2019–20 NCAA Division I men's basketball season

The 2019–20 NCAA Division I men's basketball season began on November 5, 2019. The first tournament was the 2K Sports Classic and the season will end with the Final Four in Atlanta on April 6, 2020. Practices officially began in late September.[1]

Rule changesEdit

On June 5, 2019, the NCAA announced that its Playing Rules Oversight Panel had approved a suite of rules changes that its Men's Basketball Rules Committee had recommended the previous month. These changes will take effect in 2019–20 for all NCAA divisions unless otherwise indicated.[2][3]

  • The three-point line was moved from its prior distance of 20 feet 9 inches (6.32 m) from the center of the basket to the FIBA standard of 6.75 meters (22 ft 2 in). The NCAA published diagrams on June 17, 2019 reflecting the new three-point line, including its distance from the sidelines near the corners of the court. In the corners, the three-point line is exactly 40 18 inches (102 cm) from the sidelines, resulting in the shortest three-point distance being essentially identical to the FIBA standard of 6.6 meters (21 ft 8 in).[4] This change takes immediate effect in Division I, but will be delayed to 2020–21 for Divisions II and III.
  • On offensive rebounds in the frontcourt, the shot clock is now reset to 20 seconds instead of the full 30.
  • Any derogatory on-court comments regarding a player's race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation or disability result in a flagrant-2 technical foul and automatic ejection.
  • Two new rules apply during the last two minutes of regulation and the last two minutes of any overtime period:
    • Coaches are allowed to call live-ball timeouts. Previously, coaches were prohibited from calling live-ball timeouts at any time.
    • The list of calls that can be reviewed via instant replay expanded to include basket interference and goaltending.

Season headlinesEdit

  • May 9, 2019 – The NCAA announced its Academic Progress Rate (APR) sanctions for the 2019–20 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:
  • June 3, 2019 – The Sun Belt Conference, which a year earlier had announced a series of radical changes in its men's basketball scheduling format that would have taken effect with the 2019–20 season,[5] announced that it had placed those changes on hold. The Sun Belt will proceed with one element of the plan, namely an expansion of the conference schedule to 20 games. In its announcement, the conference noted that the original plan had been based on data related to the RPI, an NCAA tournament selection metric that had been replaced by the significantly different NET effective with the 2019 tournament.[6]
  • June 18 – The ASUN Conference officially announced that Bellarmine University, currently a member of the NCAA Division II Great Lakes Valley Conference, would move to Division I and join the ASUN effective with the 2020–21 school year.[7]
  • June 20 – The Summit League announced that the University of Missouri–Kansas City would return to the conference on July 1, 2020 after seven years in the Western Athletic Conference.[8]
  • June 21 – The Boston-area sports news website Digital Sports Desk reported that the University of Connecticut (UConn) was expected to announce by the end of the month that it would leave the American Athletic Conference to rejoin many of its former conference mates in the Big East Conference in 2020.[9] The story was picked up by multiple national media outlets the next day.[10][11]
  • June 27 – The Big East and UConn jointly announced that the school would join the Big East; though the official announcements did not specify a time, it was expected that the Huskies would become members in 2020.[12]
  • July 15 – Binghamton rising sophomore forward Calistus Anyichie drowned in an incident at Buttermilk Falls State Park near Ithaca, New York. The incident was being investigated as an accident.[13]
  • July 26 – Multiple media reports indicated that UConn and The American had reached a buyout agreement that will lead to UConn joining the Big East in July 2020. The exit fee was reportedly $17 million.[14]
  • August 5
    • The NCAA issued a set of rules that outlined new certification requirements for agents who sought to represent college underclassmen who declare themselves eligible for the NBA draft but wish to maintain college eligibility while evaluating their draft prospects. The new requirements were that the agents hold a bachelor's degree; have been certified by the NBA players' union, the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA), for at least three years; hold professional liability insurance; and pass an in-person exam administered each November at the NCAA headquarters in Indianapolis. The bachelor's degree requirement was immediately dubbed the "Rich Paul Rule", as it was widely viewed as preventing Paul, who represents LeBron James, Anthony Davis, Ben Simmons, and Draymond Green, among others, from representing underclassmen because he does not have a bachelor's degree.[15]
    • The Horizon League announced that Purdue University Fort Wayne would leave the Summit League to join the Horizon League in July 2020.[16]
  • August 12 – After widespread criticism by media and NBA players, the NCAA amended the so-called "Rich Paul Rule" regarding agent certification. Agents such as Paul who do not hold bachelor's degrees but meet all other NCAA requirements will be allowed to represent underclassmen if they are in good standing with the NBPA.[17]
  • September 30
    • California governor Gavin Newsom signed the Fair Pay to Play Act into law, which upon taking effect in 2023 will prohibit public colleges and universities in the state from punishing their athletes for earning endorsement income. The bill places the state in direct conflict with the NCAA's current business model, which prohibits college athletes from receiving such income. At the time the bill was signed, several other states were proposing similar laws.[18]
    • A group of Louisville Cardinals players who were not involved in the NCAA rules violations that caused the team to be stripped of its 2013 national title and 2012 Final Four appearance reached a confidential settlement of a lawsuit against the NCAA. One portion of the settlement was authorized to be revealed—while Louisville's team records remained vacated, all honors and statistics for these players were restored. Most notably, Luke Hancock, who was a plaintiff in the suit, was once again officially recognized as the Most Outstanding Player of the 2013 Final Four.[19]
    • Officials at Tarleton State University, current members of the Division II Lone Star Conference, announced that the school had accepted an invitation to join the Western Athletic Conference. Full details, including the joining date, were expected to be revealed in the following days, but were delayed by more than a month.[20]
  • October 4 – Officials at the University of St. Thomas, a Minnesota school that will be expelled from its longtime athletic home of the NCAA Division III Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) in 2021, announced that the school had received an invitation to join the Summit League upon its MIAC departure. In order for St. Thomas to directly transition to the Summit, it must receive a waiver of an NCAA rule stating that Division III schools can only transition to Division II.[21]
  • October 22 – The Associated Press preseason All-American team was released. Michigan State guard Cassius Winston was the lone unanimous selection (65 votes). Joining him on the team were Marquette guard Markus Howard (57 votes), Louisville forward Jordan Nwora (47), Seton Hall guard Myles Powell (46), and Memphis center James Wiseman (32).[22]
  • October 29 – The NCAA board of governors voted unanimously to begin the process of changing institutional rules so that college athletes can profit from their names, images, and likenesses, while still maintaining a distinction between college and professional sports. The proposal calls for each of the three NCAA divisions to draft new rules consistent with this mandate, with a target date of January 2021.[23]
  • November 8 – The NCAA ruled incoming Memphis freshman star and preseason All-American James Wiseman ineligible because his family had received moving expenses from current head coach Penny Hardaway in 2017, a year before Hardaway was hired by the school. Despite his not having been employed by Memphis at the time, the NCAA considered Hardaway to be a Memphis booster because the former NBA star had donated large amounts to the school's athletic program more than a decade earlier. Memphis and Wiseman received an injunction to halt the NCAA's ruling from a local judge, and Wiseman played in the Tigers' season opener later that day.[24]
  • November 12 – The Western Athletic Conference officially announced Tarleton State's entry into the league effective July 1, 2020.[25]
  • November 14 – In the next major development in the Wiseman story, he dropped his lawsuit against the NCAA, and Memphis declared him ineligible and withdrew him from play. The school also announced it would seek reinstatement from the NCAA.[26]

