2019–20 NCAA Division I men's basketball season

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The 2019–20 NCAA Division I men's basketball season began on November 5, 2019. The first tournament was the 2K Sports Classic and the season will end with the Final Four in Atlanta on April 6, 2020. Practices officially began in late September.[1]

Rule changes[edit]

On June 5, 2019, the NCAA announced that its Playing Rules Oversight Panel had approved a suite of rules changes that its Men's Basketball Rules Committee had recommended the previous month. These changes will take effect in 2019–20 for all NCAA divisions unless otherwise indicated.[2][3]

  • The three-point line was moved from its prior distance of 20 feet 9 inches (6.32 m) from the center of the basket to the FIBA standard of 6.75 meters (22 ft 2 in). The NCAA published diagrams on June 17, 2019 reflecting the new three-point line, including its distance from the sidelines near the corners of the court. In the corners, the three-point line is exactly 40 18 inches (102 cm) from the sidelines, resulting in the shortest three-point distance being essentially identical to the FIBA standard of 6.6 meters (21 ft 8 in).[4] This change takes immediate effect in Division I, but will be delayed to 2020–21 for Divisions II and III.
  • On offensive rebounds in the frontcourt, the shot clock is now reset to 20 seconds instead of the full 30.
  • Any derogatory on-court comments regarding a player's race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability result in a flagrant-2 technical foul and automatic ejection.
  • Two new rules apply during the last two minutes of regulation and the last two minutes of any overtime period:
    • Coaches are allowed to call live-ball timeouts. Previously, coaches were prohibited from calling live-ball timeouts at any time.
    • The list of calls that can be reviewed via instant replay expanded to include basket interference and goaltending.

Season headlines[edit]

  • May 9, 2019 – The NCAA announced its Academic Progress Rate (APR) sanctions for the 2019–20 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:
  • June 3, 2019 – The Sun Belt Conference, which a year earlier had announced a series of radical changes in its men's basketball scheduling format that would have taken effect with the 2019–20 season,[5] announced that it had placed those changes on hold. The Sun Belt will proceed with one element of the plan, namely an expansion of the conference schedule to 20 games. In its announcement, the conference noted that the original plan had been based on data related to the RPI, an NCAA tournament selection metric that had been replaced by the significantly different NET effective with the 2019 tournament.[6]
  • June 18 – The ASUN Conference officially announced that Bellarmine University, currently a member of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference, would move to Division I and join the ASUN effective with the 2020–21 school year.[7]
  • June 20 – The Summit League announced that the University of Missouri–Kansas City would return to the conference on July 1, 2020 after seven years in the Western Athletic Conference.[8]
  • June 21 – The Boston-area sports news website Digital Sports Desk reported that the University of Connecticut (UConn) was expected to announce by the end of the month that it would leave the American Athletic Conference to rejoin many of its former conference mates in the Big East Conference in 2020.[9] The story was picked up by multiple national media outlets the next day.[10][11]
  • June 27 – The Big East and UConn jointly announced that the school would join the Big East; though the official announcements did not specify a time, it was expected that the Huskies would become members in 2020.[12]
  • July 15 – Binghamton rising sophomore forward Calistus Anyichie drowned in an incident at Buttermilk Falls State Park near Ithaca, New York. The incident was being investigated as an accident.[13]
  • July 26 – Multiple media reports indicated that UConn and The American had reached a buyout agreement that will lead to UConn joining the Big East in July 2020. The exit fee was reportedly $17 million.[14]
  • August 5
    • The NCAA issued a set of rules that outlined new certification requirements for agents who sought to represent college underclassmen who declare themselves eligible for the NBA draft but wish to maintain college eligibility while evaluating their draft prospects. The new requirements were that the agents hold a bachelor's degree; have been certified by the NBA players' union, the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA), for at least three years; hold professional liability insurance; and pass an in-person exam administered each November at the NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis. The bachelor's degree requirement was immediately dubbed the "Rich Paul Rule", as it was widely viewed as preventing Paul, who represents LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Ben Simmons, and Draymond Green, among others, from representing underclassmen because he does not have a bachelor's degree.[15]
    • The Horizon League announced that Purdue University Fort Wayne would leave the Summit League to join the Horizon League in July 2020.[16]
  • August 12 – After widespread criticism by media and NBA players, the NCAA amended the so-called "Rich Paul Rule" regarding agent certification. Agents such as Paul who do not hold bachelor's degrees but meet all other NCAA requirements will be allowed to represent underclassmen if they are in good standing with the NBPA.[17]
  • September 30
    • California governor Gavin Newsom signed the Fair Pay to Play Act into law, which upon taking effect in 2023 will prohibit public colleges and universities in the state from punishing their athletes for earning endorsement income. The bill places the state in direct conflict with the NCAA's current business model, which prohibits college athletes from receiving such income. At the time the bill was signed, several other states were proposing similar laws.[18]
    • A group of Louisville Cardinals players who were not involved in the NCAA rules violations that caused the team to be stripped of its 2013 national title and 2012 Final Four appearance reached a confidential settlement of a lawsuit against the NCAA. One portion of the settlement was authorized to be revealed—while Louisville's team records remained vacated, all honors and statistics for these players were restored. Most notably, Luke Hancock, who was a plaintiff in the suit, was once again officially recognized as the Most Outstanding Player of the 2013 Final Four.[19]
    • Officials at Tarleton State University, current members of the Division II Lone Star Conference, announced that the school had accepted an invitation to join the Western Athletic Conference. Full details, including the joining date, were expected to be revealed in the following days, but were delayed by more than a month.[20]
  • October 4 – Officials at the University of St. Thomas, a Minnesota school that will be expelled from its longtime athletic home of the NCAA Division III Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) in 2021, announced that the school had received an invitation to join the Summit League upon its MIAC departure. In order for St. Thomas to directly transition to the Summit, it must receive a waiver of an NCAA rule stating that Division III schools can only transition to Division II.[21]
  • October 22 – The Associated Press preseason All-American team was released. Michigan State guard Cassius Winston was the lone unanimous selection (65 votes). Joining him on the team were Marquette guard Markus Howard (57 votes), Louisville forward Jordan Nwora (47), Seton Hall guard Myles Powell (46), and Memphis center James Wiseman (32).[22]
  • October 29 – The NCAA board of governors voted unanimously to begin the process of changing institutional rules so that college athletes can profit from their names, images, and likenesses, while still maintaining a distinction between college and professional sports. The proposal calls for each of the three NCAA divisions to draft new rules consistent with this mandate, with a target date of January 2021.[23]
  • November 8 – The NCAA ruled incoming Memphis freshman star and preseason All-American James Wiseman ineligible because his family had received moving expenses from current head coach Penny Hardaway in 2017, a year before Hardaway was hired by the school. Despite his not having been employed by Memphis at the time, the NCAA considered Hardaway to be a Memphis booster because the former NBA star had donated large amounts to the school's athletic program more than a decade earlier. Memphis and Wiseman received an injunction to halt the NCAA's ruling from a local judge, and Wiseman played in the Tigers' season opener later that day.[24]
  • November 12 – The Western Athletic Conference officially announced Tarleton State's entry into the league effective July 1, 2020.[25]
  • November 14 – In the next major development in the Wiseman story, he dropped his lawsuit against the NCAA, and Memphis declared him ineligible and withdrew him from play. The school also announced it would seek reinstatement from the NCAA.[26]
  • January 21 – The Kansas StateKansas game was marred by a bench-clearing brawl. In the final seconds of a game that Kansas would win 81–60, State's DaJuan Gordon went up for a layup that was blocked by Kansas' Silvio De Sousa. After the block, De Sousa stood over Gordon, leading to an altercation that escalated into a bench-clearing melee. During the brawl, De Sousa and several other players threw punches, and De Sousa held a chair above his head until it was taken from him by a Kansas assistant. Kansas did not wait for the Big 12 Conference to take action, announcing the next day that De Sousa would be suspended indefinitely, pending the Big 12 review of the incident.[27]
  • January 22 – The Big 12 issued suspensions for four players involved in the previous night's Kansas State–Kansas brawl. De Sousa drew the longest suspension at 12 games. Kansas teammate David McCormack was suspended for 2 games, while Kansas State's James Love and Antonio Gordon were respectively banned for 8 and 3 games.[28]

