May 8, 2014
The Season Notables
Michigan closed the 2013-14 season with a 28-9 record, its fourth straight 20-plus win season. U-M posted fewer than 10 losses for the second straight season.
Michigan captured its first Big Ten regular-season title in 28 years after finishing with a 15-3 conference record. U-M was 8-1 in Big Ten home games and 7-2 on the road.
Michigan won the Big Ten by three games, becoming the 14th team to win the league by three-plus games since 1950 and the first team to do so since 2009.
Michigan earned its first No. 1 seed at the Big Ten Tournament. U-M reached the championship game for just the second time and first time since 1998.
Michigan earned its fourth straight NCAA Tournament appearance, garnering a No. 2 seed in the Midwest Regional. The Wolverines advanced to the Elite Eight.
Nik Stauskas was named the Big Ten's Player of the Year, helping U-M to back-to-back conference POYs after Trey Burke earned the award in 2013. Stauskas also earned unanimous All-Big Ten first team honors -- the only unanimous selection by both the coaches and media votes.
Nik Stauskas was named to seven All-America teams. He was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) first team; Associated Press and Sporting News second team; USA Today and Basketball Times third team as well as earning spots on the John R. Wooden and Lute Olson All-America Teams.
John Beilein was named the Big Ten's Coach of the Year by the media and becomes just the third U-M coach to receive the honor, joining the late Johnny Orr (1974, '77) and Bill Frieder (1985).
Michigan recorded 59 wins (59-17), the best total for any two-year period in the history of the program.
Michigan set three single-season team records during the 2013-14 season -- lowest turnover average (9.32), free throw percentage (76.26 percent) and total three-point fi eld goals made (319).
Michigan led the nation with 14.2 fouls per game. It is the second straight season U-M has closed among the nation's best after closing the 2012-13 season ranked second with 12.7 per game.
Michigan led the Big Ten in field goal (47.7 percent) snd three-point field goal (40.2 percent) and free throw percentage (76.3 percent). U-M is the first team to lead in all three categories in 10 years.
Michigan will lose five players from the 2013-14 roster as fifth-year senior Jordan Morgan will complete his master's in manufacturing engineering, senior Jon Horford will complete his undergrad degree and transfer to Florida for his final season of eligibility. Sophomores Nik Stauskas, Glenn Robinson III and Mitch McGary elected for early entry into 2014 NBA Draft.
Nik Stauskas was named to seven All-America teams. He was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) first team; Associated Press and Sporting News second team; USA Today and Basketball Times third team as well as earning spots on the John R. Wooden and Lute Olson All- America Teams.
Nik Stauskas was named the USBWA's District V Player of the Year, while U-M head coach John Beilein was the District V Coach of the Year. In addition to his POY honor, Stauskas as well as Caris LeVert were part of the All-District V team.
Nik Stauskas was named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) All-District 7 team.
John Beilein was named the NABC District 7 Coach of the Year and was a finalist for Naismith Men's College Coach of the Year Award by the Atlanta Tip-Off Club and the Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year Award.
Jordan Morgan was selected as one of five Division I men's college basketball student-athletes named to the Allstate NABC Good Works Team, as announced by the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC).
BIG TEN HONORS
Nik Stauskas was named the Big Ten's Player of the Year, as voted by the Big Ten coaches and media. He becomes the seventh U-M player to earn Big Ten Player of the Year in program history and helps the Wolverines earn back-to-back honors after Trey Burke was honored in 2013.
In addition to his Player of the Year distinction, Nik Stauskas was the only conference player with a unanimous selection to the All-Big Ten first team by the coaches and media.
Caris LeVert was named to the All-Big Ten second team, while Glenn Robinson III was an All-Big Ten honorable mention. Additionally, Jordan Morgan and Brad Anlauf earned Academic All-Big Ten honors, while Jon Horford was named the Wolverines Big Ten Sportsmanship honoree for 2014.
Derrick Walton Jr. became the fourth straight Wolverine newcomer to be named to the Big Ten All-Freshman team by the coaches, joining Tim Hardaway Jr. (2011), Trey Burke (2012) and Glenn Robinson III (2013).
U-M head coach John Beilein was named the Big Ten's Coach of the Year by the media and becomes just the third U-M coach to receive the honor, joining the late Johnny Orr (1974, '77) and Bill Frieder (1985).
The last time U-M combined to earn the outright Big Ten title, the Player of the Year and Coach of the Year honors was in 1985 as the Wolverines won the conference with a 16-2 record paced by the play of POY Roy Tarpley and guidance of COY Bill Frieder.
Nik Stauskas was named the Big Ten Player of the Week four times -- the most of any conference player this season. He was honored in back-to-back weeks on Jan. 21 and Jan. 27 as well as Feb. 24 and the regular season final week March 10. He was named the USBWA's Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week (Jan. 27).
U-M earned the Big Ten Freshman of the Week three times; Zak Irvin earned two, while Derrick Walton Jr. claimed one.
Nik Stauskas was the lone U-M representative on the Big Ten All-Tournament Team. He helped U-M earn its first No. 1 seed and reach the championship game for the first time since 1998. Stauskas averaged 18.0 points per contest during Michigan's three-game run, making 14 field goals, including nine from long range. He also went 17-for-19 from the free throw line.
MICHIGAN BANQUET HONORS
Bill Buntin Most Valuable Player Award: Nik Stauskas
Rudy Tomjanovich Most Improved Player Award: Caris LeVert
Wayman Britt Outstanding Defensive Player Award: Jordan Morgan
Steve Grote Hustle Award: Caris LeVert
Thad Garner Leadership Award: Jordan Morgan
Travis Conlan Sportsmanship Award: Spike Albrecht
Bodnar Award for Academic Achievement: Jordan Morgan
Gary Grant Award for Most Assists: Nik Stauskas
Loy Vaught Rebounding Award: Jordan Morgan
Award for Outstanding Free Throw Shooting: Nik Stauskas
Sixth Man Award: Zak Irvin
Iron Man Award: Glenn Robinson III