2013–14 Penn State Nittany Lions basketball team

The 2013–14 Penn State Nittany Lions basketball team represented Pennsylvania State University. Head coach Pat Chambers was in his third season with the team. The team played its home games in University Park, Pennsylvania at the Bryce Jordan Center as a member of the Big Ten Conference. They finished the season 16–18, 6–12 in Big Ten play to finish in a tie for tenth place. They lost in the first round of the Big Ten Tournament to Minnesota. They were invited to the College Basketball Invitational where they defeated Hampton in the first round before losing in the quarterfinals to Siena.

2013–14 Penn State Nittany Lions men's basketball
Penn State Athletics wordmark.svg
CBI Quarterfinals vs. Siena, L 52–54
ConferenceBig Ten Conference
2013–14 record16–18 (6–12 Big Ten)
Head coach
Assistant coaches
Home arenaBryce Jordan 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

DeparturesEdit

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Sasa Borovnjak 21 F 6'9" 225 RS Junior Belgrade, Serbia Graduated, decided to forgo fifth year of eligibility
Nick Colella 20 SG 6'3" 195 Senior New Castle, Pennsylvania Graduated
Jermaine Marshall 11 SG 6'4" 200 RS Junior Etters, Pennsylvania Graduate Transfer to Arizona State
Jon Graham 25 F 6'8" 240 RS Sophomore Baltimore, Maryland Transfer
Patrick Ackerman 32 C 6'11" 230 Freshman Rutland, Massachusetts Transfer
Akosa Maduegbunam 1 SG 6'3" 200 Freshman Boston, Massachusetts Transfer

PersonnelEdit

RosterEdit

2013–14 Penn State Nittany Lions men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
F 0 Payton Banks 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Fr Lutheran High School of Orange County Orange, California
G 1 John Johnson 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Jr Life Center Academy / Pittsburgh Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
G 2 D. J. Newbill 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) RS Jr Strawberry Mansion High School Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
G 3 Graham Woodward 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 170 lb (77 kg) Fr Edina High School Edina, Minnesota
F 5 Donovan Jack 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 210 lb (95 kg) So Berks Catholic High School Reading, Pennsylvania
F 10 Brandon Taylor 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 235 lb (107 kg) So Trenton Catholic Academy Tabernacle, New Jersey
G 11 Allen Roberts 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 214 lb (97 kg) Sr Middletown High School (Ohio) / Miami (OH) Middletown, Ohio
G 13 Geno Thorpe 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 180 lb (82 kg) Fr Shaler Area High School Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
G 14 Kevin Montminy 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Jr Penns Valley Area Centre Hall, Pennsylvania
G 23 Tim Frazier 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 170 lb (77 kg) RS Sr Strake Jesuit College Preparatory Houston, Texas
G 24 Zach Cooper 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Sr Urbana High School (Maryland) Ijamsville, Maryland
C 25 Jordan Dickerson 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 240 lb (109 kg) So IMG Academy / Abraham Lincoln / SMU Brooklyn, New York
F 34 Alan Wisniewski 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Sr Bishop Foley Catholic High School Sterling Heights, Michigan
F 35 Kevin Onyeaka 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Sr Central Dauphin East High School Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
F 43 Ross Travis 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Jr Chaska High School Chaska, Minnesota
F 44 Julian Moore 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr Germantown Academy Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Coaching StaffEdit

Position Name Year Alma mater
Head coach Patrick Chambers 2011 Philadelphia University (1994)
Associate Head Coach Keith Urgo 2011 Fairfield University (2002)
Associate Head Coach Brian Daly 2011 St. Joseph's University (1992)
Assistant Coach Dwayne Anderson 2013 Villanova University (2009)
Director of Basketball Operations Ross Condon 2011 Villanova University (2007)
On Campus Recruiting Coordinator David Caporaletti 2011 Philadelphia University (1993)
Athletic trainer Jon Salazer 2001 Penn State (1993)
Director of Player Development Ryan Devlin 2013 Philadelphia University (2005)
Strength and conditioning coach Brandon Spayd 2013 Juniata College (2010)
Graduate Manager Nicholas Colella 2013 Penn State (2013)
Graduate Manager Andrew Jones III 2013 Penn State (2011)

