2018–19 NCAA Division I men's basketball season

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The 2018–19 NCAA Division I men's basketball season began on November 6, 2018. The first tournament was the 2K Sports Classic and the season will end with the Final Four in Minneapolis on April 8, 2019. Practices officially began in September 2018.[1]

Rule changes[edit]

Season headlines[edit]

  • May 23, 2018 – The NCAA announced its Academic Progress Rate (APR) sanctions for the 2018–19 school year. A total of nine programs in eight sports were declared ineligible for postseason play due to failure to meet the required APR benchmark, including the following Division I men's basketball team:[2]
  • June 18 – Purdue University Fort Wayne (PFW), which was set to begin operation on July 1 following the dissolution of Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW), announced that the athletic program that it would inherit from IPFW, previously known as the Fort Wayne Mastodons, would become the Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons. PFW also changed its colors from IPFW's former blue and silver scheme to the old gold and black used by its new parent institution.[3]
  • August 8 – In response to the sport's ongoing corruption scandal, the NCAA announced a suite of major changes to its rules governing college basketball:[4][5][6]
    • Certain high school players and college players with remaining eligibility will now be allowed to have formal relationships with agents while retaining college eligibility. These agents must be certified by the NCAA. College players can be represented if they have formally requested an evaluation of their NBA prospects from the league. Should the NBA change the age limit for the draft to once again allow players to be drafted directly from high school, the rule also allows for high school players to be represented, effective on the July 1 before their senior year, if USA Basketball has designated them as "elite senior prospects". However, these relationships will be allowed only during the draft process, and must be terminated if the player returns to school.
    • Certain players who declare for the NBA draft but are not selected will be free to return to their former schools, as long as they have not signed professional contracts, or have not complied with NCAA rules for relationships with agents, in the meantime. However, this privilege is only extended to players who have requested NBA evaluation of their draft prospects and have been invited to the NBA Draft Combine.
    • School presidents, chancellors, and athletics staff members are now contractually required to comply with all NCAA investigations. This effectively gives the NCAA subpoena power in its investigations, which it previously lacked.
    • Presidents and chancellors are now personally accountable to the NCAA for athletic department compliance with NCAA rules.
    • The NCAA and its Committee on Infractions can now use information obtained in outside investigations in its infractions process. Previously, the NCAA could not use such information.
  • August 22 – The NCAA announced that effective immediately, the RPI will no longer be used in the selection process for the Division I men's tournament. It was replaced by the NCAA Evaluation Tool (NET), which takes into account the following:[7][8]
    • Game results
    • Strength of schedule
    • Location (home, away, or neutral site)
    • Scoring margin — Teams will receive no added credit for victory margins above 10 points. Additionally, overtime games will be assigned a scoring margin of 1 point, regardless of the actual score.[9]
    • Net offensive and defensive efficiency
    • Quality of wins and losses — The NCAA will continue to use its "quadrant" system, introduced for last year's tournament selection process, to classify individual wins and losses.
    • All games will be evaluated equally; there is no bonus or penalty for when a game is played within the season.
The NET was adopted only for men's basketball. All other sports that use selection committees to determine NCAA tournament entries, including the Division I women's basketball tournament, continue to use their own versions of the RPI.[8]

Milestones and records[edit]

Conference membership changes[edit]

Six schools joined new conferences for the 2018–19 season. Four schools switched between Division I conferences for the 2018–19 season. In addition, two schools moved from Division II starting this season and are ineligible for NCAA-sponsored postseason play until completing their D-I transitions in 2022.

