2017–18 NCAA Division I men's basketball season

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The 2017–18 NCAA Division I men's basketball season began on November 10, 2017. The first tournament was the 2K Sports Classic and the season ended with the Final Four in San Antonio on April 2, 2018. Practices officially began on September 29, 2017. [1]

Contents

Rule changes

The following rule changes were proposed for the 2017–18 NCAA Division I men's basketball season:

The NCAA approved a number of experimental rule changes for use in the 2018 postseason NIT: [3]

Season headlines

Milestones and records

Conference membership changes

Three schools joined new conferences for the 2017–18 season.

SchoolFormer conferenceNew conference
IUPUI Summit League Horizon League [14]
Valparaiso Horizon League Missouri Valley Conference [8]
Wichita State Missouri Valley Conference American Athletic Conference [57]

In addition to the schools changing conferences, the 2017–18 season was the last for four schools in their then-current conferences.

Arenas

New arenas

Arenas closing

Temporary arenas

Three Division I men's teams played the 2017–18 season in temporary homes due to renovation of their current venues. A fourth team moved its home schedule to what is normally an alternate home for the same reason. One additional team is playing in two temporary venues while its previous venue is being replaced by a completely new structure at the same site.

Season outlook

Pre–season polls

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

AP
RankingTeam
1 Duke (33)
2 Michigan State (13)
3 Arizona (18)
4 Kansas (1)
5 Kentucky
6 Villanova
7 Wichita State
8 Florida
9 North Carolina
10 USC
11 West Virginia
12 Cincinnati
13 Miami
14 Notre Dame
15 Minnesota
16 Louisville
17 Xavier
18 Gonzaga
19 Northwestern
20 Purdue
21 UCLA
22 Saint Mary's
23 Seton Hall
24 Baylor
25 Texas A&M
USA Today Coaches
RankingTeam
1 Duke (20)
2 Michigan State (9)
3 Kansas
4 Kentucky
5 Arizona (2)
6 Villanova
7 Florida (1)
8 Wichita State
9 North Carolina
10 West Virginia
11 USC
12 Miami
13 Cincinnati
14 Notre Dame
15 Minnesota
16 Louisville
17 Xavier
18 UCLA
19 Gonzaga
20 Northwestern
21 Purdue
22 Saint Mary's
23 Seton Hall
24 Baylor
25 Alabama

Regular season

Early season tournaments

NameDatesLocationNo. teamsChampion
2K Sports Classic November 16–17 Madison Square Garden
(Manhattan, NY)
4Providence
Puerto Rico Tip-Off November 16–17, 19 HTC Center
(Conway, SC) [lower-alpha 2]
8Iowa State
Charleston Classic November 16–17, 19 TD Arena
(Charleston, SC)
8Temple
The Islands of the Bahamas Showcase November 17–19Kendal Isaacs National Gymnasium
(Nassau, BAH)
8Vermont
Paradise Jam Tournament November 17–20 Vines Center
Lynchburg, VA [lower-alpha 3] [76]
8Colorado
Hall of Fame Tip Off November 18–19 Mohegan Sun Arena
(Uncasville, CT)
4Texas Tech (Naismith)

South Alabama (Springfield)

CBE Hall of Fame Classic November 20–21 Sprint Center
(Kansas City, MO)
4Baylor
Legends Classic November 20–21 Barclays Center
(Brooklyn, NY)
4Texas A&M
Cayman Islands Classic November 20–22 John Gray Gymnasium
(Cayman Islands)
8Cincinnati
Gulf Coast Showcase November 20–22 Germain Arena
(Estero, FL)
8Towson
Maui Invitational November 20–22 Lahaina Civic Center
(Lahaina, HI)
8Notre Dame
MGM Resorts Main Event November 20, 22 T-Mobile Arena
(Las Vegas, NV)
8Prairie View A&M (Middleweight)

UNLV (Heavyweight)

Cancun Challenge November 21–22Moon Palace Golf & Spa Resort
(Cancún, MX)
8Montana State (Mayan)

Louisiana Tech (Riviera)

Battle 4 Atlantis November 22–24Imperial Arena
(Nassau, BAH)
8Villanova
Great Alaska Shootout November 22–25 Sullivan Arena
(Anchorage, AK)
8Central Michigan
NIT Season Tip-Off November 23–24 Barclays Center
(Brooklyn, NY)
4Virginia
Las Vegas Invitational November 23–24 Orleans Arena
(Las Vegas, NV)
4Arizona State & Rider
AdvoCare Invitational November 23–24, 26 HP Field House
(Lake Buena Vista, FL)
8West Virginia
Phil Knight Invitational November 23–24, 26 Veterans Memorial Coliseum &
Moda Center
(Portland, OR)
16Michigan State (Victory Bracket)
Duke (Motion Bracket)
Wooden Legacy November 23–24, 26 Anaheim Convention Center
(Anaheim, CA)
8Washington State
Emerald Coast Classic November 24–25Emerald Coast Arena
(Niceville, FL)
4Tennessee Tech & TCU
Barclays Center Classic November 24–25Barclays Center
(Brooklyn, NY)
4Minnesota
Las Vegas Classic December 22–23Orleans Arena
(Las Vegas, NV)
4Radford (Visitors)
Diamond Head Classic December 22–23, 25Stan Sheriff Center
(Honolulu, HI)
8USC
  1. UCSD will remain eligible for national championships in four of its sports during its transition to Division I. Men's and women's water polo and the coeducational sport of fencing have one national championship for all three NCAA divisions, while men's volleyball has a combined Division I/II national championship.
  2. The tournament was originally scheduled to be held at Coliseo Municipal Tomás Dones in Fajardo, Puerto Rico, [73] but was moved to Coastal Carolina University due to major damage from Hurricane Maria. Coastal was chosen in part because its arena was available on every scheduled tournament day. [74]
  3. The tournament was originally scheduled for the Sports and Fitness Center in Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands, but was moved due to damage from Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Organizers decided to solicit hosting bids from the eight participating teams, with Liberty selected as the substitute host on September 29. [75]

Upsets

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).

