2018–19 NCAA Division I women's basketball season

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

The 2018–19 NCAA Division I women's basketball season began in November 2018 and will end with the Final Four title game at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida on April 2019. Practices officially began in September 2018.

Season headlines[edit]

Milestones and records[edit]

  • November 13 – Rutgers head coach C. Vivian Stringer became the sixth college women's coach with 1,000 career wins following the Scarlet Knights' 73–44 pasting of Central Connecticut. She also became the first African-American college coach to reach the milestone.[6]
  • November 18 – Sabrina Ionescu recorded her 12th career triple-double in Oregon's 102–82 win over Buffalo.[7] Already the holder of the all-divisions NCAA women's record for career triple-doubles, Ionescu equaled the NCAA record for all players regardless of sex, previously held by former BYU men's player Kyle Collinsworth.[8]
  • December 20 – Ionescu took sole possession of the aforementioned career triple-double record, recording her 13th with 17 points, 11 rebounds, and 13 assists in Oregon's 82–36 win over Air Force.[9]
  • December 21 – In Oregon's next game, a 115–69 blowout of UC Irvine, Ionescu recorded her 14th triple-double with 14 points, 10 rebounds, and 13 assists. This marked the second time in her career that she recorded triple-doubles in consecutive games, a feat that no other Division I women's player has accomplished more than once.[10][11]
  • January 3 – Baylor defeated then top-ranked Connecticut 68–57. This was the Huskies' first regular-season loss since November 2014, and ended their NCAA-record regular-season winning streak at 126 games.[12]

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. The former Division II schools are ineligible for NCAA-sponsored postseason play until completing their D-I transitions in 2022.

School Former Conference New Conference
Cal Baptist PacWest (D-II) WAC[13]
Hampton MEAC Big South[14]
Liberty Big South ASUN[15]
North Alabama Gulf South (D-II) ASUN[16]
North Dakota Big Sky Summit League[17]
USC Upstate ASUN Big South[18]

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.[19]

Finally, 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. Following the school's split into separate institutions governed by Indiana University and Purdue University, IPFW degree programs in health sciences are now overseen by Indiana University Fort Wayne, while all other degree programs are governed by Purdue University Fort Wayne (PFW).[20] As noted in the "Season headlines" section, the IPFW athletic program, rebranded in 2016 as the Fort Wayne Mastodons, became the Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons, representing only PFW.

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]

Houston began the 2018–19 season at Texas Southern's Health and Physical Education Arena, where the Cougars played most of their 2017–18 home games. The women played three home games at Texas Southern before moving into Fertitta Center.[24]

Robert Morris planned to open the new UPMC Events Center on the site of its former on-campus Sewall Center in January 2019, but the opening has now been delayed to that summer. Until the new arena opens, the Colonials will continue to use the Student Recreation and Fitness Center, a building in the school's North Athletic Complex that opened in September 2017 as part of the UPMC Events Center project.

Season outlook[edit]

Pre-season polls[edit]

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

Associated Press
Ranking Team
1 Notre Dame (31)
2 Connecticut
3 Oregon
4 Baylor
5 Louisville
6 Mississippi State
7 Stanford
8 Oregon State
9 Maryland
10 South Carolina
11 Tennessee
Texas
13 Iowa
14 Georgia
15 DePaul
16 Missouri
17 NC State
18 Syracuse
19 Marquette
20 Texas A&M
21 Duke
22 South Florida
23 Arizona State
24 California
25 Miami (FL)
USA Today Coaches
Ranking Team
1 Notre Dame (30)
2 Connecticut (1)
3 Oregon
4 Louisville
5 Baylor
6 Mississippi State
7 Stanford
8 Texas
9 Oregon State
10 Maryland
11 South Carolina
12 Tennessee
13 Georgia
14 Missouri
15 DePaul
16 NC State
17 Iowa
18 Syracuse
19 Marquette
20 Duke
21 South Florida
Texas A&M
23 UCLA
24 Miami (FL)
25 West Virginia

Regular Season[edit]

Early season tournaments[edit]