School Former Conference New Conference
California Baptist PacWest (D-II) WAC[22]
Hampton MEAC Big South[23]
Liberty Big South ASUN[24]
North Alabama Gulf South (D-II) ASUN[25]
North Dakota Big Sky Summit League[26]
USC Upstate ASUN Big South[27]

In addition to the schools changing conferences, the 2018–19 season will be the last for Savannah State in D-I with its decision to reclassify all of its sports to D-II.[28]

Also, one D-I member adopted a new institutional and athletic identity. The 2017–18 school year was the last for Indiana University – Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW) as a single institution; the school's health sciences programs were taken over by Indiana University as Indiana University Fort Wayne, while all other academic programs are now governed by Purdue University as Purdue University Fort Wayne (PFW).[29] As noted previously, the former IPFW athletic program was inherited by PFW and is now known as the Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons.

Arenas[edit]

New arenas[edit]

Arenas reopening[edit]

Four teams are returning to newly renovated arenas, all of which were closed for the 2017–18 season.

Arenas closing[edit]

Temporary arenas[edit]

  • With the reopening of Fertitta Center delayed, Houston will begin the 2018–19 season at Texas Southern's Health and Physical Education Arena, where the Cougars played most of their 2017–18 home games.[31]
  • Due to delays in the construction of the new UPMC Events Center, originally scheduled to open in January 2019 but now delayed to that summer, Robert Morris will play its entire home schedule at the Student Recreation and Fitness Center, a facility that opened in 2017 at the on-campus North Athletic Complex as part of the UPMC Events Center project.[32]

Season outlook[edit]

Pre–season polls[edit]

The top 25 from the AP and USA Today Coaches Polls.

AP
Ranking Team
1 Kansas (37)
2 Kentucky (19)
3 Gonzaga (1)
4 Duke (4)
5 Virginia (2)
6 Tennessee (1)
7 Nevada
8 North Carolina
9 Villanova (1)
10 Michigan State
11 Auburn
12 Kansas State
13 West Virginia
14 Oregon
15 Virginia Tech
16 Syracuse
17 Florida State
18 Mississippi State
19 Michigan
20 TCU
21 UCLA
22 Clemson
23 LSU
24 Purdue
25 Washington
USA Today Coaches
Ranking Team
1 Kansas (14)
2 Kentucky (12)
3 Duke (4)
4 Gonzaga (1)
5 Virginia (1)
6 Tennessee
7 North Carolina
8 Villanova
9 Nevada
10 Michigan State
11 Kansas State
12 Auburn
13 West Virginia
14 Syracuse
15 Florida State
16 Oregon
17 Virginia Tech
18 Michigan
19 Mississippi State
20 UCLA
21 TCU
22 Purdue
23 Clemson
24 Washington
25 Nebraska

Regular season[edit]

Early season tournaments[edit]

Name Dates Location No. teams Champion
2K Empire Classic November 15–16 Madison Square Garden
(Manhattan, NY)
4 Iowa
Charleston Classic November 15–16, 18 TD Arena
(Charleston, SC)
8 Virginia Tech
Myrtle Beach Invitational November 15–16, 18 HTC Center
(Conway, SC)
8 UCF
The Islands of the Bahamas Showcase November 16–18 Kendal Isaacs National Gymnasium
(Nassau, BAH)
8 Georgia Southern
Jersey Mike's Jamaica Classic November 16–18 Montego Bay Convention Centre
(Montego Bay, Jamaica)
8 Loyola Marymount
Paradise Jam Tournament November 16–19 Sports and Fitness Center
(Saint Thomas, VI)
8 Kansas State
Hall of Fame Tip Off November 17–18 Mohegan Sun Arena
(Uncasville, CT)
4 Michigan
Vancouver Showcase November 18–20 Vancouver Convention Centre
(Vancouver, BC)
4 Minnesota
CBE Hall of Fame Classic November 19–20 Sprint Center
(Kansas City, MO)
4 Texas Tech
Legends Classic November 19–20 Barclays Center
(Brooklyn, NY)
4 St. John's
Cayman Islands Classic November 19–21 John Gray Gymnasium
(Cayman Islands)
8 Creighton
Gulf Coast Showcase November 19–21 Hertz Arena
(Estero, FL)
8 Toledo
Maui Invitational November 19–21 Lahaina Civic Center
(Lahaina,HI)
8 Gonzaga
MGM Resorts Main Event November 19, 21 T-Mobile Arena
(Las Vegas, NV)
8 Utah Valley (Middleweight Bracket)

