2013–14 Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team

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2013–14 Michigan State Spartans men's basketball
Michigan State Spartans script.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 season)
Associate head coach Dwayne Stephens (11th season)
Assistant coach Mike Garland (7th season)
Assistant coach Dane Fife (3rd season)
Home arena Breslin Center
Seasons
2013–14 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 7 Michigan 15 3   .833     28 9   .757
No. 12 Wisconsin 12 6   .667     30 8   .789
No. 11 Michigan State 12 6   .667     29 9   .763
Nebraska 11 7   .611     19 13   .594
No. 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 in East Lansing, Michigan as 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 No. 3 seed in the NCAA Tournament, their 16th straight trip to the Tournament, and advanced to the Sweet Sixteen before losing to Duke.

Offseason[edit]

The Spartans lost Derrick Nix (9.9 points and 6.6 rebounds per game) to graduation following the season.

2013 recruiting class[edit]

Coach Tom Izzo heavily recruited number two overall recruit Jabari Parker for his 2013 class hoping to make it the centerpiece for the recruiting class.[1] Michigan State, however, lost out to Duke on Parker and other top recruits.[1]

US college sports recruiting information for high school athletes
Name Hometown 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 
Recruiting star ratings: 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 
Recruiting star ratings: 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:

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.[2]

Seniors Adreian Payne (16.4 points and 7.3 rebounds per game) and Keith Appling (11.2 points and 4.5 assists per game), junior Branden Dawson (11.2 points and 8.3 rebounds per game), and sophomore Gary Harris (16.7 points and 4.0 rebounds per game) led the Spartans as they looked to continue the Final Four streak.[3]

MSU started the preseason ranked No. 2 overall[4] and, after beating No. 1 Kentucky in the Champions Classic, the Spartans moved to the No. 1 spot.[5] The Spartans held the No. 1 spot for three weeks while beating Columbia,[6] Portland,[7] Virginia Tech,[8] and Oklahoma to win the Coaches vs. Cancer Classic.[9] They surrendered the No. 1 ranking with a loss to North Carolina in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.[10] The Spartans cruised through the remaining non-conference schedule, A win at Texas topped off an 11–1 non-conference record and left the Spartans ready to begin the Big Ten season ranked No. 5 in the country.[11]

The Spartans won their first seven conference games with wins over Penn State,[12] Indiana (twice),[13][14] Minnesota,[15] Northwestern,[16] Illinois,[17] and No. 3 Ohio State.[18] Without Dawson and Payne due to injuries, MSU lost its first Big Ten game at home to No. 21 Michigan in East Lansing on a College Gameday game.[19][20] The Spartans also lost to Georgetown in a non-conference game at Madison Square Garden.[21] Due to injuries to Appling, Payne, and Dawson, MSU lost five of their last eight 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 No. 22 in the country.

The Spartans, finally healthy and at full strength, beat Northwestern,[22] No. 12 Wisconsin,[23] and No. 8 Michigan to capture the Big Ten Tournament championship.[24] This marked Michigan State's fourth tournament championship, tying them with Ohio State for the conference record. As a result, MSU earned the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament for the 17th consecutive year.[25]

Michigan State received the No. 4 seed in the East Region. With wins against Delaware[26] and Harvard, they advanced to the Sweet Sixteen for the third straight year and the 12th time 17 years.[27] They defeated No. 1-seeded Virginia in the Sweet Sixteen to advance to the Elite Eight for the first time since 2010.[28] There they fell to No. 7 seed and eventual National Champion, Connecticut. With the loss, the Tom Izzo's Final Four streak ended.[29]

Shortly after the season, Gary Harris declared for the NBA Draft.[30]

Roster[edit]

2013–14 Michigan State Spartans men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 11 Keith Appling 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Sr Pershing H.S. Detroit, MI
F 13 Trevor Bohnhoff (W) 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 215 lb (98 kg) So Nouvel H.S. Saginaw, MI
F 0 Russell Byrd 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 205 lb (93 kg) RS Jr Blackhawk Christian Fort Wayne, IN
G 40 Dan Chapman (W) 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 190 lb (86 kg) Jr Okemos H.S. Okemos, MI
F 10 Matt Costello 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) So Jefferson H.S. Bay City, MI
G 22 Branden Dawson 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Jr Lew Wallace H.S. Gary, IN
G 3 Alvin Ellis 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr De La Salle Chicago, IL
F 2 Alex Gauna 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) RS Jr Eaton Rapids H.S. Eaton Rapids, MI
G 14 Gary Harris 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) So Hamilton Southeastern H.S. Fishers, IN
F 30 Kenny Kaminski 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) So Medina H.S. Medina, OH
C 5 Adreian Payne 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Sr Western H.S. Dayton, OH
C 34 Gavin Schilling 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Fr Findlay Prep Chicago, IL
G 20 Travis Trice 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Jr Wayne H.S. Huber Heights, OH
G 15 Keenan Wetzel (W) 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 200 lb (91 kg) RS Jr St. Mary Catholic Central H.S. Monroe, MI
G 41 Colby Wollenman 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 225 lb (102 kg) RS So Big Horn H.S. Big Horn, WY
G 45 Denzel 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
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
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
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[31][32].