Name Dates Location No. teams Champion
Preseason WNIT November 8–18 Campus Sites 16 Iowa State
Cancún Challenge November 22–24 Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort
(Cancún, MX)
10 Syracuse (Riviera Division)

NC State (Mayan Division)

Vancouver Showcase November 22–24 Vancouver Convention Centre
(Vancouver, BC)
8 Notre Dame
Junkanoo Jam November 22–24 Gateway Christian Academy
(Bimini, Bahamas)
10 Tennessee (Junkanoo Division)

Florida State (Bimini Division)

Paradise Jam Tournament November 22–24 Sports and Fitness Center
(Saint Thomas, VI)
8 Kentucky (Island Division)

Connecticut (Reef Division)

Gulf Coast Showcase November 23–25 Hertz Arena
(Estero, FL)
8 Texas

Upsets[edit]

An upset is a victory by an underdog team. In the context of NCAA Division I Women'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
Northwestern 84–58 #21 Duke November 11, 2018
UCLA 80–69 #14 Georgia November 14, 2018
Green Bay 56–49 #16 Missouri November 16, 2018
Georgia Tech 63–53 #14 Georgia November 18, 2018
Iowa State 75–52 #24 Miami (FL) November 18, 2018 Preseason WNIT
Kentucky 85–63 #17 South Florida November 22, 2018 Paradise Jam Island Division
North Carolina 71–69 #17 South Florida November 23, 2018 Paradise Jam Island Division
Michigan 70–54 #21 Missouri November 23, 2018 Gulf Coast Showcase
Florida State 71–67 #12 Iowa November 24, 2018 Junkanoo Jam Bimini Division
Drake 90–85OT #13 South Carolina November 24, 2018 Vancouver Showcase
South Dakota 64–59 #24 Iowa State November 28, 2018
Purdue 74–63 #21 Miami (FL) November 29, 2018 ACC–Big Ten Women's Challenge
Lamar 74–68 #17 Texas A&M November 29, 2018
#2 Connecticut 89–71 #1 Notre Dame December 2, 2018 Jimmy V Classic/Rivalry
Gonzaga 79–73 #8 Stanford December 2, 2018
South Dakota State 80–71 #21 Drake December 8, 2018
Michigan State 88–82 #3 Oregon December 9, 2018
South Dakota 74–61 #22 Missouri December 15, 2018
Texas A&M 76–70 #8 Oregon State December 15, 2018 Maui Jim Maui Classic
Creighton 85–82 #19 DePaul December 29, 2018
Harvard 85–79 #14 California December 30, 2018
Arizona 51–39 #17 Arizona State December 30, 2018
Central Michigan 90–80 #24 Miami (FL) December 30, 2018 Miami Holiday Classic
Rutgers 73–65 #4 Maryland December 31, 2018
Michigan 76–60 #12 Minnesota December 31, 2018
#8 Baylor 68–57 #1 Connecticut January 3, 2019
Northwestern 70–62 #15 Michigan State January 3, 2019
UCLA 84–79OT #18 California January 4, 2019
Missouri 66–64 #10 Tennessee January 6, 2019
Illinois 66–62 #12 Minnesota January 6, 2019
Indiana 68–64 #15 Michigan State January 6, 2019
LSU 63–52 #21 Texas A&M January 6, 2019
Purdue 62–57 #17 Iowa January 10, 2019
Ohio State 55–50 #25 Indiana January 10, 2019
Arizona 60–55 #24 California January 11, 2019
Georgia 66–62 #13 Tennessee January 13, 2019
Ole Miss 55–49 #16 Kentucky January 13, 2019
Clemson 57–45 #22 Florida State January 13, 2019
Ohio State 65–55 #23 Michigan State January 14, 2019
Kansas State 87–69 #11 Texas January 16, 2019
West Virginia 73–64 #18 Iowa State January 16, 2019
Northwestern 75–69 #25 Indiana January 16, 2019

Conference winners and tournament winners[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 Women's Basketball 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

Final Four – Amalie Arena, Tampa, FL[edit]