Milestones and recordsEdit

Conference membership changesEdit

Two schools joined new conferences for the 2019–20 season. Both moved between Division I and Division II, with one joining Division I and the other leaving Division I.

School Former Conference New Conference
Merrimack Northeast-10 Conference (D-II) Northeast Conference
Savannah State Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (D-II)

In addition, two existing Division I teams assumed new athletic identities.

After the 2018–19 school year, Long Island University (LIU) merged the athletic programs of its two main campuses—the Division I LIU Brooklyn Blackbirds and Division II LIU Post Pioneers—into a single program that now plays as the LIU Sharks.[37] The Sharks inherited the Division I and Northeast Conference memberships of the Brooklyn campus, with some sports to be based in Brooklyn and others at the Post campus in Brookville, New York. Specific to basketball, LIU announced that the unified men's and women's teams in that sport would be based in Brooklyn.

On July 1, 2019, the University of Missouri–Kansas City (UMKC) announced that its athletic program, formerly known as the UMKC Kangaroos, would officially become the Kansas City Roos, with "Roos" having long been used as a short form of the former "Kangaroos" nickname.[38]

ArenasEdit

New arenasEdit

  • Robert Morris moved into the new UPMC Events Center after playing last season at the Student Recreation and Fitness Center, a facility at the school's North Athletic Complex. The Colonials played their first game there on November 12, 2019 however the Colonials lost their first game in the new arena losing to crosstown rival Pitt 71–57.

Arenas closingEdit

Temporary arenasEdit

  • Immediately after the 2018–19 season, Duquesne began an extensive renovation of the on-campus Palumbo Center. When the venue reopens, expected for the 2020–21 school year, it will be renamed UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse, via a partnership between the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the family foundation of late Duquesne star Chuck Cooper, the first African American selected in an NBA draft. At the time of announcement, the final capacity of the renovated venue had not been determined, but Duquesne's athletic director expected it to have about the same capacity as the pre-renovation Palumbo Center (4,390). Duquesne will split their home games between three venues in 2019–20: PPG Paints Arena, La Roche University's Kerr Fitness Center, and Robert Morris University's new UPMC Events Center.[41][42]