WinnerScoreLoserDateTournament/Event
Creighton 92–88#20 Northwestern November 15, 2017 Gavitt Tipoff Games
Texas Tech 85–49#20 NorthwesternNovember 19, 2017 Hall of Fame Tip Off
Creighton100–89#23 UCLA November 20, 2017 CBE Hall of Fame Classic
Tennessee 78–75OT#18 Purdue November 22, 2017 Battle 4 Atlantis
NC State 90–84#2 Arizona November 22, 2017Battle 4 Atlantis
Rhode Island 75–74#20 Seton Hall November 23, 2017 NIT Season Tip-Off
Western Kentucky 77–73#18 PurdueNovember 23, 2017Battle 4 Atlantis
SMU 66–60#2 ArizonaNovember 23, 2017Battle 4 Atlantis
Washington State 84–79#21 Saint Mary's November 24, 2017 Wooden Legacy
Arizona State 102–86#15 Xavier November 24, 2017 Las Vegas Invitational
Georgia 83–81OT#21 Saint Mary'sNovember 26, 2017Wooden Legacy
Purdue66–57#17 Louisville November 28, 2017 ACC–Big Ten Challenge
Seton Hall89–79#22 Texas TechNovember 30, 2017Under Armour Reunion
SMU72–55#14 USC December 2, 2017
UCF 65–62#24 Alabama December 3, 2017
Seton Hall79–77#17 LouisvilleDecember 3, 2017Billy Minardi Classic
Florida State 83–66#5 Florida December 4, 2017
Ball State 80–77#9 Notre Dame December 5, 2017
Texas Tech82–76OT#22 Nevada December 5, 2017
Arizona67–64#7 Texas A&M December 5, 2017Valley of the Sun Shootout
Nebraska 78–68#14 Minnesota December 5, 2017
Loyola (IL) 65–59#5 FloridaDecember 6, 2017
Washington 74–65#2 Kansas December 6, 2017Jayhawk Shootout
Oklahoma 85–83#25 USCDecember 8, 2017Basketball Hall of Fame Classic
Boston College 89–84#1 Duke December 9, 2017
Arkansas 95–79#14 MinnesotaDecember 9, 2017
Rutgers 71–65#15 Seton HallDecember 16, 2017
Oklahoma State 71–70#19 Florida StateDecember 16, 2017Orange Bowl Classic
Indiana 80–77OT#18 Notre DameDecember 16, 2017 Crossroads Classic
Oklahoma91–83#3 Wichita State December 16, 2017Intrust Bank Arena Showcase
Clemson 71–69#22 FloridaDecember 16, 2017Orange Bowl Classic
Wofford 79–75#5 North Carolina December 20, 2017
San Diego State 72–70#12 Gonzaga December 21, 2017
UCLA83–75#7 Kentucky December 23, 2017 CBS Sports Classic
New Mexico State 63–54#6 Miami December 23, 2017 Diamond Head Classic
Arkansas95–93OT#19 TennesseeDecember 30, 2017
Butler 101–93#1 Villanova December 30, 2017
Alabama79–57#5 Texas A&MDecember 30, 2017
Auburn 94–84#23 TennesseeJanuary 2, 2018
Florida83–66#11 Texas A&MJanuary 2, 2018
Mississippi State 78–75#22 ArkansasJanuary 2, 2018
Georgia Tech 64–54#15 MiamiJanuary 3, 2018
Colorado 90–81OT#4 Arizona StateJanuary 4, 2018
Providence 81–72#5 XavierJanuary 6, 2018
Colorado80–77#14 ArizonaJanuary 6, 2018
LSU 69–68#11 Texas A&MJanuary 6, 2018
Auburn88–77#22 ArkansasJanuary 6, 2018
NC State96–85#2 DukeJanuary 6, 2018
Ohio State 80–64#1 Michigan State January 7, 2018
Marquette 84–64#13 Seton HallJanuary 9, 2018
Louisville73–69#23 Florida StateJanuary 10, 2018
Texas 99–982OT#16 TCU January 10, 2018
NC State78–77#19 ClemsonJanuary 11, 2018
Oregon 76–72#11 Arizona StateJanuary 11, 2018
Michigan 82–72#4 Michigan StateJanuary 13, 2018
Kansas State 87–69#4 OklahomaJanuary 16, 2018
South Carolina 76–68#18 KentuckyJanuary 16, 2018
SMU83–78#7 Wichita StateJanuary 17, 2018
Alabama76–71#17 AuburnJanuary 17, 2018
Texas67–58#8 Texas TechJanuary 17, 2018
Creighton80–63#19 Seton HallJanuary 17, 2018
Missouri 59–55#21 TennesseeJanuary 17, 2018
Stanford 86–77#16 Arizona StateJanuary 17, 2018
Saint Mary's74–71#13 GonzagaJanuary 18, 2018
Nebraska72–52#23 MichiganJanuary 18, 2018
Houston 73–59#7 Wichita StateJanuary 20, 2018
Iowa State 70–52#8 Texas TechJanuary 20, 2018
Oklahoma State83–81OT#4 OklahomaJanuary 20, 2018
Kansas State73–68#24 TCUJanuary 20, 2018
Florida66–64#18 KentuckyJanuary 20, 2018
Virginia Tech 80–69#10 North CarolinaJanuary 22, 2018
TCU82–73#7 West Virginia January 22, 2018
South Carolina77–72#20 FloridaJanuary 24, 2018
Wyoming 104–1032OT#23 NevadaJanuary 24, 2018
Penn State 82–79#13 Ohio StateJanuary 25, 2018
Utah 80–77OT#21 Arizona StateJanuary 25, 2018
NC State95–91OT#10 North CarolinaJanuary 27, 2018
Alabama80–73#12 OklahomaJanuary 27, 2018 Big 12/SEC Challenge
Kentucky83–76#7 West VirginiaJanuary 27, 2018Big 12/SEC Challenge
Georgia72–60#23 FloridaJanuary 30, 2018
Iowa State93–77#15 West VirginiaJanuary 31, 2018
Temple 81–79OT#16 Wichita StateFebruary 1, 2018
Washington68–64#25 Arizona StateFebruary 1, 2018
Oklahoma State84–79#7 KansasFebruary 3, 2018
St. John's 81–77#4 DukeFebruary 3, 2018The Garf
Missouri69–60#21 KentuckyFebruary 3, 2018
Alabama68–50#23 FloridaFebruary 3, 2018
Texas79–74#12 OklahomaFebruary 3, 2018
Washington78–75#9 ArizonaFebruary 3, 2018
Northwestern61–52#20 MichiganFebruary 6, 2018
St. John's79–75#1 VillanovaFebruary 7, 2018
Texas A&M81–80#8 AuburnFebruary 7, 2018
UNLV 86–78#23 NevadaFebruary 7, 2018
UCLA82–74#13 ArizonaFebruary 8, 2018
Oklahoma State88–85#19 West VirginiaFebruary 10, 2018
Boston College72–70#25 MiamiFebruary 10, 2018
Baylor 80–64#10 KansasFebruary 10, 2018
Iowa State88–80#17 OklahomaFebruary 10, 2018
Alabama78–50#15 TennesseeFebruary 10, 2018
Virginia Tech61–60OT#2 Virginia February 10, 2018
Texas A&M85–74#24 KentuckyFebruary 10, 2018
Missouri62–58#21 Texas A&MFebruary 13, 2018
Providence76–71#3 VillanovaFebruary 14, 2018
Florida State81–79OT#11 ClemsonFebruary 14, 2018
Wisconsin 57–53#6 PurdueFebruary 15, 2018
Houston67–62#5 Cincinnati February 15, 2018
Penn State79–56#8 Ohio StateFebruary 15, 2018
San Francisco 70–63#15 Saint Mary'sFebruary 15, 2018
St. Bonaventure 77–74#16 Rhode IslandFebruary 16, 2018
Texas77–66#23 OklahomaFebruary 17, 2018
South Carolina84–75#10 AuburnFebruary 17, 2018
Arkansas94–75#21 Texas A&MFebruary 17, 2018
Georgia73–62#18 TennesseeFebruary 17, 2018
Baylor59–57#7 Texas TechFebruary 17, 2018
Virginia Tech65–58#15 ClemsonFebruary 21, 2018
Oklahoma State79–71#6 Texas TechFebruary 21, 2018
Memphis 91–85#23 HoustonFebruary 22, 2018
Creighton89–83OT#3 VillanovaFebruary 24, 2018
Florida72–66#12 AuburnFebruary 24, 2018
Oregon98–93OT#14 ArizonaFebruary 24, 2018
NC State92–72#25 Florida StateFebruary 25, 2018
Virginia Tech64–63#5 DukeFebruary 26, 2018
Saint Joseph's 78–48#17 Rhode IslandFebruary 27, 2018
Miami91–88#9 North CarolinaFebruary 27, 2018
Arkansas91–82#14 AuburnFebruary 27, 2018
Penn State69–68#13 Ohio StateMarch 2, 2018 Big Ten Tournament
Davidson 63–61#17 Rhode IslandMarch 2, 2018
Florida80–67#23 KentuckyMarch 3, 2018
Texas87–79OT#20 West VirginiaMarch 3, 2018
Syracuse 55–52#18 ClemsonMarch 3, 2018
Oklahoma State82–64#6 KansasMarch 3, 2018
Marshall 76–67#24 Middle Tennessee March 3, 2018
San Diego State79–74#21 NevadaMarch 3, 2018
BYU 85–72#20 Saint Mary'sMarch 5, 2018 West Coast Tournament
Alabama81–63#16 AuburnMarch 9, 2018 SEC Tournament
Providence75–72OT#3 XavierMarch 9, 2018 Big East Tournament
San Diego State90–73#22 NevadaMarch 9, 2018 Mountain West Tournament
Arkansas80–72#23 FloridaMarch 9, 2018SEC Tournament
Davidson58–57#25 Rhode IslandMarch 11, 2018 Atlantic 10 Tournament
Kentucky77–72#13 TennesseeMarch 11, 2018SEC Tournament

Conference winners and tournaments

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 2018 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament.

