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2018–19 NCAA Division I women's basketball season

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.

Contents

Season headlinesEdit

Milestones and recordsEdit

  • 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.[7]
  • November 18 – Sabrina Ionescu recorded her 12th career triple-double in Oregon's 102–82 win over Buffalo.[8] 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.[9]
  • December 17 and 20 – Chastadie Barrs of Lamar became the first Division I player of either sex ever to record triple-doubles in consecutive games twice in her career. First, Barrs recorded 20 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 steals in the Cardinals' 93–37 blowout of Division III Howard Payne.[10] She followed this with 23 points, 10 rebounds, and 10 steals in the Cardinals' 82–66 win over Pacific.[11] Barrs had recorded consecutive triple-doubles early in the 2017–18 season.[12]
  • 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.[13]
  • 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, matching Barrs' accomplishment from the night before.[14][15] Like Barrs, Ionescu had recorded consecutive triple-doubles early in the 2017–18 season—with the second game in that streak also coming the night after the second of Barrs' corresponding streak.[12]
  • 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.[16]
  • January 9, 12, and 16 – Barrs accomplished three major triple-double milestones—becoming the first Division I player of either sex ever to record triple-doubles in consecutive games twice in a single season, the first to do so three times in a career, and the second player in any NCAA division to have recorded three consecutive triple-doubles. First, Barrs recorded 17 points, 10 rebounds, and 12 steals in the Cardinals' 79–59 win over New Orleans.[17] She followed this with 10 points, 11 rebounds, and 10 assists in the Cardinals' 57–37 win over Central Arkansas.[18] Finally, Barrs had 15 points, 10 rebounds, and 11 assists in Lamar's 94–54 pasting of Southeastern Louisiana.[19] The only other player with three straight triple-doubles was Danielle Carson of Youngstown State, who accomplished this feat in the 1985–86 season.[20]
  • January 20 – Ionescu recorded her sixth triple-double of the season with 21 points, 12 rebounds, and 12 assists in Oregon's 93–60 win over Arizona.[21] This tied the all-time NCAA record for triple-doubles in a season, originally set in women's basketball by the aforementioned Danielle Carson in 1985–86 and equaled by Ionescu herself in 2017–18.[22] (In men's basketball, the aforementioned Kyle Collinsworth had the same total in both 2014–15 and 2015–16.[23])
  • February 2 – Shakyla Hill of Grambling State had 21 points, 16 rebounds, 13 assists, and 10 steals in the Tigers' 77–57 win over Arkansas–Pine Bluff, making her the first Division I player of either sex to record two quadruple-doubles in a career. Hill had previously recorded one in January 2018.[24][a]

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. 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[26]
Hampton MEAC Big South[27]
Liberty Big South ASUN[28]
North Alabama Gulf South (D-II) ASUN[29]
North Dakota Big Sky Summit League[30]
USC Upstate ASUN Big South[31]

In addition to the schools changing conferences, the 2018–19 season will be the last for Savannah State in D-I with its decision to reclassify all of its sports to D-II.[32]

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).[33] 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.

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

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.[37]