Arizona State (Heavyweight Bracket)

Cancún Challenge November 20–21 Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort
(Cancún, MX)
8 Bradley (Riviera Division)

Jacksonville State (Mayan Division)

Battle 4 Atlantis November 21–23 Imperial Arena
(Nassau, BAH)
8 Virginia
NIT Season Tip-Off November 21, 23 Barclays Center
(Brooklyn, NY)
4 Kansas
Las Vegas Invitational November 22–23 Orleans Arena
(Las Vegas, NV)
4 Michigan State
AdvoCare Invitational November 22–23, 25 HP Field House
(Lake Buena Vista, FL)
8 Villanova
Wooden Legacy November 22–23, 25 Titan Gym
(Fullerton, CA)
4 Seton Hall
Barclays Center Classic November 23–24 Barclays Center
(Brooklyn, NY)
2 Pittsburgh
Emerald Coast Classic November 23–24 The Arena at NFSC
(Niceville, FL)
4 Cincinnati
Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic November 29-December 1 SSE Arena
(Belfast, Northern Ireland)
4 Marist (Samson Bracket)

Buffalo (Goliath Bracket)

Las Vegas Classic December 21–22 Orleans Arena
(Las Vegas, NV)
4
Diamond Head Classic December 22–23, 25 Stan Sheriff Center
(Honolulu, HI)
8

Upsets[edit]

An upset is a victory by an underdog team. In the context of NCAA Division I Men's Basketball this generally constitutes an unranked team defeating a team currently ranked In the Top 25. This list will highlight those upsets of ranked teams by unranked teams as well as upsets of #1 teams. Rankings are from the AP Poll.

Bold type indicates winning teams in "true road games"-i.e., those played on an opponent's home court (including secondary homes, such as Intrust Bank Arena for Wichita State).

Winner Score Loser Date Tournament/Event
Buffalo 99–94OT #13 West Virginia November 9, 2018
Indiana 96–73 #24 Marquette November 14, 2018 Gavitt Tipoff Games
Connecticut 83–76 #15 Syracuse November 15, 2018 2K Empire Classic
Iowa 77–69 #13 Oregon November 15, 2018 2K Empire Classic
Furman 76–68OT #8 Villanova November 17, 2018
Arizona State 72–67 #15 Mississippi State November 19, 2018 MGM Resorts Main Event
Lipscomb 73–64 #18 TCU November 20, 2018
#3 Gonzaga 89–87 #1 Duke November 21, 2018 Maui Invitational
Creighton 87–82 #16 Clemson November 21, 2018 Cayman Islands Classic
Texas 92–89 #7 North Carolina November 22, 2018 Las Vegas Invitational
Villanova 66–60 #14 Florida State November 25, 2018 AdvoCare Invitational
Oklahoma State 90–77 #19 LSU November 25, 2018 AdvoCare Invitational
Texas Southern 89–84 #18 Oregon November 26, 2018
Penn State 63–62 #13 Virginia Tech November 27, 2018 ACC–Big Ten Challenge
Louisville 82–78OT #9 Michigan State November 27, 2018 ACC–Big Ten Challenge
Syracuse 72–62 #16 Ohio State November 28, 2018 ACC–Big Ten Challenge
Radford 62–59 #17 Texas November 30, 2018
Marquette 83–71 #12 Kansas State December 1, 2018
Houston 65–61 #18 Oregon December 1, 2018
Minnesota 85–78 #24 Nebraska December 5, 2018
Purdue 62–60 #23 Maryland December 6, 2018
Seton Hall 84–83OT #9 Kentucky December 8, 2018 Citi Hoops Classic
Tulsa 47–46 #16 Kansas State December 8, 2018
Marquette 74–69OT #12 Wisconsin December 8, 2018
#7 Tennessee 76–73 #1 Gonzaga December 9, 2018 Jerry Colangelo Classic
Penn 78–75 #17 Villanova December 11, 2018 Philadelphia Big 5

Conference winners and tournaments[edit]

Each of the 32 Division I athletic conferences ends its regular season with a single-elimination tournament. The team with the best regular-season record in each conference is given the number one seed in each tournament, with tiebreakers used as needed in the case of ties for the top seeding. The winners of these tournaments receive automatic invitations to the 2019 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament.