Season outlookEdit

Pre-season pollsEdit

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

AP
Ranking Team
1 Michigan State (60)
2 Kentucky (2)
3 Kansas (3)
4 Duke
5 Louisville
6 Florida
7 Maryland
8 Gonzaga
9 North Carolina
10 Villanova
11 Virginia
12 Seton Hall
13 Texas Tech
14 Memphis
15 Oregon
16 Baylor
17 Utah State
18 Ohio State
19 Xavier
20 Saint Mary's
21 Arizona
22 LSU
23 Purdue
24 Auburn
25 VCU
USA Today Coaches
Ranking Team
1 Michigan State (30)
2 Kentucky
3 Kansas (1)
4 Duke (1)
5 Louisville
6 Florida
7 Gonzaga
8 Maryland
9 Virginia
10 Villanova
11 North Carolina
12 Texas Tech
13 Seton Hall
14 Oregon
15 Memphis
16 Ohio State
17 Arizona
18 Baylor
19 Utah State
20 Saint Mary's
21 Xavier
22 Purdue
23 Auburn
24 LSU
25 Tennessee

Regular seasonEdit

Early season tournamentsEdit

Names Dates Location No. teams champion
2K Empire Classic November 21-23 Madison Square Garden
(Manhattan, New York)
4 Duke
Charleston Classic November 21-24 TD Arena
(Charleston, SC)
8 Florida
Junkanoo Jam November 21-24 Gateway Gym
(Bimini, Bahamas)
4 Duquesne
Myrtle Beach Invitational November 21–22, 24 HTC Center
(Conway, SC)
8 Baylor
Hall of Fame Tip Off November 23-24 Mohegan Sun Arena
(Uncasville, CT)
4 Virginia (Naismith)

Rider (Springfield)

The Islands of the Bahamas Showcase November 23–25 Kendall Issacs National Gymnasium
(Nassau, BH)
8 Liberty
Jersey Mike's Jamaica Classic November 23–25 Montego Bay Convention Center
(Montego Bay, Jamaica)
8 Utah State
Paradise Jam Tournament November 23–26 Sports and Fitness Center
(Saint Thomas, VI)
8 Nevada
MGM Resorts Main Event November 24, 26 T-Mobile Arena
(Las Vegas, NV)
8 Colorado
CBE Hall of Fame Classic November 26–27 Sprint Center
(Kansas City, MO)
4 Butler
Legends Classic November 26–27 Barclays Center
(Brooklyn, NY)
4 Auburn
Cayman Islands Classic November 25–27 John Gray Gymnasium
(George Town, Cayman Islands)
8 George Mason
Gulf Coast Showcase November 25–27 Hertz Arena
(Estero, FL)
8 La Salle
Maui Invitational November 25–27 Lahaina Civic Center
(Lahaina, HI)
8 Kansas
Cancún Challenge November 26–27 Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort
(Cancún, MX)
8 West Virginia (Riviera Division)

Northern Iowa (Mayan Division)

Battle 4 Atlantis November 27–29 Imperial Arena
(Nassau, BAH)
8 Michigan
NIT Season Tip-Off November 27, 29 Barclays Center
(Brooklyn, NY)
4 Oklahoma State
Las Vegas Invitational November 28–29 Orleans Arena
(Las Vegas Valley, NV)
4 San Diego State
Orlando Invitational November 28–December 1 HP Field House
(Lake Buena Vista, FL)
8 Maryland
Wooden Legacy November 28–December 1 Anaheim Convention Center
(Anaheim, CA)
8 Arizona
Barclays Center Classic November 29–30 Barclays Center
(Brooklyn, NY)
2 Memphis
Emerald Coast Classic November 29–30 The Arena at NFSC
(Niceville, FL)
4 Florida State
Battle At the Boardwalk Classic December 20–21 Boardwalk Hall
(Atlantic City, NJ)
4 Drexel
Diamond Head Classic December 22–23, 25 Stan Sheriff Center
Honolulu, HI
8 Houston