Milestones and records[edit]

Conference membership changes[edit]

Two schools joined new conferences for the 2019–20 season. Both moved between Division I and Division II, with one joining Division I and the other leaving Division I.

School Former Conference New Conference
Merrimack Northeast-10 Conference (D-II) Northeast Conference
Savannah State Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (D-II)

In addition, two existing Division I teams assumed new athletic identities.

After the 2018–19 school year, Long Island University (LIU) merged the athletic programs of its two main campuses—the Division I LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds and Division II LIU Post Pioneers—into a single program that now plays as the LIU Sharks.[40] The Sharks inherited the Division I and Northeast Conference memberships of the Brooklyn campus, with some sports to be based in Brooklyn and others at the Post campus in Brookville, New York. Specific to basketball, LIU announced that the unified men's and women's teams in that sport would be based in Brooklyn.

On July 1, 2019, the University of Missouri–Kansas City (UMKC) announced that its athletic program, formerly known as the UMKC Kangaroos, would officially become the Kansas City Roos, with "Roos" having long been used as a short form of the former "Kangaroos" nickname.[41]

Arenas[edit]

New arenas[edit]

  • Robert Morris moved into the new UPMC Events Center after playing last season at the Student Recreation and Fitness Center, a facility at the school's North Athletic Complex. The Colonials played their first game there on November 12, 2019 however the Colonials lost their first game in the new arena losing to crosstown rival Pitt 71–57.

Arenas closing[edit]

Temporary arenas[edit]

  • Immediately after the 2018–19 season, Duquesne began an extensive renovation of the on-campus Palumbo Center. When the venue reopens, expected for the 2020–21 school year, it will be renamed UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse, via a partnership between the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the family foundation of late Duquesne star Chuck Cooper, the first African American selected in an NBA draft. At the time of announcement, the final capacity of the renovated venue had not been determined, but Duquesne's athletic director expected it to have about the same capacity as the pre-renovation Palumbo Center (4,390). Duquesne will split their home games between three venues in 2019–20: PPG Paints Arena, La Roche University's Kerr Fitness Center, and Robert Morris University's new UPMC Events Center.[44][45]

Season outlook[edit]

Pre-season polls[edit]

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

AP
Ranking Team
1 Michigan State (60)
2 Kentucky (2)
3 Kansas (3)
4 Duke
5 Louisville
6 Florida
7 Maryland
8 Gonzaga
9 North Carolina
10 Villanova
11 Virginia
12 Seton Hall
13 Texas Tech
14 Memphis
15 Oregon
16 Baylor
17 Utah State
18 Ohio State
19 Xavier
20 Saint Mary's
21 Arizona
22 LSU
23 Purdue
24 Auburn
25 VCU
USA Today Coaches
Ranking Team
1 Michigan State (30)
2 Kentucky
3 Kansas (1)
4 Duke (1)
5 Louisville
6 Florida
7 Gonzaga
8 Maryland
9 Virginia
10 Villanova
11 North Carolina
12 Texas Tech
13 Seton Hall
14 Oregon
15 Memphis
16 Ohio State
17 Arizona
18 Baylor
19 Utah State
20 Saint Mary's
21 Xavier
22 Purdue
23 Auburn
24 LSU
25 Tennessee

