2014–15 Big Ten Conference men's basketball season

The 2014–15 Big Ten men's basketball season began with practices in October 2014, followed by the start of the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season in November. It marked the first season for Rutgers and Maryland in the Big Ten Conference. Wisconsin won the regular season title and the 2015 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament.

2014–15 Big Ten Conference men's basketball season
Big Ten Conference logo.svg
LeagueNCAA Division I
SportBasketball
Number of teams14
TV partner(s)Big Ten Network, ESPN, CBS
2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season
Regular season championsWisconsin
Runners-upMaryland
Season MVPFrank Kaminsky
Top scorerD. J. Newbill
Tournament
ChampionsWisconsin
  Runners-upMichigan State
Finals MVPFrank Kaminsky, Wisconsin
Basketball seasons
2014–15 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 3 Wisconsin 16 2   .889     36 4   .900
No. 12 Maryland 14 4   .778     28 7   .800
No. 23 Michigan State 12 6   .667     27 12   .692
Iowa 12 6   .667     22 12   .647
Purdue 12 6   .667     21 13   .618
Ohio State 11 7   .611     24 11   .686
Indiana 9 9   .500     20 14   .588
Illinois 9 9   .500     19 14   .576
Michigan 8 10   .444     16 16   .500
Minnesota 6 12   .333     18 15   .545
Northwestern 6 12   .333     15 17   .469
Nebraska 5 13   .278     13 18   .419
Penn State 4 14   .222     18 16   .529
Rutgers 2 16   .111     10 22   .313
2015 Big Ten Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

Following the season, eight teams participated in post-season tournaments. Seven teams were invited to participate in the 2015 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, and one team was selected for the 2015 National Invitation Tournament. The conference achieved a 12–7 record in the NCAA tournament and a 12–8 overall postseason record. The postseason was highlighted by Wisconsin's NCAA tournament championship game appearance and Michigan State's final four appearance.

Frank Kaminsky earned several national player of the year awards and was the Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Year. He and D'Angelo Russell received 2014 All-American first team recognition and Melo Trimble earned second team recognition. Russell and Trimble were both 2015 USBWA Freshman All-America Team selections. Kaminsky and Russell were the inaugural Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award and Jerry West Award winners, respectively. Shavon Shields and Mike Gesell were Academic All-America selections.

Following the season, the conference had 5 selections in the 2015 NBA draft, including 3 in the first round: Russell (2nd), Kaminsky (9th), Sam Dekker (18th), Aaron White (49th), and Branden Dawson (56th). International player, Caleb Swanigan won a gold medal with Team USA at the 2015 FIBA Under-19 World Championship, while Trimble and Denzel Valentine won bronze medals at the 2015 Pan American Games.

PreseasonEdit

According to the Big Ten media, Frank Kaminsky was the preseason conference player of the year and he was joined on the All-Big Ten preseason team by Yogi Ferrell, Caris LeVert, Terran Petteway, and Sam Dekker.[1] The Big Ten Network poll came to the same results.[2]

When CBSSports.com named its Preseason All-American team, it included LeVert, Petteway, Kaminsky and Dekker to its second team.[3] NBCSports.com selected LeVert and Dekker to its Preseason All-American first team, Kaminsky to its second team and named Petteway as an honorable mention.[4] Kaminsky was also a Preseason All-American first team selection by the Associated Press.[5] Sporting News included Branden Dawson (1st team), Petteway and Dekker (2nd team), and Kaminsky (3rd team).[6] USA Today selected Dekker to its first team, Dawson to its second team and Kaminsky, LeVert and Petteway to its third team.[7] SB Nation included Kaminsky on its first team, Dekker and LeVert on its second team and Petteway on its third team.[8] Sports Illustrated included Kaminsky on its first team and selected Dekker and LeVert to its second team.[9] Bleacher Report selected Kaminsky and Petteway to its first team and LeVert and Dekker to its second team.[10] Athlon Sports selected Dekker to its first team, LeVert and Kaminsky to its second team and Petteway to its third team.[11] Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook selected Kaminsky as its preseason National Player of the Year and to its first team, while selecting Dekker and LeVert to its second team.[12]

