ROSEMONT, Ill. - The Big Ten Conference handed out men's basketball awards for All-Conference teams and individual honors on Monday night.

Gophers head coach Richard Pitino was named Big Ten Coach of the Year. Pitino led the Gophers to an 11-7 record in the conference.

Gophers center Reggie Lynch was named the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year and guard Nate Mason was named to the First Team.