2013–14 Northwestern Wildcats men's basketball team

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2013–14 Northwestern Wildcats men's basketball
Northwestern Wildcats logo.svg
Conference Big Ten Conference
2013–14 record 14–19 (6–12 Big Ten)
Head coach Chris Collins
Assistant coach Brian James
Assistant coach Patrick Baldwin
Assistant coach Armon Gates
Home arena Welsh-Ryan 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 Northwestern Wildcats men's basketball team represented Northwestern University in the 2013–14 college basketball season. Led by first year head coach Chris Collins. The Wildcats were members of the Big Ten Conference and played their home games at Welsh-Ryan Arena. They finished the season 14–19, 6–12 in Big Ten play to finish in a tie for tenth place. They advanced to the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament where they lost to Michigan State.

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Omar Jimenez 0 G 6'1" 185 Freshman Kennesaw, GA Injured
Alex Marcotullio 4 G 6'3" 195 Senior Warren, MI Graduated
Reggie Hearn 11 G 6'4" 210 Senior Fort Wayne, IN Graduated
Jared Swopshire 12 F 6'8" 210 GS Senior St. Louis, MO Graduated

Incoming recruits[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Nate Taphorn
SF
Pekin, IL Pekin Community 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jul 15, 2012 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: 75
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 Northwestern Wildcats men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Home town
G/F 1 Crawford, DrewDrew Crawford 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 215 lb (98 kg) RS Sr Naperville Central Naperville, IL
G 3 Sobolewski, DaveDave Sobolewski 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Jr Benet Academy Naperville, IL
F 10 Turner, MikeMike Turner 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 222 lb (101 kg) RS So Univ. of Chicago Lab. Chicago, IL
G 13 Abrahamson, KaleKale Abrahamson 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 210 lb (95 kg) So Valley HS West Des Moines, IA
G 14 Demps, TreTre Demps 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 193 lb (88 kg) RS So Ronald Reagan HS San Antonio, TX
G 15 Montgomery III, JamesJames Montgomery III 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 202 lb (92 kg) Sr Santa Monica Los Angeles, CA
C 22 Olah, AlexAlex Olah 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 265 lb (120 kg) So Traders Point Christian Acad. Timișoara, ROU
G 23 Cobb, JerShonJerShon Cobb 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) RS Jr Columbia HS Decatur, GA
F/C 31 Liberman, AaronAaron Liberman 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 215 lb (98 kg) RS Fr Valley Torah HS Los Angeles, CA
F 32 Taphorn, NateNate Taphorn 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Fr Pekin Community HS Pekin, IL
G/F 34 Lumpkin, SanjaySanjay Lumpkin 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) So Benilde-St. Margaret's Wayzata, MN
C 42 Ajou, ChierChier Ajou 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) 245 lb (111 kg) So St. Thomas More Aweil, SSD
F 45 Cerina, NikolaNikola Cerina 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) RS Sr TCU Topola, SRB
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster
Last update: 2013-07-09

Schedule and results[edit]

Source[1]