ConferenceRegular
season first place
Conference
Player of the Year
Conference
Coach of the Year
Conference
tournament
Tournament
venue (city)
Tournament
winner
America East Conference Vermont Trae Bell-Haynes, Vermont [77] John Becker, Vermont &
John Gallagher, Hartford [77]
2018 America East Men's Basketball Tournament Campus sites UMBC
American Athletic Conference Cincinnati Gary Clark, Cincinnati [78] Kelvin Sampson, Houston [78] 2018 American Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Amway Center
(Orlando, FL)
Cincinnati
Atlantic 10 Conference Rhode Island Jaylen Adams, St. Bonaventure & Peyton Aldridge, Davidson [79] Dan Hurley, Rhode Island [79] 2018 Atlantic 10 Men's Basketball Tournament Capital One Arena
(Washington, D.C.)
Davidson
Atlantic Coast Conference Virginia Marvin Bagley III, Duke [80] Tony Bennett, Virginia [80] 2018 ACC Men's Basketball Tournament Barclays Center
(Brooklyn, NY)
Virginia
Atlantic Sun Conference Florida Gulf Coast Brandon Goodwin, Florida Gulf Coast [81] Joe Dooley, Florida Gulf Coast [81] 2018 Atlantic Sun Men's Basketball Tournament Campus sites Lipscomb
Big 12 Conference Kansas Devonte' Graham, Kansas [82] Chris Beard, Texas Tech
& Bill Self, Kansas [82]
2018 Big 12 Men's Basketball Tournament Sprint Center
(Kansas City, MO)
Kansas
Big East Conference Xavier Jalen Brunson, Villanova [83] Chris Mack, Xavier [83] 2018 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament Madison Square Garden
(New York City, NY)
Villanova
Big Sky Conference Montana Bogdan Bliznyuk, Eastern Washington [84] Travis DeCuire, Montana [85] 2018 Big Sky Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Reno Events Center
(Reno, NV)
Montana
Big South Conference UNC Asheville Xavier Cooks, Winthrop [86] Mike Jones, Radford [86] 2018 Big South Conference Men's Basketball Tournament First round: Campus sites
Quarterfinals/semifinals: #1 seed
Final: Top surviving seed
Radford
Big Ten Conference Michigan State Keita Bates-Diop, Ohio State [87] Chris Holtmann, Ohio State [87] 2018 Big Ten Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Madison Square Garden
(New York City, NY)
Michigan
Big West Conference UC Davis T. J. Shorts, UC Davis [88] Jim Les, UC Davis [88] 2018 Big West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Honda Center
(Anaheim, CA)
Cal State Fullerton
Colonial Athletic Association Charleston [lower-alpha 1] and Northeastern Justin Wright-Foreman, Hofstra [89] Bill Coen, Northeastern [89] 2018 CAA Men's Basketball Tournament North Charleston Coliseum
(North Charleston, SC)
Charleston
Conference USA Middle Tennessee Nick King, Middle Tennessee [90] Steve Henson, UTSA [90] 2018 Conference USA Men's Basketball Tournament Ford Center
(Frisco, TX)
Marshall
Horizon League Northern Kentucky Kendrick Nunn, Oakland [91] Scott Nagy, Wright State [91] 2018 Horizon League Men's Basketball Tournament Little Caesars Arena
(Detroit, MI)
Wright State
Ivy League Harvard [lower-alpha 1] and Penn Seth Towns, Harvard [92] Steve Donahue, Penn [92] 2018 Ivy League Men's Basketball Tournament Palestra
(Philadelphia, PA)
Penn
Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Canisius and
Rider [lower-alpha 1]
Jermaine Crumpton, Canisius
& Kahlil Dukes, Niagara [93]
Kevin Baggett, Rider [94] 2018 MAAC Men's Basketball Tournament Times Union Center
(Albany, NY)
Iona
Mid-American Conference Buffalo (East) and Toledo (West) Tre'Shaun Fletcher, Toledo [95] Nate Oats, Buffalo [95] 2018 Mid-American Conference Men's Basketball Tournament First round: Campus sites
Remainder: Quicken Loans Arena
(Cleveland, OH)
Buffalo
Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Bethune–Cookman,
Hampton [lower-alpha 1] and
Savannah State
Brandon Tabb, Bethune–Cookman [96] Jay Joyner, North Carolina A&T [96] 2018 MEAC Men's Basketball Tournament Norfolk Scope
(Norfolk, VA)
North Carolina Central
Missouri Valley Conference Loyola–Chicago Clayton Custer, Loyolan (Illinois) [97] Porter Moser, Loyola (Illinois) [98] 2018 Missouri Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Scottrade Center
(St. Louis, MO)
Loyola (Illinois)
Mountain West Conference Nevada Caleb Martin, Nevada [99] Eric Musselman, Nevada (coaches & media) [99] [100] 2018 Mountain West Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Thomas & Mack Center
(Paradise, NV)
San Diego State
Northeast Conference Wagner Junior Robinson, Mount St. Mary's [101] Bashir Mason, Wagner [101] 2018 Northeast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Campus sites LIU Brooklyn
Ohio Valley Conference Murray State Jonathan Stark, Murray State [102] Matt Figger, Austin Peay [102] 2018 Ohio Valley Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Ford Center
(Evansville, IN)
Murray State
Pac-12 Conference Arizona Deandre Ayton, Arizona [103] Mike Hopkins, Washington [103] 2018 Pac-12 Conference Men's Basketball Tournament T-Mobile Arena
(Paradise, NV)
Arizona
Patriot League Bucknell Zach Thomas, Bucknell [104] Matt Langel, Colgate [104] 2018 Patriot League Men's Basketball Tournament Campus sitesBucknell
Southeastern Conference Auburn [lower-alpha 1] and Tennessee Grant Williams, Tennessee (coaches) [105]
Yante Maten, Georgia (AP) [106]
Rick Barnes, Tennessee [105] [106] 2018 SEC Men's Basketball Tournament Scottrade Center
(St. Louis, MO)
Kentucky
Southern Conference UNC Greensboro Desonta Bradford, East Tennessee State (coaches)
& Fletcher Magee, Wofford (media) [107]
Wes Miller, UNC Greensboro [107] 2018 Southern Conference Men's Basketball Tournament U.S. Cellular Center
(Asheville, NC)
UNC Greensboro
Southland Conference Nicholls State and Southeastern Louisiana [lower-alpha 1] Jordan Howard, Central Arkansas [108] Richie Riley, Nicholls State [108] 2018 Southland Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Leonard E. Merrell Center
(Katy, TX)
Stephen F. Austin
Southwestern Athletic Conference Grambling State [lower-alpha 2] Martaveous McKnight, Arkansas–Pine Bluff [109] Donte Jackson, Grambling State [109] 2018 SWAC Men's Basketball Tournament Quarterfinals: Campus sites
Semifinals and final: Delmar Fieldhouse
(Houston, TX)
Texas Southern
Summit League South Dakota State Mike Daum, South Dakota State [110] T. J. Otzelberger, South Dakota State [110] 2018 Summit League Men's Basketball Tournament Denny Sanford Premier Center
(Sioux Falls, SD)
South Dakota State
Sun Belt Conference Louisiana D'Marcus Simonds, Georgia State [111] Bob Marlin, Louisiana [111] 2018 Sun Belt Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Lakefront Arena
(New Orleans, LA)
Georgia State
West Coast Conference Gonzaga Jock Landale, Saint Mary's [112] Mark Few, Gonzaga [112] 2018 West Coast Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Orleans Arena
(Paradise, NV)
Gonzaga
Western Athletic Conference New Mexico State Jemerrio Jones, New Mexico State [113] Chris Jans, New Mexico State [113] 2018 WAC Men's Basketball Tournament Orleans Arena
(Paradise, NV)
New Mexico State
  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 Top seed in conference tournament.
  2. Ineligible for postseason play.