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 outlookEdit

Regular SeasonEdit

Early season tournamentsEdit

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

UpsetsEdit

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
BYU 70–68 #13 Gonzaga January 17, 2019
Alabama 86–65 #20 Tennessee January 17, 2019
Georgia Tech 65–55 #12 Syracuse January 20, 2019
Nebraska 63–57 #23 Minnesota January 20, 2019
Seton Hall 84–73 #24 DePaul January 20, 2019
Purdue 56–53 #25 Indiana January 20, 2019 Rivalry/Crimson and Gold Cup
Miami (FL) 84–71 #13 Syracuse January 23, 2019
UCLA 61–59 #16 Arizona State January 25, 2019
North Carolina 78–73 #1 Notre Dame January 27, 2019
West Virginia 64–58 #12 Texas January 28, 2019
Loyola Marymount 61–58 #25 BYU January 31, 2019
California 81–80 #8 Stanford January 31, 2019
Michigan 90–81 #13 Iowa February 1, 2019
Pepperdine 79–65 #25 BYU February 2, 2019
North Carolina 64–51 #7 NC State February 3, 2019
Minnesota 60–46 #17 Rutgers February 3, 2019
Missouri 70–65OT #18 Texas A&M February 7, 2019
USC 84–80 #17 Utah February 8, 2019
UCLA 100–90 #17 Utah February 10, 2019
TCU 76–69 #18 Iowa State February 13, 2019
Ohio State 59–39 #23 Rutgers February 14, 2019
Clemson 73–68 #21 Florida State February 14, 2019
Wisconsin 79–62 #24 Michigan State February 14, 2019
Missouri 75–67 #5 Mississippi State February 14, 2019
St. John's 81–74 Marquette February 15, 2019

Conference winners and tournament winnersEdit

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.


