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1989–90 NCAA Division I men's basketball season

The 1989–90 NCAA Division I men's basketball season began in November 1989 and ended with the Final Four at McNichols Sports Arena in Denver, Colorado on April 2, 1990. The UNLV Runnin' Rebels won their first NCAA national championship with a 103–73 victory over the Duke Blue Devils.

Contents

Season headlinesEdit

Major rule changesEdit

Beginning in 1989–90, the following rules changes were implemented:

Season outlookEdit

Pre-season pollsEdit

The top 20 from the AP Poll and Coaches Poll during the pre-season.[1]

Associated Press
Ranking Team
1 UNLV
2 LSU
3 Syracuse
4 Michigan
5 Georgetown
6 Arizona
7 North Carolina
8 Illinois
9 Arkansas
10 Duke
11 Missouri
12 Louisville
13 UCLA
14 Indiana
15 Temple
16 Oklahoma
17 Notre Dame
18 Pittsburgh
19 NC State
20 Minnesota
21 Oklahoma State
22 Georgia Tech
23 Florida
24 Memphis
25 St. John's
UPI Coaches
Ranking Team
1 UNLV
2 Syracuse
3 LSU
4 Georgetown
5 Michigan
6 Arizona
7 North Carolina
8 Illinois
9 Duke
10 Arkansas
Arizona
12 Indiana
13 UCLA
14 Louisville
15 Georgia Tech
16 Oklahoma
17 Temple
18 Pittsburgh
19 Notre Dame
20 Oklahoma State