Statistical leaders

Points per game
Rebounds per game
Assists per game
Steals per game
PlayerSchoolPPGPlayerSchoolRPGPlayerSchoolAPGPlayerSchoolSPG
Trae Young Oklahoma 27.4 Devontae Cacok UNC Wilmington 13.5Trae YoungOklahoma8.7 Joseph Chartouny Fordham 3.34
Kendrick Nunn Oakland 25.9 Jemerrio Jones New Mexico St. 13.2 Emmett Naar St. Mary's 7.9 Jevon Carter West Virginia 3.03
Jordan Howard C. Arkansas 25.1 Rokas Gustys Hofstra 12.0 Jordan McLaughlin USC 7.8 Matisse Thybulle Washington 2.97
Chris Clemons Campbell 24.9 Ángel Delgado Seton Hall 11.8 Austin Luke Belmont 7.5 Paris Collins Jackson St. 2.92
Justin Wright-Foreman Hofstra 24.4 Alize Johnson Missouri St. 11.6 Markell Johnson NC State 7.3 Brian Beard Jr. FIU 2.90
Blocked shots per game
Field goal percentage
Three-point field goal percentage
Free throw percentage
PlayerSchoolBPGPlayerSchoolFG%PlayerSchool3FG%PlayerSchoolFT%
Ajdin Penava Marshall 3.94 Udoka Azubuike Kansas .770 Connor Burchfield William & Mary .520 Darnell Edge Fairleigh Dickinson .944
Mohamed Bamba Texas 3.70 James Thompson IV E. Michigan .672 Andre Wolford St. Francis (PA) .495 Markus Howard Marquette.938
Sagaba Konate West Virginia3.22 Raasean Davis NC Central .671 Sam Hauser Marquette .487 Jacobi Boykins Louisiana Tech .915
Tai Odiase UIC 3.11 Jehyve Floyd Holy Cross .668 Anthony Mathis New Mexico .473 Brandon Tabb Bethune–Cookman .914
Hayden Koval C. Arkansas3.09 Josh Cunningham Dayton .646 Carl Pierre UMass .472 David Cohn William & Mary.912

Postseason

NCAA Tournament

Tournament upsets

For this list, an "upset" is defined as a win by a team seeded 7 or more spots below its defeated opponent.

DateWinnerScoreLoserRegionRound
March 15 Buffalo (#13)89–68 Arizona (#4)SouthFirst Round
March 16 UMBC (#16) 74–54 Virginia (#1)SouthFirst Round
March 16 Marshall (#13)81–75 Wichita State (#4)EastFirst Round
March 17 Loyola–Chicago (#11)64–62 Tennessee (#3)SouthSecond Round
March 18 Florida State (#9)75–70 Xavier (#1)WestSecond Round
March 18 Syracuse (#11)55–53 Michigan State (#3)MidwestSecond Round

Final Four – Alamodome, San Antonio, TX

National Semifinals
March 31
National Championship Game
April 2
      
S11 Loyola–Chicago 57
W3 Michigan 69
W3 Michigan 62
E1 Villanova79
MW1 Kansas 79
E1 Villanova 95

National Invitation Tournament

After the NCAA Tournament field was announced, the NCAA invited 32 teams to participate in the National Invitation Tournament. The tournament began on March 13, 2018 with all games prior to the semifinals being played at campus sites.

NIT Semifinals and Final

Played at Madison Square Garden in New York City on March 27 and 29

Semifinals
March 27
Championship game
March 29
      
4 Western Kentucky 64
2 Utah 69
4Penn State82
2 Utah 66
4 Penn State 75
4 Mississippi State 60

College Basketball Invitational

The eleventh College Basketball Invitational (CBI) Tournament began on March 13, 2018. This tournament features 16 teams who were left out of the NCAA Tournament and NIT.

 Semifinals
March 22
Championship Series
March 26, 28, 30
           
North Texas 90 
Jacksonville State 68 
  North Texas626988
  San Francisco725577
San Francisco 65
Campbell 62 

CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament

The eighth CollegeInsider.com Postseason Tournament began on March 12, 2018 and ended with the championship game on March 30. This tournament places an emphasis on selecting successful teams from "mid-major" conferences who were left out of the NCAA Tournament and NIT. 26 teams participate in this tournament.

Semifinals
March 28
Championship
March 30
      
UIC 67
Liberty 51
UIC 71
Northern Colorado76
Sam Houston State 88
Northern Colorado 99