Regular season[edit]

Early season tournaments[edit]

Names Dates Location No. teams champion
2K Empire Classic November 21-23 Madison Square Garden
(Manhattan, New York)
4 Duke
Charleston Classic November 21-24 TD Arena
(Charleston, SC)
8 Florida
Junkanoo Jam November 21-24 Gateway Gym
(Bimini, Bahamas)
4 Duquesne
Myrtle Beach Invitational November 21–22, 24 HTC Center
(Conway, SC)
8 Baylor
Hall of Fame Tip Off November 23-24 Mohegan Sun Arena
(Uncasville, CT)
4 Virginia (Naismith)

Rider (Springfield)

The Islands of the Bahamas Showcase November 23–25 Kendall Issacs National Gymnasium
(Nassau, BH)
8 Liberty
Jersey Mike's Jamaica Classic November 23–25 Montego Bay Convention Center
(Montego Bay, Jamaica)
8 Utah State
Paradise Jam Tournament November 23–26 Sports and Fitness Center
(Saint Thomas, VI)
8 Nevada
MGM Resorts Main Event November 24, 26 T-Mobile Arena
(Las Vegas, NV)
8 Colorado
CBE Hall of Fame Classic November 26–27 Sprint Center
(Kansas City, MO)
4 Butler
Legends Classic November 26–27 Barclays Center
(Brooklyn, NY)
4 Auburn
Cayman Islands Classic November 25–27 John Gray Gymnasium
(George Town, Cayman Islands)
8 George Mason
Gulf Coast Showcase November 25–27 Hertz Arena
(Estero, FL)
8 La Salle
Maui Invitational November 25–27 Lahaina Civic Center
(Lahaina, HI)
8 Kansas
Cancún Challenge November 26–27 Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort
(Cancún, MX)
8 West Virginia (Riviera Division)

Northern Iowa (Mayan Division)

Battle 4 Atlantis November 27–29 Imperial Arena
(Nassau, BAH)
8 Michigan
NIT Season Tip-Off November 27, 29 Barclays Center
(Brooklyn, NY)
4 Oklahoma State
Las Vegas Invitational November 28–29 Orleans Arena
(Las Vegas Valley, NV)
4 San Diego State
Orlando Invitational November 28–December 1 HP Field House
(Lake Buena Vista, FL)
8 Maryland
Wooden Legacy November 28–December 1 Anaheim Convention Center
(Anaheim, CA)
8 Arizona
Barclays Center Classic November 29–30 Barclays Center
(Brooklyn, NY)
2 Memphis
Emerald Coast Classic November 29–30 The Arena at NFSC
(Niceville, FL)
4 Florida State
Battle At the Boardwalk Classic December 20–21 Boardwalk Hall
(Atlantic City, NJ)
4 Drexel
Diamond Head Classic December 22–23, 25 Stan Sheriff Center
Honolulu, HI
8 Houston

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
#2 Kentucky 69–62 #1 Michigan State November 5, 2019 Champions Classic
Washington 67–64 #16 Baylor November 8, 2019 Armed Forces Classic
Texas 70–66 #23 Purdue November 9, 2019
Florida State 63–51 #6 Florida November 10, 2019 Sunshine Showdown
Winthrop 61–59 #18 Saint Mary's November 11, 2019
Evansville 67–64 #1 Kentucky November 12, 2019
VCU 84–82 #23 LSU November 13, 2019
Tennessee 75–62 #20 Washington November 16, 2019 James Naismith Classic
UConn 62–59 #15 Florida November 17, 2019
Georgetown 82–66 #22 Texas November 21, 2019 2K Empire Classic
Florida 70–65 #18 Xavier November 24, 2019 Charleston Classic
Virginia Tech 71–66 #3 Michigan State November 25, 2019 Maui Invitational
Stephen F. Austin 85–83OT #1 Duke November 26, 2019
Michigan 73–64 #6 North Carolina November 28, 2019 Battle 4 Atlantis
Iowa 72–61 #12 Texas Tech November 28, 2019 Las Vegas Invitational
Michigan 82–64 #8 Gonzaga November 29, 2019 Battle 4 Atlantis
Florida State 60–57 #17 Tennessee November 29, 2019 Emerald Coast Classic
Purdue 59–56 #20 VCU November 29, 2019 Emerald Coast Classic
Creighton 83–76OT #12 Texas Tech November 29, 2019 Las Vegas Invitational
Saint Mary's 81–73 #15 Utah State November 29, 2019
Indiana 80–64 #17 Florida State December 3, 2019 Big Ten–ACC Challenge
Purdue 69–40 #5 Virginia December 4, 2019 Big Ten–ACC Challenge
Iowa State 76–66 #16 Seton Hall December 8, 2019 Big East/Big 12 Battle
Penn State 76–69 #4 Maryland December 10, 2019
Texas Tech 70–55 #1 Louisville December 10, 2019 Jimmy V Classic
Northern Iowa 79–76 #24 Colorado December 10, 2019
Illinois 71–62 #5 Michigan December 11, 2019
Rutgers 68–48 #22 Seton Hall December 14, 2019 Garden State Hardwood Classic
Wake Forest 80–78 #23 Xavier December 14, 2019 Skip Prosser Classic
Wofford 68–64 #17 North Carolina December 15, 2019
Minnesota 84–71 #3 Ohio State December 15, 2019
Cincinnati 78–66 #21 Tennessee December 18, 2019 SEC/American Alliance
Utah 69–66 #6 Kentucky December 18, 2019 Neon Hoops Showcase
Seton Hall 52–48 #7 Maryland December 19, 2019
#18 Villanova 56–55 #1 Kansas December 21, 2019 Big East/Big 12 Battle
Colorado 78–76OT #13 Dayton December 21, 2019 Chicago Legends
St. John's 70–67 #16 Arizona December 21, 2019 Al Attles Classic
South Carolina 70–59 #9 Virginia December 22, 2019
Houston 75–71 #21 Washington December 25, 2019 Diamond Head Classic
Colorado 74–65 #4 Oregon January 2, 2020
Wisconsin 61–57 #5 Ohio State January 3, 2020
Georgia 65–62 #9 Memphis January 4, 2020 SEC/American Alliance
Marquette 71–60 #10 Villanova January 4, 2020
Rutgers 72–61 #20 Penn State January 7, 2020
Boston College 60–53 #18 Virginia January 7, 2020
Iowa 67–49 #12 Maryland January 10, 2020
Indiana 66–54 #11 Ohio State January 11, 2020
Wisconsin 58–49 #20 Penn State January 11, 2020
Syracuse 63–55OT #18 Virginia January 11, 2020
Purdue 71–42 #8 Michigan State January 12, 2020
Minnesota 75–67 #19 Michigan January 12, 2020
Oregon State 82–65 #24 Arizona January 12, 2020
Clemson 79–72 #3 Duke January 14, 2020
Wisconsin 56–54 #17 Maryland January 14, 2020
South Carolina 81–78 #10 Kentucky January 15, 2020
Georgetown 83–80 #25 Creighton January 15, 2020
Temple 65–53 #16 Wichita State January 15, 2020
Alabama 83–64 #4 Auburn January 15, 2020 Iron Bowl of Basketball
Washington State 72–61 #8 Oregon January 16, 2020
Iowa 90–83 #19 Michigan January 17, 2020
Penn State 90–76 #21 Ohio State January 18, 2020
DePaul 79–66 #5 Butler January 18, 2020
Florida 69–47 #4 Auburn January 18, 2020
Kansas State 84–68 #12 West Virginia January 18, 2020
Arizona 75–54 #20 Colorado January 18, 2020
Houston 65–54 #16 Wichita State January 18, 2020
TCU 65–54 #18 Texas Tech January 21, 2020
Tulsa 80–40 #20 Memphis January 22, 2020
Indiana 67–63 #11 Michigan State January 23, 2020
SMU 74–70 #20 Memphis January 25, 2020
Arizona State 66–65 #22 Arizona January 25, 2020 Rivalry

