2018–19 NCAA Division I men's basketball season

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

Rule changes[edit]

Season headlines[edit]

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

Milestones and records[edit]

Conference membership changes[edit]

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

School Former Conference New Conference
California Baptist PacWest (D-II) WAC[26]
Hampton MEAC Big South[27]
Liberty Big South ASUN[28]
North Alabama Gulf South (D-II) ASUN[29]
North Dakota Big Sky Summit League[30]
USC Upstate ASUN Big South[31]

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.[32]

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).[33] 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
The 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
(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
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

Conference winners and tournaments[edit]

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

Postseason[edit]

NCAA Tournament[edit]

Conference standings[edit]

2018–19 American Athletic Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 21 Houston 4 1   .800     17 1   .944
Cincinnati 4 1   .800     15 3   .833
Temple 4 1   .800     14 3   .824
UCF 3 1   .750     13 3   .813
Memphis 3 1   .750     11 6   .647
SMU 3 2   .600     11 6   .647
South Florida 2 3   .400     12 5   .706
Tulsa 2 3   .400     12 6   .667
Wichita State 1 3   .250     8 8   .500
Connecticut 1 4   .200     10 8   .556
East Carolina 1 4   .200     8 9   .471
Tulane 0 3   .000     4 12   .250
2019 AAC Tournament winner
As of January 16, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 America East Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Vermont 4 0   1.000     14 4   .778
Stony Brook 3 0   1.000     15 3   .833
Hartford 2 1   .667     9 9   .500
UMass Lowell 2 2   .500     10 9   .526
UMBC 2 2   .500     10 9   .526
Binghamton 1 2   .333     5 13   .278
New Hampshire 1 3   .250     3 14   .176
Maine 1 3   .250     3 16   .158
Albany 0 3   .000     5 13   .278
2019 America East Tournament winner
As of January 16, 2019; 
2018–19 Atlantic 10 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Saint Louis 4 0   1.000     13 4   .765
George Mason 4 1   .800     10 8   .556
Davidson 3 1   .750     12 5   .706
Duquesne 3 1   .750     12 5   .706
VCU 3 1   .750     12 5   .706
Dayton 3 1   .750     11 6   .647
Rhode Island 2 2   .500     9 7   .563
George Washington 2 2   .500     6 11   .353
St. Bonaventure 2 2   .500     6 11   .353
Richmond 1 3   .250     7 10   .412
La Salle 1 3   .250     3 13   .188
Saint Joseph's 1 4   .200     8 9   .471
Fordham 0 4   .000     9 8   .529
Massachusetts 0 4   .000     7 10   .412
2019 A10 Tournament winner
As of January 16, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 Atlantic Sun men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Liberty 4 0   1.000     15 4   .789
Lipscomb 4 0   1.000     13 4   .765
North Florida 3 1   .750     9 10   .474
North Alabama 3 1   .750     6 13   .316
NJIT 1 2   .333     13 5   .722
Jacksonville 1 3   .250     8 11   .421
Florida Gulf Coast 0 3   .000     5 13   .278
Stetson 0 3   .000     4 14   .222
Kennesaw State 0 3   .000     3 15   .167
2019 ASUN Tournament winner
As of January 16, 2019; Rankings from
2018–19 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 4 Virginia 4 0   1.000     16 0   1.000
No. 1 Duke 3 1   .750     14 2   .875
No. 9 Virginia Tech 3 1   .750     14 2   .875
No. 13 North Carolina 3 1   .750     13 4   .765
Louisville 3 1   .750     12 5   .706
Syracuse 3 1   .750     12 5   .706
No. 17 NC State 2 2   .500     14 3   .824
Pittsburgh 2 2   .500     12 5   .706
Georgia Tech 2 2   .500     10 7   .588
No. 11 Florida State 1 3   .250     13 4   .765
Clemson 1 3   .250     11 6   .647
Notre Dame 1 3   .250     11 6   .647
Miami (FL) 1 3   .250     9 7   .563
Wake Forest 1 3   .250     8 8   .500
Boston College 0 4   .000     9 7   .563