PostseasonEdit

NCAA TournamentEdit

Tournament upsetsEdit

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, FLEdit

Women's NITEdit

NIT Semifinals and FinalEdit

Women's Basketball InvitationalEdit

Conference standingsEdit

2018–19 American Athletic Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 4 Connecticut 10 0   1.000     22 2   .917
UCF 9 2   .818     20 4   .833
Cincinnati 8 3   .727     16 8   .667
Houston 6 4   .600     12 11   .522
Tulsa 5 5   .500     11 12   .478
Tulane 5 6   .455     15 9   .625
Temple 4 6   .400     8 15   .348
East Carolina 4 7   .364     13 11   .542
Memphis 4 7   .364     9 15   .375
Wichita State 3 7   .300     10 13   .435
South Florida 2 8   .200     11 13   .458
SMU 2 9   .182     8 16   .333
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 11 1   .917     18 7   .720
Hartford 9 2   .818     16 9   .640
Albany 8 3   .727     11 13   .458
Stony Brook 7 4   .636     18 6   .750
Vermont 6 6   .500     10 14   .417
Binghamton 5 7   .417     10 15   .400
New Hampshire 3 9   .250     6 19   .240
UMass Lowell 2 10   .167     6 19   .240
UMBC 1 10   .091     8 16   .333
2019 America East Tournament winner
2018–19 Atlantic 10 women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
VCU 11 1   .917     19 6   .760
Fordham 9 3   .750     18 8   .692
Davidson 8 3   .727     14 10   .583
Dayton 7 4   .636     12 10   .545
Saint Louis 7 5   .583     12 13   .480
Duquesne 6 5   .545     12 12   .500
George Mason 5 6   .455     13 11   .542
Massachusetts 5 6   .455     13 12   .520
Saint Joseph's 5 6   .455     9 15   .375
George Washington 5 6   .455     8 16   .333
Richmond 4 7   .364     7 17   .292
St. Bonaventure 4 7   .364     7 17   .292
Rhode Island 2 9   .182     7 16   .304
La Salle 1 11   .083     4 22   .154
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 5 0   1.000     14 4   .778
North Alabama 5 1   .833     14 2   .875
Jacksonville 4 2   .667     11 8   .579
Stetson 3 2   .600     8 11   .421
Liberty 2 3   .400     6 12   .333
NJIT 2 3   .400     5 13   .278
North Florida 2 4   .333     8 10   .444
Kennesaw State 1 4   .200     5 13   .278
Lipscomb 0 6   .000     2 16   .111
2019 ASUN Tournament winner
As of January 23, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 ACC women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 2 Louisville 10 1   .909     23 1   .958
No. 6 Notre Dame 10 2   .833     23 3   .885
No. 12 NC State 9 2   .818     22 2   .917
No. 20 Miami (FL) 9 2   .818     21 5   .808
No. 21 Florida State 8 4   .667     20 5   .800
No. 16 Syracuse 7 4   .636     18 6   .750
Clemson 7 5   .583     16 9   .640
North Carolina 6 6   .500     15 11   .577
Georgia Tech 5 6   .455     15 9   .625
Virginia 4 7   .364     10 14   .417
Virginia Tech 3 8   .273     16 8   .667
Duke 3 9   .250     11 13   .458
Boston College 3 9   .250     14 11   .560
Wake Forest 1 10   .091     10 14   .417
Pittsburgh 1 11   .083     10 16   .385
2019 ACC Tournament winner
As of February 13, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 Big East Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 8 Marquette 12 1   .923     21 4   .840
Butler 9 4   .692     19 5   .792
DePaul 9 4   .692     18 7   .720
Providence 7 7   .500     15 11   .577
Villanova 6 7   .462     15 9   .625
Seton Hall 6 8   .429     14 11   .560
St. John's 6 8   .429     13 12   .520
Georgetown 5 8   .385     11 13   .458
Creighton 5 9   .357     11 14   .440
Xavier 2 11   .154     11 13   .458
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
Idaho 10 2   .833     13 8   .619
Idaho State 11 3   .786     16 7   .696
Portland State 10 3   .769     18 4   .818
Northern Colorado 10 4   .714     15 8   .652
Montana State 7 7   .500     12 12   .500
Montana 6 7   .462     11 11   .500
Eastern Washington 6 7   .462     7 15   .318
Sacramento State 5 8   .385     9 12   .429
Northern Arizona 4 10   .286     8 15   .348
Southern Utah 3 11   .214     6 17   .261
Weber State 2 12   .143     5 19   .208
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
Radford 8 1   .889     14 6   .700
High Point 7 2   .778     14 6   .700
Hampton 7 2   .778     11 9   .550
UNC Asheville 6 3   .667     11 9   .550
Gardner-Webb 5 4   .556     11 10   .524
Winthrop 5 5   .500     9 12   .429
Campbell 4 5   .444     12 8   .600
Charleston Southern 3 6   .333     6 14   .300
USC Upstate 2 7   .222     6 12   .333
Presbyterian 2 7   .222     4 16   .200
Longwood 1 8   .111     2 17   .105
2019 Big South Tournament winner
As of 29 January 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 Big Ten women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 7 Maryland 12 2   .857     23 2   .920
No. 14 Iowa 11 3   .786     20 5   .800
No. 23 Rutgers 9 4   .692     17 7   .708
Michigan 8 6   .571     17 9   .654
Northwestern 8 6   .571     15 10   .600
No. 24 Michigan State 7 6   .538     17 7   .708
Minnesota 7 7   .500     18 7   .720
Purdue 7 7   .500     16 11   .593
Ohio State 7 7   .500     11 12   .478
Indiana 6 8   .429     17 9   .654
Nebraska 6 8   .429     11 14   .440