CBS AP TSN USA Today SB Nation Blue Ribbon Athlon Sports Bleacher Report NBC BigTen.org BTN Sports Illustrated
Frank Kaminsky 2nd 1st 3rd 3rd 1st 1st 2nd 1st 2nd  Y  Y 1st
Yogi Ferrell  Y  Y
Caris LeVert 2nd 3rd 2nd 2nd 2nd 2nd 1st  Y  Y 2nd
Terran Petteway 2nd 2nd 3rd 3rd 3rd 1st  Y  Y
Sam Dekker 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd 2nd 1st 2nd 1st  Y  Y 2nd
Branden Dawson 1st 2nd

Preseason watchlistsEdit

Below is a table of notable preseason watch lists.

Wooden Naismith Robertson Cousy Olson Tisdale
James Blackmon, Jr. IND
 Y
Branden Dawson MSU
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
Sam Dekker WIS
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
Yogi Ferrell IND
 Y
 Y
 Y
Robert Johnson IND
 Y
Frank Kaminsky WIS
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
Caris LeVert MICH
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
Terran Petteway NEB
 Y
 Y
 Y
 Y
D'Angelo Russell OSU
 Y
 Y
Melo Trimble MD
 Y
Derrick Walton MICH
 Y
Dez Wells MD
 Y

Derrick Walton, Ferrell and Melo Trimble were among the 36 athletes on the Bob Cousy Award Preseason Watch List.[13][14] LeVert, Dawson, Petteway, Dekker and Kaminsky were named to the Lute Olson Award Preseason Watch List.[15] The Oscar Robertson Trophy Watch List included LeVert, Dawson, Petteway, Dekker and Kaminsky.[16] James Blackmon, Jr., Robert Johnson, and D'Angelo Russell made the Wayman Tisdale Award Watch List.[16]

Dawson, Dekker, Ferrell, Kaminsky, LeVert, Petteway and Dez Wells all made the Wooden Award Preseason Top 50 list.[17][18] When the Naismith Award Top 50 list came out in early December, it included Dawson, Dekker, Ferrell, Kaminsky, LeVert, Petteway and Russell.[19]

Preseason pollsEdit

Wisconsin was selected as the unanimous preseason favorite to win the conference championship by the members of the Big Ten Media. Michigan State and Ohio State were predicted to finish second and third in the same poll.[1] The Big Ten Network poll had Wisconsin followed by Ohio State and Michigan State.[2]

Several Preseason polls included Big Ten Teams.[20][21][22][23][24][25]

AP[22] Coaches[24] CBS NBC Sporting
News
[21]
Sports
Illustrated
[20]
Blue Ribbon
Yearbook
[23]
Bleacher
Report
[26]
Athlon
Sports
[25]
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa 25 20 25
Maryland
Michigan 24 23 25 23 20 23
Michigan State 18 18 18 21 20 14
Minnesota
Nebraska 21 21 22 24 17 11
Northwestern
Ohio State 20 20 21 13 15 20
Penn State
Purdue
Rutgers
Wisconsin 3 4 3 3 3 2 2

Conference schedulesEdit

Before the season, it was announced that all 126 conference games would be broadcast nationally by CBS Sports, ESPN Inc. family of networks including ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU, and the Big Ten Network. ESPN scheduled a game for every Tuesday and Thursday night of the conference season and CBS scheduled games for Saturday or Sunday afternoons starting January 17, 2015. CBS will carry the semifinals and finals of the 2015 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament, marking the 18th consecutive year that they have covered the Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament.[27] Following the season, the Big Ten was announced as the national attendance leader for the 39th consecutive season with an average attendance of 12,781 for regular season home games and all seven sessions of the Big Ten Men's Basketball Tournament.[28]

RankingsEdit

The Big Ten had 6 teams ranked and 2 others receiving votes in the preseason Coaches' Poll and 5 teams ranked and 4 others receiving votes in the preseason AP Poll.[29][30]

