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 will be 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[15]
Hampton MEAC Big South[16]
Liberty Big South ASUN[17]
North Alabama Gulf South (D-II) ASUN[18]
North Dakota Big Sky Summit League[19]
USC Upstate ASUN Big South[20]

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.[21]

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).[22] As noted previously, the former IPFW athletic program was inherited by PFW and is now known as the Purdue Fort Wayne Mastodons.

Arenas[edit]

New arenas[edit]

Arenas reopening[edit]

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

Arenas closing[edit]

Temporary arenas[edit]

  • With the reopening of Fertitta Center delayed, Houston will begin the 2018–19 season at Texas Southern's Health and Physical Education Arena, where the Cougars played most of their 2017–18 home games.[24]
  • Due to delays in the construction of the new UPMC Events Center, originally scheduled to open in January 2019 but now delayed to that summer, Robert Morris will play its entire home schedule at the Student Recreation and Fitness Center, a facility that opened in 2017 at the on-campus North Athletic Complex as part of the UPMC Events Center project.[25]

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
Myrtle Beach Invitational November 15-16, 18 HTC Center
(Conway, SC)
8
The Islands of the Bahamas Showcase November 16–18 Kendal Isaacs National Gymnasium
(Nassau, BAH)
8
Jersey Mike's Jamaica Classic November 16–18 Montego Bay Convention Centre
(Montego Bay, Jamaica)
8
Paradise Jam Tournament November 16–19 Sports and Fitness Center
(Saint Thomas, VI)
8
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
CBE Hall of Fame Classic November 19–20 Sprint Center
(Kansas City, MO)
4
Legends Classic November 19–20 Barclays Center
(Brooklyn, NY)
4
Cayman Islands Classic November 19–21 John Gray Gymansium
(Cayman Islands)
8
Gulf Coast Showcase November 19–21 Hertz Arena
(Estero, FL)
8
Maui Invitational November 19–21 Lahaina Civic Center
(Lahaina,HI)
8
MGM Resorts Main Event November 19, 21 T-Mobile Arena
(Las Vegas, NV)
8
Cancún Challenge November 20–21 Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort
(Cancún, MX)
8
Battle 4 Atlantis November 21–23 Imperial Arena
(Nassau, BAH)
8
NIT Season Tip-Off November 22–23 Barclays Center
(Brooklyn, NY)
4
Las Vegas Invitational November 22–23 Orleans Arena
(Las Vegas, NV)
4
AdvoCare Invitational November 22–23, 25 HP Field House
(Lake Buena Vista, FL)
8
Wooden Legacy November 22–23, 25 Emerald Gulf Coast Arena
(Niceville, FL)
4
Barclays Center Classic November 23–24 Barclays Center
(Brooklyn, NY)
4
Emerald Coast Classic November 23–24 The Arena at NFSC
(Niceville, FL)
4
Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic November 29-December 1 SSE Arena
(Belfast, Northern Ireland)
4
Las Vegas Classic December 21–22 Orleans Arena
(Las Vegas, NV)
4
Diamond Head Classic December 22–23, 25 Stan Sheriff Center
(Honolulu, HI)
8

Upsets[edit]

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

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

Winner Score Loser Date Tournament/Event
Buffalo 99–94OT #13 West Virginia November 9, 2018
Indiana 96–73 #24 Marquette November 14, 2018 Gavitt Tipoff Games
Connecticut 83–76 #15 Syracuse November 15, 2018 2K Empire Classic
Iowa 77–69 #13 Oregon November 15, 2018 2K Empire Classic
Furman 76–68OT #8 Villanova November 17, 2018

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

Coaching changes[edit]

Several teams changed coaches during and after the season.

Team Former
coach
Interim
coach
New
coach
Reason
Temple Fran Dunphy Aaron McKie Temple announced on April 13, 2018 that Dunphy will be stepping down at the end of the 2018–19 season, with assistant coach and former Owl player McKie succeeding him.[26]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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