2019 ACC Tournament winner
As of January 16, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 22 Villanova 4 0   1.000     13 4   .765
No. 15 Marquette 4 1   .800     15 3   .833
Xavier 3 2   .600     11 7   .611
St. John's 3 3   .500     15 3   .833
Seton Hall 3 3   .500     12 6   .667
Georgetown 2 3   .400     12 6   .667
Butler 2 3   .400     11 7   .611
DePaul 2 3   .400     10 6   .625
Providence 1 3   .250     11 6   .647
Creighton 1 4   .200     10 8   .556
2019 Big East Tournament winner
As of January 16, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 Big Sky men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Northern Colorado 5 1   .833     11 6   .647
Weber State 5 1   .833     11 6   .647
Montana 4 2   .667     11 6   .647
Montana State 4 2   .667     7 9   .438
Southern Utah 3 3   .500     8 7   .533
Idaho State 3 3   .500     7 8   .467
Eastern Washington 2 3   .400     4 12   .250
Northern Arizona 2 4   .333     4 12   .250
Sacramento State 1 4   .200     7 7   .500
Portland State 1 4   .200     6 10   .375
Idaho 1 4   .200     4 12   .250
2019 Big Sky Tournament winner
As of January 17, 2019; 
2018–19 Big South men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Radford 4 0   1.000     12 6   .667
Winthrop 3 1   .750     11 6   .647
High Point 3 1   .750     10 8   .556
Campbell 2 1   .667     9 8   .529
Hampton 2 1   .667     7 9   .438
Longwood 2 2   .500     12 7   .632
Presbyterian 2 2   .500     10 9   .526
Gardner–Webb 1 2   .333     11 7   .611
Charleston Southern 1 2   .333     7 9   .438
USC Upstate 0 4   .000     5 14   .263
UNC Asheville 0 4   .000     2 16   .111
2019 Big South Tournament winner
As of January 17, 2019; 
2018–19 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 6 Michigan State 7 0   1.000     16 2   .889
No. 2 Michigan 6 0   1.000     17 0   1.000
No. 19 Maryland 6 1   .857     15 3   .833
Purdue 4 2   .667     11 6   .647
No. 23 Iowa 4 3   .571     15 3   .833
Minnesota 3 3   .500     13 4   .765
No. 25 Indiana 3 3   .500     12 5   .706
Wisconsin 3 3   .500     11 6   .647
Nebraska 3 4   .429     13 5   .722
Ohio State 2 3   .400     12 4   .750
Northwestern 1 5   .167     10 7   .588
Rutgers 1 5   .167     8 8   .500
Illinois 1 5   .167     5 12   .294
Penn State 0 7   .000     7 11   .389
2019 Big Ten Tournament winner
As of January 17, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 Big West men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
UC Santa Barbara 3 0   1.000     14 3   .824
Hawaii 2 0   1.000     11 5   .688
Long Beach State 2 0   1.000     8 10   .444
UC Irvine 2 1   .667     14 5   .737
Cal State Northridge 2 1   .667     8 11   .421
Cal State Fullerton 1 2   .333     5 12   .294
Cal Poly 0 2   .000     4 11   .267
UC Riverside 0 3   .000     6 13   .316
UC Davis 0 3   .000     4 13   .235
2019 Big West Tournament winner
As of January 17, 2019; 
2018–19 Big 12 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 7 Kansas 4 1   .800     15 2   .882
No. 8 Texas Tech 4 1   .800     15 2   .882
Iowa State 3 2   .600     13 4   .765
Kansas State 3 2   .600     13 4   .765
TCU 2 2   .500     13 3   .813
Baylor 2 2   .500     10 6   .625
No. 20 Oklahoma 2 3   .400     13 4   .765
Texas 2 3   .400     10 7   .588
Oklahoma State 2 3   .400     8 9   .471
West Virginia 0 5   .000     8 9   .471
2019 Big 12 Tournament winner
As of January 16, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 CAA men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Hofstra 6 0   1.000     16 3   .842
Delaware 5 2   .714     13 7   .650
Northeastern 4 2   .667     10 8   .556
Charleston 3 3   .500     14 5   .737
William & Mary 3 3   .500     7 11   .389
UNC Wilmington 3 3   .500     7 12   .368
Drexel 3 4   .429     9 11   .450
James Madison 2 4   .333     9 10   .474
Elon 1 5   .167     5 14   .263
Towson 1 5   .167     5 14   .263
2019 CAA Tournament winner
As of January 17, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 Conference USA men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Marshall 4 0   1.000     11 6   .647