Date
Time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Exhibition
Nov 6
7:15 pm
Lewis* W 57–46 
Welsh-Ryan Arena (N/A)
Evanston, IL
Non-conference regular season
Nov 9
7:30 pm, BTN
Eastern Illinois* W 72–55  1–0
Welsh-Ryan Arena (5,182)
Evanston, IL
Nov 14
10:00 pm, ESPNU
at Stanford* L 58–71  1–1
Maples Pavilion (4,692)
Stanford, CA
Nov 17
7:30 pm
Illinois State* L 64–68  1–2
Welsh-Ryan Arena (6,025)
Evanston, IL
Nov 20
7:00 pm, CSNC
at UIC* W 93–58  2–2
UIC Pavilion (5,630)
Chicago, IL
Nov 22
7:00 pm
IUPUI*
Las Vegas Invitational
W 63–61  3–2
Welsh-Ryan Arena (5,915)
Evanston, IL
Nov 25
7:00 pm
Gardner-Webb*
Las Vegas Invitational
W 72–59  4–2
Welsh-Ryan Arena (5,443)
Evanston, IL
Nov 28
9:30 pm, ESPNU
vs. Missouri*
Las Vegas Invitational semifinals
L 67–78  4–3
Orleans Arena (N/A)
Paradise, NV
Nov 29
10:30 pm, ESPN2
vs. No. 19 UCLA*
Las Vegas Invitational
L 79–95  4–4
Orleans Arena (2,520)
Paradise, NV
Dec 4
6:30 pm, ESPNU
at NC State*
ACC-Big Ten Challenge
L 48–69  4–5
PNC Arena (11,459)
Raleigh, NC
Dec 7
4:00 pm
Western Michigan* W 51–35  5–5
Welsh-Ryan Arena (6,167)
Evanston, IL
Dec 16
6:00 pm, BTN
Mississippi Valley State* W 86–64  6–5
Welsh-Ryan Arena (5,344)
Evanston, IL
Dec 22
1:00 pm
Brown* W 58–52  7–5
Welsh-Ryan Arena (6,591)
Evanston, IL
Dec 27
8:00 pm, BTN
DePaul* L 56–57  7–6
Welsh-Ryan Arena (6,819)
Evanston, IL
Big Ten regular season
Jan 2
6:00 pm, ESPN2
No. 4 Wisconsin L 49–76  7–7 (0–1)
Welsh-Ryan Arena (8,117)
Evanston, IL
Jan 5
11:00 am, BTN
at Michigan L 51–74  7–8 (0–2)
Crisler Arena (12,707)
Ann Arbor, MI
Jan 9
8:00 pm, ESPNU
at No. 20 Iowa L 67–93  7–9 (0–3)
Carver–Hawkeye Arena (14,016)
Iowa City, IA
Jan 12
6:30 pm, BTN
No. 23 Illinois W 49–43  8–9 (1–3)
Welsh-Ryan Arena (8,117)
Evanston, IL
Jan 15
6:00 pm, BTN
No. 4 Michigan State L 40–54  8–10 (1–4)
Welsh-Ryan Arena (8,117)
Evanston, IL
Jan 18
1:30 pm, BTN
at Indiana W 54–47  9–10 (2–4)
Assembly Hall (17,472)
Bloomington, IN
Jan 21
8:00 pm, BTN
Purdue W 63–60 2OT 10–10 (3–4)
Welsh-Ryan Arena (6,063)
Evanston, IL
Jan 25
11:00 am, BTN
No. 10 Iowa L 50–76  10–11 (3–5)
Welsh-Ryan Arena (8,117)
Evanston, IL
Jan 29
8:00 pm, BTN
at No. 14 Wisconsin W 65–56  11–11 (4–5)
Kohl Center (17,155)
Madison, WI
Feb 1
1:00 pm, BTN
at Minnesota W 55–54  12–11 (5–5)
Williams Arena (12,744)
Minneapolis, MN
Feb 8
12:00 pm, ESPNU
Nebraska L 49–53  12–12 (5–6)
Welsh-Ryan Arena (7,109)
Evanston, IL
Feb 13
6:00 pm, BTN
at Michigan State L 70–85  12–13 (5–7)
Breslin Center (14,797)
East Lansing, MI
Feb 16
5:00 pm, BTN
Minnesota L 48–54  12–14 (5–8)
Welsh-Ryan Arena (6,719)
Evanston, IL
Feb 19
6:00 pm, BTN
at No. 24 Ohio State L 60–76  12–15 (5–9)
Value City Arena (15,878)
Columbus, OH
Feb 23
7:15 pm, BTN
Indiana L 56–61  12–16 (5–10)
Welsh-Ryan Arena (8,117)
Evanston, IL
Mar 1
4:00 pm, ESPNU
at Nebraska L 47–54  12–17 (5–11)
Pinnacle Bank Arena (15,978)
Lincoln, NE
Mar 6
6:00 pm, ESPNU
Penn State L 32–59  12–18 (5–12)
Welsh-Ryan Arena (6,253)
Evanston, IL
Mar 9
11:00 am, BTN
at Purdue W 74–65  13–18 (6–12)
Mackey Arena (13,332)
West Lafayette, IN
Big Ten Tournament
Mar 13
8:00 pm, ESPN2
vs. Iowa
First round
W 67–62  14–18
Bankers Life Fieldhouse (N/A)
Indianapolis, IN
Mar 14
8:00 pm, BTN
vs. No. 22 Michigan State
Quarterfinals
L 51–67  14–19
Bankers Life Fieldhouse (N/A)
Indianapolis, IN
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.

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