2009–10 Great West Conference men's basketball season

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2009–10 Great West Conference men's basketball season
League NCAA Division I
Sport Basketball
Duration January 9, 2010
through March 6, 2010
Number of teams 7
Regular Season
Tournament
Basketball seasons
← None
10–11 →
2009–10 Great West Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
South Dakota 11 1   .917     22 10   .688
Houston Baptist 9 3   .750     12 21   .364
Utah Valley 5 7   .417     12 18   .400
North Dakota 5 7   .417     8 23   .258
NJIT 4 8   .333     10 21   .323
Chicago State 4 8   .333     9 23   .281
Texas–Pan American 4 8   .333     6 27   .182
2010 Great West Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll


The 2009–10 Great West Conference men's basketball season marks the inaugural season of Great West Conference basketball. The Great West is the first new Division I basketball conference since the Mountain West Conference began play in 1999. In 2008–09, the Great West Conference began competition in basketball, although they were transitioning to Division I at the time.

Preseason[edit]

On October 29, 2009, the Great West Conference held its first basketball media day. The league's coaches voted South Dakota the inaugural preaseason #1 and South Dakota senior forward Tyler Cain the preseason player of the year.[1]

Great West Coaches Poll[edit]

Rank Team Votes
1 South Dakota (3) 41
2 Utah Valley (2) 38
3 Chicago State (1) 35
4 North Dakota (1) 26
5 Houston Baptist 23
6 NJIT 17
7 Texas-Pan American 16

Preseason All-Great West Team[edit]

First Team

  • Tyler Cain, South Dakota
  • Carl Montgomery, Chicago State
  • Jheryl Wilson, NJIT
  • Nick Weiermiller, Texas-Pan American
  • Louis Krogman, South Dakota

Second Team

  • Jordan Swarbrick, Utah Valley
  • Travis Bledsoe, North Dakota
  • Roman Gentry, South Dakota
  • Travis Mertens, North Dakota
  • Isaiah Wilkerson, NJIT

Honorable Mention: Mario Flaherty, Houston Baptist; Wendell Preadom, Houston Baptist; Gary Garris, NJIT; Nathan Hawkins, Texas Pan-American; Jon Montgomery, Chicago State; Ben Smith, Texas-Pan American

Preseason Player of the Year

Regular season[edit]

Postseason[edit]

As a new Division I conference, the Great West does not receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. However, the league's tournament champion will receive a berth in the CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament.[2]

Conference awards & honors[edit]

Weekly awards[edit]

Great West Player of the Week
Throughout the conference season, the Great West offices name a player of the week.

Week Player of the week
November 18 Jordan Swarbrick, UVU[3]
November 23 Mario Flaherty, HBU[4]
November 30 Jake Thomas, USD[5]
December 7 Jordan Swarbrick, UVU[6]
December 14 Mitchell Bouie, USD[7]
December 21 Steve Smith, USD[8]
December 28 Carl Montgomery, CSU[9]
January 4 Tyler Cain, USD[10]
January 11 Corey Claitt, UVU[11]
January 20
January 27
February 3
February 10
February 17
February 24
March 3
March 10

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