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2018–19 NCAA Division I men's basketball season

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]

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Season headlinesEdit

  • 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 recordsEdit

Conference membership changesEdit

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[32]
Hampton MEAC Big South[33]
Liberty Big South ASUN[34]
North Alabama Gulf South (D-II) ASUN[35]
North Dakota Big Sky Summit League[36]
USC Upstate ASUN Big South[37]

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.[38]

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

ArenasEdit

New arenasEdit

Arenas reopeningEdit

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

Arenas closingEdit

Temporary arenasEdit

Season outlookEdit

Pre–season pollsEdit

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 seasonEdit

Early season tournamentsEdit

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

UpsetsEdit

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
Wisconsin 64–54 #2 Michigan January 19, 2019
West Virginia 65–64 #7 Kansas January 19, 2019
Purdue 70–55 #25 Indiana January 19, 2019 Rivalry/Indiana National Guard Governor's Cup
Baylor 73–62 #8 Texas Tech January 19, 2019
Texas 75-72 #20 Oklahoma January 19, 2019
Boston College 87–82 #11 Florida State January 20, 2019
South Carolina 80–77 #16 Auburn January 22, 2019
Kansas State 58–45 #14 Texas Tech January 22, 2019
Northern Illinois 77–75 #14 Buffalo January 22, 2019
Alabama 74–53 #20 Ole Miss January 22, 2019
Illinois 78–67 #13 Maryland January 26, 2019 B1G Super Saturday
Purdue 73–63 #6 Michigan State January 27, 2019
Minnesota 92–87 #19 Iowa January 27, 2019
Texas 73–63 #11 Kansas January 29, 2019
Alabama 83–79 #22 Mississippi State January 29, 2019
Iowa 74–59 #5 Michigan February 1, 2019
Bowling Green 92–88 #18 Buffalo February 1, 2019
Arkansas 90–89 #19 LSU February 2, 2019
Indiana 79–75OT #6 Michigan State February 2, 2019
Illinois 79–74 #9 Michigan State February 5, 2019
St. John's 70–69 #10 Marquette February 5, 2019
Kansas State 74–67 #13 Kansas February 5, 2019 Sunflower Showdown
Clemson 59–51 #11 Virginia Tech February 9, 2019
TCU 92–83 #17 Iowa State February 9, 2019
Penn State 75–69 #6 Michigan February 12, 2019

Conference winners and tournamentsEdit

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.