Regular seasonEdit

Conference winners and tournamentsEdit

Conference standingsEdit

1989-90 American South Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Louisiana Tech 8 2   .800     20 8   .714
New Orleans 8 2   .800     21 11   .656
Texas-Rio Grande Valley 7 3   .700     21 9   .700
Louisiana-Lafayette 4 6   .400     20 9   .690
Arkansas State 2 8   .200     15 13   .536
Lamar 1 9   .100     7 21   .250
1990 American South Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll[2]
1989–90 Mid-Continent Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Southwest Missouri State 11 1   .917     22 7   .759
Wisconsin–Green Bay 9 3   .750     24 8   .750
Western Illinois 6 6   .500     16 13   .552
Northern Iowa 6 6   .500     23 9   .719
Illinois-Chicago 6 6   .500     16 12   .571
Eastern Illinois 3 9   .250     10 18   .357
Valparaiso 1 11   .083     4 24   .143
Cleveland State 0 0       15 13   .536
1990 Mid-Continent Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
1989–90 Atlantic 10 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Temple 15 3   .833     20 11   .645
Penn State 13 5   .722     25 9   .735
West Virginia 11 7   .611     16 12   .571
Rhode Island 11 7   .611     15 13   .536
Rutgers 11 7   .611     18 17   .514
UMass 10 8   .556     17 14   .548
George Washington 6 12   .333     14 17   .452
Saint Joseph's 5 13   .278     7 21   .250
Duquesne 5 13   .278     7 22   .241
St. Bonaventure 3 15   .167     8 20   .286
1990 Atlantic 10 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
1989–90 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#17 Clemson 10 4   .714     26 9   .743
#15 Duke 9 5   .643     29 9   .763
#9 Georgia Tech 8 6   .571     28 7   .800
North Carolina 8 6   .571     21 13   .618
Virginia 6 8   .429     20 12   .625
NC State 6 8   .429     18 12   .600
Maryland 6 8   .429     19 14   .576
Wake Forest 3 11   .214     12 16   .429
1990 ACC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
1989–90 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#6 Syracuse 12 4   .750     26 7   .788
#4 Connecticut 12 4   .750     31 6   .838
#8 Georgetown 11 5   .688     24 7   .774
St. John's 10 6   .625     24 10   .706
Villanova 8 8   .500     18 15   .545
Providence 8 8   .500     17 12   .586
Seton Hall 5 11   .313     12 16   .429
Pittsburgh 5 11   .313     12 17   .414
Boston College 1 15   .063     8 20   .286
† 1990 Big East Tournament winner
As of April 2, 1990[3]; Rankings from AP Poll
1989–90 Big Eight Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 11 Missouri 12 2   .857     26 6   .813
No. 1 Oklahoma 11 3   .786     27 5   .844
No. 5 Kansas 11 3   .786     30 5   .857
Kansas State 7 7   .500     17 15   .531
Oklahoma State 6 8   .429     17 14   .548
Iowa State 4 10   .286     10 18   .357
Nebraska 3 11   .214     10 18   .357
Colorado 2 12   .143     12 18   .400
1990 Big Eight Tournament winner
As of March 3, 2012; Rankings from AP Poll
1989–90 Big Sky men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Idaho 13 3   .813     25 6   .806
Eastern Washington 11 5   .688     18 11   .621
Montana 10 6   .625     18 11   .621
Nevada 9 7   .563     15 13   .536
Weber State 8 8   .500     14 15   .483
Montana State 8 8   .500     17 12   .586
Boise State 7 9   .438     12 15   .444
Northern Arizona 3 13   .188     8 20   .286
Idaho State 3 13   .188     6 21   .222
Conference tournament winner
1989–90 Big South Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Coastal Carolina 11 1   .917     23 6   .793
Campbell 7 5   .583     15 13   .536
UNC Asheville 7 5   .583     18 12   .600
Winthrop 6 6   .500     19 10   .655
Baptist College 4 8   .333     9 19   .321
Augusta State 4 8   .333     8 20   .286
Radford 3 9   .250     7 22   .241
1990 Big South Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
1989–90 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 3 Michigan State 15 3   .833     28 6   .824
No. 10 Purdue 13 5   .722     22 8   .733
No. 13 Michigan 12 6   .667     23 8   .742
No. 18 Illinois 11 7   .611     21 8   .724
No. 20 Minnesota 11 7   .611     23 9   .719
Ohio State 10 8   .556     17 13   .567
Indiana 8 10   .444     18 11   .621
Wisconsin 4 14   .222     14 17   .452
Iowa 4 14   .222     12 16   .429
Northwestern 2 16   .111     9 19   .321
Rankings from AP Poll
1989–90 Big West men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#2 UNLV 16 2   .889     35 5   .875
#24 New Mexico State 16 2   .889     26 5   .839
UC Santa Barbara 13 5   .722     21 9   .700
Long Beach State 12 6   .667     23 9   .719
Utah State 8 10   .444     14 16   .467
Pacific 7 11   .389     15 14   .517
Cal State Fullerton 6 12   .333     13 16   .448
San Jose State 5 13   .278     8 20   .286
Fresno State 4 14   .222     10 19   .345
UC Irvine 3 15   .167     5 23   .179
Big West Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