North Texas 4 1   .800     16 2   .889
UTSA 4 1   .800     10 8   .556
Old Dominion 3 2   .600     13 5   .722
FIU 3 2   .600     12 6   .667
UAB 3 2   .600     11 7   .611
Louisiana Tech 3 3   .500     13 6   .684
Southern Miss 3 3   .500     11 7   .611
Florida Atlantic 2 3   .400     11 7   .611
Rice 2 3   .400     7 11   .389
Western Kentucky 1 3   .250     8 9   .471
UTEP 1 4   .200     6 10   .375
Charlotte 1 4   .200     4 12   .250
Middle Tennessee 1 4   .200     4 14   .222
2019 C-USA Tournament winner
As of January 17, 2019; 
2018–19 Horizon League men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Northern Kentucky 5 1   .833     15 4   .789
Detroit Mercy 5 1   .833     8 10   .444
Oakland 4 2   .667     8 11   .421
IUPUI 3 3   .500     11 8   .579
Green Bay 3 3   .500     9 10   .474
UIC 3 3   .500     9 10   .474
Wright State 3 3   .500     9 10   .474
Milwaukee 3 3   .500     8 11   .421
Youngstown State 2 5   .286     6 14   .300
Cleveland State 0 7   .000     5 15   .250
2019 Horizon League Tournament winner
As of January 17, 2019; 
2018–19 Ivy League men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Princeton 2 0   1.000     9 5   .643
Dartmouth 1 0   1.000     10 7   .588
Brown 0 0       12 4   .750
Yale 0 0       10 3   .769
Cornell 0 0       8 8   .500
Columbia 0 0       5 9   .357
Harvard 0 1   .000     6 7   .462
Penn 0 2   .000     10 6   .625
2019 Ivy League Tournament winner
As of January 14, 2019; 
2018–19 Mid-American Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
No. 16 Buffalo 4 0   1.000     16 1   .941
Bowling Green 4 0   1.000     12 5   .706
Kent State 2 2   .500     13 4   .765
Akron 2 2   .500     10 7   .588
Ohio 1 3   .250     9 7   .563
Miami (OH) 0 4   .000     8 9   .471
West
Central Michigan 3 1   .750     14 3   .824
Northern Illinois 3 1   .750     10 7   .588
Toledo 2 2   .500     14 3   .824
Eastern Michigan 2 2   .500     8 9   .471
Ball State 1 3   .250     10 7   .588
Western Michigan 0 4   .000     6 11   .353
2019 MAC Tournament winner
As of January 15, 2019; 
2018–19 MAAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Rider 4 0   1.000     9 7   .563
Iona 3 1   .750     5 10   .333
Monmouth 4 2   .667     5 14   .263
Quinnipiac 3 2   .600     8 8   .500
Canisius 3 2   .600     6 11   .353
Siena 2 3   .400     7 11   .389
Saint Peter's 2 3   .400     5 12   .294
Manhattan 2 3   .400     4 13   .235
Fairfield 2 4   .333     5 13   .278
Marist 1 3   .250     6 10   .375
Niagara 1 4   .200     8 10   .444
2019 MAAC Tournament winner
As of January 17, 2019; 
2018–19 MEAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Norfolk State 4 0   1.000     9 10   .474
North Carolina A&T 3 0   1.000     8 9   .471
North Carolina Central 3 0   1.000     8 9   .471
Florida A&M 2 1   .667     5 13   .278
South Carolina State 2 1   .667     4 15   .211
Morgan State 2 2   .500     7 10   .412
Coppin State 2 2   .500     2 17   .105
Bethune–Cookman 1 2   .333     6 11   .353
Savannah State 1 2   .333     4 13   .235
Howard 1 3   .250     7 11   .389
Delaware State 0 4   .000     3 14   .176
MD Eastern Shore 0 4   .000     2 17   .105
2019 MEAC Tournament winner
As of January 15, 2019; 
2018–19 Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Loyola–Chicago 4 1   .800     11 7   .611
Valparaiso 4 1   .800     11 7   .611
Illinois State 3 2   .600     10 8   .556
Evansville 3 2   .600     9 9   .500
Northern Iowa 3 2   .600     8 10   .444
Drake 2 3   .400     13 5   .722
Southern Illinois 2 3   .400     9 9   .500
Indiana State 2 3   .400     10 7   .588
Missouri State 2 3   .400     8 10   .444
Bradley 0 5   .000     8 10   .444
2019 MVC Tournament winner
As of January 16, 2019; 
2018–19 Mountain West Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 10 Nevada 4 1   .800     17 1   .944
Fresno State 3 1   .750     12 4   .750
UNLV 3 1   .750     9 7   .563
Boise State 3 1   .750     8 9   .471
