesville, Wisconsin joined the team as a walk-on.

Roster[edit]

2013–14 Nebraska Cornhuskers men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Home town
G 0 Webster, TaiTai Webster 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 196 lb (89 kg) Fr Auckland, NZ
G 2 Rivers, DavidDavid Rivers 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 191 lb (87 kg) Jr Little Rock, AR
G 3 Parker, BennyBenny Parker 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m) 164 lb (74 kg) So Kansas City, KS
G 4 Hawkins, NathanNathan Hawkins 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 186 lb (84 kg) Fr Garland, TX
F 5 Petteway, TerranTerran Petteway 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 200 lb (91 kg) RS So Galveston, TX
G 10 Menke, TrevorTrevor Menke (W) 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) 176 lb (80 kg) RS Jr Beatrice, NE
F 11 Tyrance, JordanJordan Tyrance (W) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 195 lb (88 kg) RS Jr Lincoln, NE
G 12 Peltz, MikeMike Peltz (W) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 199 lb (90 kg) Sr Alliance, NE
C 14 Vucetic, SergejSergej Vucetic 7 ft 1 in (2.16 m) 236 lb (107 kg) So Vrbas, SRB
G 15 Gallegos, RayRay Gallegos 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 181 lb (82 kg) RS Sr Salt Lake City, UT
F 21 Smith, LesleeLeslee Smith 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 255 lb (116 kg) Jr Long Look, BVI
G 23 Fuller, NickNick Fuller 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 203 lb (92 kg) Fr Sun Prairie, WI
G 31 Shields, ShavonShavon Shields 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 214 lb (97 kg) So Olathe, KS
G 33 Wagner, TimTim Wagner (W) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Galesville, WI
F 35 Pitchford, WalterWalter Pitchford 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 229 lb (104 kg) RS So Grand Rapids, MI
C 44 Kurkowski, KyeKye Kurkowski (W) 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 214 lb (97 kg) RS Jr Grant, NE
Head coach

Tim Miles (Mary)

Assistant coach(es)

Chris Harriman (Augusta State)
Craig Smith (North Dakota)
Kenya Hunter (Duquesne)


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

Roster
Last update: 2013-06-15

Early departures[edit]

Jordan Tyrance[edit]

On November 5, 2013, just one day after the Cornhuskers defeated in-state opponent Nebraska-Kearney in an exhibition game, walk-on Jordan Tyrance informed head coach Tim Miles that he was leaving the team due to personal reasons, stating, '"I just had some personal things that I needed to take care of. I love the sport, I mean collegiate sports get tough, and it's a big time commitment.'" Besides having balanced homework and practice, Tyrance was also caring for his two-year-old daughter Kyalinn. '"I had some family I need to spend time with, a daughter, and just needed to handle my home stuff. She's my life [and] she deserves to have a father that's around, and watching her grow up.'"[1]

Deverell Biggs[edit]

Deverell Biggs did not play and was absent from the team during their win over Minnesota on January 26, 2013. Biggs tweeted that his absence was due to "personal reasons."[2] On January 27, 2014 Head Coach Miles dismissed Biggs from the team. According to sources Biggs missed a film session on the day of the Minnesota game, but according to Miles, no single incident led to Biggs' dismissal.[3]

Biggs was the first in-state recruit to sign with Nebraska in 10 seasons, but faced a number of disciplinary woes prior to his dismissal. In December 2012, during Biggs' redshirt season, he was cited for DUI and leaving the scene of an accident. That led to a two-game suspension to start the 2013-2014 season. Biggs didn't make the trip to Cincinnati on December 28, 2013 for disciplinary reasons after missing a film session. Biggs was also cited Jan. 5 by University of Nebraska-Lincoln police for running a stop sign and driving on a suspended license.[4][5]