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
#2 Kentucky 69–62 #1 Michigan State November 5, 2019 Champions Classic
Washington 67–64 #16 Baylor November 8, 2019 Armed Forces Classic
Texas 70–66 #23 Purdue November 9, 2019
Florida State 63–51 #6 Florida November 10, 2019 Sunshine Showdown
Winthrop 61–59 #18 Saint Mary's November 11, 2019
Evansville 67–64 #1 Kentucky November 12, 2019
VCU 84–82 #23 LSU November 13, 2019
Tennessee 75–62 #20 Washington November 16, 2019 James Naismith Classic
UConn 62–59 #15 Florida November 17, 2019
Georgetown 82–66 #22 Texas November 21, 2019 2K Empire Classic
Florida 70–65 #18 Xavier November 24, 2019 Charleston Classic
Virginia Tech 71–66 #3 Michigan State November 25, 2019 Maui Invitational
Stephen F. Austin 85–83OT #1 Duke November 26, 2019
Michigan 73–64 #6 North Carolina November 28, 2019 Battle 4 Atlantis
Iowa 72–61 #12 Texas Tech November 28, 2019 Las Vegas Invitational
Michigan 82–64 #8 Gonzaga November 29, 2019 Battle 4 Atlantis
Florida State 60–57 #17 Tennessee November 29, 2019 Emerald Coast Classic
Purdue 59–56 #20 VCU November 29, 2019 Emerald Coast Classic
Creighton 83–76OT #12 Texas Tech November 29, 2019 Las Vegas Invitational
Saint Mary's 81–73 #15 Utah State November 29, 2019
Indiana 80–64 #17 Florida State December 3, 2019 Big Ten–ACC Challenge
Purdue 69–40 #5 Virginia December 4, 2019 Big Ten–ACC Challenge
Iowa State 76–66 #16 Seton Hall December 8, 2019 Big East/Big 12 Battle
Penn State 76–69 #4 Maryland December 10, 2019
Texas Tech 70–55 #1 Louisville December 10, 2019 Jimmy V Classic
Northern Iowa 79–76 #24 Colorado December 10, 2019
Illinois 71–62 #5 Michigan December 11, 2019
Rutgers 68–48 #22 Seton Hall December 14, 2019 Garden State Hardwood Classic
Wake Forest 80–78 #23 Xavier December 14, 2019 Skip Prosser Classic
Wofford 68–64 #17 North Carolina December 15, 2019
Minnesota 84–71 #3 Ohio State December 15, 2019
Cincinnati 78–66 #21 Tennessee December 18, 2019 SEC/American Alliance
Utah 69–66 #6 Kentucky December 18, 2019 Neon Hoops Showcase
Seton Hall 52–48 #7 Maryland December 19, 2019
#18 Villanova 56–55 #1 Kansas December 21, 2019 Big East/Big 12 Battle
Colorado 78–76OT #13 Dayton December 21, 2019 Chicago Legends
St. John's 70–67 #16 Arizona December 21, 2019 Al Attles Classic
South Carolina 70–59 #9 Virginia December 22, 2019
Houston 75–71 #21 Washington December 25, 2019 Diamond Head Classic
Colorado 74–65 #4 Oregon January 2, 2020
Wisconsin 61–57 #5 Ohio State January 3, 2020
Georgia 65–62 #9 Memphis January 4, 2020 SEC/American Alliance
Marquette 71–60 #10 Villanova January 4, 2020
Rutgers 72–61 #20 Penn State January 7, 2020
Boston College 60–53 #18 Virginia January 7, 2020
Iowa 67–49 #12 Maryland January 10, 2020
Indiana 66–54 #11 Ohio State January 11, 2020
Wisconsin 58–49 #20 Penn State January 11, 2020
Syracuse 63–55OT #18 Virginia January 11, 2020
Purdue 71–42 #8 Michigan State January 12, 2020
Minnesota 75–67 #19 Michigan January 12, 2020
Oregon State 82–65 #24 Arizona January 12, 2020
Clemson 79–72 #3 Duke January 14, 2020
Wisconsin 56–54 #17 Maryland January 14, 2020
South Carolina 81–78 #10 Kentucky January 15, 2020
Georgetown 83–80 #25 Creighton January 15, 2020
Temple 65–53 #16 Wichita State January 15, 2020
Alabama 83–64 #4 Auburn January 15, 2020 Iron Bowl of Basketball
Washington State 72–61 #8 Oregon January 16, 2020
Iowa 90–83 #19 Michigan January 17, 2020
Penn State 90–76 #21 Ohio State January 18, 2020
DePaul 79–66 #5 Butler January 18, 2020
Florida 69–47 #4 Auburn January 18, 2020
Kansas State 84–68 #12 West Virginia January 18, 2020
Arizona 75–54 #20 Colorado January 18, 2020
Houston 65–54 #16 Wichita State January 18, 2020

