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]

On February 22, 2019, the NCAA announced a set of experimental rules that it will use in the 2019 National Invitation Tournament.[2]

The following rules were also used in the 2018 NIT:

  • The three-point line will be moved to the FIBA standard of 6.75 metres (22 ft 2 in). When the arc approaches the sideline, it will change to a line parallel to and 1.02 metres (3 ft 4 in) from the sideline.[a]
  • The free-throw lane will be widened from the current college standard of 12 feet to the NBA standard of 16 feet.
  • After an offensive rebound, the shot clock will reset to 20 seconds instead of the current NCAA standard of 30.

A set of rules relating to free throws that had been used in the 2017 NIT[3] will be used again in the 2019 edition, with one modification:

  • Team foul counts, for purposes of determining bonus free throws, reset to zero at the 10-minute mark of each half, effectively dividing the game into quarters for that purpose.
  • The "one-and-one" will be eliminated. All bonus free throw situations will result in two free throws for the non-fouled team. This mirrors current practice in NCAA women's basketball, which has been played in quarters since the 2015–16 season.
  • Teams will enter the bonus upon the fifth team foul in each 10-minute segment.
  • The team foul count will reset to zero at the start of any overtime period. Teams will enter the bonus upon the fourth team foul in an overtime period.
  • In a completely new feature, the NCAA will adopt the NBA's bonus rule regarding team fouls in the last 2 minutes of any period. Teams will enter the bonus on the second team foul in the last 2 minutes of a 10-minute segment or overtime period, regardless of the total team foul count at that point of the period.
Notes
  1. ^ FIBA's definition of the three-point arc calls for the line to be exactly 0.9 metres (2 ft 11 in) from the sideline until it intersects the 6.75 m arc. However, the FIBA court is officially defined as 15 metres (49 ft 3 in) wide, slightly narrower than the NCAA standard of 50 feet (15.24 m). On a FIBA court, the closest three-point distance, found along a line parallel to the baseline that passes through the center of the basket, is thus 6.6 metres (21 ft 8 in) from the center of the basket. Translating this distance to the NCAA court dimensions results in the line being the stated 1.02 m from the sidelines.

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:[4]
  • May 29 – Conference USA announced a new men's basketball scheduling format that took effect with the 2018–19 season. The league now plays an 18-game schedule formatted as follows:[5]
    • During the first 14 games of the conference season, each team plays its designated travel partner home-and-home, and single games against every other team.
    • At this point, teams are placed into three groups based on their conference standings through 14 games, with the top five teams in one group, the next five in a second group, and the bottom four teams in the final group. Teams play within their grouping for the final four games of the conference season, with home and away games determined by a preset formula.
    • Each team will be locked into a seed for the C-USA tournament that corresponds to its group. For example, teams in the top group will be assured the top five seeds. The specific seedings will be determined by conference record across the full league schedule.
  • June 4 – The Sun Belt Conference announced a new men's basketball scheduling format similar to that announced by Conference USA the previous week. Effective with the 2019–20 season, the league will play a 20-game schedule formatted as follows:[6]
    • The conference will split into East and West Divisions:
      • East: Appalachian State, Coastal Carolina, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, South Alabama, Troy
      • West: Arkansas State, Little Rock, Louisiana, Louisiana–Monroe, Texas State, UT Arlington
    • For the first 16 games of the conference season, each team will play home-and-home against other divisional members and single games against teams in the other division.
    • After 16 conference games, teams will be divided into four "pods" based on their conference standings at that time. The top three teams will be assigned to Pod A, the next three to Pod B, and so on through Pod D for the bottom three teams. The final four games for each team will be home-and-homes against the other two teams in that pod.
    • Each team will be locked into a seed for the Sun Belt tournament that corresponds to its pod. For example, teams in Pod A will be assured the top three seeds. Unlike the C-USA system, the specific seed will be based strictly on standings in the final four conference games—not overall conference record.
  • 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.[7]
  • 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:[8][9][10]
    • 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:[11][12]
    • 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.[13]
    • 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.[12]
  • September 10 – The Northeast Conference (NEC) announced that Merrimack College would start a transition from the NCAA Division II Northeast-10 Conference and join the NEC effective July 1, 2019. The Warriors will not be eligible for the NCAA tournament until becoming a full D-I member in 2023–24.[14]
  • September 28 – LSU player Wayde Sims, set to play his junior season for the Tigers, was killed in a shooting near the Southern University campus in Baton Rouge, home to both schools.[15]
  • October 3 – Long Island University announced that it would merge its two current athletic programs—the LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds, full members of the NEC, and the Division II LIU Post Pioneers—effective with the 2019–20 school year. The new program will compete under the LIU name with a new nickname and maintain LIU Brooklyn's Division I and NEC memberships.[16] This change will have minimal effect on the existing LIU Brooklyn men's basketball program, as LIU has announced that the unified basketball team will be based at the Brooklyn campus.[17]
  • October 23 – The Associated Press preseason All-American team was released. Purdue guard Carsen Edwards was the leading vote-getter (63 votes). Joining him on the team were North Carolina forward Luke Maye (52 votes), Duke guard R. J. Barrett (50), Kansas forward Dedric Lawson (30), Wisconsin forward Ethan Happ (23) and Nevada forward Caleb Martin (23).[18]
  • January 11, 2019 – The Western Athletic Conference announced that Dixie State University would start a transition from Division II and join the conference in July 2020.[19]
  • January 19 – The last two undefeated teams lost. First, Michigan suffered a 54-64 point loss at Wisconsin. Later on in the day, Virginia lost on the road to Duke by the score of 72-70.
  • February 13 – Florida A&M announces 4 athletic teams, including men's basketball, are ineligible for postseason play due to failure to meet the APR multi-year threshold.[20]
  • February 20
    • North Carolina's 88–72 upset of top-ranked Duke was overshadowed by a freak injury suffered by superstar Duke freshman Zion Williamson. On the Blue Devils' first possession of the game, Williamson's left shoe catastrophically failed, with the sole completely separating from the midsole. Williamson suffered a sprained right knee in the incident, and did not return to the game.[21] The following day, the injury was confirmed to be minor; although Williamson was listed as day-to-day immediately after the injury,[22] he did not return to action until the Blue Devils' ACC Tournament opener on March 14.[23]
    • On his way home from a postgame meal after Syracuse's 69–49 upset of Louisville, Orange head coach Jim Boeheim was involved in a fatal car accident. A car crashed on Interstate 690 in Syracuse, and the occupants attempted to cross over to the median. Boeheim hit one of them while swerving to avoid the disabled vehicle, and the victim died in a local hospital. Neither driver involved in the incident was found to be impaired, and Syracuse's police chief initially indicated that no charges would be filed in the case.[24]
  • March 5 – Kansas was eliminated from the race for the Big 12 Conference regular-season title with an 81–68 loss at Oklahoma, ending the Jayhawks' streak of consecutive conference regular-season titles at a Division I men's record of 14.[25]
  • March 7 – The district attorney for Onondaga County, New York issued his report on the fatal car accident in which Jim Boeheim was involved. According to the report, the disabled vehicle did not have lights on, and also had inoperable rear marker lights. Additionally, the passengers of that vehicle, including the individual who was struck and killed, were wearing dark clothing. Boeheim was officially cleared of wrongdoing, and no charges would be filed against anyone involved.[26]
  • March 8 – In further fallout from the corruption scandal, LSU suspended head coach Will Wade indefinitely. This action came the day after it was revealed that FBI wiretaps had intercepted calls between Wade and Christian Dawkins, an aspiring agent who had been convicted on federal felony charges relating to the corruption scandal, during one of which Wade referenced a "strong-ass offer" made to a recruit.[27][28]