Postseason[edit]

NCAA Tournament[edit]

Conference standings[edit]

2018–19 American Athletic Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 24 Houston 0 0       9 0   1.000
Cincinnati 0 0       9 1   .900
Temple 0 0       8 2   .800
UCF 0 0       8 2   .800
South Florida 0 0       6 2   .750
Tulsa 0 0       7 3   .700
Connecticut 0 0       7 3   .700
East Carolina 0 0       6 4   .600
SMU 0 0       6 4   .600
Memphis 0 0       5 4   .556
Wichita State 0 0       5 4   .556
Tulane 0 0       3 6   .333
2019 AAC Tournament winner
As of December 12, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 America East Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Stony Brook 0 0       9 2   .818
Vermont 0 0       7 3   .700
UMBC 0 0       6 5   .545
UMass Lowell 0 0       6 7   .462
Hartford 0 0       4 7   .364
Albany 0 0       3 7   .300
Binghamton 0 0       3 7   .300
New Hampshire 0 0       2 8   .200
Maine 0 0       2 9   .182
2019 America East Tournament winner
As of December 12, 2018; 
2018–19 Atlantic 10 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Davidson 0 0       8 1   .889
Saint Louis 0 0       7 2   .778
Fordham 0 0       7 3   .700
VCU 0 0       7 3   .700
Duquesne 0 0       6 2   .750
Massachusetts 0 0       6 5   .545
Dayton 0 0       5 4   .556
Saint Joseph's 0 0       5 5   .500
George Mason 0 0       5 6   .455
Rhode Island 0 0       4 3   .571
Richmond 0 0       4 5   .444
St. Bonaventure 0 0       4 6   .400
George Washington 0 0       2 8   .200
La Salle 0 0       0 10   .000
2019 A10 Tournament winner
As of December 12, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 Atlantic Sun men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
NJIT 0 0       10 2   .833
Liberty 0 0       8 2   .800
Lipscomb 0 0       7 3   .700
Jacksonville 0 0       6 5   .545
North Florida 0 0       4 6   .400
Florida Gulf Coast 0 0       3 8   .273
North Alabama 0 0       2 7   .222
Stetson 0 0       2 9   .182
Kennesaw State 0 0       1 8   .111
2019 ASUN Tournament winner
As of December 12, 2018; Rankings from
2018–19 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 6 Virginia 0 0       9 0   1.000
No. 2 Duke 0 0       9 1   .900
No. 10 Florida State 0 0       8 1   .889
NC State 0 0       8 1   .889
No. 13 Virginia Tech 0 0       8 1   .889
Boston College 0 0       7 2   .778
No. 12 North Carolina 0 0       7 2   .778
No. 25-T Syracuse 0 0       7 2   .778
Louisville 0 0       7 3   .700
Pittsburgh 0 0       7 3   .700
Clemson 0 0       6 3   .667
Notre Dame 0 0       6 3   .667
Georgia Tech 0 0       5 3   .625
Wake Forest 0 0       5 3   .625
Miami (FL) 0 0       5 4   .556
2019 ACC Tournament winner
As of December 12, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
St. John's 0 0       9 0   1.000
No. 21 Marquette 0 0       8 2   .800
Butler 0 0       7 2   .778
Georgetown 0 0       7 2   .778
DePaul 0 0       6 2   .750
No. 17 Villanova 0 0       8 3   .727
Providence 0 0       7 3   .700
Creighton 0 0       6 3   .667
Seton Hall 0 0       6 3   .667
Xavier 0 0       6 4   .600
2019 Big East Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 Big Sky men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Northern Colorado 0 0       6 1   .857
Sacramento State 0 0       5 2   .714
Montana 0 0       5 3   .625
Portland State 0 0       5 4   .556
Weber State 0 0       5 4   .556