PostseasonEdit

Conference standingsEdit

2019–20 America East Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Albany 3 0   1.000     10 8   .556
Hartford 2 0   1.000     9 8   .529
Stony Brook 3 1   .750     12 7   .632
Vermont 2 1   .667     12 6   .667
UMass Lowell 2 2   .500     8 11   .421
New Hampshire 1 3   .250     8 9   .471
Binghamton 1 3   .250     7 10   .412
Maine 1 3   .250     5 13   .278
UMBC 0 3   .000     7 11   .389
2020 America East Tournament winner
As of January 16, 2020; Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 American Athletic Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 16 Wichita State 3 1   .750     15 2   .882
Tulsa 3 1   .750     11 6   .647
Houston 3 1   .750     13 4   .765
No. 22 Memphis 3 1   .750     14 3   .824
Cincinnati 3 2   .600     10 7   .588
East Carolina 2 2   .500     8 9   .471
SMU 2 2   .500     12 4   .750
Tulane 2 3   .400     10 7   .588
Temple 2 3   .400     10 6   .625
South Florida 1 3   .250     8 9   .471
UConn 1 3   .250     10 6   .625
UCF 1 4   .200     10 7   .588
2020 AAC Tournament winner
As of January 19, 2020; Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 Atlantic 10 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Duquesne 5 0   1.000     15 2   .882
No. 13 Dayton 4 0   1.000     15 2   .882
St. Bonaventure 4 0   1.000     12 5   .706
Saint Louis 3 1   .750     14 3   .824
Richmond 3 1   .750     13 4   .765
Rhode Island 4 1   .800     12 5   .706
VCU 2 2   .500     12 5   .706
George Mason 1 3   .250     12 5   .706
La Salle 1 3   .250     10 6   .625
Davidson 1 3   .250     7 9   .438
George Washington 1 3   .250     7 10   .412
Massachusetts 1 3   .250     7 10   .412
Fordham 0 4   .000     6 10   .375
Saint Joseph's 0 5   .000     3 14   .176
2020 A10 Tournament winner
As of January 19, 2020; Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 9 Florida State 6 1   .857     16 2   .889
No. 11 Louisville 6 1   .857     15 3   .833
No. 3 Duke 5 2   .714     15 3   .833
Virginia Tech 4 3   .571     13 5   .722
NC State 4 3   .571     13 5   .722
Syracuse 4 3   .571     11 7   .611
Virginia 3 3   .500     11 5   .688
Boston College 3 3   .500     9 8   .529
Pittsburgh 3 4   .429     12 6   .667
Clemson 3 4   .429     9 8   .529
Georgia Tech* 3 4   .429     8 9   .471
Miami (FL) 2 5   .286     10 7   .588
Notre Dame 2 4   .333     11 6   .647
Wake Forest 1 5   .167     8 8   .500
North Carolina 1 5   .167     8 9   .471
*ineligible for postseason due to NCAA violations
2020 ACC Tournament winner
As of January 19, 2020; Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 Atlantic Sun men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Liberty 4 0   1.000     18 1   .947
North Florida 3 1   .750     10 9   .526
North Alabama* 2 2   .500     7 10   .412
Florida Gulf Coast 2 2   .500     5 14   .263
Lipscomb 2 2   .500     7 10   .412
Jacksonville 1 2   .333     8 10   .444
Stetson 1 2   .333     7 11   .389
NJIT 1 2   .333     4 12   .250
Kennesaw State 0 3   .000     1 15   .063
* ineligible for the 2020 NCAA Tournament due to transition period
2020 ASUN Tournament winner
As of January 19, 2020; Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 5 Butler 3 0   1.000     15 1   .938
No. 18 Seton Hall 3 0   1.000     11 4   .733
Providence 3 1   .750     10 7   .588
No. 14 Villanova 2 1   .667     11 3   .786
No. 25 Creighton 1 2   .333     12 4   .750
Xavier 1 2   .333     12 4   .750
Marquette 1 2   .333     11 4   .733
Georgetown 1 2   .333     11 5   .688
DePaul 0 2   .000     12 3   .800
St. John's 0 3   .000     11 5   .688
2020 Big East Tournament winner
As of January 19, 2020; Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 Big Sky men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Montana 5 1   .833     9 8   .529
Northern Colorado 3 1   .750     10 5   .667
Southern Utah 3 1   .750     10 5   .667
Sacramento State 3 2   .600     10 4   .714
Idaho State 3 2   .600     6 8   .429
Eastern Washington 2 2   .500     9 6   .600
Montana State 3 3   .500     9 8   .529
Portland State 2 4   .333     8 10   .444
Idaho 1 3   .250     5 10   .333
Northern Arizona 1 4   .200     7 7   .500
Weber State 1 4   .200     5 11   .313
2020 Big Sky Tournament winner
As of January 14, 2020; Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 Big South men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Winthrop 5 0   1.000     11 7   .611
Radford 4 0   1.000     9 7   .563
Presbyterian 4 0   1.000     7 10   .412
Hampton 2 2   .500     7 10   .412
USC Upstate 2 2   .500     7 10   .412
Charleston Southern 2 3   .400     8 9   .471
UNC Asheville 1 3   .250     7 8   .467
Gardner–Webb 1 3   .250     5 11   .313
High Point 1 3   .250     4 13   .235
Campbell 1 4   .200     10 7   .588
Longwood 1 4   .200     6 12   .333
2020 Big South Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 15 Michigan State 6 1   .857     14 4   .778
No. 24 Illinois 5 2   .714     13 5   .722
Rutgers 4 3   .571     13 5   .722
No. 17 Maryland 4 3   .571     14 4   .778
Iowa 4 3   .571     13 5   .722
Wisconsin 4 3   .571     11 7   .611
Minnesota 4 3   .571     10 7   .588
Indiana 3 3   .500     13 4   .765
Penn State 3 4   .429     13 5   .722
Purdue 3 4   .429     10 8   .556
No. 19 Michigan 2 4   .333     11 6   .647
Nebraska 2 4   .333     7 10   .412
No. 21 Ohio State 2 5   .286     12 6   .667
Northwestern 1 5   .167     6 10   .375
2020 Big Ten Tournament winner
As of January 19, 2020; Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 Big 12 men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 2 Baylor 5 0   1.000     15 1   .938
No. 6 Kansas 4 1   .800     14 3   .824
No. 12 West Virginia 3 2   .600     14 3   .824
Oklahoma 3 2   .600     12 5   .706
TCU 3 2   .600     12 5   .706
No. 23 Texas Tech 3 2   .600     12 5   .706
Texas 2 3   .400     12 5   .706
Kansas State 1 4   .200     8 9   .471
Iowa State 1 4   .200     8 9   .471
Oklahoma State 0 5   .000     9 8   .529
2020 Big 12 Tournament winner
As of January 19, 2020; Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 Big West men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
UC Irvine 2 0   1.000     10 8   .556