Women's NIT[edit]

NIT Semifinals and Final[edit]

Women's Basketball Invitational[edit]

Conference standings[edit]

2018–19 American Athletic Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 2 Connecticut 4 0   1.000     15 1   .938
UCF 4 0   1.000     15 2   .882
Tulane 3 1   .750     13 4   .765
Tulsa 3 1   .750     9 8   .529
Houston 2 1   .667     8 8   .500
Cincinnati 2 2   .500     10 7   .588
East Carolina 1 2   .333     10 6   .625
South Florida 1 2   .333     10 7   .588
Memphis 1 2   .333     6 10   .375
SMU 1 3   .250     7 10   .412
Wichita State 0 4   .000     7 10   .412
Temple 0 4   .000     4 12   .250
2019 AAC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 America East Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Maine 4 0   1.000     11 6   .647
Hartford 3 0   1.000     10 7   .588
Stony Brook 3 1   .750     14 3   .824
UMass Lowell 2 2   .500     6 11   .353
Albany 1 2   .333     4 12   .250
Binghamton 1 2   .333     6 10   .375
Vermont 1 3   .250     5 11   .313
New Hampshire 1 3   .250     4 13   .235
UMBC 0 3   .000     7 9   .438
2019 America East Tournament winner
As of January 14, 2019; 
2018–19 Atlantic 10 women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
VCU 4 0   1.000     12 5   .706
Davidson 4 0   1.000     10 7   .588
Fordham 3 1   .750     12 6   .667
Dayton 3 1   .750     8 7   .533
Duquesne 3 1   .750     9 8   .529
George Washington 3 1   .750     6 11   .353
Massachusetts 2 2   .500     10 8   .556
Rhode Island 2 2   .500     7 9   .438
George Mason 1 3   .250     9 8   .529
Saint Louis 1 3   .250     6 11   .353
Saint Joseph's 1 3   .250     5 12   .294
St. Bonaventure 1 3   .250     4 13   .235
Richmond 0 4   .000     3 14   .176
La Salle 0 4   .000     3 15   .167
2019 A10 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 Atlantic Sun women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Florida Gulf Coast 3 0   1.000     12 4   .750
Stetson 2 0   1.000     7 9   .438
North Alabama 2 1   .667     11 2   .846
Jacksonville 2 1   .667     9 7   .563
Kennesaw State 1 1   .500     5 10   .333
NJIT 1 1   .500     4 11   .267
North Florida 1 2   .333     6 8   .429
Liberty 0 3   .000     4 12   .250
Lipscomb 0 3   .000     2 14   .125
2019 ASUN Tournament winner
As of January 15, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 ACC women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 1 Notre Dame 5 0   1.000     17 1   .944
No. 8 NC State 4 0   1.000     17 0   1.000
No. 12 Syracuse 3 0   1.000     14 2   .875
No. 4 Louisville 3 1   .750     15 1   .938
Clemson 3 1   .750     12 5   .706
Florida State 2 1   .667     14 2   .875
Miami (FL) 2 1   .667     14 4   .778
Boston College 2 2   .500     13 4   .765
Georgia Tech 2 2   .500     12 5   .706
Virginia 1 3   .250     7 10   .412
Wake Forest 0 3   .000     9 7   .563
Duke 0 3   .000     8 7   .533
Pittsburgh 0 3   .000     9 8   .529
North Carolina 0 3   .000     9 8   .529
Virginia Tech 0 4   .000     13 4   .765
2019 ACC Tournament winner
As of January 16, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 Big East Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Butler 5 0   1.000     14 1   .933
No. 14 Marquette 5 0   1.000     14 3   .824
No. 24 DePaul 3 2   .600     12 5   .706
Seton Hall 3 2   .600     11 5   .688
Creighton 3 3   .500     9 8   .529
Villanova 2 4   .333     11 6   .647
Providence 2 4   .333     10 8   .556
Georgetown 2 4   .333     8 9   .471
Xavier 1 4   .200     10 6   .625
St. John's 1 4   .200     8 8   .500
2019 Big East Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 Big Sky women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Northern Colorado 5 1   .833     10 5   .667