Utah State 3 2   .600     13 5   .722
San Diego State 2 2   .500     10 7   .588
Colorado State 2 2   .500     7 10   .412
New Mexico 2 3   .400     8 9   .471
Air Force 2 3   .400     7 10   .412
Wyoming 0 4   .000     4 13   .235
San Jose State 0 4   .000     3 13   .188
2019 MW Tournament winner
As of January 16, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 Northeast Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Wagner 3 1   .750     8 7   .533
Robert Morris 3 1   .750     8 9   .471
Sacred Heart 3 1   .750     7 10   .412
Saint Francis (PA) 2 2   .500     6 9   .400
St. Francis Brooklyn 2 2   .500     10 7   .588
LIU Brooklyn 2 2   .500     8 8   .500
Central Connecticut 2 2   .500     8 9   .471
Bryant 2 2   .500     5 10   .333
Fairleigh Dickinson 1 3   .250     6 10   .375
Mount St. Mary's 0 4   .000     3 14   .176
2019 NEC Tournament winner
As of January 12, 2019; 
2018–19 Ohio Valley Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Murray State 5 0   1.000     14 2   .875
Austin Peay 5 0   1.000     13 5   .722
Jacksonville State 5 0   1.000     13 5   .722
Belmont 3 2   .600     12 4   .750
Eastern Illinois 3 2   .600     10 8   .556
Morehead State 2 3   .400     6 12   .333
Tennessee Tech 2 3   .400     6 12   .333
Tennessee State 2 3   .400     5 12   .294
Eastern Kentucky 1 4   .200     8 10   .444
Southeast Missouri State 1 4   .200     6 12   .333
SIU Edwardsville 1 4   .200     5 12   .294
UT Martin 0 5   .000     5 11   .313
2019 OVC Tournament winner
As of January 17, 2019; 
2018–19 Pac-12 Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Washington 4 0   1.000     13 4   .765
Arizona 4 1   .800     13 5   .722
Oregon State 3 1   .750     11 5   .688
UCLA 3 1   .750     10 7   .588
Arizona State 3 2   .600     12 5   .706
Oregon 2 2   .500     11 6   .647
USC 2 2   .500     9 8   .529
Utah 2 2   .500     8 8   .500
Colorado 1 3   .250     10 6   .625
Washington State 1 3   .250     8 9   .471
Stanford 1 4   .200     8 9   .471
California 0 5   .000     5 12   .294
2019 Pac-12 Tournament winner
As of January 17, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 Patriot League men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Lehigh 4 1   .800     11 5   .688
Bucknell 4 1   .800     10 7   .588
Army 3 2   .600     8 10   .444
Navy 3 2   .600     6 10   .375
Holy Cross 2 3   .400     11 7   .611
Colgate 2 3   .400     10 8   .556
Boston University 2 3   .400     9 9   .500
American 2 3   .400     8 8   .500
Loyola (MD) 2 3   .400     6 12   .333
Lafayette 1 4   .200     4 12   .250
2019 Patriot League Tournament winner
As of January 16, 2019; 
2018–19 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Wofford 6 0   1.000     14 4   .778
East Tennessee State 6 1   .857     16 4   .800
UNC Greensboro 5 1   .833     16 3   .842
Furman 4 2   .667     15 3   .833
Chattanooga 4 2   .667     9 10   .474
Samford 2 4   .333     12 7   .632
Western Carolina 2 5   .286     5 15   .250
The Citadel 1 5   .167     9 8   .529
Mercer 1 5   .167     6 12   .333
VMI 0 6   .000     6 12   .333
2019 SoCon Tournament winner
As of January 17, 2019; 
2018–19 Southland Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Sam Houston State 4 0   1.000     9 8   .529
Abilene Christian 4 1   .800     15 3   .833
New Orleans 4 1   .800     9 7   .563
Nicholls 3 2   .600     10 8   .556
Central Arkansas 3 2   .600     8 10   .444
Northwestern State 2 2   .500     7 10   .412
Texas A&M–CC 2 2   .500     7 10   .412
McNeese State 2 3   .400     6 12   .333
Stephen F. Austin 1 3   .250     8 8   .500
Incarnate Word 1 3   .250     6 11   .353
Houston Baptist 1 3   .250     5 10   .333
Southeastern Louisiana 1 3   .250     5 12   .294
Lamar 1 4   .200     8 10   .444
2019 Southland Tournament winner
As of January 16, 2019; 
2018–19 Southeastern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 3 Tennessee 4 0   1.000     15 1   .938
South Carolina 4 0   1.000     9 7   .563
LSU 3 0   1.000     13 3   .813