Conference standings

2017–18 American Athletic Conference men's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
No. 6 Cincinnati162 .889  315 .861
No. 21 Houston 144 .778  278 .771
No. 16 Wichita State 144 .778  258 .758
Tulsa 126 .667  1912 .613
Memphis 108 .556  2113 .618
UCF 99 .500  1913 .594
Temple 810 .444  1716 .515
UConn 711 .389  1418 .438
SMU 612 .333  1716 .515
Tulane 513 .278  1417 .452
East Carolina 414 .222  1020 .333
South Florida 315 .167  1022 .313
2018 AAC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
2017–18 America East Conference men's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
Vermont 151 .938  278 .771
UMBC124 .750  2511 .694
Hartford 115 .688  1914 .576
Albany 106 .625  2210 .688
Stony Brook 79 .438  1319 .406
New Hampshire 610 .375  1021 .323
UMass Lowell 610 .375  1218 .400
Maine 313 .188  626 .188
Binghamton 214 .125  1120 .355
2018 America East Tournament winner
2017–18 Atlantic 10 men's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
Rhode Island 153 .833  268 .765
St. Bonaventure 144 .778  268 .765
Davidson135 .722  2112 .636
Saint Joseph's 108 .556  1616 .500
VCU 99 .500  1815 .545
Saint Louis 99 .500  1716 .515
George Mason 99 .500  1617 .485
Richmond 99 .500  1220 .375
Dayton 810 .444  1417 .452
Duquesne 711 .389  1616 .500
George Washington 711 .389  1518 .455
La Salle 711 .389  1319 .406
Massachusetts 513 .278  1320 .394
Fordham 414 .222  922 .290
2018 A10 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
2017–18 Atlantic Sun men's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
Florida Gulf Coast 122 .857  2312 .657
Lipscomb104 .714  2310 .697
Jacksonville 86 .571  1518 .455
NJIT 77 .500  1416 .467
North Florida 77 .500  1419 .424
Kennesaw State 68 .429  1020 .333
Stetson 410 .286  1220 .375
USC Upstate 212 .143  725 .219
2018 ASUN Tournament winner
2017–18 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
No. 1 Virginia171 .944  313 .912
No. 9 Duke 135 .722  298 .784
No. 22 Miami (FL) 117 .611  2210 .688
No. 20 Clemson 117 .611  2510 .714
NC State 117 .611  2112 .636
No. 10 North Carolina 117 .611  2611 .703
Virginia Tech 108 .556  2112 .636
Florida State 99 .500  2312 .657
Louisville 99 .500  2214 .611
Notre Dame 810 .444  2115 .583
Syracuse 810 .444  2314 .622
Boston College 711 .389  1916 .543
Georgia Tech 612 .333  1319 .406
Wake Forest 414 .222  1120 .355
Pittsburgh 018 .000  824 .250
2018 ACC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
2017–18 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
No. 3 Xavier 153 .833  296 .829
No. 2 Villanova144 .778  364 .900
Seton Hall 108 .556  2212 .647
Creighton 108 .556  2112 .636
Providence 108 .556  2114 .600
Butler 99 .500  2114 .600
Marquette 99 .500  2114 .600
Georgetown 513 .278  1515 .500
St. John's 414 .222  1617 .485
DePaul 414 .222  1120 .355
2018 Big East Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
2017–18 Big Sky men's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
Montana162 .889  268 .765
Idaho 144 .778  229 .710
Weber State 135 .722  2011 .645
Eastern Washington 135 .722  2015 .571
Northern Colorado 117 .611  2612 .684
Idaho State 99 .500  1416 .467
Portland State 99 .500  2014 .588
Montana State 612 .333  1319 .406
North Dakota 612 .333  1220 .375
Southern Utah 513 .278  1319 .406
Sacramento State 414 .222  725 .219
Northern Arizona 216 .111  527 .156
Conference tournament winner
2017–18 Big South men's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
UNC Asheville 135 .722  2113 .618
Radford126 .667  2313 .639
Winthrop 126 .667  1912 .613
Campbell 108 .556  1816 .529
Liberty 99 .500  2215 .595
Charleston Southern 99 .500  1516 .484
High Point 99 .500  1416 .467
Gardner–Webb 99 .500  1418 .438
Presbyterian 414 .222  1121 .344
Longwood 315 .167  726 .212
2018 Big South Tournament winner
2017–18 Big Ten Conference men's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
No. 5 Michigan State 162 .889  305 .857
No. 11 Purdue 153 .833  307 .811
No. 17 Ohio State 153 .833  259 .735
No. 7 Michigan135 .722  338 .805
Nebraska 135 .722  2211 .667
Penn State 99 .500  2613 .667
Indiana 99 .500  1615 .516
Maryland 810 .444  1913 .594
Wisconsin 711 .389  1518 .455
Northwestern 612 .333  1517 .469
Minnesota 414 .222  1517 .469
Illinois 414 .222  1418 .438
Iowa 414 .222  1419 .424
Rutgers 315 .167  1519 .441
2018 Big Ten Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
2017–18 Big West men's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
UC Davis 124 .750  2211 .667
UC Santa Barbara 115 .688  239 .719
UC Irvine 115 .688  1817 .514
Cal State Fullerton106 .625  2012 .625
Long Beach State 97 .563  1518 .455
Hawaii 88 .500  1713 .567
Cal Poly 412 .250  922 .290
UC Riverside 412 .250  922 .290
Cal State Northridge 313 .188  624 .200
2018 Big West Tournament winner
2017–18 Big 12 men's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
No. 4 Kansas135 .722  318 .795
No. 14 Texas Tech 117 .611  2710 .730
No. 15 West Virginia 117 .611  2611 .703
Kansas State 108 .556  2512 .676
TCU 99 .500  2112 .636
Baylor 810 .444  1915 .559
Texas 810 .444  1915 .559
Oklahoma State 810 .444  2115 .583
Oklahoma 810 .444  1814 .563
Iowa State 414 .222  1318 .419
2018 Big 12 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll [114]
2017–18 CAA men's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
College of Charleston  144 .778  268 .765
Northeastern 144 .778  2310 .697
Hofstra 126 .667  1912 .613
William & Mary 117 .611  1912 .613
Towson 810 .444  1814 .563
UNC Wilmington 711 .389  1121 .344
Delaware 612 .333  1419 .424
Drexel 612 .333  1320 .394
James Madison 612 .333  1022 .313
Elon 612 .333  1418 .438
2018 CAA Tournament winner
2017–18 Conference USA men's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
Middle Tennessee 162 .889  258 .758
Old Dominion 153 .833  257 .781
Western Kentucky 144 .778  2711 .711
Marshall126 .667  2511 .694
UTSA 117 .611  2015 .571
UAB 108 .556  2013 .606
North Texas 810 .444  2018 .526
FIU 810 .444  1418 .438
Southern Miss 711 .389  1618 .471
Louisiana Tech 711 .389  1716 .515
Florida Atlantic 612 .333  1219 .387
UTEP 612 .333  1120 .355
Rice 414 .222  724 .226
Charlotte 216 .111  623 .207
2018 C-USA Tournament winner
2017–18 Horizon League men's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
Northern Kentucky 153 .833  2210 .688
Wright State144 .778  2510 .714
UIC 126 .667  2016 .556
Oakland 108 .556  1914 .576
Milwaukee 810 .444  1617 .485
IUPUI 810 .444  1119 .367
Green Bay 711 .389  1320 .394
Cleveland State 612 .333  1223 .343
Youngstown State 612 .333  824 .250
Detroit 414 .222  824 .250
2018 Horizon League Tournament winner
2017–18 Ivy League men's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
x-Harvard 122 .857  1814 .563
x-Penn122 .857  249 .727
Yale 95 .643  1615 .516
Cornell 68 .429  1216 .429
Princeton 59 .357  1316 .448
Columbia 59 .357  819 .296
Brown 410 .286  1116 .407
Dartmouth 311 .214  720 .259
x – Ivy League co-champions
2018 Ivy League Tournament winner
2017–18 Mid-American Conference men's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
East
Buffalo153 .833  279 .750
Kent State 99 .500  1717 .500
Miami (OH) 810 .444  1618 .471
Bowling Green 711 .389  1616 .500
Ohio 711 .389  1417 .452
Akron 612 .333  1418 .438
West
Toledo 135 .722  2311 .676
Eastern Michigan 117 .611  2213 .629
Ball State 108 .556  1913 .594
Western Michigan 99 .500  1715 .531
Central Michigan 711 .389  2115 .583
Northern Illinois 612 .333  1319 .406
2018 MAC Tournament winner
2017–18 MAAC men's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