Wisconsin 3 10   .231     12 13   .480
Penn State 3 10   .231     10 14   .417
Illinois 2 12   .143     10 15   .400
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 Davis 3 1   .750     11 6   .647
Cal State Northridge 3 1   .750     9 9   .500
Cal State Fullerton 2 1   .667     10 6   .625
Long Beach State 2 1   .667     5 11   .313
UC Irvine 2 2   .500     12 4   .750
Hawaii 1 2   .333     5 11   .313
UC Santa Barbara 1 2   .333     4 12   .250
UC Riverside 1 3   .250     7 11   .389
Cal Poly 1 3   .250     4 11   .267
2019 Big West Tournament winner
As of January 23, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 Big 12 Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 1 Baylor 12 0   1.000     22 1   .957
No. 15 Texas 10 3   .769     20 5   .800
No. 18 Iowa State 8 4   .667     18 6   .750
West Virginia 8 4   .667     17 6   .739
TCU 8 5   .615     18 6   .750
Kansas State 6 7   .462     15 10   .600
Oklahoma State 4 8   .333     13 10   .565
Kansas 2 10   .167     12 11   .522
Oklahoma 2 10   .167     6 17   .261
Texas Tech 2 11   .154     11 13   .458
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 10 1   .909     18 4   .818
Drexel 8 2   .800     16 5   .762
UNC Wilmington 8 3   .727     15 7   .682
Towson 7 4   .636     13 9   .591
Delaware 5 5   .500     10 12   .455
Northeastern 5 6   .455     15 7   .682
William & Mary 4 7   .364     11 11   .500
Elon 3 8   .273     8 14   .364
Charleston 3 8   .273     7 15   .318
Hofstra 1 10   .091     7 16   .304
2019 CAA Tournament winner
As of February 10, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 Conference USA women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Rice 12 0   1.000     21 3   .875
Middle Tennessee 10 2   .833     19 6   .760
UAB 8 4   .667     20 5   .800
Old Dominion 8 4   .667     17 7   .708
Marshall 8 4   .667     14 11   .560
Western Kentucky 8 4   .667     14 12   .538
Louisiana Tech 6 6   .500     14 11   .560
Southern Miss 6 6   .500     14 11   .560
North Texas 6 6   .500     13 11   .542
Charlotte 5 7   .417     13 11   .542
UTEP 3 9   .250     6 19   .240
Florida Atlantic 2 10   .167     5 20   .200
UTSA 1 11   .083     6 18   .250
FIU 1 11   .083     4 21   .160
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 6 1   .857     14 5   .737
Green Bay 6 1   .857     11 6   .647
Youngstown State 6 2   .750     14 5   .737
IUPUI 5 2   .714     11 7   .611
Milwaukee 4 3   .571     9 9   .500
Cleveland State 4 4   .500     7 12   .368
Northern Kentucky 2 5   .286     3 14   .176
Oakland 1 6   .143     4 14   .222
Detroit Mercy 1 6   .143     3 15   .167
UIC 1 6   .143     3 16   .158
2019 Horizon League Tournament winner
As of January 23, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 Ivy League women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Penn 5 0   1.000     15 3   .833
Yale 4 2   .667     14 7   .667
Harvard 4 2   .667     11 8   .579
Princeton 3 2   .600     11 9   .550
Dartmouth 3 3   .500     10 9   .526
Columbia 2 4   .333     6 13   .316
Cornell 1 5   .167     7 10   .412
Brown 1 5   .167     9 13   .409
2019 Ivy League Tournament winner
As of February 8, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 Mid-American Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
Miami (OH) 9 2   .818     18 4   .818
Ohio 9 3   .750     20 3   .870
Buffalo 8 3   .727     16 6   .727
Kent State 6 5   .545     13 9   .591
Akron 5 6   .455     14 8   .636
Bowling Green 1 10   .091     8 14   .364
West
Central Michigan 8 3   .727     17 6   .739
Toledo 7 4   .636     15 7   .682
Northern Illinois 6 5   .545     14 9   .609
Eastern Michigan 3 8   .273     10 12   .455
Western Michigan 2 8   .200     8 13   .381
Ball State 2 9   .182     7 16   .304
2019 MAC Tournament winner
2018–19 MAAC women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Quinnipiac 6 0   1.000     11 6   .647
Rider 6 0   1.000     10 7   .588
Marist 6 1   .857     14 5   .737
Siena 4 2   .667     8 9   .471
Niagara 4 2   .667     8 10   .444
Canisius 4 2   .667     6 11   .353
Monmouth 1 4   .200     5 11   .313
Manhattan 1 4   .200     3 13   .188
Saint Peter's 1 5   .167     6 11   .353
Fairfield 0 6   .000     3 14   .176
Iona 0 6   .000     1 16   .059
2019 MAAC Tournament winner
As of January 23, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 MEAC women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Norfolk State 6 0   1.000     11 8   .579
North Carolina A&T 5 0   1.000     8 10   .444
Maryland-Eastern Shore 5 1   .833     9 10   .474
Howard 3 2   .600     10 8   .556
Morgan State 3 3   .500     5 15   .250
Savannah State 2 2   .500     4 9   .308
Bethune–Cookman 2 3   .400     9 8   .529
South Carolina State 2 3   .400     9 10   .474
North Carolina Central 1 4   .200     4 14   .222
Florida A&M 1 4   .200     3 14   .176
Delaware State 1 5   .167     3 14   .176
Coppin State 1 5   .167     1 17   .056
2019 MEAC Tournament winner
As of January 23, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 Missouri Valley Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Missouri State 8 0   1.000     12 7   .632