PostseasonEdit

Conference standingsEdit

2018–19 American Athletic Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 9 Houston 11 1   .917     24 1   .960
Cincinnati 9 2   .818     20 4   .833
UCF 8 3   .727     18 5   .783
Temple 8 4   .667     18 7   .720
South Florida 7 5   .583     17 7   .708
Memphis 7 5   .583     15 10   .600
Wichita State 5 6   .455     12 11   .522
Tulsa 5 7   .417     15 10   .600
Connecticut 4 8   .333     13 12   .520
SMU 4 8   .333     12 12   .500
East Carolina 2 10   .167     9 15   .375
Tulane 0 11   .000     4 19   .174
2019 AAC Tournament winner
As of February 14, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 America East Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Vermont 10 1   .909     20 5   .800
Stony Brook 8 2   .800     20 5   .800
UMBC 8 3   .727     16 10   .615
Hartford 6 4   .600     13 12   .520
UMass Lowell 6 5   .545     14 12   .538
Albany 3 7   .300     8 17   .320
Binghamton 3 8   .273     7 19   .269
Maine 3 8   .273     5 21   .192
New Hampshire 1 10   .091     3 21   .125
2019 America East Tournament winner
As of February 13, 2019; 
2018–19 Atlantic 10 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Davidson 10 2   .833     19 6   .760
VCU 9 2   .818     18 6   .750
George Mason 9 3   .750     15 10   .600
Dayton 8 3   .727     16 8   .667
Duquesne 7 5   .583     16 9   .640
Saint Louis 7 5   .583     16 9   .640
St. Bonaventure 6 5   .545     10 14   .417
La Salle 6 5   .545     8 15   .348
Rhode Island 5 6   .455     12 11   .522
Richmond 4 8   .333     10 15   .400
Saint Joseph's 4 9   .308     11 15   .423
George Washington 3 8   .273     7 17   .292
Massachusetts 2 10   .167     9 16   .360
Fordham 1 10   .091     10 14   .417
2019 A10 Tournament winner
As of February 15, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 Atlantic Sun men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Liberty 11 1   .917     22 5   .815
Lipscomb 11 1   .917     20 5   .800
NJIT 6 5   .545     18 8   .692
Florida Gulf Coast 6 6   .500     11 16   .407
North Alabama 5 6   .455     8 18   .308
Jacksonville 5 7   .417     12 15   .444
North Florida 5 7   .417     11 16   .407
Kennesaw State 2 9   .182     5 21   .192
Stetson 1 10   .091     5 21   .192
2019 ASUN Tournament winner
As of February 13, 2019; Rankings from
2018–19 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 2 Duke 10 1   .909     22 2   .917
No. 4 Virginia 9 2   .818     21 2   .913
No. 8 North Carolina 9 2   .818     19 5   .792
No. 22 Virginia Tech 8 4   .667     19 5   .792
No. 16 Louisville 8 4   .667     17 8   .680
Syracuse 8 4   .667     17 8   .680
No. 17 Florida State 7 4   .636     19 5   .792
NC State 6 6   .500     18 7   .720
Clemson 5 6   .455     15 9   .625
Notre Dame 3 8   .273     13 11   .542
Boston College 3 8   .273     12 11   .522
Miami (FL) 3 9   .250     11 13   .458
Georgia Tech 3 9   .250     11 14   .440
Wake Forest 2 9   .182     9 14   .391
Pittsburgh 2 10   .167     12 13   .480
2019 ACC Tournament winner
As of February 13, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 13 Villanova 11 1   .917     20 5   .800
No. 10 Marquette 10 2   .833     21 4   .840
St. John's 6 6   .500     18 7   .720
Seton Hall 6 6   .500     15 9   .625
Georgetown 5 7   .417     15 10   .600
DePaul 5 7   .417     13 10   .565
Butler 5 7   .417     14 11   .560
Creighton 4 7   .364     13 11   .542
Providence 4 8   .333     14 11   .560
Xavier 3 8   .273     11 13   .458
2019 Big East Tournament winner
As of February 13, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 Big Sky men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Montana 11 2   .846     18 6   .750
Northern Colorado 11 3   .786     17 8   .680
Weber State 9 5   .643     15 10   .600
Montana State 9 5   .643     12 12   .500