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[65]
Hampton MEAC Big South[66]
Liberty Big South ASUN[67]
North Alabama Gulf South (D-II) ASUN[68]
North Dakota Big Sky Summit League[69]
USC Upstate ASUN Big South[70]

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.[71]

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).[72] 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 returned to newly renovated arenas, all of which were closed for the 2017–18 season.

Arenas closing[edit]

Temporary arenas[edit]

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
John Bach Classic November 16–18 Rose Hill Gymnasium
(Bronx, NY)
4 Fordham
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
(George Town, 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)

Battle at the Boardwalk Classic December 21–22 Boardwalk Hall
(Atlantic City, NJ)
4 La Salle
Las Vegas Classic December 22–23 Orleans Arena
(Las Vegas, NV)
4 Drake (Orleans Bracket)

Cal State Northridge (Visitors Bracket)

Diamond Head Classic December 22–23, 25 Stan Sheriff Center
(Honolulu, HI)
8 TCU

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/Rivalry
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
Old Dominion 68–62 #25 Syracuse December 15, 2018
Vanderbilt 81–65 #18 Arizona State December 17, 2018
NC State 78–71 #7 Auburn December 19, 2018
LSU 75–57 #24 Furman December 21, 2018
#18 Arizona State 80–76 #1 Kansas December 22, 2018
Princeton 67–66 #17 Arizona State December 29, 2018
Western Kentucky 83–76 #15 Wisconsin December 29, 2018
St. John's 89–69 #16 Marquette January 1, 2019
Maryland 74–72 #24 Nebraska January 2, 2019
Purdue 86–70 #25 Iowa January 3, 2019
Minnesota 59–52 #22 Wisconsin January 3, 2018
Alabama 77–75 #13 Kentucky January 5, 2019
Iowa State 77–60 #5 Kansas January 5, 2019
New Mexico 85–58 #6 Nevada January 5, 2019
Villanova 76–71 #24 St. John's January 8, 2019
Baylor 73–70 #20 Iowa State January 8, 2019
South Carolina 87–82OT #14 Mississippi State January 8, 2019
Temple 73–69 #17 Houston January 9, 2019
Ole Miss 82–67 #11 Auburn January 9, 2019
Rutgers 64–61 #16 Ohio State January 9, 2019
Maryland 78–75 #22 Indiana January 11, 2019
Kansas State 58–57 #20 Iowa State January 12, 2019
Louisville 83–62 #12 North Carolina January 12, 2019
Ole Miss 81–77 #14 Mississippi State January 12, 2019
Iowa 72–62 #16 Ohio State January 12, 2019
DePaul 79–71 #24 St. John's January 12, 2019
Nebraska 66–51 #25 Indiana January 14, 2019
Pittsburgh 75–62 #11 Florida State January 14, 2019
Syracuse 95–91OT #1 Duke January 14, 2019
Wake Forest 71–67 #17 NC State January 15, 2019
LSU 83–69 #18 Ole Miss January 15, 2019
Kansas State 74–61 #20 Oklahoma January 16, 2019
Iowa State 68–64 #8 Texas Tech January 16, 2019
Wisconsin 64–54 #2 Michigan January 19, 2019
West Virginia 65–64 #7 Kansas January 19, 2019
Purdue 70–55 #25 Indiana January 19, 2019 Rivalry/Indiana National Guard Governor's Cup
Baylor 73–62 #8 Texas Tech January 19, 2019
Texas 75-72 #20 Oklahoma January 19, 2019
Boston College 87–82 #11 Florida State January 20, 2019
South Carolina 80–77 #16 Auburn January 22, 2019
Kansas State 58–45 #14 Texas Tech January 22, 2019
Northern Illinois 77–75 #14 Buffalo January 22, 2019
Alabama 74–53 #20 Ole Miss January 22, 2019
Illinois 78–67 #13 Maryland January 26, 2019 B1G Super Saturday
Purdue 73–63 #6 Michigan State January 27, 2019
Minnesota 92–87 #19 Iowa January 27, 2019
Texas 73–63 #11 Kansas January 29, 2019
Alabama 83–79 #22 Mississippi State January 29, 2019
Iowa 74–59 #5 Michigan February 1, 2019
Bowling Green 92–88 #18 Buffalo February 1, 2019
Arkansas 90–89 #19 LSU February 2, 2019
Indiana 79–75OT #6 Michigan State February 2, 2019
Illinois 79–74 #9 Michigan State February 5, 2019
St. John's 70–69 #10 Marquette February 5, 2019
Kansas State 74–67 #13 Kansas February 5, 2019 Sunflower Showdown
Clemson 59–51 #11 Virginia Tech February 9, 2019
TCU 92–83 #17 Iowa State February 9, 2019
Penn State 75–69 #6 Michigan February 12, 2019
#5 Kentucky 86–69 #1 Tennessee February 16, 2019 Rivalry
St. John's 71–65 #13 Villanova February 17, 2019
Baylor 73–69 #19 Iowa State February 19, 2019
Georgetown 85–73 #17 Villanova February 20, 2019
Syracuse 69–49 #18 Louisville February 20, 2019
Florida 82–77OT #13 LSU February 20, 2019
#8 North Carolina 88–72 #1 Duke February 20, 2019 Rivalry
San Diego State 65–57 #6 Nevada February 20, 2019
TCU 75–72 #19 Iowa State February 23, 2019
Xavier 66–54 #17 Villanova February 24, 2019
Ohio State 90–70 #22 Iowa February 26, 2019
Indiana 75–732OT #19 Wisconsin February 26, 2019
Penn State 78–61 #17 Maryland February 27, 2019
Villanova 67–61 #10 Marquette February 27, 2019
California 76–73 #25 Washington February 28, 2019
Indiana 63–62 #6 Michigan State March 2, 2019
UCF 69–64 #8 Houston March 2, 2019
Rutgers 86–72 #22 Iowa March 2, 2019
Utah State 81–76 #12 Nevada March 2, 2019
Creighton 66–60 #10 Marquette March 3, 2019
Minnesota 73–69 #11 Purdue March 5, 2019
Oklahoma 81–68 #13 Kansas March 5, 2019
Seton Hall 73–64 #16 Marquette March 6, 2019
Auburn 84–80 #5 Tennessee March 9, 2019
Seton Hall 79–75 #23 Villanova March 9, 2019
Georgetown 86–84 #16 Marquette March 9, 2019
Temple 67–62 #25 UCF March 9, 2019
Saint Mary's 60–47 #1 Gonzaga March 12, 2019 West Coast Tournament
Nebraska 69–61 #21 Maryland March 14, 2019 Big Ten Tournament
West Virginia 79–74 #7 Texas Tech March 14, 2019 Big 12 Tournament
Florida 76–73 #9 LSU March 15, 2019 SEC Tournament
Minnesota 75–73 #13 Purdue March 15, 2019 Big Ten Tournament
Iowa State 63–59 #15 Kansas State March 15, 2019 Big 12 Tournament
San Diego State 65–56 #14 Nevada March 15, 2019 Mountain West Tournament
Seton Hall 81–79 #23 Marquette March 15, 2019 Big East Tournament
Iowa State 78–66 #17 Kansas March 16, 2019 Big 12 Tournament