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 2020 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament.

Conference Regular
season first place
Conference
Player of the Year
Conference
Coach of the Year
Conference
tournament
Tournament
venue (city)
Tournament
winner
America East Conference 2020 America East Men's Basketball Tournament Campus sites
American Athletic Conference 2020 American Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Dickies Arena
(Fort Worth, TX)
Atlantic 10 Conference 2020 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament Barclays Center
(Brooklyn, NY)
Atlantic Coast Conference 2020 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament Greensboro Coliseum
(Greensboro, NC)
Atlantic Sun Conference 2020 Atlantic Sun Men's Basketball Tournament Campus sites
Big 12 Conference 2020 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament Sprint Center
(Kansas City, MO)
Big East Conference 2020 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament Madison Square Garden
(New York City, NY)
Big Sky Conference 2020 Big Sky Conference Men's Basketball Tournament CenturyLink Arena
(Boise, ID)
Big South Conference 2020 Big South Conference Men's Basketball Tournament First round: Campus sites
Quarterfinals/semifinals: #1 seed
Final: Top surviving seed
Big Ten Conference 2020 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Bankers Life Fieldhouse
(Indianapolis, IN)
Big West Conference 2020 Big West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Honda Center
(Anaheim, CA)
Colonial Athletic Association 2020 CAA Men's Basketball Tournament Entertainment and Sports Arena
(Washington, DC)
Conference USA 2020 Conference USA Men's Basketball Tournament Ford Center
(Frisco, TX)
Horizon League 2020 Horizon League Men's Basketball Tournament Quarterfinals: Campus sites
Semifinals and final: Indiana Farmers Coliseum
(Indianapolis, IN)
Ivy League 2020 Ivy League Men's Basketball Tournament Lavietes Pavilion
(Boston, MA)
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference 2020 MAAC Men's Basketball Tournament Boardwalk Hall
(Atlantic City, NJ)
Mid-American Conference 2020 Mid-American Conference Men's Basketball Tournament First round: Campus sites
Remainder: Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse
(Cleveland, OH)
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference 2020 MEAC Men's Basketball Tournament Norfolk Scope
(Norfolk, VA)
Missouri Valley Conference 2020 Missouri Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Enterprise Center
(St. Louis, MO)
Mountain West Conference 2020 Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Thomas & Mack Center
(Paradise, NV)
Northeast Conference 2020 Northeast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Campus sites
Ohio Valley Conference 2020 Ohio Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Ford Center
(Evansville, IN)
Pac-12 Conference 2020 Pac-12 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament T-Mobile Arena
(Paradise, NV)
Patriot League 2020 Patriot League Men's Basketball Tournament Campus sites
Southeastern Conference 2020 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament Bridgestone Arena
(Nashville, TN)
Southern Conference 2020 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Harrah's Cherokee Center
(Asheville, NC)
Southland Conference 2020 Southland Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Leonard E. Merrell Center
(Katy, TX)
Southwestern Athletic Conference 2020 SWAC Men's Basketball Tournament Quarterfinals: Campus sites
Semifinals and final: Bartow Arena
(Birmingham, AL)
Summit League 2020 Summit League Men's Basketball Tournament Denny Sanford Premier Center
(Sioux Falls, SD)
Sun Belt Conference 2020 Sun Belt Conference Men's Basketball Tournament First three rounds: Campus sites
Semifinals and final: Smoothie King Center
(New Orleans, LA)
West Coast Conference 2020 West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Orleans Arena
(Paradise, NV)
Western Athletic Conference 2020 WAC Men's Basketball Tournament