Southern Utah 7 7   .500     12 11   .522
Eastern Washington 6 6   .500     8 15   .348
Sacramento State 5 8   .385     11 11   .500
Portland State 5 8   .385     10 14   .417
Idaho State 5 9   .357     9 14   .391
Northern Arizona 5 9   .357     7 17   .292
Idaho 1 12   .077     4 20   .167
2019 Big Sky Tournament winner
As of February 14, 2019; 
2018–19 Big South men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Radford 10 1   .909     18 7   .720
Winthrop 9 3   .750     17 8   .680
Campbell 8 3   .727     15 10   .600
Presbyterian 7 5   .583     15 12   .556
Gardner–Webb 6 5   .545     16 10   .615
High Point 6 5   .545     13 12   .520
Charleston Southern 5 6   .455     11 13   .458
Hampton 5 6   .455     10 14   .417
Longwood 4 8   .333     14 13   .519
UNC Asheville 2 10   .167     4 22   .154
USC Upstate 1 11   .083     6 21   .222
2019 Big South Tournament winner
As of February 13, 2019; 
2018–19 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 6 Michigan 11 3   .786     22 3   .880
No. 11 Michigan State 11 3   .786     20 5   .800
No. 12 Purdue 10 3   .769     17 7   .708
No. 24 Maryland 10 4   .714     19 6   .760
No. 20 Wisconsin 9 5   .643     17 8   .680
No. 21 Iowa 8 5   .615     19 5   .792
Ohio State 6 7   .462     16 8   .667
Minnesota 6 8   .429     16 9   .640
Illinois 6 8   .429     10 15   .400
Rutgers 5 9   .357     12 12   .500
Indiana 4 9   .308     13 11   .542
Nebraska 4 10   .286     14 11   .560
Northwestern 3 10   .231     12 12   .500
Penn State 2 11   .154     9 15   .375
2019 Big Ten Tournament winner
As of February 14, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 Big West men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
UC Irvine 9 1   .900     21 5   .808
Cal State Fullerton 7 3   .700     11 13   .458
UC Santa Barbara 6 4   .600     17 7   .708
Hawaii 6 4   .600     15 9   .625
UC Davis 5 4   .556     9 14   .391
Cal State Northridge 4 5   .444     10 15   .400
Long Beach State 3 7   .300     9 17   .346
UC Riverside 3 7   .300     9 17   .346
Cal Poly 1 9   .100     5 18   .217
2019 Big West Tournament winner
As of February 15, 2019; 
2018–19 Big 12 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 18 Kansas State 9 2   .818     19 5   .792
No. 14 Kansas 8 4   .667     19 6   .760
No. 15 Texas Tech 8 4   .667     20 5   .800
No. 23 Iowa State 7 4   .636     18 6   .750
Baylor 7 4   .636     16 8   .667
Texas 6 6   .500     14 11   .560
TCU 5 6   .455     17 7   .708
Oklahoma 3 9   .250     15 10   .600
West Virginia 2 9   .182     10 14   .417
Oklahoma State 2 9   .182     9 15   .375
2019 Big 12 Tournament winner
As of February 13, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 CAA men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Hofstra 12 1   .923     22 4   .846
Northeastern 10 3   .769     16 9   .640
Charleston 9 5   .643     20 7   .741
Delaware 8 6   .571     16 11   .593
Drexel 6 8   .429     12 15   .444
Towson 5 8   .385     9 17   .346
William & Mary 5 8   .385     9 16   .360
James Madison 4 9   .308     11 15   .423
Elon 4 9   .308     8 18   .308
UNC Wilmington 4 10   .286     8 19   .296
2019 CAA Tournament winner
As of February 14, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 Conference USA men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Old Dominion 10 3   .769     20 6   .769
Western Kentucky 9 4   .692     16 10   .615
UTSA 9 4   .692     15 11   .577
North Texas 8 5   .615     20 6   .769
Southern Miss 8 5   .615     16 9   .640
UAB 7 6   .538     15 11   .577
Louisiana Tech 6 7   .462     16 10   .615
FIU 6 7   .462     15 11   .577
Florida Atlantic 6 7   .462     15 11   .577
Marshall 6 7   .462     13 13   .500
Rice 5 8   .385     10 16   .385
Middle Tennessee 5 8   .385     8 18   .308
UTEP 3 10   .231     8 16   .333