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.

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 Vermont Anthony Lamb, Vermont[77] John Becker, Vermont[77] 2019 America East Men's Basketball Tournament Campus sites Vermont
American Athletic Conference Houston Jarron Cumberland, Cincinnati[78] Kelvin Sampson, Houston[78] 2019 American Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament FedEx Forum
(Memphis, TN)
Cincinnati
Atlantic 10 Conference VCU Jón Axel Guðmundsson, Davidson[79] Mike Rhoades, VCU[79] 2019 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament Barclays Center
(Brooklyn, NY)
Saint Louis
Atlantic Coast Conference Virginia[a] and North Carolina Zion Williamson, Duke[80] Tony Bennett, Virginia[80] 2019 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament Spectrum Center
(Charlotte, NC)
Duke
Atlantic Sun Conference Lipscomb[a] and Liberty Garrison Mathews, Lipscomb[81] Casey Alexander, Lipscomb[81] 2019 Atlantic Sun Men's Basketball Tournament Campus sites Liberty
Big 12 Conference Kansas State[a] and Texas Tech Jarrett Culver, Texas Tech[82] Chris Beard, Texas Tech[82] 2019 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament Sprint Center
(Kansas City, MO)
Iowa State
Big East Conference Villanova Markus Howard, Marquette[83] Jay Wright, Villanova[83] 2019 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament Madison Square Garden
(New York City, NY)
Villanova
Big Sky Conference Montana Jordan Davis, Northern Colorado[84] Jeff Linder, Northern Colorado[85] 2019 Big Sky Conference Men's Basketball Tournament CenturyLink Arena
(Boise, ID)
Montana
Big South Conference Campbell[a] and Radford Chris Clemons, Campbell[86] Kevin McGeehan, Campbell[86] 2019 Big South Conference Men's Basketball Tournament First round: Campus sites
Quarterfinals/semifinals: #1 seed
Final: Top surviving seed
Gardner–Webb
Big Ten Conference Michigan State[a] and Purdue Cassius Winston, Michigan State[87] Matt Painter, Purdue[87] 2019 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament United Center
(Chicago, IL)
Michigan State
Big West Conference UC Irvine Lamine Diane, Cal State Northridge[88] Russell Turner, UC Irvine[88] 2019 Big West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Honda Center
(Anaheim, CA)
UC Irvine
Colonial Athletic Association Hofstra Justin Wright-Foreman, Hofstra[89] Joe Mihalich, Hofstra[89] 2019 CAA Men's Basketball Tournament North Charleston Coliseum
(North Charleston, SC)
Northeastern
Conference USA Old Dominion B. J. Stith, Old Dominion[90] Jeff Jones, Old Dominion[90] 2019 Conference USA Men's Basketball Tournament Ford Center
(Frisco, TX)
Old Dominion
Horizon League Wright State[a] and Northern Kentucky Drew McDonald, Northern Kentucky[91] Scott Nagy, Wright State[91] 2019 Horizon League Men's Basketball Tournament Quarterfinals: Campus sites
Semifinals and final: Little Caesars Arena
(Detroit, MI)
Northern Kentucky
Ivy League Harvard[a] and Yale Miye Oni, Yale[92] Mike Martin, Brown[92] 2019 Ivy League Men's Basketball Tournament Payne Whitney Gymnasium
(New Haven, CT)
Yale
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Iona Cameron Young, Quinnipiac[93] Tim Cluess, Iona[94] 2019 MAAC Men's Basketball Tournament Times Union Center
(Albany, NY)
Iona
Mid-American Conference Buffalo (East)[a] and Toledo (West) C. J. Massinburg, Buffalo[95] Nate Oats, Buffalo[95] 2019 Mid-American Conference Men's Basketball Tournament First round: Campus sites
Remainder: Quicken Loans Arena
(Cleveland, OH)
Buffalo
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Norfolk State R. J. Cole, Howard[96] Robert Jones, Norfolk State[96] 2019 MEAC Men's Basketball Tournament Norfolk Scope
(Norfolk, VA)
North Carolina Central
Missouri Valley Conference Loyola (IL)[a] and Drake Marques Townes, Loyola (IL)[97] Darian DeVries, Drake[98] 2019 Missouri Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Enterprise Center
(St. Louis, MO)
Bradley
Mountain West Conference Nevada[a] and Utah State Sam Merrill, Utah State[99] Craig Smith, Utah State[99] 2019 Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Thomas & Mack Center
(Paradise, NV)
Utah State
Northeast Conference Saint Francis (PA)[a] and Fairleigh Dickinson Keith Braxton, Saint Francis (PA)[100] Rob Krimmel, Saint Francis (PA)[100] 2019 Northeast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Campus sites Fairleigh Dickinson
Ohio Valley Conference Belmont[a] and Murray State Ja Morant, Murray State[101] Rick Byrd, Belmont[101] 2019 Ohio Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Ford Center
(Evansville, IN)
Murray State
Pac-12 Conference Washington Jaylen Nowell, Washington[102] Mike Hopkins, Washington[102] 2019 Pac-12 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament T-Mobile Arena
(Paradise, NV)
Oregon
Patriot League Colgate[a] and Bucknell Rapolas Ivanauskas, Colgate[103] Matt Langel, Colgate[103] 2019 Patriot League Men's Basketball Tournament Campus sites Colgate
Southeastern Conference LSU Grant Williams, Tennessee[104][105] Kermit Davis, Ole Miss[104][105] 2019 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament Bridgestone Arena
(Nashville, TN)
Auburn
Southern Conference Wofford Fletcher Magee, Wofford[106] Mike Young, Wofford[106] 2019 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament U.S. Cellular Center
(Asheville, NC)
Wofford
Southland Conference Sam Houston State Cameron Delaney, Sam Houston State[107] Joe Golding, Abilene Christian[107] 2019 Southland Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Leonard E. Merrell Center
(Katy, TX)
Abilene Christian
Southwestern Athletic Conference Prairie View A&M Jeremy Combs, Texas Southern[108] Byron Smith, Prairie View A&M[108] 2019 SWAC Men's Basketball Tournament Quarterfinals: Campus sites
Semifinals and final: Bill Harris Arena
(Birmingham, AL)
Prairie View A&M
Summit League South Dakota State Mike Daum, South Dakota State[109] Derrin Hansen, Omaha[109] 2019 Summit League Men's Basketball Tournament Denny Sanford Premier Center
(Sioux Falls, SD)
North Dakota State
Sun Belt Conference Georgia State Tookie Brown, Georgia Southern[110] Chris Ogden, UT Arlington[110] 2019 Sun Belt Conference Men's Basketball Tournament First round: Campus sites
Remainder: Lakefront Arena
(New Orleans, LA)
Georgia State
West Coast Conference Gonzaga Rui Hachimura, Gonzaga[111] Mark Few, Gonzaga[111] 2019 West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Orleans Arena
(Paradise, NV)
Saint Mary's
Western Athletic Conference New Mexico State Jake Toolson, Utah Valley[112] Chris Jans, New Mexico State[112] 2019 WAC Men's Basketball Tournament New Mexico State
  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m Top seed in conference tournament.