1989-90 CAA men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
James Madison 11 3   .786     20 11   .645
Richmond 10 4   .714     22 10   .688
American 10 4   .714     20 9   .690
George Mason 10 4   .714     20 12   .625
East Carolina 6 8   .429     13 18   .419
Navy 4 10   .286     5 23   .179
UNC Wilmington 3 11   .214     8 20   .286
William & Mary 2 12   .143     6 22   .214
1990 CAA Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll[4]
1989-90 East Coast Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Lehigh 8 6   .571     18 12   .600
Towson State 8 6   .571     18 13   .581
Hofstra 8 6   .571     13 15   .464
Delaware 7 7   .500     16 13   .552
Lafayette 7 7   .500     15 13   .536
Drexel 7 7   .500     13 15   .464
Bucknell 6 8   .429     15 14   .517
Rider 5 9   .357     10 18   .357
1990 ECC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll[5]
Template:1989–90 ECAC North Atlantic men's basketball standings Template:1989–90 Independent men's basketball standings
1989-90 Ivy League men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Princeton 11 3   .786     20 7   .741
Yale 10 4   .714     19 7   .731
Dartmouth 7 7   .500     12 14   .462
Harvard 7 7   .500     12 14   .462
Penn 7 7   .500     12 14   .462
Brown 7 7   .500     10 16   .385
Cornell 5 9   .357     12 17   .414
Columbia 2 12   .143     4 22   .154
Rankings from AP Poll[6]
1989–90 Metro Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#16 Louisville 12 2   .857     27 8   .771
Southern Miss 9 5   .643     20 12   .625
Cincinnati 9 5   .643     20 14   .588
Memphis 8 6   .571     18 12   .600
Florida State 6 8   .429     16 15   .516
South Carolina 6 8   .429     14 14   .500
Virginia Tech 5 9   .357     13 18   .419
Tulane 1 13   .071     4 24   .143
1990 Metro Conference Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
1989–90 Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
North
Holy Cross 14 2   .875     24 6   .800
Siena 11 5   .688     16 13   .552
Fordham 10 6   .625     20 13   .606
Canisius 5 11   .313     11 18   .379
Army 5 11   .313     10 19   .345
Niagara 5 11   .313     6 22   .214
South
#12 La Salle 16 0   1.000     30 2   .938
Iona 8 8   .500     13 15   .464
Saint Peter's 7 9   .438     14 14   .500
Manhattan 7 9   .438     11 17   .393
Fairfield 6 10   .375     10 19   .345
Loyola (MD) 2 14   .125     4 24   .143
1990 MAAC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
1989–90 Mid-American Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Ball State 13 3   .813     26 7   .788
Kent State 12 4   .750     21 8   .724
Miami 9 7   .563     14 15   .483
Bowling Green 9 7   .563     18 11   .621
Eastern Michigan 8 8   .500     19 13   .594
Toledo 7 9   .438     12 16   .429
Central Michigan 6 10   .375     13 17   .433
Ohio 5 11   .313     12 16   .429
Western Michigan 3 13   .188     9 18   .333
Mid-American Conference Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
1989–90 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Coppin State 15 1   .938     26 7   .788
Florida A&M 13 3   .813     18 11   .621
Delaware State 9 7   .563     14 14   .500
South Carolina State 8 8   .500     13 16   .448
Bethune-Cookman 8 8   .500     10 18   .357
North Carolina A&T 6 10   .375     12 17   .414
Howard 5 11   .313     8 19   .296
Maryland-Eastern Shore 4 12   .250     10 17   .370
Morgan State 4 12   .250     8 20   .286
1990 MEAC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
1989–90 Midwestern Collegiate Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Xavier 12 2   .857     28 5   .848
Dayton 10 4   .714     22 10   .688
Saint Louis 9 5   .643     21 12   .636
Maruqette 9 5   .643     15 14   .517
Evansville 8 6   .571     17 15   .531
Detroit Mercy 4 8   .333     7 21   .250
Loyola (IL) 3 11   .214     7 22   .241
Detroit 3 11   .214     10 18   .357
Butler 2 12   .143     6 22   .214
1990 MCC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
1989–90 Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Southern Illinois 10 4   .714     26 8   .765
Creighton 9 5   .643     21 12   .636
Illinois State 9 5   .643     18 13   .581
Tulsa 9 5   .643     17 13   .567
Bradley 6 8   .429     11 20   .355
Wichita State 6 8   .429     10 19   .345
Drake 5 9   .357     13 18   .419
Indiana State 2 12   .143     8 20   .286
1990 MVC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
1989–90 Northeast Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Robert Morris 12 4   .750     22 8   .733
Monmouth 11 5   .688     17 12   .586
Marist 10 6   .625     17 11   .607
Mount St. Mary's* 10 6   .625     16 12   .571
Saint Francis (PA) 10 6   .625     17 11   .607
Fairleigh Dickinson 8 8   .500     16 13   .552
Wagner 6 10   .375     11 17   .393
St. Francis (NY) 4 12   .250     9 18   .333
Long Island 1 15   .063     3 23   .115
1990 NEC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
*Ineligible for conference tournament