Legend
    Improvement in ranking
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RV Received votes but were not ranked in Top 25 of poll
(Italics) Number of first place votes
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Iowa AP RV RV RV RV 25 RV RV RV
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Maryland AP RV RV RV 21 19 17 15 12 11 14 13 16 17 19 15 14 10 8 12
C 22 20 18 15 11 9 11 8 13 16 19 16 14 9 8 12 16
Michigan AP 24 24 19 17 RV
C 23 22 18 16 RV
Michigan State AP 18 19 20 19 RV 25 RV RV RV RV RV RV 23
C 18 19 19 18 23 22 RV RV RV RV RV 25 RV RV 22 7
Minnesota AP RV RV RV RV RV
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Nebraska AP 21 21 RV RV
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Ohio State AP 20 20 16 14 12 12 21 20 22 RV RV RV 20 23 24 RV 23 RV RV
C 20 20 17 13 12 12 18 18 20 25 RV RV 20 21 23 RV 25 RV RV RV
Penn State AP RV RV RV
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Purdue AP RV RV
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Rutgers AP
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Wisconsin AP 3 (8) 3 (7) 2 (3) 2 (3) 5 5 6 4 4 7 6 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 3
C 4 (3) 4 (2) 3 (2) 4 (2) 6 6 6 4 4 6 5 5 4 4 4 4 5 5 3 2

Player of the weekEdit

Throughout the conference regular season, the Big Ten offices named one or two players of the week and one or two freshmen of the week each Monday.

2014 McDonald's All-Americans accounted for a dozen Freshman of the Week awards and three Player of the Week awards.
Week Player of the week Freshman of the week
November 17, 2014[31] Travis Trice, MSU Vincent Edwards, PUR
November 24, 2014[32] Shannon Scott, OSU James Blackmon, Jr., IND
Frank Kaminsky, WIS
December 1, 2014[33] Melo Trimble, MAR Melo Trimble, MAR
D. J. Newbill, PSU
December 8, 2014[34] Andre Hollins, MINN D'Angelo Russell, OSU
December 15, 2014[35] Maurice Walker, MINN Melo Trimble (2), MAR
Bryant McIntosh, NU
December 22, 2014[36] Jake Layman, MAR Nate Mason, MINN
Troy Williams, IND
December 29, 2014[37] Frank Kaminsky (2), WIS D'Angelo Russell (2), OSU
January 6, 2015[38] Jarrod Uthoff, IOWA Vincent Edwards (2), PUR
January 12, 2015[39] Travis Trice (2), MSU James Blackmon, Jr. (2), IND
January 19, 2015[40] Jake Layman (2), MAR D'Angelo Russell (3), OSU
January 26, 2015[41] D'Angelo Russell, OSU D'Angelo Russell (4), OSU
February 2, 2015[42] Malcolm Hill, ILL D'Angelo Russell (5), OSU
Branden Dawson, MSU
February 9, 2015[43] D'Angelo Russell (2), OSU D'Angelo Russell (6), OSU
February 16, 2015[44] Dez Wells, MAR Vincent Edwards (3), PUR
Frank Kaminsky (3), WIS
February 23, 2015[45] A. J. Hammons, PUR Vic Law, NU
March 2, 2015[46] Aaron White, IOWA Melo Trimble (3), MAR
D'Angelo Russell (7), OSU
March 9, 2015[47] Dez Wells (2), MAR Aubrey Dawkins, MICH
Frank Kaminsky (4), WIS

On December 23, 2014, Troy Williams was named Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week by the United States Basketball Writers Association.[48] On January 13, Travis Trice earned Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week recognition.[49] On both January 27 and February 10, D'Angelo Russell was named Wayman Tisdale National Freshman of the Week.[50][51] On the 27th, he was also named Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week.[52]