Idaho State 5 1   .833     10 5   .667
Idaho 4 1   .800     7 7   .500
Portland State 3 1   .750     11 2   .846
Montana State 4 2   .667     9 7   .563
Montana 3 3   .500     8 7   .533
Southern Utah 2 3   .400     5 9   .357
Eastern Washington 2 3   .400     3 11   .214
Northern Arizona 1 4   .200     5 9   .357
Sacramento State 0 4   .000     4 8   .333
Weber State 0 6   .000     3 13   .188
2019 Big Sky Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 Big South women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Hampton 4 0   1.000     8 7   .533
Radford 4 1   .800     10 6   .625
High Point 3 1   .750     10 5   .667
Gardner-Webb 3 1   .750     9 7   .563
Winthrop 3 2   .600     7 9   .438
Campbell 2 3   .400     10 6   .625
UNC Asheville 2 3   .400     7 9   .438
Presbyterian 2 3   .400     4 12   .250
USC Upstate 1 3   .250     5 10   .333
Charleston Southern 1 4   .200     4 12   .250
Longwood 0 4   .000     1 13   .071
2019 Big South Tournament winner
As of 15 January 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 Big Ten women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 20 Rutgers 6 0   1.000     14 3   .824
No. 9 Maryland 4 1   .800     15 1   .938
No. 25 Indiana 4 2   .667     15 3   .833
Purdue 4 2   .667     13 6   .684
No. 22 Iowa 3 2   .600     12 4   .750
Northwestern 3 3   .500     10 7   .588
No. 17 Michigan State 2 3   .400     12 4   .750
Michigan 2 3   .400     11 6   .647
Penn State 2 3   .400     9 7   .563
Nebraska 2 3   .400     7 9   .438
Ohio State 2 3   .400     6 8   .429
No. 23 Minnesota 1 4   .200     12 4   .750
Wisconsin 1 4   .200     10 7   .588
Illinois 1 4   .200     9 7   .563
2019 Big Ten Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 Big West women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
UC Irvine 2 0   1.000     12 2   .857
Cal State Fullerton 1 0   1.000     9 5   .643
Long Beach State 1 0   1.000     4 10   .286
UC Davis 1 1   .500     9 6   .600
Cal State Northridge 1 1   .500     7 9   .438
Hawaii 1 1   .500     5 10   .333
Cal Poly 1 1   .500     4 9   .308
UC Riverside 0 2   .000     6 10   .375
UC Santa Barbara 0 2   .000     3 12   .200
2019 Big West Tournament winner
As of January 14, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 Big 12 Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 2 Baylor 4 0   1.000     14 1   .933
No. 11 Texas 4 1   .800     14 3   .824
No. 18 Iowa State 3 2   .600     13 4   .765
West Virginia 3 2   .600     12 4   .750
Oklahoma State 2 2   .500     11 4   .733
TCU 2 3   .400     12 4   .750
Kansas State 2 3   .400     11 5   .688
Kansas 1 3   .250     11 4   .733
Oklahoma 1 3   .250     5 10   .333
Texas Tech 1 4   .200     10 6   .625
2019 Big 12 Conference Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 CAA women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
James Madison 4 0   1.000     12 3   .800
Towson 4 0   1.000     10 5   .667
UNC Wilmington 2 1   .667     9 5   .643
Northeastern 2 2   .500     12 3   .800
William & Mary 2 2   .500     9 6   .600
Elon 2 2   .500     7 8   .467
Drexel 1 2   .333     9 5   .643
Charleston 1 2   .333     5 9   .357
Delaware 0 3   .000     5 10   .333
Hofstra 0 4   .000     6 10   .375
2019 CAA Tournament winner
As of January 13, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 Conference USA women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Rice 4 0   1.000     13 3   .813
Middle Tennessee 4 0   1.000     13 4   .765
Western Kentucky 3 0   1.000     9 8   .529
UAB 3 1   .750     15 2   .882
North Texas 3 1   .750     10 6   .625
Marshall 2 1   .667     8 8   .500
Old Dominion 2 2   .500     11 5   .688
Charlotte 2 2   .500     10 6   .625
UTSA 1 2   .333     6 9   .400