Rider 153 .833  2210 .688
Canisius 153 .833  2112 .636
Niagara 126 .667  1914 .576
Iona117 .611  2014 .588
Manhattan 99 .500  1417 .452
Fairfield 99 .500  1716 .515
Quinnipiac 711 .389  1221 .364
Monmouth 711 .389  1120 .355
Saint Peter's 612 .333  1418 .438
Siena 414 .222  824 .250
Marist 414 .222  625 .194
2018 MAAC Tournament winner
2017–18 MEAC men's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
Hampton 124 .750  1916 .543
Bethune–Cookman 124 .750  1814 .563
Savannah State 124 .750  1517 .469
North Carolina A&T 115 .688  2015 .571
Norfolk State 115 .688  1419 .424
North Carolina Central  97 .563  1916 .543
Morgan State 79 .438  1319 .406
Howard 79 .438  1023 .303
Florida A&M 79 .438  925 .265
South Carolina State 610 .375  1022 .313
Coppin State 511 .313  527 .156
MD Eastern Shore 313 .188  725 .219
Delaware State 214 .125  428 .125
2018 MEAC Tournament winner
2017–18 Missouri Valley Conference men's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
Loyola–Chicago153 .833  326 .842
Southern Illinois 117 .611  2013 .606
Illinois State 108 .556  1815 .545
Drake 108 .556  1717 .500
Bradley 99 .500  2013 .606
Indiana State 810 .444  1318 .419
Missouri State 711 .389  1815 .545
Evansville 711 .389  1715 .531
Northern Iowa 711 .389  1616 .500
Valparaiso 612 .333  1517 .469
2018 MVC Tournament winner
2017–18 Mountain West Conference men's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
No. 24 Nevada 153 .833  298 .784
Boise State 135 .722  239 .719
New Mexico 126 .667  1915 .559
Fresno State 117 .611  2111 .656
San Diego State117 .611  2211 .667
Wyoming 108 .556  2013 .606
UNLV 810 .444  2013 .606
Utah State 810 .444  1717 .500
Air Force 612 .333  1219 .387
Colorado State 414 .222  1121 .344
San Jose State 117 .056  426 .133
2018 MW Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
2017–18 Northeast Conference men's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
Wagner 144 .778  2310 .697
Saint Francis (PA) 126 .667  1813 .581
Mount St. Mary's 126 .667  1814 .563
LIU Brooklyn108 .556  1817 .514
St. Francis Brooklyn 108 .556  1318 .419
Robert Morris 99 .500  1617 .485
Fairleigh Dickinson 99 .500  1318 .419
Central Connecticut 711 .389  1418 .438
Sacred Heart 513 .278  1021 .323
Bryant 216 .111  328 .097
2018 NEC Tournament winner
2017–18 Ohio Valley Conference men's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
Murray State162 .889  266 .813
Belmont 153 .833  249 .727
Austin Peay 126 .667  1915 .559
Jacksonville State 117 .611  2313 .639
Tennessee Tech 108 .556  1914 .576
Tennessee State 108 .556  1515 .500
Southeast Missouri State *810 .444  1417 .452
Eastern Illinois 711 .389  1219 .387
SIU Edwardsville 513 .278  921 .300
UT Martin 513 .278  1021 .323
Eastern Kentucky 513 .278  1120 .355
Morehead State 414 .222  821 .276
*ineligible for postseason due to APR violations
2018 OVC Tournament winner
2017–18 Pac-12 Conference men's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
No. 12 Arizona144 .778  278 .771
USC 126 .667  2412 .667
UCLA 117 .611  2112 .636
Utah 117 .611  2312 .657
Stanford 117 .611  1916 .543
Oregon 108 .556  2313 .639
Washington 108 .556  2113 .618
Colorado 810 .444  1715 .531
Arizona State 810 .444  2012 .625
Oregon State 711 .389  1616 .500
Washington State 414 .222  1219 .387
California 216 .111  824 .250
Pac-12 Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
2017–18 Patriot League men's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
Bucknell162 .889  2510 .714
Colgate 126 .667  1914 .576
Navy 117 .611  2012 .625
Lehigh 117 .611  1614 .533
Boston University 108 .556  1516 .484
Holy Cross 810 .444  1219 .387
Lafayette 711 .389  1021 .323
Army 612 .333  1317 .433
Loyola (MD) 612 .333  922 .290
American 315 .167  624 .200
2018 Patriot League Tournament winner
2017–18 Southern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
UNC Greensboro153 .833  278 .771
East Tennessee State 144 .778  259 .735
Furman 135 .722  2310 .697
Mercer 117 .611  1915 .559
Wofford 117 .611  2113 .618
Western Carolina 810 .444  1319 .406
Samford 612 .333  1022 .313
The Citadel 513 .278  1121 .344
VMI 414 .222  921 .300
Chattanooga 315 .167  1023 .303
2018 SoCon Tournament winner
2017–18 Southland Conference men's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
Southeastern Louisiana 153 .833  2212 .647
Nicholls State 153 .833  2111 .656
Stephen F. Austin144 .778  287 .800
Sam Houston State 126 .667  2115 .583
Lamar 117 .611  1914 .576
New Orleans 117 .611  1617 .485
Central Arkansas 108 .556  1817 .514
Abilene Christian 810 .444  1616 .500
Texas A&M–CC 810 .444  1118 .379
McNeese State 810 .444  1117 .393
Incarnate Word 216 .111  721 .250
Houston Baptist 216 .111  625 .194
Northwestern State 117 .056  425 .138
2018 Southland Tournament winner
2017–18 Southeastern Conference men's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
No. 19 Auburn 135 .722  268 .765
No. 13 Tennessee 135 .722  269 .743
No. 23 Florida 117 .611  2113 .618
No. 18 Kentucky108 .556  2611 .703
Missouri 108 .556  2013 .606
Arkansas 108 .556  2312 .657
Mississippi State 99 .500  2512 .676
Texas A&M 99 .500  2213 .629
Alabama 810 .444  2016 .556
LSU 810 .444  1815 .545
Georgia 711 .389  1815 .545
South Carolina 711 .389  1716 .515
Vanderbilt 612 .333  1220 .375
Ole Miss 513 .278  1220 .375
2018 SEC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
2017–18 SWAC men's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
Grambling State*135 .722  1714 .548
Prairie View A&M 126 .667  1618 .471
Texas Southern126 .667  1620 .444
Arkansas–Pine Bluff 126 .667  1421 .400
Southern 108 .556  1518 .455
Jackson State 99 .500  1220 .375
Alabama State 810 .444  823 .258
Alcorn State 711 .389  1121 .344
Mississippi Valley State 414 .222  428 .125
Alabama A&M*315 .167  328 .097
*ineligible for postseason due to APR violations
2018 SWAC Tournament winner
2017–18 Sun Belt Conference men's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
Louisiana 162 .889  277 .794
Georgia State126 .667  2411 .686
Georgia Southern 117 .611  2112 .636
Texas–Arlington 108 .556  2113 .618
Louisiana–Monroe 99 .500  1616 .500
Troy 99 .500  1617 .485
Appalachian State 99 .500  1518 .455
Coastal Carolina 810 .444  1418 .438
South Alabama 711 .389  1418 .438
Texas State 711 .389  1518 .455
Arkansas State 612 .333  1121 .344
Little Rock 414 .222  725 .219
2018 Sun Belt Conference Tournament winner
2017–18 Summit League men's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
South Dakota State  131 .929  287 .800
South Dakota 113 .786  269 .743
Denver 86 .571  1515 .500
Fort Wayne 77 .500  1815 .545
North Dakota State 59 .357  1517 .469
Oral Roberts 59 .357  1121 .344
Omaha 410 .286  922 .290
Western Illinois 311 .214  1216 .429
2018 Summit League Tournament winner
2017–18 West Coast Conference men's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
No. 8 Gonzaga171 .944  325 .865
No. 25 Saint Mary's 162 .889  306 .833
BYU 117 .611  2411 .686
San Diego 99 .500  2014 .588
San Francisco 99 .500  2217 .564
Pacific 99 .500  1418 .438
Santa Clara 810 .444  1120 .355
Loyola Marymount 513 .278  1120 .355
Portland 414 .222  1022 .313
Pepperdine 216 .111  626 .188
Conference tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll
2017–18 WAC men's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
New Mexico State122 .857  286 .824
Utah Valley 104 .714  2311 .676
Grand Canyon 95 .643  2212 .647
Seattle 86 .571  2014 .588
UT Rio Grande Valley 68 .429  1518 .455
Cal State Bakersfield 59 .357  1218 .400
UMKC 59 .357  1022 .313
Chicago State 113 .071  329 .094
2018 WAC Tournament winner