Postseason[edit]

Conference standings[edit]

2019–20 America East Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Vermont 4 1   .800     14 6   .700
Hartford 4 2   .667     11 10   .524
Stony Brook 4 2   .667     13 8   .619
Albany 4 2   .667     11 10   .524
New Hampshire 3 3   .500     10 9   .526
UMass Lowell 2 3   .400     8 12   .400
UMBC 2 4   .333     9 12   .429
Binghamton 2 5   .286     8 12   .400
Maine 2 5   .286     6 15   .286
2020 America East Tournament winner
As of January 25, 2020; Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 American Athletic Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Tulsa 6 1   .857     14 6   .700
No. 21 Houston 6 1   .857     16 4   .800
Cincinnati 5 2   .714     12 7   .632
No. 23 Wichita State 5 2   .714     17 3   .850
SMU 5 2   .714     15 4   .789
Memphis 3 3   .500     14 5   .737
East Carolina 3 4   .429     9 11   .450
UCF 2 5   .286     11 8   .579
Tulane 2 5   .286     10 9   .526
Temple 2 5   .286     10 9   .526
UConn 1 5   .167     10 9   .526
South Florida 1 6   .143     8 12   .400
2020 AAC Tournament winner
As of January 28, 2020; Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 Atlantic 10 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 7 Dayton 7 0   1.000     18 2   .900
Rhode Island 6 1   .857     14 5   .737
Richmond 5 2   .714     15 5   .750
Duquesne 5 2   .714     15 4   .789
VCU 5 2   .714     15 5   .750
St. Bonaventure 4 3   .571     12 8   .600
Saint Louis 4 3   .571     15 5   .750
Davidson 4 3   .571     10 9   .526
George Washington 3 4   .429     9 11   .450
George Mason 2 5   .286     13 7   .650
Massachusetts 2 5   .286     8 12   .400
Fordham 1 6   .143     7 12   .368
La Salle 1 6   .143     10 9   .526
Saint Joseph's 0 7   .000     4 16   .200
2020 A10 Tournament winner
As of January 28, 2020; Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 6 Louisville 8 1   .889     17 3   .850
No. 5 Florida State 7 1   .875     17 2   .895
No. 9 Duke 6 2   .750     16 3   .842
Syracuse 6 3   .667     13 7   .650
Virginia Tech 5 4   .556     14 6   .700
Virginia 5 4   .556     13 6   .684
NC State 5 5   .500     14 7   .667
Pittsburgh 4 5   .444     13 7   .650
Clemson 4 5   .444     10 9   .526
Boston College 4 5   .444     10 10   .500
Georgia Tech* 4 6   .400     9 11   .450
North Carolina 3 6   .333     10 10   .500
Notre Dame 2 6   .250     11 8   .579
Miami (FL) 2 7   .222     10 9   .526
Wake Forest 2 7   .222     9 10   .474
*ineligible for postseason due to NCAA violations
2020 ACC Tournament winner
As of January 27, 2020; Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 Atlantic Sun men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Liberty 5 2   .714     19 3   .864
North Florida 5 2   .714     12 10   .545
Stetson 5 2   .714     11 11   .500
North Alabama* 4 3   .571     9 11   .450
NJIT 4 3   .571     7 13   .350
Jacksonville 3 4   .429     10 12   .455
Florida Gulf Coast 3 4   .429     6 16   .273
Lipscomb 3 5   .375     8 13   .381
Kennesaw State 0 7   .000     1 19   .050
* ineligible for the 2020 NCAA Tournament due to transition period
2020 ASUN Tournament winner
As of January 28, 2020; Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 10 Seton Hall 7 0   1.000     15 4   .789
No. 8 Villanova 5 1   .833     15 3   .833
No. 16 Butler 4 3   .571     16 4   .800
Creighton 4 3   .571     15 5   .750
Providence 4 3   .571     11 9   .550
Marquette 4 4   .500     14 6   .700
Xavier 2 4   .333     13 6   .684
Georgetown 2 5   .286     12 8   .600
DePaul 1 5   .167     13 6   .684
St. John's 1 6   .143     12 8   .600
2020 Big East Tournament winner
As of January 28, 2020; Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 Big Sky men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Montana 7 2   .778     11 9   .550
Eastern Washington 5 2   .714     12 6   .667
Northern Colorado 5 2   .714     12 6   .667
Southern Utah 4 3   .571     11 7   .611
Montana State 5 4   .556     11 9   .550
Sacramento State 4 4   .500     11 6   .647
Northern Arizona 4 4   .500     10 7   .588
Portland State 4 6   .400     10 12   .455
Weber State 3 6   .333     7 13   .350
Idaho State 3 6   .333     6 12   .333
Idaho 1 6   .143     5 13   .278
2020 Big Sky Tournament winner
As of January 26, 2020; Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 Big South men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Winthrop 8 0   1.000     14 7   .667
Radford 6 2   .750     11 9   .550
Charleston Southern 5 3   .625     11 9   .550
Presbyterian 5 3   .625     8 13   .381
Hampton 4 3   .571     9 11   .450
Gardner–Webb 3 4   .429     7 12   .368
UNC Asheville 3 5   .375     9 10   .474
USC Upstate 3 5   .375     8 13   .381
Longwood 2 6   .250     7 14   .333
Campbell 2 6   .250     11 9   .550
High Point 2 6   .250     5 16   .238
2020 Big South Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 14 Michigan State 7 2   .778     15 5   .750
No. 19 Illinois 7 2   .778     15 5   .750
No. 18 Iowa 6 3   .667     15 5   .750
No. 15 Maryland 6 3   .667     16 4   .800
No. 25 Rutgers 6 3   .667     15 5   .750
Indiana 5 4   .556     15 5   .750
Wisconsin 5 5   .500     12 9   .571
Minnesota 5 5   .500     11 9   .550
No. 24 Penn State 4 4   .500     14 5   .737
Purdue 4 5   .444     11 9   .550
Ohio State 2 6   .250     12 7   .632
Michigan 2 6   .250     11 8   .579
Nebraska 2 7   .222     7 13   .350
Northwestern 1 7   .125     6 12   .333
2020 Big Ten Tournament winner
As of January 28, 2020; Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 Big 12 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 1 Baylor 6 0   1.000     17 1   .944
No. 3 Kansas 6 1   .857     17 3   .850
No. 12 West Virginia 4 2   .667     16 3   .842
TCU 4 2   .667     13 6   .684
Texas Tech 3 3   .500     12 7   .632
Oklahoma 3 3   .500     13 6   .684
Texas 2 4   .333     12 7   .632
Iowa State 2 4   .333     9 10   .474
Kansas State 1 5   .167     8 11   .421
Oklahoma State 0 7   .000     10 10   .500
2020 Big 12 Tournament winner
As of January 28, 2020; Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 Big West men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Hawaiʻi 4 1   .800     13 6   .684
UC Irvine 4 1   .800     12 9   .571