UC Riverside 2 1   .667     12 7   .632
Cal State Northridge 2 1   .667     7 12   .368
UC Santa Barbara 1 1   .500     12 5   .706
Hawaiʻi 2 1   .667     11 6   .647
UC Davis 1 1   .500     7 11   .389
Cal Poly 1 2   .333     4 13   .235
Long Beach State 1 2   .333     6 13   .316
Cal State Fullerton 0 3   .000     5 13   .278
2020 Big West Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 CAA men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
William & Mary 6 1   .857     14 6   .700
Charleston 6 2   .750     12 8   .600
Drexel 5 2   .714     12 8   .600
Hofstra 5 2   .714     14 6   .700
Northeastern 4 3   .571     10 9   .526
Towson 4 3   .571     10 9   .526
Delaware 3 4   .429     13 7   .650
James Madison 1 6   .143     8 10   .444
Elon 1 6   .143     5 15   .250
UNC Wilmington 1 7   .125     6 15   .286
2020 CAA Tournament winner
As of 18 January 2020; Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 Conference USA men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Charlotte 4 0   1.000     10 5   .667
Louisiana Tech 4 1   .800     13 4   .765
Florida Atlantic 4 1   .800     12 6   .667
Western Kentucky 4 1   .800     11 6   .647
North Texas 4 1   .800     10 8   .556
FIU 3 2   .600     12 6   .667
Old Dominion 2 2   .500     6 11   .353
UAB 2 3   .400     11 7   .611
UTEP 2 3   .400     11 7   .611
Marshall 2 3   .400     8 10   .444
UTSA 2 3   .400     8 10   .444
Rice 1 4   .200     9 9   .500
Middle Tennessee 0 5   .000     4 14   .222
Southern Miss 0 5   .000     4 14   .222
2020 C-USA Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 Horizon League men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Wright State 5 1   .833     15 4   .789
Youngstown State 4 1   .800     11 7   .611
Northern Kentucky 4 2   .667     12 6   .667
Milwaukee 3 2   .600     8 9   .471
Cleveland State 3 2   .600     7 11   .389
Green Bay 2 3   .400     7 11   .389
Oakland 2 3   .400     7 11   .389
UIC 2 4   .333     7 12   .368
Detroit Mercy* 1 4   .200     3 15   .167
IUPUI 1 5   .167     5 14   .263
*ineligible for postseason due to APR violations
2020 Horizon League Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 Ivy League men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Princeton 2 0   1.000     6 8   .429
Harvard 0 0       10 4   .714
Yale 0 0       10 4   .714
Brown 0 0       6 6   .500
Dartmouth 0 0       7 8   .467
Columbia 0 0       4 11   .267
Cornell 0 0       1 10   .091
Penn 0 2   .000     7 6   .538
2020 Ivy League Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 MAAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Quinnipiac 4 1   .800     9 6   .600
Manhattan 4 1   .800     8 6   .571
Rider 3 2   .600     9 6   .600
Monmouth 3 2   .600     9 7   .563
Siena 3 2   .600     7 7   .500
Fairfield 3 2   .600     7 9   .438
Niagara 2 2   .500     4 11   .267
Saint Peter's 2 3   .400     5 9   .357
Iona 1 3   .250     3 8   .273
Canisius 1 4   .200     6 10   .375
Marist 1 5   .167     2 13   .133
2020 MAAC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 Mid-American Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East
Akron 4 1   .800     14 4   .778
Kent State 3 1   .750     13 4   .765
Bowling Green 3 1   .750     12 5   .706
Buffalo 3 2   .600     12 6   .667
Ohio 2 3   .400     10 8   .556
Miami (OH) 1 4   .200     8 10   .444
West
Ball State 4 1   .800     11 7   .611
Central Michigan 3 2   .600     10 8   .556
Northern Illinois 2 2   .500     9 8   .529
Toledo 2 3   .400     10 8   .556
Western Michigan 1 3   .250     8 9   .471
Eastern Michigan 0 5   .000     10 8   .556
2020 MAC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 MEAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Norfolk State 3 0   1.000     7 11   .389
North Carolina A&T 3 0   1.000     7 11   .389
Bethune–Cookman 3 1   .750     9 9   .500
South Carolina State 2 1   .667     7 8   .467
North Carolina Central 2 1   .667     6 11   .353
Morgan State 2 2   .500     8 11   .421
Florida A&M 2 2   .500     4 11   .267
Delaware State 1 2   .333     2 15   .118
MD Eastern Shore 1 2   .333     2 16   .111
Coppin State 0 4   .000     4 15   .211
Howard 0 4   .000     2 16   .111
2020 MEAC Tournament winner
As of January 13, 2020; Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Northern Iowa 4 1   .800     15 2   .882
Bradley 4 1   .800     13 5   .722
Loyola–Chicago 4 1   .800     12 6   .667
Drake 3 2   .600     13 5   .722
Indiana State 3 2   .600     10 6   .625
Valparaiso 2 3   .400     9 9   .500
Missouri State 2 3   .400     8 10   .444
Southern Illinois 2 3   .400     8 10   .444
Illinois State 1 4   .200     6 11   .353
Evansville 0 5   .000     9 9   .500
2020 MVC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 Mountain West Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 7 San Diego State 7 0   1.000     18 0   1.000
New Mexico 4 1   .800     15 3   .833
UNLV 4 1   .800     9 9   .500
Nevada 4 2   .667     11 7   .611
Boise State 3 3   .500     11 7   .611
Utah State 3 3   .500     14 5   .737
Air Force 2 3   .400     8 9   .471
Colorado State 2 3   .400     11 7   .611
San José State 2 4   .333     6 12   .333
Fresno State 1 5   .167     5 12   .294
Wyoming 0 7   .000     5 14   .263
2020 MWC Tournament winner
As of 14 January 2020; Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 Northeast Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Robert Morris 4 0   1.000     8 9   .471
Saint Francis (PA) 4 1   .800     11 5   .688
Merrimack* 4 1   .800     10 8   .556
Sacred Heart 3 1   .750     10 7   .588
LIU 3 1   .750     7 9   .438
Mount St. Mary's 2 2   .500     6 11   .353
St. Francis Brooklyn 2 3   .400     8 9   .471
Bryant 1 3   .250     9 8   .529
Wagner 1 4   .200     4 12   .250
Fairleigh Dickinson 1 4   .200     3 13   .188
Central Connecticut 0 5   .000     1 17   .056
*Ineligible for NEC championship (reclassification from Division II)
2020 NEC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 Ohio Valley Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Murray State 5 0   1.000     12 5   .706
Austin Peay 5 0   1.000     11 7   .611
Belmont 4 1   .800     13 5   .722
Tennessee State 4 1   .800     12 6   .667