1989-90 Ohio Valley Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Murray State 10 2   .833     21 9   .700
Tennessee Tech 9 3   .750     19 9   .679
Morehead State 7 5   .583     16 13   .552
Eastern Kentucky 7 5   .583     13 17   .433
Middle Tennessee 5 7   .417     12 15   .444
Tennessee State 2 10   .167     7 20   .259
Austin Peay 2 10   .167     10 19   .345
† 1990 OVC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll[7]
1989–90 Pacific-10 Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#22 Oregon State 15 3   .833     22 7   .759
#14 Arizona 15 3   .833     25 7   .781
California 12 6   .667     22 10   .688
UCLA 11 7   .611     22 11   .667
Oregon 10 8   .556     15 14   .517
Stanford 9 9   .500     18 12   .600
USC 6 12   .333     12 16   .429
Arizona State 6 12   .333     15 16   .484
Washington 5 13   .278     11 17   .393
Washington State 1 17   .056     7 22   .241
As of April 15, 1990[8]; Rankings from AP Poll
1989-90 Southeastern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Georgia 13 5   .722     20 9   .690
#23 Alabama 12 6   .667     26 9   .743
#19 LSU 12 6   .667     23 9   .719
Tennessee 10 8   .556     16 14   .533
Kentucky 10 8   .556     14 14   .500
Ole Miss 8 10   .444     13 17   .433
Auburn 8 10   .444     13 18   .419
Mississippi State 7 11   .389     16 14   .533
Vanderbilt 7 11   .389     21 14   .600
Florida 3 15   .167     7 21   .250
1990 SEC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll[9]
1989–90 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East Tennessee State 12 2   .857     27 7   .794
Marshall 9 5   .643     15 13   .536
Appalachian State 8 6   .571     19 11   .633
VMI 7 7   .500     14 15   .483
Chattanooga 7 7   .500     14 14   .500
The Citadel 5 9   .357     12 16   .429
Furman 5 9   .357     15 16   .484
Western Carolina 3 11   .214     10 18   .357
SoCon Tournament winner
As of April 30, 1990; Rankings from AP Poll
1989–90 Southland Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
NE Louisiana 13 1   .929     22 8   .733
McNeese State 11 3   .786     14 13   .519
Texas State 9 5   .643     13 15   .464
Sam Houston State 8 6   .571     10 18   .357
UT Arlington 6 8   .429     13 16   .448
Northwestern State 5 9   .357     10 19   .345
North Texas State 3 11   .214     5 25   .167
Stephen F. Austin 1 13   .071     2 25   .074
1990 Southland Conference Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
1989–90 Southwest Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Arkansas 14 2   .875     30 5   .857
Houston 13 3   .813     25 8   .758
Texas 12 4   .750     24 9   .727
TCU 9 7   .563     16 13   .552
Baylor 7 9   .438     16 14   .533
Texas A&M 7 9   .438     14 17   .452
Rice 5 11   .313     11 17   .393
SMU 5 11   .313     10 18   .357
Texas Tech 0 16   .000     5 22   .185
1990 SWC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
1989–90 Southwestern Athletic Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Southern 12 2   .857     25 6   .806
Texas Southern 10 4   .714     19 12   .613
Alabama State 7 7   .500     15 13   .536
Mississippi Valley State 7 7   .500     11 18   .379
Alcorn State 6 8   .429     7 22   .241
Prairie View 5 9   .357     9 18   .333
Grambling State 5 9   .357     9 19   .321
Jackson State 4 10   .286     9 19   .321
1990 SWAC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
1989–90 Sun Belt Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
UAB 12 2   .857     22 9   .710
South Florida 9 5   .643     20 11   .645
Old Dominion 7 7   .500     14 14   .500
Western Kentucky 7 7   .500     13 17   .433
UNC Charlotte 6 8   .429     16 14   .533
Jacksonville 5 9   .357     13 16   .448
South Alabama 5 9   .357     11 17   .393
VCU 5 9   .357     11 17   .393
1990 Sun Belt Conference Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
1989–90 Trans America Athletic Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Centenary (LA) 14 2   .875     22 8   .733
UTSA 13 3   .813     22 7   .759
Arkansas-Little Rock 12 4   .750     20 10   .667
Georgia Southern 11 5   .688     17 11   .607
Stetson 8 8   .500     15 17   .469
Hardin-Simmons 5 11   .313     9 18   .333
Samford 4 12   .250     6 22   .214
Georgia State 3 13   .188     5 23   .179
Mercer 2 14   .125     7 20   .259
1990 TAAC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
1989–90 West Coast Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#21 Loyola Marymount 13 1   .929     26 6   .813
Pepperdine 10 4   .714     17 11   .607
San Diego 9 5   .643     16 12   .571
Portland 7 7   .500     11 17   .393
Santa Clara 6 8   .429     9 19   .321
San Francisco 4 10   .286     8 20   .286
Saint Mary's 4 10   .286     7 20   .259
Gonzaga 3 11   .214     8 20   .286
Rankings from AP Poll
1989–90 Western Athletic Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Colorado State 11 5   .688     21 9   .700
BYU 11 5   .688     21 9   .700
Hawaii 10 6   .625     25 10   .714
UTEP 10 6   .625     21 11   .656
New Mexico 9 7   .563     20 14   .588
Wyoming 7 9   .438     15 14   .517
Utah 7 9   .438     16 14   .533
San Diego State 4 12   .250     13 18   .419
Air Force 3 13   .188     12 20   .375
1990 WAC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

