2019–20 NCAA Division I men's basketball season

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The 2019–20 NCAA Division I men's basketball season began on November 5, 2019. the first tournament will be 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 changes[edit]

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 2 minutes of regulation and the last 2 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 headlines[edit]

  • 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.[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 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.[25]

Milestones and records[edit]

Conference membership changes[edit]

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.[29] 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.[30]

Arenas[edit]

New arenas[edit]

Arenas closing[edit]

Temporary arenas[edit]

  • 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.[33][34]

Season outlook[edit]

Pre-season polls[edit]

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 season[edit]

Early season tournaments[edit]

Names Dates Location No. teams champion
2K Empire Classic November 21-23 Madison Square Garden
(Manhattan, New York)
4 TBA
Charleston Classic November 21-24 TD Arena
(Charleston, SC)
8 TBA
Myrtle Beach Invitational November 21–22, 24 HTC Center
(Conway, SC)
8 TBA
The Islands of the Bahamas Showcase November 23–25 Kendall Issacs National Gymnasium
(Nassau, BH)
8 TBA
Jersey Mike's Jamaica Classic November 23–25 Montego Bay Convention Center
(Montego Bay, Jamaica)
8 TBA
John Bach Classic November 23–25 Rose Hill Gymnasium
(Bronx, NY)
4 TBA
Paradise Jam Tournament November 23–26 Sports and Fitness Center
(Saint Thomas, VI)
8 TBA
Hall of Fame Tip Off November 24–25 Mohegan Sun Arena
(Uncasville, CT)
4 TBA
Vancouver Showcase November 25–27 Vancouver Convention Centre
(Vancouver, BC)
4 TBA
CBE Hall of Fame Classic November 26–27 Sprint Center
(Kansas City, MO)
4 TBA
Legends Classic November 26–27 Barclays Center
(Brooklyn, NY)
4 TBA
Cayman Islands Classic November 25–27 John Gray Gymnasium
(George Town, Cayman Islands)
8 TBA
Gulf Coast Showcase November 25–27 Hertz Arena
(Estero, FL)
8 TBA
Maui Invitational November 25–27 Lahaina Civic Center
(Lahaina, HI)
8 TBA
MGM Resorts Main Event November 25, 27 T-Mobile Arena
(Las Vegas, NV)
8 TBA
Cancún Challenge November 26–27 Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort
(Cancún, MX)
8 TBA
Battle 4 Atlantis November 27–29 Imperial Arena
(Nassau, BAH)
8 TBA
NIT Season Tip-Off November 27, 29 Barclays Center
(Brooklyn, NY)
4 TBA
Las Vegas Invitational November 28–29 Orleans Arena
(Las Vegas Valley, NV)
4 TBA
AdvoCare Invitational November 28–December 1 HP Field House
(Lake Buena Vista, FL)
8 TBA
Wooden Legacy November 29–30 Anaheim Convention Center
(Anaheim, CA)
4 TBA
Barclays Center Classic November 29–30 Barclays Center
(Brooklyn, NY)
2 TBA
Emerald Coast Classic November 29–30 The Arena at NFSC
(Niceville, FL)
4 TBA
Basketball Hall of Fame Belfast Classic December 5–7 SSE Arena
(Belfast, Northern Ireland)
4 TBA
Battle At the Boardwalk Classic December 20–21 Boardwalk Hall
(Atlantic City, NJ)
4 TBA
Las Vegas Classic December 21–22 Orleans Arena
(Las Vegas, NV)
4 TBA
Diamond Head Classic December 22–23, 25 Stan Sheriff Center
Honolulu, HI
8 TBA

Upsets[edit]

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

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

Winner Score Loser Date Tournament/Event
#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

Postseason[edit]

Conference standings[edit]

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

Award winners[edit]

Major player of the year awards[edit]

Major coach of the year awards[edit]

Other major awards[edit]

Coaching changes[edit]

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
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,[35] 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,[36] and removed the interim tag on November 7, the day before the team's season opener.[37]
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.[38]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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