Morehead State 3 2   .600     9 9   .500
Eastern Kentucky 3 2   .600     6 12   .333
Jacksonville State 2 3   .400     7 11   .389
Eastern Illinois 1 4   .200     8 9   .471
UT Martin 1 4   .200     5 11   .313
SIU Edwardsville 1 4   .200     4 14   .222
Tennessee Tech 1 4   .200     4 14   .222
SE Missouri State 0 5   .000     4 14   .222
2020 OVC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 Pac-12 Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
USC 4 1   .800     15 3   .833
Stanford 4 1   .800     15 3   .833
No. 8 Oregon 4 2   .667     15 4   .789
Arizona 3 2   .600     13 5   .722
No. 20 Colorado 3 2   .600     14 4   .778
Washington State 3 3   .500     12 7   .632
California 2 2   .500     8 9   .471
Arizona State 2 3   .400     11 7   .611
Oregon State 2 4   .333     12 6   .667
Washington 2 4   .333     12 7   .632
UCLA 1 3   .250     8 9   .471
Utah 1 4   .200     10 7   .588
2020 Pac-12 Tournament winner
As of January 19, 2020; Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 Patriot League men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Colgate 5 1   .833     14 5   .737
Navy 4 2   .667     10 7   .588
Boston University 4 2   .667     10 9   .526
American 4 2   .667     8 9   .471
Bucknell 4 2   .667     8 11   .421
Lafayette 3 3   .500     11 6   .647
Army 2 4   .333     7 10   .412
Lehigh 2 4   .333     5 13   .278
Loyola (MD) 1 5   .167     9 10   .474
Holy Cross 1 5   .167     2 17   .105
2020 Patriot League Tournament winner
As of January 18, 2020; Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 Southeastern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
LSU 5 0   1.000     13 4   .765
No. 10 Kentucky 4 1   .800     13 4   .765
Florida 4 1   .800     12 5   .706
No. 4 Auburn 3 2   .600     15 2   .882
Arkansas 3 2   .600     14 3   .824
Tennessee 3 2   .600     11 6   .647
Alabama 3 2   .600     10 7   .588
South Carolina 2 2   .500     10 7   .588
Mississippi State 2 3   .400     11 6   .647
Texas A&M 2 3   .400     9 8   .529
Georgia 1 3   .250     11 6   .647
Missouri 1 3   .250     9 8   .529
Ole Miss 0 4   .000     9 8   .529
Vanderbilt 0 4   .000     8 9   .471
2020 SEC Tournament winner
As of January 19, 2020; Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
East Tennessee State 5 1   .833     16 3   .842
Furman 5 1   .833     15 4   .789
Western Carolina 4 1   .800     12 4   .750
UNC Greensboro 4 2   .667     14 5   .737
Chattanooga 3 2   .600     12 6   .667
Wofford 3 2   .600     11 7   .611
Samford 2 3   .400     8 11   .421
Mercer 1 4   .200     7 11   .389
The Citadel 0 5   .000     6 10   .375
VMI 0 6   .000     5 14   .263
2020 SoCon Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 Southland Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Stephen F. Austin 5 1   .833     14 3   .824
Abilene Christian 4 1   .800     9 7   .563
Nicholls 5 2   .714     11 7   .611
Sam Houston State 5 2   .714     12 6   .667
Central Arkansas 4 3   .571     5 13   .278
Northwestern State 4 3   .571     7 9   .438
McNeese State 3 3   .500     8 9   .471
Lamar 3 4   .429     9 9   .500
Southeastern Louisiana 2 4   .333     5 12   .294
New Orleans 2 5   .286     6 11   .353
Texas A&M–CC 2 5   .286     6 12   .333
Incarnate Word 1 4   .200     4 12   .250
Houston Baptist 1 4   .200     1 13   .071
2020 Southland Tournament winner
As of January 15, 2020; Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 SWAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Grambling State 3 1   .750     9 8   .529
Prairie View A&M 2 1   .667     6 10   .375
Texas Southern 2 1   .667     5 11   .313
Arkansas–Pine Bluff 2 1   .667     3 12   .200
Alcorn State 2 2   .500     6 9   .400
Alabama A&M 2 2   .500     5 10   .333
Jackson State 2 2   .500     5 12   .294
Mississippi Valley State 1 2   .333     2 14   .125
Southern 1 3   .250     4 13   .235
Alabama State 1 3   .250     2 15   .118
2020 SWAC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 Summit League men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
South Dakota State 5 1   .833     14 7   .667
North Dakota State 3 1   .750     12 6   .667
Omaha 3 1   .750     10 9   .526
Oral Roberts 3 2   .600     10 8   .556
Purdue Fort Wayne 2 2   .500     9 10   .474
South Dakota 2 3   .400     11 8   .579
North Dakota 2 3   .400     8 11   .421
Western Illinois 2 4   .333     5 11   .313
Denver 0 5   .000     4 15   .211
2020 Summit League Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 Sun Belt Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
Georgia State 6 2   .750     13 6   .684
Georgia Southern 6 2   .750     12 7   .632
Little Rock 6 2   .750     12 7   .632
Arkansas State 4 4   .500     12 7   .632
Appalachian State 4 4   .500     10 9   .526
Coastal Carolina 4 4   .500     11 8   .579
South Alabama 4 4   .500     11 8   .579
Texas State 4 4   .500     11 8   .579
Troy 3 5   .375     7 12   .368
UT Arlington 3 5   .375     7 12   .368
Louisiana 2 6   .250     7 12   .368
Louisiana–Monroe 2 6   .250     6 11   .353
2020 Sun Belt Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 West Coast Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
No. 1 Gonzaga 6 0   1.000     20 1   .952
Saint Mary's 3 2   .600     16 4   .800
Santa Clara 3 2   .600     16 4   .800
Pacific 3 2   .600     15 6   .714
BYU 3 2   .600     14 6   .700
San Francisco 3 2   .600     14 6   .700
Pepperdine 2 3   .400     9 10   .474
Portland 1 4   .200     9 11   .450
San Diego 1 5   .167     8 13   .381
Loyola Marymount 1 4   .200     7 12   .368
2020 WCC Tournament winner
As of January 19, 2020; Rankings from AP Poll
2019–20 WAC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
New Mexico State 4 0   1.000     13 6   .684
California Baptist* 3 1   .750     12 5   .706
Seattle 3 1   .750     10 9   .526
CSU Bakersfield 2 1   .667     8 10   .444
UTRGV 2 2   .500     6 11   .353
Kansas City 2 3   .400     9 10   .474
Grand Canyon 1 2   .333     6 11   .353
Utah Valley 1 3   .250     7 12   .368
Chicago State 0 4   .000     4 16   .200
*Ineligible for WAC Tournament (reclassification from Division II)
2020 WAC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