WatchlistsEdit

Ferrell, Kaminsky, Trimble and Russell made the John R. Wooden Award Midseason Top 25 list on January 14.[53][54] On January 23, Dekker, Kaminsky and Trimble were named to the 17-man 2015 Oscar Robertson Trophy Midseason Watch List and Blackmon, Russell and Trimble were named to the 14-man 2015 Integris Wayman Tisdale Award Midseason Watch List.[55][56] On that same day, Newbill and Kaminsky were named to the 30-man 2014–15 Senior CLASS Award Candidates.[57] In February, Newbill and Kaminsky advanced to among the 10 finalists for the Senior CLASS Award.[58] Kaminsky and Russell were both named to the Naismith Trophy Award Midseason Top 30 Watch List.[59][60] Colby Wollenman (Michigan State), Mike Gesell and Jarrod Uthoff (Iowa) and Shavon Shields (Nebraska) all made their respective Academic All-District teams on February 5, placing them among the 40 finalists for the 15 man Academic All-American team to be announced on February 28.[61] The following players were finalists for positional awards: Bob Cousy Award: Ferrell and Trimble; Julius Erving Award: Dawson and Denzel Valentine, Petteway and Dekker; Karl Malone Award: Aaron White and Jake Layman; Jerry West Award: Blackmon and Russell; Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award: Kaminsky.[62] On March 2, Kaminsky and Russell were named to the 14-man 2015 Oscar Robertson Trophy Finalist List and Blackmon, Russell and Trimble were named to the 2015 10-man Integris Wayman Tisdale Award Finalist List.[63][64]

Honors and awardsEdit

Kaminsky won numerous national player of the year awards, including NABC Player of the Year,[65] Oscar Robertson Trophy,[66] Naismith College Player of the Year,[67] John R. Wooden Award,[68] and Associated Press College Basketball Player of the Year.

The United States Basketball Writers Association named Michigan's Austin Hatch as its recipient for the U.S. Basketball Writers Association's Most Courageous Award for 2015.[69] The College Sports Information Directors of America selected Shavon Shields of Nebraska and Mike Gesell of Iowa to its Capital One Academic All-America first and third teams, respectively.[70] Both Russell and Trimble were named to the 2015 USBWA Freshman All-America Team by the United States Basketball Writers Association.[71]

Conference players received lots of recognition as 2015 NCAA Men's Basketball All-Americans: Kaminsky and Russell were both first-team selections by The Sporting News, while Trimble was a second team choice.[72] Kaminsky and Russell were first team selections by the United States Basketball Writers Association (USBWA).[73] Kaminsky and Russell were the inaugural winners of the Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Award and Jerry West Award.[74][75] Colby Wollenman won the Elite 89 Award.[76]

All-Big Ten Awards and TeamsEdit

On March 9, The Big Ten announced most of its conference awards.[77][78]