Player statistics[edit]

Individual player statistics (Final)
Minutes Scoring Total FGs 3-point FGs Free-Throws Rebounds
Player GP GS Tot Avg Pts Avg FG FGA Pct 3FG 3FA Pct FT FTA Pct Off Def Tot Avg A Stl Blk Tov
Appling, Keith 35 32 1102 31.5 391 11.2 132 292 .452 34 97 .362 93 141 .660 13 93 106 3.0 156 41 14 74
Bohnhoff, Trevor 8 0 13 1.6 4 0.5 1 3 .500 0 0 2 4 .500 3 1 4 0.5 0 0 0 0
Byrd, Russell 24 0 175 7.3 26 1.1 9 27 .333 6 21 .286 2 6 .333 6 18 24 1.0 3 3 5 6
Chapman, Dan 14 0 21 1.5 5 0.4 2 7 .286 1 3 .333 0 0 1 1 2 0.1 1 0 0 1
Costello, Matt 34 20 501 14.7 137 4.0 52 87 .598 0 0 33 50 .660 47 66 113 3.3 27 9 43 22
Dawson, Branden 28 24 792 28.3 314 11.2 136 222 .613 0 1 .000 42 64 .656 83 150 233 8.3 46 35 25 36
Ellis, Alvin 36 283 7.9 67 1.9 24 40 .480 6 13 .462 13 22 .591 8 15 23 0.6 14 13 3 22
Gauana, Alex 29 6 206 7.1 46 1.6 21 38 .553 0 1 .000 4 13 .308 13 24 37 1.3 6 2 7 7
Harris, Gary 35 34 1131 32.3 586 16.7 195 455 .429 81 230 .352 115 142 .810 37 103 140 4.0 94 63 15 60
Kaminski, Kenny 31 3 378 12.2 152 1.4 53 104 .510 38 77 .494 8 13 .615 20 26 46 1.5 11 9 8 7
Payne, Adreian 31 25 870 28.1 509 16.4 178 354 .503 44 104 .423 109 138 .790 48 177 225 7.3 41 15 28 63
Schilling, Gavin 37 1 239 6.5 53 1.4 21 38 .553 0 0 11 21 .524 28 31 59 1.6 9 0 8 20
Trice, Travis 36 8 801 22.3 263 7.3 87 207 .420 53 122 .434 36 44 .818 8 50 58 1.6 84 32 6 37
Valentine, Denzel 38 31 1116 29.4 303 8.0 108 265 .408 43 114 .377 44 65 .677 47 181 228 6.0 144 37 12 69
Wetzel, Keenan 12 0 21 1.8 9 0.8 4 9 .444 1 3 .333 0 0 3 1 4 0.3 1 0 0 0
Wollenman, Colby 12 0 25 2.1 5 0.4 1 2 .500 0 0 3 5 .600 0 2 2 0.2 0 0 0 0
Total 38 7674 2870 75.5 1024 2159 .474 307 783 .392 515 728 .707 409 991 1400 36.8 637 259 174 440
Opponents 38 7674 2491 65.6 817 2058 .397 252 760 .332 605 829 .730 375 833 1208 31.8 405 214 110 449
Legend
  GP  Games played   GS  Games started  Avg  Average per game
  FG  Field-goals made  FGA  Field-goal attempts  Off  Offensive rebounds
 Def  Defensive rebounds   A  Assists   Tov Turnovers
 Blk  Blocks  Stl  Steals

Rankings[edit]

Ranking movements
Legend: ██ Increase in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking.
NR = Not ranked. RV = Received votes. ( ) = First place votes.
Week
Poll Pre 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 Final 
AP 2 2 1 1 1 5 5 5 5 5 4 3 7 9 9 13 18 22 22 11 Not released 
Coaches 2 2 1 1 1 5 5 5 4 4 4 3 6 8 10 14 18 22 22 13 8

*AP does not release post-NCAA tournament rankings

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Keith Appling - All Big Ten Honorable Mention,[33] NABC All-District Second Team[34]
  • Branden Dawson - Most Outstanding Player, Big Ten Tournament[35]
  • Gary Harris - All Big Ten First Team,[33] NABC All-District First Team,[34] USBWA All-District Team,[36] Big Ten All-Tournament Team
  • Adreian Payne - All-Big Ten First Team,[33] NABC All-District Second Team,[34] USBWA All-District Team,[36] Big Ten All-Tournament Team
  • Denzel Valentine - All Big Ten Honorable Mention[33]

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