As the end of 2013 nears, so does college basketball's nonconference season.
Big Ten play opens on New Year's Eve, as eight of the league's 12 members play their conference opener that day. While play during the pre-conference slate is important, every team looks forward to the start of rugged B1G play.
Every team has its ups and downs and each has players who are either overachieving or underachieving. This article's purpose is to analyze one player on each Big Ten team who is performing worse than they were pegged to heading into the 2013-14 season.
Some candidates were clear cut, while inclusion of others could have gone either way. Some teams have multiple underachievers, while it was difficult to find even one underachieving player on other teams. Nonetheless, I expect each of the following 12 players to perform better once league play tips off.