Charlotte 3 10   .231     6 18   .250
2019 C-USA Tournament winner
As of February 14, 2019; 
2018–19 Horizon League men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Northern Kentucky 10 4   .714     20 7   .741
Wright State 10 4   .714     16 11   .593
UIC 8 5   .615     12 12   .500
Green Bay 7 6   .538     13 13   .500
Oakland 7 7   .500     11 16   .407
Detroit Mercy 7 7   .500     10 16   .385
Youngstown State 7 7   .500     11 16   .407
IUPUI 6 7   .462     14 12   .538
Milwaukee 4 9   .308     9 17   .346
Cleveland State 2 12   .143     7 20   .259
2019 Horizon League Tournament winner
As of February 15, 2019; 
2018–19 Ivy League men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Yale 6 1   .857     16 4   .800
Harvard 5 2   .714     12 8   .600
Cornell 5 2   .714     13 10   .565
Princeton 4 3   .571     12 8   .600
Penn 3 4   .429     15 8   .652
Brown 2 5   .286     14 9   .609
Dartmouth 2 5   .286     11 12   .478
Columbia 1 6   .143     6 15   .286
2019 Ivy League Tournament winner
As of February 15, 2019; 
2018–19 Mid-American Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
No. 25 Buffalo 10 2   .833     22 3   .880
Bowling Green 9 2   .818     17 7   .708
Kent State 7 4   .636     18 6   .750
Akron 6 5   .545     14 10   .583
Miami (OH) 5 6   .455     13 11   .542
Ohio 3 8   .273     11 12   .478
West
Toledo 8 4   .667     20 5   .800
Central Michigan 5 6   .455     16 8   .667
Eastern Michigan 5 6   .455     11 13   .458
Northern Illinois 5 7   .417     12 13   .480
Ball State 4 7   .364     13 11   .542
Western Michigan 1 11   .083     7 18   .280
2019 MAC Tournament winner
As of February 15, 2019; 
2018–19 MAAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Canisius 9 4   .692     12 13   .480
Monmouth 9 5   .643     10 17   .370
Quinnipiac 8 5   .615     13 11   .542
Siena 8 5   .615     13 13   .500
Iona 8 6   .571     10 15   .400
Rider 8 6   .571     13 13   .500
Marist 6 7   .462     11 14   .440
Manhattan 6 7   .462     8 17   .320
Niagara 4 9   .308     11 15   .423
Fairfield 4 10   .286     7 19   .269
Saint Peter's 3 9   .250     6 18   .250
2019 MAAC Tournament winner
As of February 15, 2019; 
2018–19 MEAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Norfolk State 9 1   .900     14 11   .560
North Carolina A&T 8 2   .800     13 11   .542
North Carolina Central 7 4   .636     10 13   .435
Florida A&M 7 4   .636     10 16   .385
Howard 6 4   .600     12 13   .480
Savannah State 6 4   .600     9 15   .375
Bethune–Cookman 6 5   .545     11 14   .440
Coppin State 5 6   .455     5 21   .192
South Carolina State 4 6   .400     6 20   .231
Morgan State 3 8   .273     8 16   .333
MD Eastern Shore 2 10   .167     4 23   .148
Delaware State 1 10   .091     4 20   .167
2019 MEAC Tournament winner
As of February 11, 2019; 
2018–19 Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Loyola–Chicago 9 4   .692     16 10   .615
Drake 8 5   .615     19 7   .731
Missouri State 8 5   .615     14 12   .538
Illinois State 7 6   .538     14 12   .538
Southern Illinois 6 7   .462     13 13   .500
Valparaiso 6 7   .462     13 13   .500
Bradley 6 7   .462     13 12   .520
Northern Iowa 6 7   .462     11 15   .423
Indiana State 5 8   .385     13 12   .520
Evansville 4 9   .308     10 16   .385
2019 MVC Tournament winner
As of February 13, 2019; 
2018–19 Mountain West Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 7 Nevada 10 1   .909     23 1   .958
Utah State 9 3   .750     19 6   .760
Fresno State 9 3   .750     18 6   .750
San Diego State 7 4   .636     15 9   .625
UNLV 7 5   .583     13 11   .542
Boise State 6 6   .500     11 14   .440
Air Force 5 7   .417     10 14   .417
New Mexico 5 7   .417     11 13   .458
Colorado State 4 8   .333     9 16   .360
Wyoming 2 9   .182     6 18   .250
San Jose State 0 11   .000     3 20   .130