Idaho State 0 0       4 3   .571
Southern Utah 0 0       4 3   .571
Idaho 0 0       3 6   .333
Montana State 0 0       3 6   .333
Northern Arizona 0 0       2 5   .286
Eastern Washington 0 0       1 6   .143
2019 Big Sky Tournament winner
As of December 12, 2018; 
2018–19 Big South men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Longwood 0 0       7 4   .636
Radford 0 0       6 3   .667
Gardner–Webb 0 0       6 5   .545
Presbyterian 0 0       5 5   .500
Winthrop 0 0       4 4   .500
Campbell 0 0       4 5   .444
Charleston Southern 0 0       4 5   .444
High Point 0 0       4 5   .444
Hampton 0 0       3 7   .300
USC Upstate 0 0       2 8   .200
UNC Asheville 0 0       1 8   .111
2019 Big South Tournament winner
As of December 12, 2018; 
2018–19 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 5 Michigan 2 0   1.000     10 0   1.000
No. 15 Ohio State 2 0   1.000     8 1   .889
No. 25-T Indiana 2 0   1.000     8 2   .800
No. 9 Michigan State 2 0   1.000     8 2   .800
No. 16 Wisconsin 2 0   1.000     8 2   .800
Maryland 1 1   .500     9 2   .818
Minnesota 1 1   .500     9 2   .818
Nebraska 1 1   .500     8 2   .800
Purdue 1 1   .500     6 4   .600
No. 22 Iowa 0 2   .000     7 2   .778
Northwestern 0 2   .000     7 3   .700
Penn State 0 2   .000     5 4   .556
Rutgers 0 2   .000     5 4   .556
Illinois 0 2   .000     3 7   .300
2019 Big Ten Tournament winner
As of December 11, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 Big West men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
UC Irvine 0 0       9 2   .818
UC Santa Barbara 0 0       7 2   .778
Hawaii 0 0       5 4   .556
Cal Poly 0 0       3 5   .375
Cal State Northridge 0 0       3 6   .333
Cal State Fullerton 0 0       3 7   .300
UC Riverside 0 0       3 7   .300
Long Beach State 0 0       3 9   .250
UC Davis 0 0       2 7   .222
2019 Big West Tournament winner
As of December 10, 2018; 
2018–19 Big 12 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 11 Texas Tech 0 0       9 0   1.000
No. 1 Kansas 0 0       8 0   1.000
Oklahoma 0 0       8 1   .889
Iowa State 0 0       8 2   .800
TCU 0 0       7 1   .875
No. 25-T Kansas State 0 0       6 2   .750
Texas 0 0       6 3   .667
West Virginia 0 0       6 3   .667
Baylor 0 0       5 3   .625
Oklahoma State 0 0       4 5   .444
2019 Big 12 Tournament winner
As of December 12, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 CAA men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Charleston 0 0       8 2   .800
Delaware 0 0       8 3   .727
Hofstra 0 0       8 3   .727
James Madison 0 0       7 5   .583
Drexel 0 0       5 5   .500
Northeastern 0 0       5 5   .500
UNC Wilmington 0 0       4 6   .400
Elon 0 0       3 7   .300
Towson 0 0       3 7   .300
William & Mary 0 0       3 7   .300
2019 CAA Tournament winner
As of December 11, 2018; 
2018–19 Conference USA men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
North Texas 0 0       10 1   .909
Louisiana Tech 0 0       8 3   .727
Florida Atlantic 0 0       7 2   .778
FIU 0 0       7 2   .778
Southern Miss 0 0       7 2   .778
Old Dominion 0 0       7 3   .700
UAB 0 0       6 3   .667
Marshall 0 0       6 4   .600
Western Kentucky 0 0       5 4   .556
UTEP 0 0       3 5   .375
Rice 0 0       3 6   .333
UTSA 0 0       3 6   .333
Middle Tennessee 0 0       3 7   .300
Charlotte 0 0       2 5   .286
2019 C-USA Tournament winner