UC Riverside 3 3   .500     13 9   .591
Cal State Fullerton 3 3   .500     8 13   .381
Cal State Northridge 3 3   .500     8 14   .364
UC Santa Barbara 2 3   .400     13 7   .650
UC Davis 2 3   .400     8 13   .381
Long Beach State 2 3   .400     7 14   .333
Cal Poly 1 4   .200     4 15   .211
2020 Big West Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 CAA men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
William & Mary 7 1   .875     15 6   .714
Charleston 6 2   .750     12 8   .600
Towson 6 3   .667     12 9   .571
Hofstra 5 3   .625     14 7   .667
Drexel 5 3   .625     12 9   .571
Northeastern 5 3   .625     11 9   .550
Delaware 4 4   .500     14 7   .667
James Madison 1 7   .125     8 11   .421
UNC Wilmington 1 7   .125     6 15   .286
Elon 1 7   .125     5 16   .238
2020 CAA Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 Conference USA men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Charlotte 4 0   1.000     10 5   .667
Louisiana Tech 4 1   .800     13 4   .765
Florida Atlantic 4 1   .800     12 6   .667
Western Kentucky 4 1   .800     11 6   .647
North Texas 4 1   .800     10 8   .556
FIU 3 2   .600     12 6   .667
Old Dominion 2 2   .500     6 11   .353
UAB 2 3   .400     11 7   .611
UTEP 2 3   .400     11 7   .611
Marshall 2 3   .400     8 10   .444
UTSA 2 3   .400     8 10   .444
Rice 1 4   .200     9 9   .500
Middle Tennessee 0 5   .000     4 14   .222
Southern Miss 0 5   .000     4 14   .222
2020 C-USA Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 Horizon League men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Wright State 8 1   .889     18 4   .818
Northern Kentucky 6 3   .667     14 7   .667
Youngstown State 5 4   .556     12 10   .545
Milwaukee 5 4   .556     10 11   .476
Green Bay 5 4   .556     10 12   .455
UIC 4 5   .444     9 13   .409
Cleveland State 4 5   .444     8 14   .364
Detroit Mercy* 4 5   .444     6 16   .273
Oakland 2 7   .222     7 15   .318
IUPUI 2 7   .222     6 16   .273
*ineligible for postseason due to APR violations
2020 Horizon League Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 Ivy League men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Yale 2 0   1.000     14 4   .778
Harvard 2 0   1.000     13 4   .765
Princeton 2 0   1.000     7 8   .467
Columbia 1 1   .500     6 12   .333
Cornell 1 1   .500     4 11   .267
Penn 0 2   .000     8 7   .533
Brown 0 2   .000     7 8   .467
Dartmouth 0 2   .000     7 10   .412
2020 Ivy League Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 MAAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Monmouth 6 2   .750     12 7   .632
Quinnipiac 5 3   .625     10 8   .556
Rider 5 4   .556     11 8   .579
Siena 5 4   .556     9 9   .500
Manhattan 4 4   .500     8 9   .471
Fairfield 4 4   .500     8 11   .421
Saint Peter's 4 4   .500     7 10   .412
Niagara 4 4   .500     6 13   .316
Iona 3 5   .375     5 10   .333
Canisius 3 6   .333     8 12   .400
Marist 3 6   .333     4 14   .222
2020 MAAC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 Mid-American Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
Akron 4 1   .800     14 4   .778
Kent State 3 1   .750     13 4   .765
Bowling Green 3 1   .750     12 5   .706
Buffalo 3 2   .600     12 6   .667
Ohio 2 4   .333     10 9   .526
Miami (OH) 1 4   .200     8 10   .444
West
Ball State 4 1   .800     11 7   .611
Central Michigan 3 2   .600     10 8   .556
Northern Illinois 2 2   .500     9 8   .529
Toledo 2 3   .400     10 8   .556
Western Michigan 1 3   .250     8 9   .471
Eastern Michigan 0 5   .000     10 8   .556
2020 MAC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 MEAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Norfolk State 3 0   1.000     7 11   .389
North Carolina A&T 3 0   1.000     7 11   .389
Bethune–Cookman 3 1   .750     9 9   .500
South Carolina State 2 1   .667     7 8   .467
North Carolina Central 2 1   .667     6 11   .353
Morgan State 2 2   .500     8 11   .421
Florida A&M 2 2   .500     4 11   .267
Delaware State 1 2   .333     2 15   .118
MD Eastern Shore 1 2   .333     2 16   .111
Coppin State 0 4   .000     4 15   .211
Howard 0 4   .000     2 16   .111
2020 MEAC Tournament winner
As of January 13, 2020; Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Northern Iowa 6 2   .750     17 3   .850
Loyola–Chicago 6 2   .750     14 7   .667
Bradley 5 3   .625     14 7   .667
Southern Illinois 5 3   .625     11 10   .524
Drake 5 3   .625     13 6   .684
Indiana State 4 4   .500     11 8   .579
Missouri State 4 4   .500     10 11   .476
Valparaiso 4 4   .500     11 10   .524
Illinois State 1 7   .125     6 14   .300
Evansville 0 8   .000     9 12   .429
2020 MVC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 Mountain West Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 4 San Diego State 10 0   1.000     21 0   1.000
UNLV 6 3   .667     11 11   .500
Nevada 6 3   .667     13 8   .619
New Mexico 5 4   .556     16 6   .727
Utah State 5 4   .556     16 6   .727
Colorado State 5 4   .556     14 8   .636
Boise State 5 4   .556     13 8   .619
Air Force 3 6   .333     9 12   .429
San José State 3 6   .333     7 14   .333
Fresno State 2 7   .222     6 14   .300
Wyoming 0 9   .000     5 16   .238
2020 MWC Tournament winner
As of 26 January 2020; Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 Northeast Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Merrimack* 7 1   .875     13 8   .619
Robert Morris 6 2   .750     10 11   .476
Mount St. Mary's 5 2   .714     9 11   .450
Sacred Heart 5 3   .625     12 9   .571
LIU 5 3   .625     10 11   .476
Saint Francis (PA) 5 4   .556     12 8   .600
St. Francis Brooklyn 4 4   .500     10 10   .500
Bryant 2 5   .286     10 10   .500
Wagner 2 6   .250     5 14   .263
Fairleigh Dickinson 2 6   .250     4 15   .211
Central Connecticut 1 8   .111     2 20   .091
*Ineligible for NEC championship (reclassification from Division II)
2020 NEC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 Ohio Valley Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Murray State 7 0   1.000     14 5   .737
Austin Peay 7 0   1.000     13 7   .650
Belmont 5 2   .714     14 6   .700
Eastern Kentucky 5 2   .714     8 12   .400
Tennessee State 4 3   .571     12 8   .600