UTEP 1 2   .333     4 12   .250
Louisiana Tech 1 3   .250     9 8   .529
Southern Miss 0 4   .000     8 9   .471
FIU 0 4   .000     3 14   .176
Florida Atlantic 0 4   .000     3 14   .176
2019 C-USA Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 Horizon League women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Wright State 5 0   1.000     13 4   .765
Green Bay 4 1   .800     9 6   .600
Youngstown State 4 2   .667     12 5   .706
IUPUI 4 2   .667     10 7   .588
Cleveland State 3 3   .500     6 11   .353
Milwaukee 2 3   .400     7 9   .438
Northern Kentucky 2 3   .400     3 12   .200
Oakland 1 4   .200     4 12   .250
Detroit Mercy 1 4   .200     3 13   .188
UIC 1 5   .167     3 14   .176
2019 Horizon League Tournament winner
As of January 14, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 Ivy League women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Penn 1 0   1.000     9 2   .818
Yale 0 0       10 5   .667
Cornell 0 0       6 5   .545
Dartmouth 0 0       7 6   .538
Harvard 0 0       7 6   .538
Brown 0 0       8 8   .500
Columbia 0 0       4 9   .308
Princeton 0 1   .000     8 8   .500
2019 Ivy League Tournament winner
As of January 7, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 Mid-American Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
Ohio 3 1   .750     14 1   .933
Buffalo 3 1   .750     11 4   .733
Kent State 3 1   .750     10 5   .667
Akron 2 2   .500     11 4   .733
Miami (OH) 2 2   .500     11 4   .733
Bowling Green 0 4   .000     7 8   .467
West
Central Michigan 3 1   .750     12 4   .750
Toledo 2 2   .500     10 5   .667
Northern Illinois 2 2   .500     10 6   .625
Eastern Michigan 2 2   .500     9 6   .600
Western Michigan 1 3   .250     7 8   .467
Ball State 1 3   .250     6 10   .375
2019 MAC Tournament winner
2018–19 MAAC women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Quinnipiac 4 0   1.000     9 6   .600
Rider 3 0   1.000     7 7   .500
Marist 3 1   .750     11 5   .688
Siena 3 1   .750     7 8   .467
Niagara 3 1   .750     7 9   .438
Canisius 3 1   .750     5 10   .333
Monmouth 1 2   .333     5 9   .357
Fairfield 0 3   .000     3 11   .214
Manhattan 0 3   .000     2 12   .143
Iona 0 3   .000     1 13   .071
Saint Peter's 0 4   .000     5 10   .333
2019 MAAC Tournament winner
As of January 14, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 MEAC women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Norfolk State 4 0   1.000     9 8   .529
North Carolina A&T 3 0   1.000     6 10   .375
Maryland-Eastern Shore 3 1   .750     7 10   .412
Howard 2 1   .667     9 7   .563
Savannah State 2 1   .667     4 8   .333
Morgan State 2 1   .667     4 13   .235
Bethune–Cookman 1 2   .333     8 7   .533
South Carolina State 1 2   .333     8 9   .471
Delaware State 1 3   .250     3 12   .200
Coppin State 1 3   .250     1 15   .063
North Carolina Central 0 3   .000     3 13   .188
Florida A&M 0 3   .000     2 13   .133
2019 MEAC Tournament winner
As of January 14, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 Missouri Valley Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Drake 4 0   1.000     12 4   .750
Missouri State 3 0   1.000     7 7   .500
Northern Iowa 3 1   .750     10 6   .625
Bradley 2 2   .500     12 3   .800
Illinois State 2 2   .500     9 6   .600
Indiana State 2 2   .500     8 7   .533
Southern Illinois 1 2   .333     8 6   .571
Loyola–Chicago 1 2   .333     7 7   .500
Valparaiso 0 3   .000     4 11   .267
Evansville 0 4   .000     2 13   .133
2019 MVC Tournament winner
As of January 13, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 Mountain West Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Boise State 4 0   1.000     13 2   .867
Fresno State 4 0   1.000     11 4   .733