2019 MW Tournament winner
As of February 13, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 Northeast Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Saint Francis (PA) 9 4   .692     13 11   .542
Robert Morris 8 5   .615     13 13   .500
Sacred Heart 8 5   .615     12 14   .462
St. Francis Brooklyn 7 6   .538     15 11   .577
Wagner 7 6   .538     12 12   .500
Fairleigh Dickinson 7 6   .538     12 13   .480
LIU Brooklyn 5 8   .385     11 14   .440
Central Connecticut 5 8   .385     11 15   .423
Bryant 5 8   .385     8 16   .333
Mount St. Mary's 4 9   .308     7 19   .269
2019 NEC Tournament winner
As of February 15, 2019; 
2018–19 Ohio Valley Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Belmont 11 2   .846     20 4   .833
Murray State 11 2   .846     20 4   .833
Austin Peay 10 3   .769     18 8   .692
Jacksonville State 10 3   .769     18 8   .692
Eastern Illinois 7 6   .538     14 12   .538
Morehead State 6 7   .462     10 16   .385
Tennessee State 5 8   .385     8 17   .320
SIU Edwardsville 4 9   .308     8 17   .320
Eastern Kentucky 4 9   .308     11 15   .423
UT Martin 4 9   .308     9 15   .375
Southeast Missouri State 3 10   .231     8 18   .308
Tennessee Tech 3 10   .231     7 19   .269
2019 OVC Tournament winner
As of February 14, 2019; 
2018–19 Pac-12 Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Washington 10 1   .909     19 5   .792
Utah 8 4   .667     14 10   .583
Oregon State 7 4   .636     15 8   .652
Arizona State 7 5   .583     16 8   .667
Oregon 6 5   .545     15 9   .625
Colorado 6 6   .500     15 9   .625
Stanford 6 6   .500     13 11   .542
USC 6 6   .500     13 12   .520
UCLA 6 6   .500     13 12   .520
Arizona 5 7   .417     14 11   .560
Washington State 3 8   .273     10 14   .417
California 0 12   .000     5 19   .208
2019 Pac-12 Tournament winner
As of February 13, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 Patriot League men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Bucknell 11 2   .846     17 8   .680
Lehigh 9 4   .692     16 8   .667
Colgate 8 5   .615     16 10   .615
American 7 6   .538     13 11   .542
Army 7 6   .538     12 14   .462
Loyola (MD) 5 8   .385     9 17   .346
Lafayette 5 8   .385     8 16   .333
Navy 5 8   .385     8 16   .333
Holy Cross 4 9   .308     13 13   .500
Boston University 4 9   .308     11 15   .423
2019 Patriot League Tournament winner
As of February 13, 2019; 
2018–19 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Wofford 14 0   1.000     22 4   .846
UNC Greensboro 11 2   .846     22 4   .846
East Tennessee State 10 4   .714     20 7   .741
Furman 10 4   .714     21 5   .808
Chattanooga 6 7   .462     11 15   .423
Samford 5 8   .385     15 11   .577
Mercer 4 9   .308     9 16   .360
The Citadel 3 10   .231     11 13   .458
Western Carolina 3 11   .214     6 21   .222
VMI 1 12   .077     7 18   .280
2019 SoCon Tournament winner
As of February 14, 2019; 
2018–19 Southland Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Sam Houston State 12 0   1.000     17 8   .680
Abilene Christian 9 3   .750     20 5   .800
New Orleans 8 4   .667     13 10   .565
Southeastern Louisiana 8 4   .667     12 13   .480
Stephen F. Austin 6 5   .545     13 10   .565
Lamar 6 6   .500     13 12   .520
Texas A&M–CC 5 6   .455     10 14   .417
Central Arkansas 5 7   .417     10 15   .400
Houston Baptist 4 7   .364     8 14   .364
Nicholls 4 7   .364     12 13   .480
Northwestern State 4 8   .333     9 16   .360
McNeese State 3 8   .273     7 18   .280
Incarnate Word 1 10   .091     6 18   .250
2019 Southland Tournament winner
As of February 13, 2019; 
2018–19 Southeastern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 1 Tennessee 11 0   1.000     23 1   .958
No. 19 LSU 10 1   .909     20 4   .833
No. 5 Kentucky 9 2   .818     20 4   .833