As of December 11, 2018; 
2018–19 Horizon League men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Northern Kentucky 0 0       8 3   .727
IUPUI 0 0       7 3   .700
Green Bay 0 0       6 4   .600
Oakland 0 0       4 6   .400
UIC 0 0       4 6   .400
Wright State 0 0       4 6   .400
Cleveland State 0 0       4 7   .364
Detroit Mercy 0 0       3 7   .300
Youngstown State 0 0       3 8   .273
Milwaukee 0 0       2 8   .200
2019 Horizon League Tournament winner
As of December 12, 2018; 
2018–19 Ivy League men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Penn 0 0       9 2   .818
Brown 0 0       7 4   .636
Dartmouth 0 0       6 5   .545
Yale 0 0       5 3   .625
Cornell 0 0       4 4   .500
Princeton 0 0       4 4   .500
Harvard 0 0       4 5   .444
Columbia 0 0       3 7   .300
2019 Ivy League Tournament winner
As of December 12, 2018; 
2018–19 Mid-American Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
No. 14 Buffalo 0 0       9 0   1.000
Kent State 0 0       8 1   .889
Akron 0 0       6 3   .667
Ohio 0 0       6 3   .667
Miami (OH) 0 0       6 4   .600
Bowling Green 0 0       5 5   .500
West
Toledo 0 0       9 1   .900
Central Michigan 0 0       8 2   .800
Ball State 0 0       6 4   .600
Northern Illinois 0 0       5 4   .556
Western Michigan 0 0       5 4   .556
Eastern Michigan 0 0       5 5   .500
2019 MAC Tournament winner
As of December 9, 2018; 
2018–19 MAAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Marist 0 0       4 4   .500
Niagara 0 0       4 4   .500
Quinnipiac 0 0       4 4   .500
Siena 0 0       4 6   .400
Rider 0 0       3 3   .500
Canisius 0 0       2 6   .250
Iona 0 0       2 6   .250
Manhattan 0 0       2 7   .222
Saint Peter's 0 0       2 7   .222
Fairfield 0 0       2 8   .200
Monmouth 0 0       0 11   .000
2019 MAAC Tournament winner
As of December 12, 2018; 
2018–19 MEAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Howard 0 0       6 3   .667
Morgan State 0 0       4 5   .444
North Carolina Central 0 0       4 6   .400
Bethune–Cookman 0 0       4 7   .364
Norfolk State 0 0       4 7   .364
North Carolina A&T 0 0       3 6   .333
Florida A&M 0 0       3 8   .273
Savannah State 0 0       3 8   .273
Delaware State 0 0       2 8   .200
South Carolina State 0 0       2 10   .167
MD Eastern Shore 0 0       1 8   .111
Coppin State 0 0       0 12   .000
2019 MEAC Tournament winner
As of December 12, 2018; 
2018–19 Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Drake 0 0       6 1   .857
Indiana State 0 0       6 2   .750
Bradley 0 0       7 3   .700
Southern Illinois 0 0       7 4   .636
Valparaiso 0 0       6 4   .600
Evansville 0 0       5 4   .556
Illinois State 0 0       6 5   .545
Loyola–Chicago 0 0       5 5   .500
Missouri State 0 0       4 5   .444
Northern Iowa 0 0       4 5   .444
2019 MVC Tournament winner
As of December 12, 2018; 
2018–19 Mountain West Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 7 Nevada 0 0       10 0   1.000
Utah State 0 0       8 2   .800
Fresno State 0 0       7 2   .778
San Diego State 0 0       6 4   .600
Colorado State 0 0       5 5   .500
New Mexico 0 0       4 4   .500
UNLV 0 0       4 4   .500
Boise State 0 0       4 5   .444
Air Force 0 0       4 6   .400
Wyoming 0 0       3 7   .300
San Jose State 0 0       2 6   .250
2019 MW Tournament winner