New Mexico 4 1   .800     14 2   .875
Utah State 4 1   .800     9 7   .563
Wyoming 2 2   .500     9 4   .692
UNLV 2 2   .500     4 11   .267
Colorado State 1 3   .250     7 8   .467
San Diego State 1 3   .250     6 9   .400
Air Force 1 4   .200     5 11   .313
Nevada 1 4   .200     5 11   .313
San Jose State 0 4   .000     1 14   .067
2019 MW Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 Northeast Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Sacred Heart 4 0   1.000     8 7   .533
Robert Morris 4 0   1.000     7 8   .467
St. Francis Brooklyn 3 1   .750     9 7   .563
Saint Francis (PA) 3 1   .750     6 10   .375
Bryant 2 2   .500     4 11   .267
Wagner 2 2   .500     4 11   .267
Mount St. Mary's 1 3   .250     7 8   .467
Fairleigh Dickinson 1 3   .250     4 11   .267
Central Connecticut 0 4   .000     3 11   .214
LIU Brooklyn 0 4   .000     1 14   .067
2019 NEC Tournament winner
As of January 14, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 Ohio Valley Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Tennessee Tech 4 0   1.000     12 3   .800
UT Martin 3 1   .750     11 4   .733
Belmont 3 1   .750     10 5   .667
Morehead State 2 2   .500     11 6   .647
Jacksonville State 2 2   .500     8 7   .533
Austin Peay 2 2   .500     7 8   .467
SIU Edwardsville 2 2   .500     7 8   .467
Southeast Missouri State 2 2   .500     7 8   .467
Murray State 2 2   .500     6 9   .400
Eastern Illinois 1 3   .250     7 8   .467
Tennessee State 1 3   .250     1 15   .063
Eastern Kentucky 0 4   .000     2 13   .133
2019 OVC Tournament winner
As of January 14, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 Pac-12 Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 5 Oregon 4 0   1.000     15 1   .938
No. 6 Stanford 4 0   1.000     14 1   .933
No. 10 Oregon State 4 0   1.000     14 2   .875
Utah 4 1   .800     15 1   .938
Arizona 3 2   .600     13 3   .813
No. 19 Arizona State 3 2   .600     12 4   .750
UCLA 2 3   .400     9 8   .529
Washington State 2 3   .400     7 9   .438
California 1 3   .250     10 5   .667
Washington 1 4   .200     8 9   .471
Colorado 0 5   .000     10 6   .625
USC 0 5   .000     10 6   .625
2019 Pac-12 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 Patriot League women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Bucknell 4 1   .800     13 4   .765
Boston University 4 1   .800     8 7   .533
American 4 1   .800     8 8   .500
Lehigh 3 2   .600     11 5   .688
Navy 3 2   .600     8 7   .533
Colgate 3 2   .600     7 8   .467
Army 2 3   .400     7 9   .438
Holy Cross 1 4   .200     9 7   .563
Lafayette 1 4   .200     6 10   .375
Loyola (MD) 0 5   .000     1 15   .063
2019 Patriot League Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 Southern Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Furman 2 0   1.000     10 7   .588
Wofford 2 0   1.000     10 7   .588
Mercer 1 0   1.000     9 7   .563
Chattanooga 1 0   1.000     6 10   .375
Samford 0 1   .000     5 11   .313
East Tennessee State 0 1   .000     2 15   .118
UNC Greensboro 0 2   .000     6 11   .353
Western Carolina 0 2   .000     3 13   .188
2019 SoCon Tournament winner
As of January 12, 2019; 
2018–19 Southland Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Lamar 4 0   1.000     11 4   .733
Stephen F. Austin 3 0   1.000     12 3   .800
Abilene Christian 3 1   .750     10 5   .667
Nicholls 3 1   .750     9 7   .563
Texas A&M-CC 2 1   .667     8 6   .571
Sam Houston State 2 1   .667     7 6   .538
Southeastern Louisiana 2 1   .667     7 7   .500
Houston Baptist 1 2   .333     6 7   .462
Incarnate Word 1 2   .333     1 13   .071
Northwestern State 1 3   .250     6 9   .400
New Orleans 1 3   .250     5 8   .385
Central Arkansas 0 4   .000     5 8   .385
