2009–10 MEAC men's basketball season

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2009–10 MEAC men's basketball season
League NCAA Division I
Sport Basketball
Duration December 5, 2009
through March 6, 2010
Number of teams 11
Regular Season
Tournament
Basketball seasons
← 08–09
10–11 →
2009–10 MEAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Morgan State 15 1   .938     24 10   .706
Delaware St. 11 5   .688     16 11   .593
South Carolina St. 10 6   .625     16 13   .552
Norfolk St. 9 7   .563     11 18   .379
Hampton 8 8   .500     13 17   .433
Maryland Eastern Shore 8 8   .500     10 20   .333
Bethune-Cookman 7 9   .438     16 15   .516
Howard 6 10   .375     7 24   .226
North Carolina A&T 6 10   .375     10 21   .323
Florida A&M 5 11   .313     9 21   .300
Coppin St. 3 13   .188     8 21   .276
2010 MEAC Tournament winner
As of March 19, 2010; Rankings from AP Poll


The 2009–10 MEAC men's basketball season marks the 39th season of Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference basketball.

Preseason[edit]

The MEAC season started on a tragic note, as Hampton captain Theo Smalling was shot and killed in an accidental shooting outside a nightclub. The incident took place on October 24 and Smalling died two days later.[1]

The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference coaches and sports information directors voted Morgan State the preaseason #1 and Norfolk State senior guard Michael DeLoach the preseason player of the year.[2]

MEAC Preseason Poll[edit]

Rank Team Votes
1 Morgan State (20) 476
2 South Carolina State 388
3 Norfolk State 310
4 Hampton (1) 305
5 Bethune-Cookman 292
6 North Carolina A&T 258
7 Coppin State 234
8 Florida A&M (1) 154
9 Delaware State 134
10 Howard 104
11 Maryland Eastern Shore 88

Preseason All-MEAC Team[edit]

First team

  • Michael DeLoach, Norfolk State
  • Reggie Holmes, Morgan State
  • Jason Flagler, South Carolina State
  • Neal Pitt, Maryland Eastern Shore
  • Sam Coleman, Coppin State

Second team

  • C. J. Reed, Bethune-Cookman
  • Vincent Simpson, Hampton
  • Michael Harper, Coppin State
  • Kevin Thompson, Morgan State
  • Paul Kirkpatrick, Howard

Preseason Player of the Year

  • Michael DeLoach, Norfolk State

Regular season[edit]

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