Eastern Illinois 3 4   .429     10 9   .526
Morehead State 3 4   .429     9 11   .450
Jacksonville State 3 4   .429     8 12   .400
Tennessee Tech 2 5   .286     5 15   .250
SIU Edwardsville 2 5   .286     5 15   .250
UT Martin 1 6   .143     5 13   .278
SE Missouri State 0 7   .000     4 16   .200
2020 OVC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 Pac-12 Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 11 Oregon 6 2   .750     17 4   .810
No. 20 Colorado 4 2   .667     15 4   .789
Stanford 4 2   .667     15 4   .789
USC 4 2   .667     15 4   .789
Arizona 3 3   .500     13 6   .684
Arizona State 3 3   .500     12 7   .632
California 3 3   .500     9 10   .474
UCLA 3 4   .429     10 10   .500
Utah 3 4   .429     12 7   .632
Washington State 3 5   .375     12 9   .571
Oregon State 2 6   .250     12 8   .600
Washington 2 6   .250     12 9   .571
2020 Pac-12 Tournament winner
As of January 28, 2020; Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 Patriot League men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Colgate 7 1   .875     16 5   .762
American 6 3   .667     10 10   .500
Navy 5 3   .625     11 8   .579
Boston University 5 3   .625     11 10   .524
Bucknell 5 3   .625     9 12   .429
Lafayette 4 4   .500     12 7   .632
Army 4 4   .500     9 10   .474
Holy Cross 2 6   .250     3 18   .143
Lehigh 2 7   .222     5 16   .238
Loyola (MD) 1 7   .125     9 12   .429
2020 Patriot League Tournament winner
As of January 27, 2020; Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 Southeastern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 22 LSU 6 0   1.000     15 4   .789
No. 13 Kentucky 5 1   .833     15 4   .789
No. 17 Auburn 4 2   .667     17 2   .895
Alabama 4 2   .667     12 7   .632
Florida 4 2   .667     12 7   .632
Tennessee 4 2   .667     12 7   .632
Arkansas 3 3   .500     15 4   .789
Mississippi State 3 3   .500     12 7   .632
South Carolina 3 3   .500     11 8   .579
Texas A&M 3 3   .500     9 9   .500
Georgia 1 5   .167     11 8   .579
Ole Miss 1 5   .167     10 9   .526
Missouri 1 5   .167     9 10   .474
Vanderbilt 0 6   .000     8 11   .421
2020 SEC Tournament winner
As of January 28, 2020; Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East Tennessee State 7 1   .875     18 3   .857
Furman 6 2   .750     16 5   .762
Wofford 5 2   .714     13 7   .650
UNC Greensboro 5 2   .714     15 5   .750
Western Carolina 4 3   .571     12 6   .667
Chattanooga 4 2   .667     13 6   .684
Mercer 3 4   .429     9 11   .450
Samford 2 5   .286     8 13   .381
VMI 1 7   .125     6 15   .286
The Citadel 0 7   .000     6 12   .333
2020 SoCon Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 Southland Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Stephen F. Austin 8 1   .889     17 3   .850
Nicholls 8 2   .800     14 7   .667
Sam Houston State 7 2   .778     14 6   .700
Abilene Christian 6 2   .750     11 8   .579
McNeese State 6 3   .667     11 9   .550
Texas A&M–CC 5 5   .500     9 12   .429
Northwestern State 4 5   .444     7 11   .389
Central Arkansas 4 5   .444     5 15   .250
Lamar 4 6   .400     10 11   .476
Southeastern Louisiana 3 6   .333     6 14   .300
New Orleans 2 8   .200     6 14   .300
Incarnate Word 1 7   .125     4 15   .211
Houston Baptist 1 7   .125     1 16   .059
2020 Southland Tournament winner
As of January 25, 2020; Rankings from AP Poll
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2019–20 SWAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Prairie View A&M 5 1   .833     9 10   .474
Texas Southern 5 1   .833     8 11   .421
Alcorn State 5 2   .714     9 9   .500
Southern 4 3   .571     7 13   .350
Grambling State 3 4   .429     9 11   .450
Jackson State 3 4   .429     6 14   .300
Alabama A&M 2 4   .333     5 12   .294
Arkansas–Pine Bluff 2 4   .333     3 15   .167
Alabama State 2 4   .333     3 16   .158
Mississippi Valley State 1 5   .167     1 17   .056
2020 SWAC Tournament winner
As of January 26, 2020; Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 Summit League men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
South Dakota State 6 2   .750     15 8   .652
North Dakota State 4 2   .667     13 7   .650
Omaha 4 2   .667     11 10   .524
Oral Roberts 4 2   .667     11 8   .579
South Dakota 4 3   .571     13 8   .619
North Dakota 3 4   .429     9 12   .429
Purdue Fort Wayne 2 4   .333     9 12   .429
Western Illinois 2 5   .286     5 12   .294
Denver 1 6   .143     5 16   .238
2020 Summit League Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 Sun Belt Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Georgia State 6 2   .750     13 6   .684
Georgia Southern 6 2   .750     12 7   .632
Little Rock 6 2   .750     12 7   .632
Arkansas State 4 4   .500     12 7   .632
Appalachian State 4 4   .500     10 9   .526
Coastal Carolina 4 4   .500     11 8   .579
South Alabama 4 4   .500     11 8   .579
Texas State 4 4   .500     11 8   .579
Troy 3 5   .375     7 12   .368
UT Arlington 3 5   .375     7 12   .368
Louisiana 2 6   .250     7 12   .368
Louisiana–Monroe 2 6   .250     6 11   .353
2020 Sun Belt Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 West Coast Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 2 Gonzaga 7 0   1.000     21 1   .955
Saint Mary's 5 2   .714     18 4   .818
Santa Clara 4 3   .571     17 5   .773
BYU 4 3   .571     15 7   .682
San Francisco 4 3   .571     15 7   .682
Pepperdine 4 3   .571     11 10   .524
Pacific 3 4   .429     15 8   .652
Loyola Marymount 2 5   .286     8 13   .381
Portland 1 6   .143     9 13   .409
San Diego 1 6   .143     8 14   .364
2020 WCC Tournament winner
As of January 28, 2020; Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 WAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
New Mexico State 5 0   1.000     14 6   .700
California Baptist* 4 1   .800     14 5   .737
Cal State Bakersfield 4 1   .800     10 10   .500
Grand Canyon 3 2   .600     8 11   .421
Seattle 3 3   .500     10 11   .476
UTRGV 2 3   .400     6 12   .333
Kansas City 2 4   .333     9 11   .450
Utah Valley 2 4   .333     8 13   .381
Chicago State 0 7   .000     4 18   .182
*Ineligible for WAC Tournament (reclassification from Division II)
2020 WAC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