Ole Miss 7 4   .636     17 7   .708
South Carolina 7 4   .636     12 12   .500
Alabama 6 5   .545     15 9   .625
Mississippi State 5 6   .455     17 7   .708
Auburn 5 6   .455     16 8   .667
Arkansas 5 6   .455     14 10   .583
Florida 5 6   .455     13 11   .542
Missouri 3 8   .273     12 11   .522
Texas A&M 3 8   .273     10 13   .435
Georgia 1 10   .091     10 14   .417
Vanderbilt 0 11   .000     9 15   .375
2019 SEC Tournament winner
As of February 13, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 SWAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Prairie View A&M 9 1   .900     11 12   .478
Texas Southern 7 3   .700     12 11   .522
Grambling State 7 4   .636     13 11   .542
Alabama State 7 4   .636     9 13   .409
Jackson State 6 5   .545     9 15   .375
Arkansas–Pine Bluff 6 5   .545     9 15   .375
Alcorn State 4 7   .364     8 15   .348
Alabama A&M* 4 7   .364     5 20   .200
Southern 3 8   .273     4 20   .167
Mississippi Valley State 1 10   .091     3 22   .120
*ineligible for postseason due to APR violations
2019 SWAC Tournament winner
As of February 11, 2019; 
2018–19 Summit League men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
South Dakota State  10 2   .833     20 7   .741
Omaha 9 2   .818     15 9   .625
Purdue Fort Wayne 9 3   .750     17 10   .630
North Dakota State 8 4   .667     14 12   .538
Oral Roberts 6 7   .462     10 18   .357
South Dakota 3 8   .273     9 15   .375
Western Illinois 3 8   .273     8 16   .333
North Dakota 3 9   .250     9 16   .360
Denver 2 10   .167     7 19   .269
2019 Summit League Tournament winner
As of February 14, 2019; 
2018–19 Sun Belt Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Texas State 9 3   .750     20 5   .800
Georgia State 9 4   .692     18 8   .692
UT Arlington 8 4   .667     12 13   .480
Georgia Southern 8 5   .615     16 10   .615
Coastal Carolina 6 5   .545     12 11   .522
Louisiana–Monroe 6 5   .545     13 10   .565
Louisiana 5 6   .455     14 10   .583
Little Rock 5 7   .417     10 15   .400
South Alabama 5 8   .385     12 14   .462
Arkansas State 4 8   .333     10 15   .400
Troy 4 9   .308     11 14   .440
Appalachian State 3 8   .273     8 16   .333
2019 Sun Belt Conference Tournament winner
As of February 15, 2019; 
2018–19 West Coast Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 3 Gonzaga 11 0   1.000     24 2   .923
BYU 9 3   .750     17 10   .630
Saint Mary's 7 4   .636     16 10   .615
San Francisco 7 4   .636     19 6   .760
San Diego 5 6   .455     16 10   .615
Santa Clara 5 7   .417     13 13   .500
Loyola Marymount 5 7   .417     17 9   .654
Pepperdine 5 7   .417     12 14   .462
Pacific 3 8   .273     13 13   .500
Portland 0 11   .000     7 19   .269
Conference tournament winner
As of February 14, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 WAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
New Mexico State 10 1   .909     21 4   .840
Grand Canyon 7 4   .636     14 10   .583
Cal State Bakersfield 7 4   .636     16 9   .640
UTRGV 7 4   .636     15 12   .556
Utah Valley 5 4   .556     16 8   .667
California Baptist* 5 5   .500     13 10   .565
UMKC 4 6   .400     9 16   .360
Seattle 1 8   .111     13 11   .542
Chicago State 0 10   .000     3 22   .120
2019 WAC Tournament winner
As of February 14, 2019

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

Coaching changesEdit

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 would step down from his head coaching position at the end of the 2018–19 season, with assistant coach and former Owl player McKie succeeding him.[44]
UCLA Steve Alford Murry Bartow UCLA fired Alford on December 31, 2018. Alford went 124–63 in 5½ seasons along with three 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.[45]

See alsoEdit

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