Schedule and resultsEdit

Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Exhibition
Nov 3*
2:00 p.m.
Northwood W 98–61 
Bryce Jordan Center (4,049)
University Park, PA
Non-conference regular season
Nov 9*
4:00 p.m.
Wagner W 74–62  1–0
Bryce Jordan Center (4,752)
University Park, PA
Nov 13*
7:00 p.m.
Bucknell L 80–90  1–1
Bryce Jordan Center (4,670)
University Park, PA
Nov 16*
2:00 p.m.
at Penn W 83–71  2–1
Palestra (4,130)
Philadelphia, PA
Nov 19*
7:00 p.m., ESPN3
La Salle W 79–72  3–1
Bryce Jordan Center (4,240)
University Park, PA
Nov 24*
1:00 p.m.
Longwood
Barclays Center Classic
W 93–67  4–1
Bryce Jordan Center (4,261)
University Park, PA
Nov 26*
6:00 p.m., BTN
Monmouth
Barclays Center Classic
W 84–52  5–1
Bryce Jordan Center (3,912)
University Park, PA
Nov 29*
7:00 p.m.
vs. St. John's
Barclays Center Classic semifinals
W 89–82 OT 6–1
Barclays Center (4,231)
Brooklyn, NY
Nov 30*
4:30 p.m., NBCSN
vs. Ole Miss
Barclays Center Classic championship
L 76–79  6–2
Barclays Center (3,088)
Brooklyn, NY
Dec 3*
7:30 p.m., ESPNU
at Pittsburgh
ACC–Big Ten Challenge
L 69–78  6–3
Petersen Events Center (12,510)
Pittsburgh, PA
Dec 7*
4:00 p.m., ESPN3
Marshall W 90–77  7–3
Bryce Jordan Center (5,633)
University Park, PA
Dec 11*
7:00 p.m.
at Duquesne W 68–59  8–3
Consol Energy Center (5,246)
Pittsburgh, PA
Dec 14*
2:00 p.m., BTN
Princeton L 79–81 OT 8–4
Rec Hall (6,188)
University Park, PA
Dec 22*
2:00 p.m., BTN
Mount St. Mary's W 92–82  9–4
Bryce Jordan Center (8,284)
University Park, PA
Big Ten regular season
Dec 31
5:00 p.m., BTN
No. 5 Michigan State L 63–79  9–5 (0–1)
Bryce Jordan Center (7,397)
University Park, PA
Jan 4
2:15 p.m., BTN
at Illinois L 55–75  9–6 (0–2)
State Farm Center (15,390)
Champaign, IL
Jan 8
7:00 p.m., BTN
Minnesota L 65–68  9–7 (0–3)
Bryce Jordan Center (5,010)
University Park, PA
Jan 11
12:00 p.m., BTN
Indiana L 76–79  9–8 (0–4)
Bryce Jordan Center (8,079)
University Park, PA
Jan 14
8:00 p.m., BTN
at Michigan L 67–80  9–9 (0–5)
Crisler Arena (12,707)
Ann Arbor, MI
Jan 18
7:00 p.m., ESPNU
at Purdue L 64–65  9–10 (0–6)
Mackey Arena (14,124)
West Lafayette, IN
Jan 23
8:00 p.m., ESPNU
Nebraska W 58–54  10–10 (1–6)
Bryce Jordan Center (5,705)
University Park, PA
Jan 29
7:00 p.m., BTN
at No. 24 Ohio State W 71–70 OT 11–10 (2–6)
Value City Arena (15,453)
Columbus, OH
Feb 2
11:30 a.m., BTN
Purdue W 79–68  12–10 (3–6)
Bryce Jordan Center (7,832)
University Park, PA
Feb 6
9:00 p.m., ESPN2
at No. 9 Michigan State L 67–82  12–11 (3–7)
Breslin Center (14,797)
East Lansing, MI
Feb 9
4:15 p.m., BTN
Illinois L 55–60  12–12 (3–8)
Bryce Jordan Center (7,573)
University Park, PA
Feb 12
7:00 p.m., BTN
at Indiana W 66–65  13–12 (4–8)
Assembly Hall (17,472)
Bloomington, IN
Feb 15
7:00 p.m., ESPNU
No. 16 Iowa L 70–82  13–13 (4–9)
Bryce Jordan Center (10,428)
University Park, PA
Feb 20
7:00 p.m., ESPNU
at Nebraska L 67–80  13–14 (4–10)
Pinnacle Bank Arena (15,797)
Lincoln, NE
Feb 27
7:00 p.m., ESPN2
No. 22 Ohio State W 65–63  14–14 (5–10)
Bryce Jordan Center (8,736)
University Park, PA
Mar 2
12:00 p.m., BTN
No. 14 Wisconsin L 66–71  14–15 (5–11)
Bryce Jordan Center (7,807)
University Park, PA
Mar 6
7:00 p.m., ESPNU
at Northwestern W 59–32  15–15 (6–11)
Welsh-Ryan Arena (6,253)
Evanston, IL
Mar 9
5:15 p.m., BTN
at Minnesota L 63–81  15–16 (6–12)
Williams Arena (12,775)
Minneapolis, MN
Big Ten Tournament
Mar 13
6:30 p.m., ESPN2
vs. Minnesota
First round
L 56–63  15–17
Bankers Life Fieldhouse (N/A)
Indianapolis, IN
College Basketball Invitational
Mar 19*
7:00 p.m.
Hampton
First round
W 69–65  16–17
Bryce Jordan Center (2,118)
University Park, PA
Mar 24*
7:00 p.m., CBSSN
at Siena
Quarterfinals
L 52–54  16–18
Times Union Center (3,598)
Albany, NY
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

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