Statistical leadersEdit

Points Per Game
Rebounds Per Game
Assists Per Game
Blocked Shots Per Game
Player School PPG Player School RPG Player School APG Player School BPG
Bo Kimble Loyola Marymount 35.3 Anthony Bonner Saint Louis 13.8 Todd Lehmann Drexel 9.3 Kenny Green Rhode Island 4.8
Kevin Bradshaw U.S. International 31.2 Eric McArthur UCSB 13.0 Aaron Mitchell Louisiana-Lafayette 9.1 Dikembe Mutombo Georgetown 4.1
Dave Jamerson Ohio 31.2 LaPhonso Ellis Notre Dame 12.6 Keith Jennings East Tennessee State 8.7 Kevin Roberson Vermont 3.8
Alphonso Ford Mississippi Valley State 29.9 Tyrone Hill Xavier 12.6 Otis Livingston Idaho 8.5 Lorenzo Williams Stetson 3.8
Steve Rogers Alabama State 29.7 Lee Campbell Missouri State 12.5 Kenny Anderson Georgia Tech 8.1 Omar Roland Marshall 3.6

Postseason tournamentsEdit

NCAA TournamentEdit

Final Four - McNichols Sports Arena, Denver, ColoradoEdit

National Semifinals National Championship Game
      
E3 Duke 97
M4 Arkansas 83
E3 Duke 73
W1 UNLV 103
S4 Georgia Tech 81
W1 UNLV 90

National Invitation TournamentEdit

NIT Semifinals and FinalEdit

Semifinals Finals
      
Penn State 62
Vanderbilt 75
Vanderbilt 74
Saint Louis 72
Saint Louis 80
New Mexico 73
Third place game
   
Penn State 83
New Mexico 81

Award winnersEdit

Consensus All-American teamsEdit

Consensus First Team
Player Position Class Team
Derrick Coleman F Senior Syracuse
Chris Jackson G Sophomore Louisiana State
Larry Johnson F Junior UNLV
Gary Payton G Senior Oregon State
Lionel Simmons F Senior La Salle


Consensus Second Team
Player Position Class Team
Hank Gathers F/C Senior Loyola Marymount
Kendall Gill G Senior Illinois
Bo Kimble G/F Senior Loyola Marymount
Alonzo Mourning C Sophomore Georgetown
Rumeal Robinson G Senior Michigan
Dennis Scott F Junior Georgia Tech
Doug Smith F Junior Missouri

Major player of the year awardsEdit

Major freshman of the year awardsEdit

Major coach of the year awardsEdit

Other major awardsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ *ESPN College Basketball Encyclopedia: The Complete History of the Men's Game. Random House. 2009. p. 976. ISBN 0-345-51392-4.
  2. ^ sports-reference.com 1989-90 American South Conference Season Summary
  3. ^ sports-reference.com 1989-90 Big East Conference Season Summary
  4. ^ sports-reference.com 1989-90 Colonial Athletic Association Season Summary
  5. ^ sports-reference.com 1989-90 East Coast Conference Season Summary
  6. ^ sports-reference.com 1989-90 Ivy Group Season Summary
  7. ^ sports-reference.com 1989-90 Ohio Valley Conference Season Summary
  8. ^ "2017-18 Men's Basketball Media Guide". Pac-12 Conference. p. 72. Retrieved February 16, 2018.
  9. ^ sports-reference.com 1989-90 Southeastern Conference Season Summary