Postseason[edit]

NCAA Tournament[edit]

Tournament upsets[edit]

For this list, an "upset" is defined as a win by a team seeded 7 or more spots below its defeated opponent.

Date Winner Score Loser Region Round
March 21 Murray State (#12) 83–64 Marquette (#5) West First Round
March 22 UC Irvine (#13) 70–64 Kansas State (#4) South First Round
March 22 Oregon (#12) 72–54 Wisconsin (#5) South First Round
March 22 Liberty (#12) 80–76 Mississippi State (#5) East First Round

NIT Tournament[edit]

CBI Tournament[edit]

CIT Tournament[edit]

Conference standings[edit]

2018–19 American Athletic Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 11 Houston 16 2   .889     32 3   .914
No. 22 Cincinnati 14 4   .778     28 7   .800
Temple 13 5   .722     23 10   .697
UCF 13 5   .722     24 9   .727
Memphis 11 7   .611     22 14   .611
Wichita State 10 8   .556     21 14   .600
Tulsa 8 10   .444     18 14   .563
South Florida 8 10   .444     20 13   .606
Connecticut 6 12   .333     16 17   .485
SMU 6 12   .333     15 17   .469
East Carolina 3 15   .167     10 21   .323
Tulane 0 18   .000     4 27   .129
2019 AAC Tournament winner
As of March 24, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 America East Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Vermont 14 2   .875     27 7   .794
Stony Brook 12 4   .750     24 9   .727
UMBC 11 5   .688     21 13   .618
Hartford 10 6   .625     18 15   .545
UMass Lowell 7 9   .438     15 17   .469
Albany 7 9   .438     12 20   .375
Binghamton 5 11   .313     10 23   .303
Maine 3 13   .188     5 27   .156
New Hampshire 3 13   .188     5 24   .172
2019 America East Tournament winner
2018–19 Atlantic 10 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
VCU 16 2   .889     25 8   .758
Davidson 14 4   .778     24 10   .706
Dayton 13 5   .722     21 12   .636
St. Bonaventure 12 6   .667     18 16   .529
George Mason 11 7   .611     18 15   .545
Saint Louis 10 8   .556     23 13   .639
Duquesne 10 8   .556     19 13   .594
Rhode Island 9 9   .500     18 15   .545
La Salle 8 10   .444     10 21   .323
Saint Joseph's 6 12   .333     14 19   .424
Richmond 6 12   .333     13 20   .394
George Washington 4 14   .222     9 24   .273
Massachusetts 4 14   .222     11 21   .344
Fordham 3 15   .167     12 20   .375
2019 A10 Tournament winner
2018–19 Atlantic Sun men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Lipscomb 14 2   .875     27 7   .794
Liberty 14 2   .875     29 7   .806
North Florida 9 7   .563     16 17   .485
Florida Gulf Coast 9 7   .563     14 18   .438
NJIT 8 8   .500     22 12   .647
North Alabama 7 9   .438     10 22   .313
Jacksonville 5 11   .313     12 20   .375
Kennesaw State 3 13   .188     6 26   .188
Stetson 3 13   .188     7 24   .226
2019 ASUN Tournament winner
As of March 24, 2019; 
2018–19 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 2 Virginia 16 2   .889     30 3   .909
No. 3 North Carolina 16 2   .889     28 6   .824
No. 1 Duke 14 4   .778     31 5   .861
No. 10 Florida State 13 5   .722     29 7   .806
No. 16 Virginia Tech 12 6   .667     26 8   .765
Syracuse 10 8   .556     20 14   .588
Louisville 10 8   .556     20 14   .588
NC State 9 9   .500     24 11   .686
Clemson 9 9   .500     20 14   .588
Georgia Tech 6 12   .333     14 18   .438
Boston College 5 13   .278     14 17   .452
Miami (FL) 5 13   .278     14 18   .438
Wake Forest 4 14   .222     11 20   .355
Pittsburgh 3 15   .167     14 19   .424
Notre Dame 3 15   .167     14 19   .424
2019 ACC Tournament winner
As of March 24, 2019
Source:The ACC; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 23 Villanova 13 5   .722     26 10   .722
Marquette 12 6   .667     24 10   .706
Seton Hall 9 9   .500     20 14   .588
Xavier 9 9   .500     19 16   .543
Creighton 9 9   .500     20 14   .588
Georgetown 9 9   .500     19 14   .576
St. John's 8 10   .444     21 13   .618
Providence 7 11   .389     18 16   .529
Butler 7 11   .389     16 17   .485
DePaul 7 11   .389     16 15   .516
2019 Big East Tournament winner
As of March 24, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 Big Sky men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Montana 16 4   .800     26 9   .743
Northern Colorado 15 5   .750     21 11   .656
Eastern Washington 12 8   .600     16 18   .471
Weber State 11 9   .550     18 15   .545
Portland State 11 9   .550     16 16   .500
Montana State 11 9   .550     15 17   .469
Southern Utah 9 11   .450     17 16   .515
Northern Arizona 8 12   .400     10 21   .323
Sacramento State 8 12   .400     15 16   .484
Idaho State 7 13   .350     11 19   .367
Idaho 2 18   .100     5 27   .156
2019 Big Sky Tournament winner
As of March 22, 2019; 
2018–19 Big South men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Campbell 12 4   .750     20 13   .606