Drake 7 1   .875     15 5   .750
Northern Iowa 6 2   .750     13 7   .650
Bradley 4 4   .500     14 5   .737
Loyola–Chicago 4 4   .500     10 9   .526
Indiana State 4 5   .444     10 10   .500
Illinois State 3 5   .375     10 9   .526
Southern Illinois 3 5   .375     10 9   .526
Valparaiso 2 6   .250     6 14   .300
Evansville 0 9   .000     2 18   .100
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 11 1   .917     20 3   .870
New Mexico 10 2   .833     20 3   .870
Wyoming 8 3   .727     15 5   .750
Fresno State 8 4   .667     15 8   .652
UNLV 6 6   .500     8 15   .348
San Diego State 5 6   .455     10 12   .455
Utah State 5 7   .417     10 13   .435
Nevada 4 7   .364     8 14   .364
Air Force 4 8   .333     8 15   .348
Colorado State 2 10   .167     8 15   .348
San Jose State 1 10   .091     2 20   .091
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
Robert Morris 11 0   1.000     14 8   .636
Sacred Heart 8 3   .727     12 10   .545
Saint Francis (PA) 8 3   .727     11 12   .478
St. Francis Brooklyn 7 4   .636     13 10   .565
Wagner 6 5   .545     8 14   .364
Mount St. Mary's 4 7   .364     10 12   .455
Bryant 4 7   .364     6 16   .273
Central Connecticut 3 8   .273     6 15   .286
Fairleigh Dickinson 3 8   .273     6 16   .273
LIU Brooklyn 1 10   .091     2 20   .091
2019 NEC Tournament winner
As of February 15, 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. 3 Oregon 13 0   1.000     24 1   .960
No. 10 Stanford 10 3   .769     20 4   .833
No. 9 Oregon State 10 3   .769     20 5   .800
No. 19 Arizona State 8 4   .667     17 6   .739
UCLA 8 5   .615     15 10   .600
Utah 7 6   .538     18 6   .750
Arizona 6 7   .462     16 8   .667
USC 5 8   .385     15 9   .625
California 5 8   .385     14 10   .583
Washington State 4 10   .286     9 16   .360
Colorado 1 12   .077     11 13   .458
Washington 1 12   .077     8 17   .320
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 11 1   .917     20 4   .833
American 11 1   .917     15 8   .652
Boston University 8 4   .667     12 10   .545
Lehigh 7 5   .583     15 8   .652
Holy Cross 6 6   .500     14 9   .609
Colgate 5 7   .417     9 13   .409
Navy 4 8   .333     9 13   .409
Army 4 8   .333     9 14   .391
Lafayette 2 10   .167     7 16   .304
Loyola (MD) 2 10   .167     3 20   .130
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
Stephen F. Austin 11 0   1.000     20 3   .870
Lamar 11 1   .917     18 5   .783
Abilene Christian 8 4   .667     15 8   .652
Sam Houston State 8 4   .667     13 9   .591
Nicholls 7 4   .636     13 10   .565
Texas A&M-CC 6 5   .545     12 10   .545
Central Arkansas 5 7   .417     10 12   .455
Southeastern Louisiana 4 8   .333     9 14   .391
New Orleans 4 8   .333     8 13   .381
McNeese State 3 8   .273     5 17   .227
Incarnate Word 3 8   .273     3 19   .136
Northwestern State 3 9   .250     8 15   .348
Houston Baptist 2 9   .182     7 14   .333
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. 5 Mississippi State 10 1   .909     22 2   .917
No. 11 South Carolina 10 1   .909     18 6   .750
No. 22 Texas A&M 8 3   .727     19 5   .792
Missouri 8 4   .667     19 7   .731
No. 17 Kentucky 7 4   .636     20 5   .800
Auburn 6 6   .500     18 7   .720
Tennessee 5 6   .455     16 8   .667
Arkansas 5 6   .455     16 9   .640
LSU 5 6   .455     14 9   .609
Georgia 5 6   .455     14 10   .583
Alabama 3 8   .273     11 13   .458
Ole Miss 3 8   .273     9 16   .360
Florida 2 9   .182     6 18   .250
Vanderbilt 1 10   .091     6 18   .250
2019 SEC Tournament winner
As of February 16, 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
No. 25 South Dakota 9 1   .900     21 3   .875
South Dakota State 9 1   .900     17 6   .739
Western Illinois 7 4   .636     11 13   .458
Oral Roberts 6 5   .545     13 11   .542
Denver 5 5   .500     12 11   .522
North Dakota 4 6   .400     9 14   .391
North Dakota State 3 6   .333     6 15   .286
Purdue Fort Wayne 2 9   .182     6 17   .261
Omaha 1 9   .100     7 16   .304
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
No. 13 Gonzaga 12 1   .923     23 2   .920
BYU 11 3   .786     19 6   .760
Saint Mary's 10 4   .714     17 8   .680
Pepperdine 9 4   .692     16 8   .667
Pacific 9 5   .643     16 8   .667
Loyola Marymount 8 5   .615     15 10   .600
Santa Clara 3 10   .231     10 14   .417
San Francisco 2 11   .154     6 18   .250
Portland 2 11   .154     10 14   .417
San Diego 1 13   .071     8 17   .320
2019 WCC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
2018–19 WAC women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
New Mexico State 5 1   .833     13 6   .684
UMKC 5 1   .833     11 8   .579
Utah Valley 5 2   .714     11 9   .550
Cal State Bakersfield 4 3   .571     8 12   .400
UT Rio Grande Valley 3 3   .500     9 10   .474
Grand Canyon 3 4   .429     5 12   .294
California Baptist* 2 4   .333     9 10   .474
Chicago State 1 5   .167     1 18   .053
Seattle 1 6   .143     1 19   .050
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 winnersEdit