As of December 12, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 Northeast Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
St. Francis Brooklyn 0 0       6 4   .600
Central Connecticut 0 0       5 5   .500
LIU Brooklyn 0 0       5 5   .500
Fairleigh Dickinson 0 0       4 4   .500
Wagner 0 0       4 4   .500
Robert Morris 0 0       4 6   .400
Sacred Heart 0 0       4 6   .400
Saint Francis (PA) 0 0       3 6   .333
Bryant 0 0       2 7   .222
Mount St. Mary's 0 0       0 9   .000
2019 NEC Tournament winner
As of December 12, 2018; 
2018–19 Ohio Valley Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Belmont 0 0       7 1   .875
Murray State 0 0       6 1   .857
Eastern Kentucky 0 0       6 4   .600
Southeast Missouri State 0 0       5 5   .500
Austin Peay 0 0       5 4   .556
Jacksonville State 0 0       5 4   .556
Eastern Illinois 0 0       5 5   .500
UT Martin 0 0       3 4   .429
Tennessee State 0 0       3 5   .375
Morehead State 0 0       3 6   .333
Tennessee Tech 0 0       3 7   .300
SIU Edwardsville 0 0       2 5   .286
2019 OVC Tournament winner
As of December 12, 2018; 
2018–19 Pac-12 Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Colorado 0 0       8 1   .889
No. 20 Arizona State 0 0       7 1   .875
UCLA 0 0       7 2   .778
Oregon State 0 0       6 2   .750
Arizona 0 0       7 3   .700
Washington 0 0       7 3   .700
Oregon 0 0       6 3   .667
Washington State 0 0       5 3   .625
USC 0 0       5 4   .556
Stanford 0 0       4 4   .500
Utah 0 0       4 4   .500
California 0 0       3 5   .375
2019 Pac-12 Tournament winner
As of December 12, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 Patriot League men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Colgate 0 0       7 4   .636
Lehigh 0 0       6 3   .667
Boston University 0 0       6 4   .600
Holy Cross 0 0       6 4   .600
American 0 0       5 3   .625
Army 0 0       5 7   .417
Bucknell 0 0       4 3   .571
Loyola (MD) 0 0       4 7   .364
Navy 0 0       3 6   .333
Lafayette 0 0       2 7   .222
2019 Patriot League Tournament winner
As of December 12, 2018; 
2018–19 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 23 Furman 1 0   1.000     11 0   1.000
Wofford 1 0   1.000     8 3   .727
The Citadel 1 0   1.000     7 2   .778
Chattanooga 1 0   1.000     5 6   .455
UNC Greensboro 0 0       9 2   .818
Samford 0 0       8 2   .800
East Tennessee State 0 1   .000     8 3   .727
VMI 0 1   .000     5 7   .417
Mercer 0 1   .000     4 6   .400
Western Carolina 0 1   .000     3 8   .273
2019 SoCon Tournament winner
As of December 12, 2018; 
2018–19 Southland Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Abilene Christian 0 0       9 1   .900
Stephen F. Austin 0 0       5 3   .625
Nicholls 0 0       5 4   .556
Incarnate Word 0 0       5 6   .455
New Orleans 0 0       4 3   .571
Central Arkansas 0 0       4 5   .444
Lamar 0 0       4 5   .444
Southeastern Louisiana 0 0       4 5   .444
Texas A&M–CC 0 0       4 5   .444
Sam Houston State 0 0       3 7   .300
Houston Baptist 0 0       2 5   .286
McNeese State 0 0       2 6   .250
Northwestern State 0 0       2 8   .200
2019 Southland Tournament winner
As of December 12, 2018; 
2018–19 Southeastern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 8 Auburn 0 0       8 1   .889
No. 18 Mississippi State 0 0       8 1   .889
No. 3 Tennessee 0 0       7 1   .875
No. 19 Kentucky 0 0       7 2   .778
Ole Miss 0 0       7 2   .778