McNeese State 0 4   .000     2 13   .133
2019 Southland Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 SEC women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 7 Mississippi State 5 0   1.000     17 1   .944
Missouri 4 1   .800     15 4   .789
No. 15 South Carolina 4 1   .800     12 5   .706
No. 16 Kentucky 3 2   .600     16 3   .842
Auburn 3 2   .600     15 3   .833
Georgia 3 2   .600     12 6   .667
Texas A&M 2 2   .500     13 4   .765
Arkansas 2 2   .500     13 5   .722
LSU 2 3   .400     11 6   .647
Alabama 2 3   .400     10 8   .556
Ole Miss 1 3   .250     7 11   .389
Florida 1 3   .250     5 12   .294
No. 20 Tennessee 1 4   .200     12 5   .706
Vanderbilt 0 5   .000     5 13   .278
2019 SEC Tournament winner
As of January 17, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 SWAC women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Prairie View A&M 2 0   1.000     5 8   .385
Alabama A&M 3 1   .750     6 7   .462
Southern 3 1   .750     6 9   .400
Grambling State 3 1   .750     6 10   .375
Mississippi Valley State 2 1   .667     3 11   .214
Alabama State 2 2   .500     3 12   .200
Jackson State 1 3   .250     6 9   .400
Alcorn State 1 3   .250     2 14   .125
Texas Southern 0 2   .000     5 9   .357
Arkansas-Pine Bluff 0 3   .000     3 7   .300
2019 SWAC Tournament winner
As of January 12, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 Sun Belt Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Troy 4 0   1.000     13 2   .867
Texas–Arlington 3 1   .750     11 4   .733
Arkansas State 3 1   .750     8 7   .533
Texas State 3 1   .750     8 8   .500
Little Rock 3 1   .750     7 8   .467
Appalachian State 2 2   .500     8 7   .533
Georgia State 2 2   .500     8 7   .533
Louisiana 2 2   .500     4 11   .267
South Alabama 1 3   .250     12 3   .800
Louisiana–Monroe 1 3   .250     7 8   .467
Coastal Carolina 0 4   .000     8 7   .533
Georgia Southern 0 4   .000     5 10   .333
2019 Sun Belt Tournament winner
As of January 12, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 Summit League women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
South Dakota State 3 1   .750     11 6   .647
Oral Roberts 3 1   .750     10 7   .588
North Dakota 3 1   .750     8 9   .471
South Dakota 2 1   .667     14 3   .824
Denver 3 2   .600     10 8   .556
Western Illinois 1 2   .333     5 11   .313
North Dakota State 1 2   .333     4 11   .267
Omaha 1 3   .250     6 10   .375
Purdue Fort Wayne 0 4   .000     4 12   .250
2019 Summit League Tournament winner
As of January 14, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 West Coast Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
BYU 6 0   1.000     14 3   .824
No. 13 Gonzaga 5 0   1.000     16 1   .941
Pepperdine 4 2   .667     10 6   .625
Pacific 3 2   .600     10 5   .667
Loyola Marymount 3 3   .500     10 8   .556
Saint Mary's 2 3   .400     10 6   .625
Santa Clara 2 3   .400     9 7   .563
San Francisco 1 4   .200     5 11   .313
San Diego 1 5   .167     8 9   .471
Portland 0 5   .000     8 8   .500
2019 WCC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 WAC women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Utah Valley 3 0   1.000     9 7   .563
UMKC 2 0   1.000     8 7   .533
New Mexico State 2 1   .667     10 6   .625
UT Rio Grande Valley 2 1   .667     8 8   .500
Cal State Bakersfield 2 2   .500     6 11   .353
Grand Canyon 2 2   .500     4 10   .286
California Baptist* 1 3   .250     7 9   .438
Chicago State 0 2   .000     0 15   .000
Seattle 0 3   .000     0 16   .000
2019 WAC Tournament winner
As of January 12, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
*California Baptist ineligible for WAC Tournament as part of reclassification from Division II