Award winners[edit]

Major player of the year awards[edit]

Major freshman of the year awards[edit]

Major coach of the year awards[edit]

Other major awards[edit]

Coaching changes[edit]

Two teams changed coaches between their first practice and first game of the season; one change was permanent, while the other was planned to be temporary (which proved to be the case). Several other teams will change coaches during and after the season.

Team Former
coach
Interim
coach
New
coach
Reason
Evansville Walter McCarty Bennie Seltzer Todd Lickliter McCarty was initially placed on administrative leave on December 27 pending a Title IX investigation against him. Assistant coach Seltzer served as the interim coach of the Purple Aces during McCarty's initial absence.[46] On January 21, Evansville fired McCarty following additional allegations of misconduct, and named former Butler/Iowa head coach Todd Lickliter, who had served as assistant coach under McCarty last season before resigning due to health problems, as the new head coach.[47]
Hawaiʻi Eran Ganot Chris Gerlufsen Eran Ganot Hawaiʻi announced on November 6, two days before the Rainbow Warriors' season opener, that Ganot had taken a medical leave of absence, with top assistant Gerlufsen named as acting head coach. The school added that Ganot was expected to return to the program, but provided no details on his condition.[48] Ganot returned to the Hawaiʻi sidelines on December 29.[49]
Niagara Patrick Beilein Greg Paulus Beilein, the son of Cleveland Cavaliers head coach John Beilein, had been hired from Division II Le Moyne after last season,[50] but announced his resignation on October 24, 2019 for undisclosed personal reasons. The Purple Eagles named assistant Paulus as interim head coach for the 2019–20 season,[51] and removed the interim tag on November 7, the day before the team's season opener.[52]
UNC Wilmington C. B. McGrath Rob Burke McGrath was fired on January 13 after a 26–58 record in 2½ seasons at Wilmington, including starting the season 5−14 overall and 0–6 in CAA, and replaced by assistant Burke for the rest of the season.[53]

See also[edit]

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