Award winners

2018 Consensus All-America team

Consensus First Team
PlayerPositionClassTeam
Deandre Ayton PF/CFreshman Arizona
Marvin Bagley III PFFreshman Duke
Jalen Brunson PGJunior Villanova
Devonte' Graham PGSenior Kansas
Trae Young PGFreshman Oklahoma


Consensus Second Team
PlayerPositionClassTeam
Keita Bates-Diop SFJunior Ohio State
Trevon Bluiett SGSenior Xavier
Miles Bridges SFSophomore Michigan State
Jevon Carter PGSenior West Virginia
Keenan Evans PGSenior Texas Tech
Jock Landale CSenior Saint Mary's

Major player of the year awards

Major freshman of the year awards

Major coach of the year awards

Other major awards

Coaching changes

Several teams changed coaches during and after the season.

TeamFormer
coach
Interim
coach
New
coach
Reason
Alabama A&M Donnie Marsh Dylan Howard Marsh resigned on May 11 after 1 season at Alabama A&M. [134] On May 17, AAMU associate head coach Howard was named interim head coach of the Bulldogs for the 2018-19 season, [135] and had the interim tag removed following the season. [136]
Bryant Tim O'Shea Jared Grasso The 56-year-old O'Shea announced on February 12 that he would retire at the end of the season. [137] The Bulldogs went 96–210 during O'Shea's 10-year tenure, including a 3–28 overall record and 2–16 in conference play this season. On March 30, Iona associate head coach Grasso was hired by Bryant for the head coaching position. [138]
Cal State Northridge Reggie Theus Mark Gottfried Cal State Northridge parted ways with Theus on March 6 after 5 seasons, finishing with a 53-105 record with no postseason appearances. [139] Former North Carolina State head coach Gottfried was named head coach of the Matadors on March 13. [140]
Charlotte Mark Price Houston Fancher Ron Sanchez Price was fired on December 14 after a 3–6 start and a 30–42 record overall in 2½ seasons at Charlotte. He was replaced on an interim basis by assistant Fancher for the rest of the season. [141] Virginia associate head coach Sanchez was hired as head coach of the 49ers on March 19. [142]
Chicago State Tracy Dildy Lance Irvin Chicago State fired Dildy on the week of March 5, although it wasn't officially confirmed until March 12. The Cougars struggled during Dildy's 8-year tenure, which saw them lose at least 20 games in 7 of those seasons. [143] After a nearly 5-month search, including hiring Chris Zorich as the new athletic director, the school hired Lance Irvin, a Chicago native and former assistant coach at DePaul and several other schools, as the new head coach on August 7. [144]
Colorado State Larry Eustachy Steve Barnes
Jase Herl
Niko Medved Eustachy, who was in his 6th season at Colorado State, was placed on administrative leave on February 3 amid an internal investigation into his conduct with players and staff members. He had previously been sanctioned by the university in 2017 for emotionally abusing players and assistant coaches from a university led investigation in 2014. Top assistant Steve Barnes was initially named as the interim replacement. [145] A later report by The Denver Post indicated that school officials planned to fire Eustachy with cause, and were negotiating a contract buyout. [146] On February 10, hours before the Rams' home game against San Jose State, the school placed Barnes on administrative leave after 2 games, and Barnes' top assistant Jase Herl was named interim coach for the rest of the season. [147] On February 26, Eustachy resigned after reaching a buyout agreement. [148] On March 22, Drake head coach and former Colorado State assistant Medved was named the new head coach. [149]
Delaware State Keith Walker Keith Johnson Eric Skeeters Walker was fired on February 22 after 5 seasons at Delaware State, finishing with a 43-96 record, including a 3-25 record this season at the time of his firing. Associate head coach Johnson was named interim head coach of the Hornets for the rest of the season. [150] More than 5 months after Walker's firing, along with hiring a new athletic director, the school hired UMBC assistant coach Skeeters for the job on July 25. [151]
Detroit Bacari Alexander Mike Davis Detroit fired Alexander on March 26 after 2 seasons at his alma mater, finishing 16-47 overall including a last place finish in Horizon league play this season. [152] The school hired Texas Southern's Mike Davis as the new head coach on June 13. [153]
Drake Niko Medved Darian DeVries Medved left Drake after 1 season for the Colorado State head coaching job on March 22. [149] Creighton assistant coach DeVries was named head coach of the Bulldogs on March 29. [154]
East Carolina Jeff Lebo Michael Perry Joe Dooley Lebo announced his resignation from ECU on November 29, 2017 after a 2-4 start to the season, and a 116-122 overall record with no NCAA Tournament appearances in 8 seasons with the program. Assistant Michael Perry was named interim head coach of the Pirates for the rest of the season. [155] After the season was over, ECU brought back one of its former head coaches in Dooley, who had led the Pirates from 1995 to 1999, from Florida Gulf Coast on April 4. [156]
Eastern Kentucky Dan McHale A. W. Hamilton McHale was fired on February 26, the day after the Colonels ended the season 11–20 overall and 5–13 in Ohio Valley Conference play. In 3 seasons at EKU, he was 38–55 overall and 16–34 in OVC play, and failed to qualify for the OVC Tournament during his tenure at Eastern Kentucky. [157] On March 23, EKU hired North Carolina State assistant Hamilton as the new head coach. [158]
Evansville Marty Simmons Walter McCarty Evansville fired Simmons on March 13 after 11 seasons. Although the former Indiana and Evansville player had three 20-win seasons with the Purple Aces, the team never made the NCAA tournament during his tenure. [159] Evansville hired Boston Celtics assistant and Evansville native McCarty on March 22. [160]
FIU Anthony Evans Jeremy Ballard FIU parted ways with Evans on April 2 after 5 seasons and a 65-94 overall record. [161] On April 20, VCU associate head coach Ballard was hired by the Panthers for the job. [162]
Florida Atlantic Michael Curry Dusty May After posting a 39-84 overall record in 4 seasons, FAU fired Curry on March 16. [163] Florida assistant May was hired as head coach of the Owls on March 22. [164]
Florida Gulf Coast Joe Dooley Michael Fly Dooley left Florida Gulf Coast on April 4 after 5 seasons to return to East Carolina, having previously served as head coach of the school from 1995-99. [156] Longtime FGCU assistant coach Fly was promoted to head coach of the Eagles the following day. [165]
Fresno State Rodney Terry Justin Hutson Terry left Fresno State on March 12 after 7 seasons for the UTEP head coaching job. [166] The Bulldogs tabbed San Diego State assistant coach Hutson as his replacement on April 5. [167]
Georgia Mark Fox Tom Crean Georgia fired Fox on March 10 after 9 seasons, in which the team went 163-133 overall, but had made the NCAA Tournament just twice in his tenure. [168] The Bulldogs hired ESPN analyst and former Indiana and Marquette head coach Crean on March 15. [169]
High Point Scott Cherry Tubby Smith Cherry and the university mutually agreed to part ways on March 7 after 9 seasons, finishing with 146 wins and the program's winningest coach in the Division I era. [170] On March 27, longtime college basketball coach and former High Point player Tubby Smith was named head coach of the Panthers. [171]
Incarnate Word Ken Burmeister Carson Cunningham Incarnate Word's Athletic Director announced on March 6 that Burmeister would not return next season, finishing with a 202-138 overall record in 12 seasons at the school. [172] The Cardinals went to the NAIA for their next hire, naming Carroll College's Cunningham as the new head coach on March 22. [173]
La Salle John Giannini Ashley Howard La Salle parted ways with Giannini on March 23 after 14 seasons, finishing with 212 wins overall but only making the NCAA Tournament once during his tenure as head coach. [174] On April 10, Villanova assistant coach Howard, who previously served as assistant coach with the Explorers from 2004–08, was hired for the head coaching job. [175]
Little Rock Wes Flanigan Darrell Walker Little Rock fired Flanagan on March 9 after 2 seasons, finishing 22-42 overall, including a school record 25 losses this season. [176] On March 28, the Trojans hired former NBA player Darrell Walker, who spent the last 2 seasons as head coach at Division II Clark Atlanta University. [177]
Longwood Jayson Gee Griff Aldrich Gee was fired on March 2 after 5 seasons at Longwood, finishing 42-120 overall and never finishing higher than 8th place in Big South Conference play. [178] On March 22, UMBC recruiting director Aldrich was named head coach of the Lancers. [179]
Louisville Rick Pitino David Padgett Chris Mack Pitino, who was initially placed on unpaid administrative leave in September, was fired on October 16 after 16 seasons at Louisville amid revelations of his possible involvement in the NCAA corruption scandal. Louisville elevated assistant Padgett, but initially signed him only for the 2017–18 season. [17] The Cardinals announced on March 21 that Padgett was not being retained. [180] On March 27, Louisville hired Xavier head coach Chris Mack for the job. [181]
Loyola (Maryland) G.G. Smith Tavaras Hardy Smith resigned from Loyola on March 8 after 5 seasons, finishing with a record of 56–98 overall. [182] On March 28, Georgia Tech assistant coach Hardy was hired by the Greyhounds for the head coaching position. [183]
Maine Bob Walsh Richard Barron Walsh resigned on March 5 after 4 seasons at Maine, choosing not to seek a contract extension. The Black Bears lost 100 overall games during Walsh's tenure with the team. Within hours, the school hired Barron, who had been working with the Maine athletic department after recovering from medical issues that forced him to take leave from coaching the Black Bears women's team in January 2017. [184]
Marist Mike Maker John Dunne Maker was fired on March 5 after 4 seasons at Marist, which saw the Red Foxes go 28-97 during his tenure. [185] On April 3, Marist hired MAAC rival Saint Peter's head coach Dunne for the same position. [186]