Award winnersEdit

Major player of the year awardsEdit

Major freshman of the year awardsEdit

Major coach of the year awardsEdit

Other major awardsEdit

Coaching changesEdit

Two teams changed coaches between their first practice and first game of the season; one change was permanent, while the other was planned to be temporary. Several other teams will change coaches during and after the season.

Team Former
coach
Interim
coach
New
coach
Reason
Hawaiʻi Eran Ganot Chris Gerlufsen Hawaiʻi announced on November 6, two days before the Rainbow Warriors' season opener, that Ganot had taken a medical leave of absence, with top assistant Gerlufsen named as acting head coach. The school added that Ganot was expected to return to the program, but provided no details on his condition.[43] Ganot returned to the Hawaiʻi sidelines on December 29.[44]
Niagara Patrick Beilein Greg Paulus Beilein, the son of Cleveland Cavaliers head coach John Beilein, had been hired from Division II Le Moyne after last season,[45] but announced his resignation on October 24, 2019 for undisclosed personal reasons. The Purple Eagles named assistant Paulus as interim head coach for the 2019–20 season,[46] and removed the interim tag on November 7, the day before the team's season opener.[47]
UNC Wilmington C. B. McGrath Rob Burke McGrath was fired on January 13 after a 26–58 record in 2½ seasons at Wilmington, including starting the season 5−14 overall and 0–6 in CAA, and replaced by assistant Burke for the rest of the season.[48]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

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