Coaching changesEdit

Several teams changed coaches during and after the season.

Team Former
coach
Interim
coach
New
coach
Reason
Arkansas–Pine Bluff Nate Kilbert Danny Evans Kilbert was relieved of his head coaching duties on January 15 after 6+ seasons at UAPB. Assistant coach Evans was named interim head coach of the Lady Lions for the rest of the season.[38]
Florida A&M LeDawn Gibson Kevin Lynum Gibson was fired on February 12 after 9+ seasons at Florida A&M. At the time of her firing, the Rattlers were 3-20 overall and 1-10 in MEAC conference play. Assistant coach Lynum will serve as the interim head coach for the rest of the season.[39]
Louisiana–Monroe Jeff Dow Dow announced on February 13 that he will not return next season, ending his 5-year tenure at ULM.[40]
St. Francis (PA) Joe Haigh Susan Robinson Fruchtl Haigh, who had been on a leave of absence since November 13, announced his resignation on February 1 after 6+ seasons at St. Francis. Robinson-Fruchtl, the school's athletic director and former head coach of the Red Flash from 2007-2012, served as interim head coach during Haigh's initial leave of absence, and continued in that role for the rest of the season following Haigh's resignation.[41]

See alsoEdit

FootnotesEdit

  1. ^ ESPN incorrectly listed Hill as the "first player in NCAA history" to have recorded two quadruple-doubles.[24] Suzy Venet, who played at Division III Mount Union from 1994–1998, recorded two quadruple-doubles in the 1996–97 season.[25]

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