Honor Coaches Media
Player of the Year Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin
Coach of the Year Bo Ryan, Wisconsin Mark Turgeon, Maryland
Freshman of the Year D'Angelo Russell, Ohio State D'Angelo Russell, Ohio State
Defensive Player of the Year Rapheal Davis, Purdue Not Selected
Sixth Man of the Year Gabe Olaseni, Iowa Not Selected
All Big Ten First Team Yogi Ferrell, Indiana Yogi Ferrell, Indiana
Aaron White, Iowa Aaron White, Iowa
Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin Frank Kaminsky, Wisconsin
D'Angelo Russell, Ohio State D'Angelo Russell, Ohio State
Dez Wells, Maryland Melo Trimble, Maryland
All Big Ten Second Team Melo Trimble, Maryland Dez Wells, Maryland
D. J. Newbill, Penn State D. J. Newbill, Penn State
Sam Dekker, Wisconsin Sam Dekker, Wisconsin
Branden Dawson, Michigan State Branden Dawson, Michigan State
A. J. Hammons, Purdue A. J. Hammons, Purdue
All Big Ten Third Team Denzel Valentine, Michigan State Denzel Valentine, Michigan State
Nigel Hayes, Wisconsin Nigel Hayes, Wisconsin
Travis Trice, Michigan State Travis Trice, Michigan State
Terran Petteway, Nebraska Terran Petteway, Nebraska
Jarrod Uthoff, Iowa Jake Layman, Maryland
All Big Ten Honorable Mention Jake Layman, Maryland Jarrod Uthoff, Iowa
Rayvonte Rice, Illinois Rayvonte Rice, Illinois
Malcolm Hill, Illinois Malcolm Hill, Illinois
Andre Hollins, Minnesota Andre Hollins, Minnesota
James Blackmon, Jr., Indiana James Blackmon, Jr., Indiana
Troy Williams, Indiana Troy Williams, Indiana
Tre Demps, Northwestern Tre Demps, Northwestern
Rapheal Davis, Purdue Rapheal Davis, Purdue
Jon Octeus, Purdue Jon Octeus, Purdue
Not Selected Maurice Walker, Minnesota
Alex Olah, Northwestern
Shannon Scott, Ohio State
Sam Thompson, Ohio State
Myles Mack, Rutgers
All-Freshman Team James Blackmon, Jr., Indiana Not Selected
D'Angelo Russell, Ohio State
Melo Trimble, Maryland
Bryant McIntosh, Northwestern
Jae'Sean Tate, Ohio State
All Defensive Team Nnanna Egwu, Illinois Not Selected
Branden Dawson, Michigan State
Rapheal Davis, Purdue
A. J. Hammons, Purdue
Josh Gasser, Wisconsin

NABCEdit

The National Association of Basketball Coaches announced their Division I All‐District teams on March 27, recognizing the nation's best men's collegiate basketball student-athletes. Selected and voted on by member coaches of the NABC, the selections on this list were then eligible for NABC Coaches' All-America Honors. The following list represented the District 7 players chosen to the list.[79][80]

USBWAEdit

On March 10, the U.S. Basketball Writers Association released its 2014–15 Men's All-District Teams, based upon voting from its national membership. There were nine regions from coast to coast, and a player and coach of the year were selected in each. The following lists all the Big Ten representatives selected within their respective regions.[81]

PostseasonEdit

Big Ten TournamentEdit

2014 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament seeds and results
Seed School Conf. Over. Tiebreaker First round
March 11
Second round
March 12
Quarterfinals
March 13
Semifinals
March 14
Championship
March 15
1 Wisconsin ‡ # 16–2 28–3 Bye Bye Defeated Michigan 71–60 Defeated Purdue 71–51 Defeated Michigan State 80–69
2 Maryland # 14–4 26–5 Bye Bye Defeated Indiana 75–69 Eliminated by Michigan State 58–62
3 Michigan State # 12–6 21–10 2–0 vs Purdue, Iowa Bye Bye Defeated Ohio State 76–67 Defeated Maryland 62–58 Eliminated by Wisconsin 69–80
4 Purdue # 12–6 20–11 1–1 vs Michigan State, Iowa Bye Bye Defeated Penn State 64–59 Eliminated by Wisconsin 51–71
5 Iowa 12–6 21–10 0–2 vs Michigan State, Purdue Bye Eliminated by Penn State 69–72
6 Ohio State 11–7 22–9 Bye Defeated Minnesota 79–73 Eliminated by Michigan State 67–76
7 Indiana 9–9 19–12 1–0 vs Illinois Bye Defeated Northwestern 71–56 Eliminated by Maryland 69–75
8 Illinois 9–9 19–12 0–1 vs Indiana Bye Eliminated by Michigan 55–73
9 Michigan 8–10 15–15 Bye Defeated Illinois 73–55 Eliminated by Wisconsin 60–71
10 Northwestern 6–12 15–16 1–0 vs Minnesota Bye Eliminated by Indiana 56–71
11 Minnesota 6–12 17–14 0–1 vs Northwestern Defeated Rutgers 88–68 Eliminated by Ohio State 73–79
12 Nebraska 5–13 13–17 Eliminated by Penn State 65–68
13 Penn State 4–14 16–15 Defeated Nebraska 68–65 Defeated Iowa 67–58 Eliminated by Purdue 59–64
14 Rutgers 2–16 10–21 Eliminated by Minnesota 68–80
‡ – Big Ten regular season champions, and tournament No. 1 seed.
# – Received a bye in the conference tournament.
Overall records include all games prior to the Big Ten Tournament.