Maryland Eastern Shore Bobby Collins Clifford Reed Jason Crafton Collins' contract was not renewed on March 26, 2018 ending his 4-year tenure at Maryland Eastern Shore with a 49-82 overall record. [187] Assistant coach Reed served as the interim head coach of the Hawks for the 2018–19 season, [188] and after the season, the school hired Jason Crafton, assistant coach of the Philadelphia 76ers' G-League team Delaware Blue Coats and former head coach at Nyack College, on April 24, 2019. [189]
McNeese State Dave Simmons Heath Schroyer McNeese State parted ways with Simmons on March 4 after 12 seasons, finishing 155-211 overall with only 2 winning seasons and one postseason appearance. [190] BYU assistant coach Schroyer, who had previous head coaching experience with Portland State, Wyoming, and Tennessee-Martin, was named head coach of the Cowboys on March 15. [191]
Memphis Tubby Smith Penny Hardaway Smith was fired on March 14 after 2 seasons amid a week of speculation that Memphis was seeking to hire Penny Hardaway, a former Tigers and NBA star. Although Smith went 40–26 overall and 21–13 this season, he struggled with recruiting and failed to make the NCAA tournament in either season. [192] Hardaway was officially introduced as the new coach on March 20. [193]
Middle Tennessee Kermit Davis Nick McDevitt Davis left Middle Tennessee after 16 seasons for the Ole Miss head coaching job on March 19, after officially being named head coach on March 15. [194] UNC Asheville head coach McDevitt was hired as head coach by the Blue Raiders on March 24. [195]
Missouri State Paul Lusk Dana Ford Lusk was fired on March 3 after 7 seasons at Missouri State, finishing 106–121 overall, including an 18–15 overall record and 7–11 in conference play after the Bears were picked as the preseason favorite to win the MVC regular-season title. [196] On March 21, the school hired Tennessee State head coach Ford for the job. [197]
Mount St. Mary's Jamion Christian Dan Engelstad Christian left his alma mater on May 2 after 6 seasons for the Siena job. [198] On May 9, the school hired former Mountaineer assistant coach Englestad from Division III Southern Vermont as Christian's replacement. [199]
Nicholls State Richie Riley Austin Claunch Riley left Nicholls on March 15 after 2 seasons for the South Alabama head coaching job. [200] Assistant coach Claunch was promoted to head coach of the Colonels on March 29. [201]
Ole Miss Andy Kennedy Tony Madlock Kermit Davis It was initially announced on February 12 that Kennedy, the program's winningest head coach, would part ways with Ole Miss at the end of the season after 12 years at the school. [202] However, on February 19, Kennedy announced that he would depart immediately, with assistant Madlock taking over on an interim basis for the rest of the season. [203] The Rebels hired Middle Tennessee head coach Davis on March 15, and officially introduced him on March 19 after the Blue Raiders 2nd round loss to Louisville in the NIT. [194]
Pepperdine Marty Wilson Lorenzo Romar Pepperdine announced on February 13 that Wilson would not return as head coach of his alma mater, effective at the end of the season. [204] He finished at Pepperdine with a seven-year record of 88–129 (91–139 when including his 3–10 record as interim head coach in 1995–96). Arizona associate head coach Romar, who previously served as head coach of the Waves from 1996-1999, was named head coach on March 12, and was formally introduced after Arizona was upset by Buffalo in the NCAA Tournament. [205]
Pittsburgh Kevin Stallings Jeff Capel After two disastrous seasons, including going winless in ACC play this season, Pitt fired Stallings on March 8. [206] On March 27, Duke associate head coach and former VCU/Oklahoma head coach Capel was hired by the Panthers for the job. [207]
Rhode Island Dan Hurley David Cox Hurley left Rhode Island after 6 seasons to take the UConn head coaching job on March 22. [208] On April 4, top assistant Cox was promoted to head coach of the Rams. [209]
Saint Peter's John Dunne Shaheen Holloway Dunne left Saint Peter's after 12 seasons for the head coaching job at MAAC rival Marist on April 3. [186] The Peacocks stayed local for their new hire, announcing Seton Hall assistant Holloway as the new head coach on April 11. [210]
San Diego Lamont Smith Sam Scholl Smith resigned from his alma mater on March 8 after 3 seasons. He had been placed on administrative leave by the university following a February 25 domestic violence arrest, and had the charges dropped hours before announcing his resignation. [211] Assistant coach Scholl, who coached the Toreros in the WCC Tournament, was named interim head coach of the team during the CIT Tournament, [212] and had the interim tag removed at the end of the season. [213]
Siena Jimmy Patsos Jamion Christian Patsos resigned on April 13 after five seasons at Siena and a 77–92 overall record, including an 8–24 finish this season. Despite this, he had the apparent confidence of the school's athletic director, but an ongoing internal investigation into the program revealed multiple issues, with allegations ranging from abusive conduct to financial improprieties. [214] Mount St. Mary's head coach Christian was hired by the Saints for the job on May 2. [198]
South Alabama Matthew Graves Richie Riley South Alabama fired Graves on March 8 after 5 seasons, finishing 65-96 overall with no postseason appearances. [215] Nicholls State head coach Richie Riley was hired by the Jaguars for the head coaching job on March 15. [200]
South Dakota Craig Smith Todd Lee Smith left South Dakota on March 26 after 4 seasons for the Utah State head coaching job. [216] South Dakota alum Todd Lee, who spent the past 5 seasons as associate head coach at Grand Canyon University under Dan Majerle, was hired by the Coyotes as Smith's replacement on April 4. [217]
Tennessee State Dana Ford Brian Collins Ford left Tennessee State on March 21 after 4 seasons for the Missouri State head coaching job. [197] On March 26, the Tigers brought Illinois State assistant coach Collins back to his hometown of Nashville, where he also played in college at Belmont, as the new head coach. [218]
Texas-Arlington Scott Cross Chris Ogden Considered to be one of the most controversial coaching changes of the off-season, Cross, UTA's all-time winningest head coach with 225 wins, was fired on March 26 after 12 seasons at his alma mater, with UTA's athletic director citing new leadership in the program as the reason for firing Cross. [219] Former Texas player Ogden, who spent the past two seasons as an assistant at Texas Tech, was hired by the Mavericks as Cross's replacement on April 6. [220]
Texas Southern Mike Davis Johnny Jones Davis left Texas Southern on June 13 after 6 seasons for the Detroit Mercy head coaching job. [153] On June 25, the Tigers hired Nevada associate head coach and former LSU/North Texas head coach Johnny Jones for the job. [221]
UConn Kevin Ollie Dan Hurley UConn dismissed Ollie on March 10 after 6 seasons, stating that it had "initiated disciplinary procedures" to formally fire him with cause. The school announced in January it was the subject of an NCAA investigation, with media reporting that the inquiry involved recruiting. Ollie, a former Huskies star and NBA journeyman, replaced Hall of Fame coach Jim Calhoun in 2012, and coached UConn to a national title in 2014, but the team failed to make the postseason for the second year in a row and finished 14–18 this season. [222] On March 22, UConn hired Rhode Island head coach Dan Hurley as the new head coach. [208]
UC Riverside Dennis Cutts Justin Bell David Patrick Cutts was fired on January 1 after a 50-85 record in 5 seasons at UCR, including a 5-9 start to the season. Associate head coach Bell was named interim head coach of the Highlanders for the remainder of the season. [223] TCU assistant coach Patrick was named the new head coach of UCR on March 14 and formally introduced after the Horned Frogs were eliminated from the NCAA Tournament. [224]
UNC Asheville Nick McDevitt Mike Morrell McDevitt left his alma mater on March 24 after 5 seasons for the Middle Tennessee head coaching job. [195] UNCA announced Texas assistant Morrell as the new head coach of the Bulldogs on April 11. [225]
USC Upstate Kyle Perry Dave Dickerson Less than 5 months after being named full-time head coach, USC Upstate fired Perry on March 1, 3 days after the Spartans lost to Florida Gulf Coast in the first round of the ASUN Tournament. [226] On March 30, USC Upstate hired former Tulane head coach Dickerson, who had been serving as a scout for the Utah Jazz. [227]
Utah State Tim Duryea Craig Smith Utah State fired Duryea on March 11 after 3 seasons and a 47-49 record. [228] On March 26, the Aggies hired South Dakota head coach Craig Smith for the same position. [216]
UTEP Tim Floyd Phil Johnson Rodney Terry The 63-year-old Floyd announced his retirement, effective immediately, after 8 seasons at UTEP and 24 overall following the Miners lost to Lamar on November 27. [229] Floyd's longtime assistant Johnson was named interim head coach of the team the following day. [230] On March 12, the school hired Fresno State head coach Terry as the new head coach. [166]
Western Carolina Larry Hunter Mark Prosser It was announced on March 4 that Hunter was stepping down from Western Carolina after 13 seasons. [231] On March 27, Winthrop associate head coach Mark Prosser, son of the late former Xavier and Wake Forest head coach Skip Prosser, was hired as the new head coach of the Catamounts. [232] In a postscript to the story, Hunter died 2 months after his resignation on May 4 from a stroke he suffered earlier in the week. [233]
Xavier Chris Mack Travis Steele Mack left his alma mater on March 27 after 9 seasons for the Louisville head coaching job. [181] On March 31, longtime Xavier assistant coach Steele was promoted to head coach of the Musketeers. [234]

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