Award winners[edit]

Coaching changes[edit]

Several teams changed coaches during and after the season.

See also[edit]

Footnotes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Purdue Fort Wayne Branding Released" (Press release). Purdue University Fort Wayne. June 18, 2018. Retrieved June 21, 2018.
  2. ^ "Merrimack College Accepts Invitation to Join the Northeast Conference" (Press release). Northeast Conference. September 10, 2018. Retrieved September 15, 2018.
  3. ^ "Long Island University Announces Unification Into One LIU Division I Program" (Press release). LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds. October 3, 2018. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  4. ^ "One LIU: Frequently Asked Questions". Long Island University. Retrieved October 11, 2018.
  5. ^ "Sabrina Ionescu headlines AP preseason All-America team". ESPN.com. Associated Press. November 1, 2018. Retrieved November 3, 2018.
  6. ^ Bembry, Jerry (November 13, 2018). "Rutgers' C. Vivian Stringer earns 1,000th career victory". ESPN.com. Retrieved November 13, 2018.
  7. ^ "Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu notches 12th career triple-double despite making only 1 field goal". ESPN.com. Associated Press. November 18, 2018. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  8. ^ "2018–19 Division I Men's Basketball Records" (PDF). NCAA. p. 4. Retrieved November 20, 2018.
  9. ^ "Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu sets NCAA record with 13th triple-double". ESPN.com. Associated Press. December 21, 2018. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  10. ^ "Hebard, Ionescu help No. 7 Oregon rout UC Irvine 115-69". ESPN.com. Associated Press. December 22, 2018. Retrieved December 25, 2018.
  11. ^ "Individual Records: Triple-Doubles" (PDF). 2018–19 NCAA Division I Basketball Women's Records. Retrieved December 25, 2018.
  12. ^ "No. 8 Baylor takes down UConn for first win over No. 1". ESPN.com. Associated Press. January 4, 2019. Retrieved January 5, 2019.
  13. ^ "CBU announces D-1, WAC move" (Press release). California Baptist Lancers. January 13, 2017. Retrieved January 14, 2017.
  14. ^ "Big South Adds Hampton University as Full Member" (Press release). Big South Conference. November 16, 2017. Retrieved November 17, 2017.
  15. ^ "Liberty Moving to ASUN Conference for 2018-19 Season" (Press release). Liberty Athletics. May 17, 2018. Retrieved May 17, 2018.
  16. ^ "ASUN Conference Introduces North Alabama as Newest League Member" (Press release). Atlantic Sun Conference. December 5, 2016. Retrieved December 7, 2016.
  17. ^ "The Summit League Adds The University of North Dakota" (Press release). The Summit League. January 26, 2017. Retrieved January 27, 2017.
  18. ^ "Big South to add USC Upstate as Full Member" (Press release). Big South Conference. November 15, 2017. Retrieved November 17, 2017.
  19. ^ "Savannah State Plans Athletic Division Reclassification" (Press release). Savannah State Athletics. April 17, 2017. Retrieved May 22, 2017.
  20. ^ Wright, Darrin (June 16, 2017). "Indiana, Purdue trustees officially finalize IPFW split". Fort Wayne, IN: WOWO. Retrieved January 22, 2018.
  21. ^ John Bridges (August 26, 2018). "New sports arena at McNeese set to open this fall". KPLC. Retrieved September 10, 2018.
  22. ^ Duarte, Joseph (December 1, 2018). "UH christens Fertitta Center with win over No. 18 Oregon". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  23. ^ "Houston Falls in Fertitta Center Opener" (Press release). Houston Cougars. December 6, 2018. Retrieved December 21, 2018.
  24. ^ "2018–19 Women's Basketball Schedule". Houston Cougars. Retrieved December 21, 2018.