No. 12 Kentucky 3 1   .750     13 3   .813
No. 18 Ole Miss 3 1   .750     13 3   .813
No. 14 Auburn 2 1   .667     13 3   .813
Alabama 2 2   .500     11 5   .688
No. 24 Mississippi State 1 2   .333     13 3   .813
Arkansas 1 3   .250     10 6   .625
Florida 1 3   .250     9 7   .563
Georgia 1 3   .250     9 7   .563
Texas A&M 1 3   .250     7 8   .467
Missouri 0 3   .000     9 6   .600
Vanderbilt 0 4   .000     9 7   .563
2019 SEC Tournament winner
As of January 16, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 SWAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Arkansas–Pine Bluff 3 0   1.000     6 10   .375
Prairie View A&M 3 0   1.000     5 11   .313
Jackson State 3 1   .750     6 11   .353
Alabama State 3 1   .750     5 10   .333
Texas Southern 2 1   .667     7 9   .438
Grambling State 2 2   .500     8 9   .471
Mississippi Valley State 1 2   .333     3 14   .176
Alabama A&M* 1 3   .250     2 16   .111
Alcorn State 0 4   .000     4 12   .250
Southern 0 4   .000     1 16   .059
*ineligible for postseason due to APR violations
2019 SWAC Tournament winner
As of January 14, 2019; 
2018–19 Summit League men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
South Dakota State  5 1   .833     15 6   .714
Purdue Fort Wayne 4 1   .800     12 8   .600
Omaha 4 1   .800     10 8   .556
Oral Roberts 4 2   .667     8 13   .381
South Dakota 2 3   .400     8 10   .444
North Dakota State 2 3   .400     8 11   .421
North Dakota 2 4   .333     8 11   .421
Western Illinois 1 5   .167     6 13   .316
Denver 1 5   .167     6 14   .300
2019 Summit League Tournament winner
As of January 17, 2019; 
2018–19 Sun Belt Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Georgia State 4 0   1.000     13 4   .765
Texas State 3 1   .750     14 3   .824
Louisiana 2 2   .500     11 6   .647
Georgia Southern 2 2   .500     10 7   .588
Louisiana–Monroe 2 2   .500     9 7   .563
Troy 2 2   .500     9 7   .563
South Alabama 2 2   .500     9 8   .529
Arkansas State 2 2   .500     8 9   .471
Little Rock 2 2   .500     7 10   .412
UT Arlington 2 2   .500     6 11   .353
Coastal Carolina 1 3   .250     7 9   .438
Appalachian State 0 4   .000     5 12   .294
2019 Sun Belt Conference Tournament winner
As of January 12, 2019; 
2018–19 West Coast Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 5 Gonzaga 4 0   1.000     17 2   .895
BYU 4 1   .800     12 8   .600
San Francisco 3 1   .750     15 3   .833
Saint Mary's 3 1   .750     12 7   .632
San Diego 2 2   .500     13 6   .684
Santa Clara 2 3   .400     10 9   .526
Pepperdine 2 3   .400     9 10   .474
Loyola Marymount 1 3   .250     13 5   .722
Pacific 1 4   .200     11 9   .550
Portland 0 4   .000     7 12   .368
Conference tournament winner
As of 17 January 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 WAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Cal State Bakersfield 4 1   .800     12 6   .667
Grand Canyon 4 1   .800     11 7   .611
New Mexico State 3 1   .750     14 4   .778
UMKC 2 1   .667     7 11   .389
Utah Valley 2 2   .500     13 6   .684
California Baptist* 2 2   .500     10 7   .588
UTRGV 1 3   .250     9 11   .450
Chicago State 0 3   .000     3 15   .167
Seattle 0 4   .000     12 7   .632
2019 WAC Tournament winner
As of January 17, 2019

*Ineligible for WAC Tournament (reclassification from Division II); 

Coaching changes[edit]

Several teams changed coaches during and after the season.

Team Former
coach
Interim
coach
New
coach
Reason
Temple Fran Dunphy Aaron McKie Temple announced on April 13, 2018 that Dunphy will 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.[38]
UCLA Steve Alford Murry Bartow UCLA fired Alford on December 31, 2018. Alford went 124–63 in 5½ seasons along with 3 Sweet 16 trips at UCLA, 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 Bartow, whose father was John Wooden's successor at UCLA, was named interim head coach for the remainder of the season.[39]

See also[edit]

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