Schedule[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
Nov 4*
7:00 pm
Nebraska-Kearney W 91–60 
Pinnacle Bank Arena (N/A)
Lincoln, NE
Non-conference regular season
Nov 8*
8:00 pm, BTN
Florida Gulf Coast W 79–55  1–0
Pinnacle Bank Arena (15,119)
Lincoln, NE
Nov 12*
7:00 pm
Western Illinois W 62–47  2–0
Pinnacle Bank Arena (14,771)
Lincoln, NE
Nov 17*
2:00 pm
South Carolina State W 83–57  3–0
Pinnacle Bank Arena (14,765)
Lincoln, NE
Nov 21*
11:30 am, ESPN3
vs. Massachusetts
Charleston Classic First Round
L 90–96  3–1
TD Arena (1,873)
Charleston, SC
Nov 22*
12:00 pm, ESPN3
vs. UAB
Charleston Classic Consolation Round
L 74–87  3–2
TD Arena (1,730)
Charleston, SC
Nov 24*
2:30 pm, ESPN3
vs. Georgia
Charleston Classic 7th place game
W 73–65  4–2
TD Arena (1,137)
Charleston, SC
Nov 30*
12:00 pm
Northern Illinois W 63–58  5–2
Pinnacle Bank Arena (15,332)
Lincoln, NE
Dec 4*
8:30 pm, ESPNU
Miami (FL)
ACC–Big Ten Challenge
W 60–49  6–2
Pinnacle Bank Arena (15,088)
Lincoln, NE
Dec 8*
5:00 pm, FS1
at Creighton L 67–82  6–3
CenturyLink Center Omaha (17,530)
Omaha, NE
Dec 14*
3:00 pm, BTN
Arkansas State W 79–67  7–3
Pinnacle Bank Arena (15,949)
Lincoln, NE
Dec 21*
7:30 pm
The Citadel W 77–62  8–3
Pinnacle Bank Arena (14,978)
Lincoln, NE
Dec 28*
3:00 pm, ESPN2
at Cincinnati L 59–74  8–4
Fifth Third Arena (8,254)
Cincinnati, OH
Big Ten regular season
Dec 31
6:00 pm, BTN
at No. 22 Iowa L 57–67  8–5 (0–1)
Carver-Hawkeye Arena (15,400)
Iowa City, IA
Jan 4
11:00 am, BTN
at No. 3 Ohio State L 53–84  8–6 (0–2)
Value City Arena (17,536)
Columbus, OH
Jan 9
8:00 pm, ESPN2
Michigan L 70–71  8–7 (0–3)
Pinnacle Bank Arena (15,012)
Lincoln, NE
Jan 12
11:00 am, BTN
at Purdue L 64–70  8–8 (0–4)
Mackey Arena (9,182)
West Lafayette, IN
Jan 20
6:00 pm, BTN
No. 17 Ohio State W 68–62  9–8 (1–4)
Pinnacle Bank Arena (15,342)
Lincoln, NE
Jan 23
7:00 pm, ESPNU
at Penn State L 54–58  9–9 (1–5)
Bryce Jordan Center (5,705)
State College, PA
Jan 26
5:00 pm, BTN
Minnesota W 82–78  10–9 (2–5)
Pinnacle Bank Arena (15,945)
Lincoln, NE
Jan 30
7:15 pm, BTN
Indiana W 60–55  11–9 (3–5)
Pinnacle Bank Arena (15,333)
Lincoln, NE
Feb 5
5:30 pm, BTN
at No. 10 Michigan L 50–79  11–10 (3–6)
Crisler Center (12,707)
Ann Arbor, MI
Feb 8
12:00 pm, ESPNU
at Northwestern W 53–49  12–10 (4–6)
Welsh-Ryan Arena (7,109)
Evanston, IL
Feb 12
8:00 pm, BTN
Illinois W 67–58  13–10 (5–6)
Pinnacle Bank Arena (15,404)
Lincoln, NE
Feb 16
2:00 pm, BTN
at No. 9 Michigan State W 60–51  14–10 (6–6)
Breslin Center (14,797)
East Lansing, MI
Feb 20
6:00 pm, ESPNU
Penn State W 80–67  15–10 (7–6)
Pinnacle Bank Arena (15,797)
Lincoln, NE
Feb 23
3:15 pm, BTN
Purdue W 76–57  16–10 (8–6)
Pinnacle Bank Arena (15,891)
Lincoln, NE
Feb 26
8:00 pm, BTN
at Illinois L 49–60  16–11 (8–7)
State Farm Center (13,206)
Champaign, IL
Mar 1
4:00 pm, ESPNU
Northwestern W 54–47  17–11 (9–7)
Pinnacle Bank Arena (15,978)
Lincoln, NE
Mar 5
6:00 pm, BTN
at Indiana W 70–60  18–11 (10–7)
Assembly Hall (17,472)
Bloomington, IN
Mar 9
6:30 pm, BTN
No. 9 Wisconsin W 77–68  19–11 (11–7)
Pinnacle Bank Arena (15,998)
Lincoln, NE
Big Ten Tournament
Mar 14
1:30 pm, ESPN
vs. Ohio State
Quarterfinals
L 67–71  19–12
Bankers Life Fieldhouse (18,596)
Indianapolis, IN
NCAA Tournament
Mar 21*
11:40 am, truTV
No. (11 W) vs. No. 23 (6 W) Baylor
Second round
L 60–74  19–13
AT&T Center (12,895)
San Antonio, TX
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll, (#) is seed within region W=West. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time.

Source:[6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Howard, Patrick (December 16, 2013). "The Early Retirement of Jordan Tyrance". Major Onions. Retrieved March 13, 2014. 
  2. ^ https://twitter.com/DHush_/status/427571243974275072
  3. ^ Rosenthal, Brian (January 28, 2014). "Miles: No one reason led to Biggs' dismissal". Lincoln Journal-Star. Retrieved March 13, 2014. 
  4. ^ Rosenthal, Brian (January 28, 2014). "Miles: No one reason led to Biggs' dismissal". Lincoln Journal-Star. Retrieved March 13, 2014. 
  5. ^ Barfknecht, Lee (January 27, 2014). "Sources: Husker guard Deverell Biggs dismissed from team". Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved March 13, 2014. 
  6. ^ "[1]." huskers.com. Retrieved on September 2, 2012.