NCAA tournamentEdit

The Big Ten Conference had seven bids to the 2015 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament.[82] Michigan State and Wisconsin both reached the final four,[83] with Wisconsin losing to Duke in the Championship Game.[84]

Seed Region School First Four Round of 64 Round of 32 Sweet 16 Elite Eight Final Four Championship
1 West Wisconsin n/a Defeated Coastal Carolina 86–72 Defeated Oregon 72–65 Defeated North Carolina 79–72 Defeated Arizona 85–78 Defeated Kentucky 71–64 Eliminated by Duke 63–68
4 Midwest Maryland n/a Defeated Valparaiso 65–62 Eliminated by West Virginia 59–69
7 East Michigan State n/a Defeated Georgia 70–63 Defeated Virginia 60–54 Defeated Oklahoma 62–58 Defeated Louisville 76–70 OT Eliminated by Duke 61–81
7 South Iowa n/a Defeated Davidson 83–52 Eliminated by Gonzaga 68–87
9 Midwest Purdue n/a Eliminated by Cincinnati 65–66 (OT)
10 Midwest Indiana n/a Eliminated by Wichita State 76–81
10 West Ohio State n/a Defeated VCU 75–72 (OT) Eliminated by Arizona 58–73
W–L (%): 0–0 (–) 5–2 (.714) 2–3 (.400) 2–0 (1.000) 2–0 (1.000) 1–1 (.500) 0–1 (.000) Total: 12–7 (.632)

National Invitation TournamentEdit

Illinois earned the lone NIT bid for the conference.[85]

Seed Bracket School First round Second round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
3 Richmond Illinois Eliminated by Alabama 58–79
W–L (%): 0–1 (.000) 0–0 (–) 0–0 (–) 0–0 (–) 0–0 (–) Total: 0–1 (.000)

2015 NBA draftEdit

The following all-conference selections were listed as seniors: Frank Kaminsky, Aaron White, Dez Wells, D. J. Newbill, Branden Dawson, and Travis Trice. Sam Dekker, Terran Petteway, Walter Pitchford, and D'Angelo Russell declared early for the NBA draft before the April 26 deadline, but had until June 15 to withdraw their names.[86] On May 7, Dekker, Dawson, Kaminsky, White, Wells, Pettaway, and Russell were invited to the NBA Draft combine.[87] Russell, Kaminsky, Dekkar, White and Dawson were drafted.[88]

Rnd. Pick Player Pos. Nationality Team School / club team
1 2 D'Angelo Russell PG   United States Los Angeles Lakers Ohio State (Fr.)
1 9 Frank Kaminsky PF/C   United States Charlotte Hornets Wisconsin (Sr.)
1 18 Sam Dekker SF   United States Houston Rockets (from New Orleans) Wisconsin (Jr.)
2 49 Aaron White PF   United States Washington Wizards Iowa (Sr.)
2 56 Branden Dawson SF   United States New Orleans Pelicans (from Memphis traded to L.A. Clippers) Michigan State (Sr.)

International playEdit

On June 18, 2015 incoming Purdue commit Caleb Swanigan was announced as a member of the 12-man 2015 USA Basketball Men's U19 World Championship Team for the 2015 FIBA Under-19 World Championship.[89] The team won the gold medal.[90] Issac Haas (Purdue), Nigel Hayes (Wisconsin), Malcolm Hill (Illinois), Romelo Trimble (Maryland); Denzel Valentine (Michigan State) were among the 22 players selected to try out for the 12-man Team USA at the 2015 Pan American Games.[91] Hayes Trimble and Valentine were among the 16 finalists for the team.[92] Trimble and Valentine made the final 12-man team.[93] The team earned the bronze medal.[94]

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