Arkansas 0 0       6 2   .750
Vanderbilt 0 0       6 2   .750
LSU 0 0       7 3   .700
Alabama 0 0       6 3   .667
Missouri 0 0       6 3   .667
Georgia 0 0       5 3   .625
Florida 0 0       5 4   .556
South Carolina 0 0       4 5   .444
Texas A&M 0 0       3 4   .429
2019 SEC Tournament winner
As of December 12, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 SWAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Grambling State 0 0       4 6   .400
Texas Southern 0 0       4 6   .400
Alcorn State 0 0       3 6   .333
Arkansas–Pine Bluff 0 0       3 7   .300
Alabama State 0 0       2 5   .286
Jackson State 0 0       2 8   .200
Mississippi Valley State 0 0       2 9   .182
Prairie View A&M 0 0       1 9   .100
Southern 0 0       1 9   .100
Alabama A&M* 0 0       0 9   .000
*ineligible for postseason due to APR violations
2019 SWAC Tournament winner
As of December 11, 2018; 
2018–19 Sun Belt Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Texas State 0 0       9 1   .900
Georgia State 0 0       7 3   .700
Louisiana 0 0       7 3   .700
Georgia Southern 0 0       6 3   .667
Coastal Carolina 0 0       5 5   .500
South Alabama 0 0       5 5   .500
Little Rock 0 0       5 6   .455
Louisiana–Monroe 0 0       4 4   .500
Appalachian State 0 0       4 5   .444
Troy 0 0       4 5   .444
Arkansas State 0 0       3 6   .333
UT Arlington 0 0       3 7   .300
2019 Sun Belt Conference Tournament winner
As of December 12, 2018; 
2018–19 Summit League men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
South Dakota State 0 0       9 3   .750
Purdue Fort Wayne 0 0       6 6   .500
North Dakota 0 0       5 5   .500
South Dakota 0 0       5 5   .500
Western Illinois 0 0       4 6   .400
Denver 0 0       4 7   .364
North Dakota State 0 0       3 7   .300
Omaha 0 0       3 7   .300
Oral Roberts 0 0       3 9   .250
2019 Summit League Tournament winner
As of December 12, 2018; 
2018–19 West Coast Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 4 Gonzaga 0 0       9 1   .900
Loyola Marymount 0 0       9 1   .900
San Francisco 0 0       8 1   .889
San Diego 0 0       8 3   .727
BYU 0 0       8 4   .667
Pacific 0 0       8 4   .667
Saint Mary's 0 0       7 4   .636
Pepperdine 0 0       6 4   .600
Portland 0 0       6 5   .545
Santa Clara 0 0       4 6   .400
2019 West Coast Conference Tournament winner
As of December 12, 2018; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 WAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Seattle 0 0       9 3   .750
New Mexico State 0 0       7 2   .778
Utah Valley 0 0       7 4   .636
UTRGV 0 0       7 4   .636
Grand Canyon 0 0       5 4   .556
Cal State Bakersfield 0 0       5 4   .556
California Baptist* 0 0       5 5   .500
UMKC 0 0       3 7   .300
Chicago State 0 0       3 9   .250
2019 WAC Tournament winner
As of December 12, 2018
*California Baptist ineligible for WAC Tournament as part of reclassification from Division II; 

Coaching changes[edit]

Several teams changed coaches during and after the season.

Team Former
coach
Interim
coach
New
coach
Reason
Temple Fran Dunphy Aaron McKie Temple announced on April 13, 2018 that Dunphy will be stepping down at the end of the 2018–19 season, with assistant coach and former Owl player McKie succeeding him.[33]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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