Radford 12 4   .750     22 11   .667
Winthrop 10 6   .625     18 12   .600
Gardner–Webb 10 6   .625     23 12   .657
High Point 9 7   .563     16 15   .516
Charleston Southern 9 7   .563     18 15   .545
Presbyterian 9 7   .563     20 15   .571
Hampton 9 7   .563     16 16   .500
Longwood 5 11   .313     16 17   .485
UNC Asheville 2 14   .125     4 27   .129
USC Upstate 1 15   .063     6 26   .188
2019 Big South Tournament winner
As of March 24, 2019; 
2018–19 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 5 Michigan State 16 4   .800     30 6   .833
No. 13 Purdue 16 4   .800     25 9   .735
No. 8 Michigan 15 5   .750     30 6   .833
No. 21 Wisconsin 14 6   .700     23 11   .676
Maryland 13 7   .650     23 11   .676
Iowa 10 10   .500     23 12   .657
Minnesota 9 11   .450     22 14   .611
Ohio State 8 12   .400     20 14   .588
Indiana 8 12   .400     19 15   .559
Penn State 7 13   .350     14 18   .438
Illinois 7 13   .350     12 21   .364
Rutgers 7 13   .350     14 17   .452
Nebraska 6 14   .300     19 16   .543
Northwestern 4 16   .200     13 19   .406
2019 Big Ten Tournament winner
As of March 23, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 Big West men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
UC Irvine 15 1   .938     31 5   .861
UC Santa Barbara 10 6   .625     22 10   .688
Cal State Fullerton 10 6   .625     16 18   .471
Hawaii 9 7   .563     18 13   .581
Long Beach State 8 8   .500     15 19   .441
UC Davis 7 9   .438     11 20   .355
Cal State Northridge 7 9   .438     13 21   .382
UC Riverside 4 12   .250     10 23   .303
Cal Poly 2 14   .125     6 23   .207
2019 Big West Tournament winner
As of March 22, 2019; 
2018–19 Big 12 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 18 Kansas State 14 4   .778     25 9   .735
No. 9 Texas Tech 14 4   .778     28 6   .824
No. 17 Kansas 12 6   .667     26 10   .722
Baylor 10 8   .556     20 14   .588
No. 24 Iowa State 9 9   .500     23 12   .657
Texas 8 10   .444     18 16   .529
Oklahoma 7 11   .389     20 14   .588
TCU 7 11   .389     21 13   .618
Oklahoma State 5 13   .278     12 20   .375
West Virginia 4 14   .222     15 20   .429
2019 Big 12 Tournament winner
As of March 23, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 CAA men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Hofstra 15 3   .833     27 8   .771
Northeastern 14 4   .778     23 11   .676
Charleston 12 6   .667     24 9   .727
William & Mary 10 8   .556     14 17   .452
Delaware 8 10   .444     17 16   .515
Drexel 7 11   .389     13 19   .406
Elon 7 11   .389     11 21   .344
James Madison 6 12   .333     14 19   .424
Towson 6 12   .333     10 22   .313
UNC Wilmington 5 13   .278     10 23   .303
2019 CAA Tournament winner
2018–19 Conference USA men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Old Dominion 13 5   .722     26 9   .743
Western Kentucky 11 7   .611     20 14   .588
Southern Miss 11 7   .611     20 13   .606
UTSA 11 7   .611     17 15   .531
UAB 10 8   .556     20 15   .571
Marshall 11 7   .611     20 14   .588
FIU 10 8   .556     20 13   .606
Louisiana Tech 9 9   .500     20 13   .606
Florida Atlantic 8 10   .444     17 16   .515
North Texas 8 10   .444     21 12   .636
Rice 8 10   .444     13 19   .406
Middle Tennessee 8 10   .444     11 21   .344
Charlotte 5 13   .278     8 21   .276
UTEP 3 15   .167     8 21   .276
2019 C-USA Tournament winner
As of March 23, 2019; 
2018–19 Horizon League men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Wright State 13 5   .722     21 14   .600
Northern Kentucky 13 5   .722     26 9   .743
Oakland 11 7   .611     16 17   .485
Green Bay 10 8   .556     18 16   .529
UIC 10 8   .556     16 16   .500
Youngstown State 8 10   .444     12 20   .375
Detroit Mercy 8 10   .444     11 20   .355
IUPUI 8 10   .444     16 17   .485
Cleveland State 5 13   .278     10 21   .323
Milwaukee 4 14   .222     9 22   .290
2019 Horizon League Tournament winner
As of March 22, 2019; 
2018–19 Ivy League men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
x-Harvard 10 4   .714     19 12   .613
x-Yale 10 4   .714     22 8   .733
Princeton 8 6   .571     16 12   .571
Penn 7 7   .500     19 12   .613
Cornell 7 7   .500     15 16   .484
Brown 7 7   .500     20 11   .645
Columbia 5 9   .357     10 18   .357
Dartmouth 2 12   .143     11 19   .367
x – Ivy League co-champions
2019 Ivy League Tournament winner
As of March 24, 2019; 
2018–19 Mid-American Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
No. 15 Buffalo 16 2   .889     32 4   .889
Bowling Green 12 6   .667     22 12   .647
Kent State 11 7   .611     22 11   .667
Akron 8 10   .444     17 16   .515
Miami (OH) 7 11   .389     15 17   .469
Ohio 6 12   .333     14 17   .452
West
Toledo 13 5   .722     25 8   .758
Central Michigan 10 8   .556     23 12   .657
Eastern Michigan 9 9   .500     15 17   .469
Northern Illinois 8 10   .444     17 17   .500
Ball State 6 12   .333     16 17   .485
Western Michigan 2 16   .111     8 24   .250
2019 MAC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 MAAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Iona 12 6   .667     17 16   .515
Canisius 11 7   .611     15 17   .469
Quinnipiac 11 7   .611     16 15   .516
Rider 11 7   .611     16 15   .516
Siena 11 7   .611     17 16   .515
Monmouth 10 8   .556     14 21   .400
Manhattan 8 10   .444     11 21   .344
Marist 7 11   .389     12 19   .387
Saint Peter's 6 12   .333     10 22   .313
Fairfield 6 12   .333     9 22   .290
Niagara 6 12   .333     13 19   .406
2019 MAAC Tournament winner
2018–19 MEAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Norfolk State 14 2   .875     22 13   .629
North Carolina A&T 13 3   .813     19 13   .594
North Carolina Central 10 6   .625     18 16   .529
Howard 10 6   .625     17 17   .500
Bethune–Cookman 9 7   .563     14 17   .452
Florida A&M* 9 7   .563     12 19   .387
Savannah State 8 8   .500     11 20   .355
Coppin State 7 9   .438     8 25   .242
MD Eastern Shore 5 11   .313     7 25   .219
South Carolina State 5 11   .313     8 26   .235
Morgan State 4 12   .250     9 21   .300
Delaware State 2 14   .125     6 25   .194
*ineligible for postseason due to APR violations
2019 MEAC Tournament winner
As of March 20, 2019; 
2018–19 Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Loyola–Chicago 12 6   .667     20 14   .588
Drake 12 6   .667     24 10   .706
Southern Illinois 10 8   .556     17 15   .531
Missouri State 10 8   .556     16 16   .500
Bradley 9 9   .500     20 15   .571
Northern Iowa 9 9   .500     16 18   .471
Illinois State 9 9   .500     17 16   .515
Indiana State 7 11   .389     15 16   .484
Valparaiso 7 11   .389     15 18   .455
Evansville 5 13   .278     11 21   .344
2019 MVC Tournament winner
2018–19 Mountain West Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 20 Nevada 15 3   .833     29 5   .853
No. 25 Utah State 15 3   .833     28 7   .800
Fresno State 13 5   .722     23 9   .719
San Diego State 11 7   .611     21 13   .618
UNLV 11 7   .611     17 14   .548
Air Force 8 10   .444     14 18   .438
New Mexico 7 11   .389     14 18   .438
Boise State 7 11   .389     13 20   .394
Colorado State 7 11   .389     12 20   .375
Wyoming 4 14   .222     8 24   .250
San Jose State 1 17   .056     4 27   .129
2019 MW Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 Northeast Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Saint Francis (PA) 12 6   .667     18 15   .545
Fairleigh Dickinson 12 6   .667     21 14   .600
Sacred Heart 11 7   .611     15 17   .469
Robert Morris 11 7   .611     18 16   .529
St. Francis Brooklyn 9 9   .500     17 16   .515
LIU Brooklyn 9 9   .500     16 16   .500
Wagner 8 10   .444     13 17   .433
Bryant 7 11   .389     10 20   .333
Mount St. Mary's 6 12   .333     9 22   .290
Central Connecticut 5 13   .278     11 20   .355
2019 NEC Tournament winner
2018–19 Ohio Valley Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Belmont 16 2   .889     27 6   .818
Murray State 16 2   .889     28 5   .848
Jacksonville State 15 3   .833     24 9   .727
Austin Peay 13 5   .722     22 11   .667
Morehead State 8 10   .444     13 20   .394
Eastern Illinois 7 11   .389     14 18   .438
UT Martin 6 12   .333     12 19   .387
SIU Edwardsville 6 12   .333     10 21   .323
Eastern Kentucky 6 12   .333     13 18   .419
Tennessee State 6 12   .333     9 21   .300
Southeast Missouri State 5 13   .278     10 21   .323
Tennessee Tech 4 14   .222     8 23   .258
2019 OVC Tournament winner
2018–19 Pac-12 Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Washington 15 3   .833     27 9   .750
Arizona State 12 6   .667     23 11   .676
Utah 11 7   .611     17 14   .548
Oregon State 10 8   .556     18 13   .581
Colorado 10 8   .556     22 12   .647
Oregon 10 8   .556     24 12   .667
UCLA 9 9   .500     17 16   .515
USC 8 10   .444     16 17   .485
Arizona 8 10   .444     17 15   .531
Stanford 8 10   .444     15 16   .484
Washington State 4 14   .222     11 21   .344
California 3 15   .167     8 23   .258
Pac-12 Tournament winner
As of March 24, 2019; 
2018–19 Patriot League men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Colgate 13 5   .722     24 11   .686
Bucknell 13 5   .722     21 12   .636
Lehigh 12 6   .667     20 11   .645
American 9 9   .500     15 15   .500
Navy 8 10   .444     12 19   .387
Army 8 10   .444     13 19   .406
Lafayette 7 11   .389     10 20   .333
Boston University 7 11   .389     15 18   .455
Loyola (MD) 7 11   .389     11 21   .344
Holy Cross 6 12   .333     16 17   .485
2019 Patriot League Tournament winner
2018–19 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 19 Wofford 18 0   1.000     30 5   .857
UNC Greensboro 15 3   .833     29 7   .806
Furman 13 5   .722     25 8   .758
East Tennessee State 13 5   .722     24 10   .706
Chattanooga 7 11   .389     12 20   .375
Mercer 6 12   .333     11 20   .355
Samford 6 12   .333     17 16   .515
VMI 4 14   .222     11 21   .344
Western Carolina 4 14   .222     7 25   .219
The Citadel 4 14   .222     12 18   .400
2019 SoCon Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 Southland Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Sam Houston State 16 2   .889     21 12   .636
Abilene Christian 14 4   .778     27 7   .794
Southeastern Louisiana 12 6   .667     17 16   .515
New Orleans 12 6   .667     19 14   .576
Lamar 12 6   .667     20 13   .606
Texas A&M–CC 9 9   .500     14 18   .438
Central Arkansas 8 10   .444     14 19   .424
Houston Baptist 8 10   .444     12 18   .400
Stephen F. Austin 7 11   .389     14 16   .467
Nicholls 7 11   .389     14 17   .452
Northwestern State 6 12   .333     11 20   .355
McNeese State 5 13   .278     9 22   .290
Incarnate Word 1 17   .056     6 25   .194
2019 Southland Tournament winner
2018–19 Southeastern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 12 LSU 16 2   .889     28 6   .824
No. 6 Tennessee 15 3   .833     31 5   .861
No. 7 Kentucky 15 3   .833     29 6   .829
No. 14 Auburn 11 7   .611     28 9   .757
South Carolina 11 7   .611     16 16   .500
Mississippi State 10 8   .556     23 11   .676
Ole Miss 10 8   .556     20 13   .606
Florida 9 9   .500     20 16   .556
Alabama 8 10   .444     18 16   .529
Arkansas 8 10   .444     18 16   .529
Texas A&M 6 12   .333     14 18   .438
Missouri 5 13   .278     15 17   .469
Georgia 2 16   .111     11 21   .344
Vanderbilt 0 18   .000     9 23   .281
2019 SEC Tournament winner
As of March 24, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 SWAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Prairie View A&M 17 1   .944     22 13   .629
Texas Southern 14 4   .778     22 13   .629
Jackson State 10 8   .556     13 19   .406
Grambling State 10 8   .556     17 17   .500
Arkansas–Pine Bluff 10 8   .556     13 19   .406
Alabama State 9 9   .500     12 19   .387
Southern 6 12   .333     7 25   .219
Alcorn State 6 12   .333     10 21   .323
Mississippi Valley State 4 14   .222     6 26   .188
Alabama A&M* 4 14   .222     5 27   .156
*ineligible for postseason due to APR violations
2019 SWAC Tournament winner
As of March 20, 2019; 
2018–19 Summit League men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
South Dakota State  14 2   .875     24 9   .727
Omaha 13 3   .813     21 11   .656
Purdue Fort Wayne 9 7   .563     18 15   .545
North Dakota State 9 7   .563     19 16   .543
Oral Roberts 7 9   .438     11 21   .344
South Dakota 7 9   .438     13 17   .433
North Dakota 6 10   .375     12 18   .400
Western Illinois 4 12   .250     10 21   .323
Denver 3 13   .188     8 22   .267
2019 Summit League Tournament winner
2018–19 Sun Belt Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Georgia State 13 5   .722     24 10   .706
UT Arlington 12 6   .667     17 16   .515
Georgia Southern 12 6   .667     21 12   .636
Texas State 12 6   .667     24 10   .706
Louisiana 10 8   .556     19 13   .594
Coastal Carolina 9 9   .500     16 16   .500
Louisiana–Monroe 9 9   .500     19 15   .559
South Alabama 8 10   .444     17 17   .500
Arkansas State 7 11   .389     13 19   .406
Appalachian State 6 12   .333     11 21   .344
Little Rock 5 13   .278     10 21   .323
Troy 5 13   .278     12 18   .400
2019 Sun Belt Conference Tournament winner
As of March 23, 2019; 
2018–19 West Coast Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 4 Gonzaga 16 0   1.000     32 3   .914
Saint Mary's 11 5   .688     22 12   .647
BYU 11 5   .688     19 13   .594
San Francisco 9 7   .563     21 10   .677
Loyola Marymount 8 8   .500     21 11   .656
Santa Clara 8 8   .500     16 15   .516
San Diego 7 9   .438     21 15   .583
Pepperdine 6 10   .375     16 18   .471
Pacific 4 12   .250     14 18   .438
Portland 0 16   .000     7 25   .219
2019 WCC Tournament winner
As of March 23, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 WAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
New Mexico State 15 1   .938     30 5   .857
Utah Valley 12 4   .750     25 9   .735
Grand Canyon 10 6   .625     20 14   .588
UTRGV 9 7   .563     20 16   .556
California Baptist* 7 9   .438     16 15   .516
Cal State Bakersfield 7 9   .438     17 15   .531
Seattle 6 10   .375     18 15   .545
UMKC 6 10   .375     11 21   .344
Chicago State 0 16   .000     3 29   .094
*Ineligible for WAC Tournament (reclassification from Division II)
2019 WAC Tournament winner
As of March 21, 2019; 

Award winners[edit]

2019 Consensus All-America team[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]

Several teams changed coaches during and after the season.

Team Former
coach
Interim
coach
New
coach
Reason
Alabama Avery Johnson Johnson and Alabama mutually agreed to part ways on March 24 after 4 seasons, in which the Crimson Tide went 75–62 overall but only made the NCAA tournament once under him.[119]
Appalachian State Jim Fox Fox was fired on March 15 after 5 seasons and a 56–99 overall record at Appalachian State.[120]
Cal Poly Joe Callero Callero was fired on March 6, effective at the end of the season. At the time of his firing near the end of his 10th season at Cal Poly, he had a record of 126–182, and the Mustangs were 6–21 overall and 2–12 in Big West play, long since assured of their sixth straight losing season. Additionally, the Mustangs were assured of their worst overall record in nearly 25 years.[121]
California Wyking Jones Jones was fired on March 24 after two seasons in Berkeley, during which the Golden Bears went 16–47 overall and 5–31 in the Pac-12.[122]
Elon Matt Matheny Matheny was fired on March 18 after 10 seasons at Elon. He leaves as the program's winningest coach with 151 wins, but the Phoenix only made one postseason tournament under Matheny.[123]
Fairfield Sydney Johnson Johnson was fired March 11 after 8 seasons at Fairfield, in which the Stags went 116–147 overall.[124]
George Washington Maurice Joseph Jamion Christian George Washington parted ways with Joseph on March 15 after 3 seasons and an overall record of 44–57.[125] On March 21, the Colonials hired Christian away from Siena to take the job.[126]
Georgia State Ron Hunter Hunter left Georgia State on March 24 after 8 seasons for the Tulane head coaching job.[127]
Kennesaw State Al Skinner Skinner announced his resignation effective after the season on February 21.[128] The Owls finished 41–84 overall in Skinner's 4-year tenure as head coach.
Mercer Bob Hoffman Hoffman was fired on March 11 after 11 seasons at Mercer. The Bears went 209–165 under Hoffman, but this season, in which the team finished 11–20 overall and 6–12 in the Southern Conference, was the worst season of his tenure.[129]
Montana State Brian Fish Montana State parted ways with Fish on March 17 after 5 seasons and a 65–92 overall record.[130]
Morgan State Todd Bozeman Bozeman's 13-year tenure at Morgan State ended on March 20 when his contract was not renewed. Under Bozeman, the Bears finished 195–218 overall, but this season was the 6th straight in which the team finished with a losing record.[131]
Niagara Chris Casey Niagara fired Casey on March 11 after 6 seasons. Under Casey, the Purple Eagles went 64–129 overall with one winning season.[132]
Ohio Saul Phillips Jeff Boals Ohio fired Phillips on March 13 after 5 seasons. Under Phillips, the team went 81–77 overall and 40–50 in Mid-American Conference play.[133] The school then hired Boals, who played for the Bobcats and began his coaching career as an assistant with the team in the 1990s, from Stony Brook on March 17.[134]
Saint Joseph's Phil Martelli Martelli was fired on March 19 after 34 seasons at Saint Joseph's, the last 24 as head coach. Despite Martelli's 444–328 overall record, the Hawks were unable to break .500 in the last three seasons, finishing this season 14–19 overall and 6–12 in the A-10.[135]
Siena Jamion Christian Christian left Siena on March 21 after a single season to take the head coaching job at George Washington. This is the second straight offseason in which Siena must make a coaching change, having fired Jimmy Patsos after the 2017–18 season.[126]
SIU Edwardsville Jon Harris Harris's contract with SIUE was not renewed on March 11, ending his 4-year tenure at the school. The Cougars went 31–88 overall during his tenure.[136]
Southern Illinois Barry Hinson Bryan Mullins Moments after losing to Northern Iowa in the quarterfinals of the conference tournament, Hinson announced his resignation from Southern Illinois on March 8. The Salukis finished 116–106 overall under Hinson, but did not make any postseason tournaments during his 7-year tenure with the team.[137] On March 20, the school hired Loyola-Chicago assistant and former Saluki player Mullins for the head coaching job.[138]
Stetson Corey Williams Stetson fired Williams on March 6 after 6 seasons and a 58–133 overall record. The Hatters finished this season 7–24 overall and 3–13 in ASUN play.[139]
Stony Brook Jeff Boals Geno Ford Boals left Stony Brook on March 17 after 3 seasons to take the head coaching job at his alma mater of Ohio.[134] Assistant coach Ford will serve as the interim head coach of the Seawolves during their run in the CBI.
Temple Fran Dunphy Aaron McKie Following the 2017–18 season, Temple announced on April 13 that Dunphy would step down from his head coaching position at the end of the 2018–19 season, with assistant coach and former Owl player McKie succeeding him.[140] In his 13-year tenure at Temple, the team won 270 games overall and made the NCAA Tournament 8 times.
Tennessee Tech Steve Payne Tennessee Tech announced on March 3 that Payne had resigned after 17 seasons on the coaching staff and 8 as head coach. Tech had failed to make the NCAA tournament during Payne's head coaching tenure, and his final record as head coach was 118–134. The 2018–19 season saw the Golden Eagles finish last in the OVC, at 4–14 in-conference and 8–23 overall.[141]
Texas A&M Billy Kennedy Texas A&M announced on March 12 that Kennedy will not return as head coach next season. At the time of the announcement, the Aggies were 150–115 overall under Kennedy's 8-year tenure, but this season, in which the team went 13–17 overall and 6–12 in SEC play, was their worst since joining the conference in 2012.[142]
Troy Phil Cunningham Troy parted ways with Cunningham on March 11 after 6 seasons and an 80–111 overall record.[143]
Tulane Mike Dunleavy Ron Hunter After a 24–69 overall record in 3 seasons, including going winless in conference play this season, Tulane parted ways with Dunleavy on March 15.[144] On March 24, the Green Wave hired Georgia State head coach Hunter for the job.[127]
UCLA Steve Alford Murry Bartow UCLA fired Alford on December 31. In 5½ seasons at UCLA, Alford was 124–63 along with 3 Sweet 16 trips, but the Bruins were 7–6 on the season and in the midst of a four-game losing streak, capped off by a double-digit home loss to Liberty. Top assistant Murry Bartow, whose father Gene succeeded John Wooden at UCLA, was named interim head coach for the remainder of the season.[145]
UMKC Kareem Richardson UMKC fired Richardson on March 14 after 6 seasons, in which the Kangaroos went 75–118 overall with one winning season.[146]
UNLV Marvin Menzies UNLV parted ways with Menzies on March 15 after 3 seasons and a 48–48 overall record.[147]
Vanderbilt Bryce Drew Vanderbilt fired Drew on March 22 after 3 seasons and a 40-59 overall record. After qualifying for the NCAA Tournament in 2017, Drew's first season, the Commodores suffered back-to-back losing seasons, including a winless 0-18 conference record during the 2018-19 season.[148]
Washington State Ernie Kent Washington State fired Kent on March 14 after 5 seasons and a 58–98 overall record, with no Pac-12 finish higher than 10th in any of the last four seasons.[149]
William & Mary Tony Shaver Willam & Mary parted ways with Shaver on March 13 after 16 seasons. Shaver leaves as the program's winningest coach with 226 wins, but the Tribe were never able to make their first NCAA tournament under his tenure.[150]

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