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COVID-19 SHUTS DOWN NCBBA-M NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP

Unfortunately the impacts of the Corona Virus and the most up-to-date measures to prevent spread have now been prolonged past the scheduled date of the NCBBA-Men’s National Championship (April 17-19). With that being said, it is with great disappointment to notify all NCBBA Men’s member teams and especially the recently crowned Regional Champions that we must cancel the 2020 National Championship Tournament scheduled to be held in South Bend, IN. With The White House issuing an extension to national social distancing guidelines through April 30th and Indiana currently being under a “Stay at Home” order, hosting this event has become an impossibility given the circumstances.

With 91% of the regular season having been completed prior to the outbreak, we have decided to crown a 2020 NCBBA-M National Champion based upon the merits earned over the course of the regular season.

• UMass-Lowell – Finished #1 in the New England North conference during regular season, posting an 18-0 Conference Record. They were also recognized as the #1 ranked team nationally in the latest Phenom Elite Top 20 Poll.

While we can all agree, this is certainly not how we envisioned or wanted this season to come to an end, it is the reality given the impact of COVID-19. We hope that you can join us in congratulating UMass-Lowell on a fantastic season. We thank you all for your continued support of the NCBBA and the love for the game.

We do wish we were in a much different state of the world and had much better news to provide. However, we have been optimistic throughout this process and will continue to do so. We hope that you can share in our optimism and know that we as a league will be better than ever in 2020-2021.

We will be in touch in the coming days and weeks with updates on this past season as well as the upcoming one. In the meantime, I encourage you all to participate in the All-American selection process by filling out the nomination form that was emailed to you. Also, be sure to tune into the NCBBA Annual League Meeting on April 22nd at 7pm EST. More details regarding that meeting will be sent out in the coming days. Also, please be sure to check your email regularly, as we will be in touch soon regarding plans moving forward to prepare for next season. If you have any questions in the meantime, please let us know. Stay safe!

Sincerely,

Sandy Sanderson
President
National Club Basketball Association

PHENOM ELITE WEEK 21 NCBBA-M TOP 20 POLL

UMass-Lowell remains the #1 team in the nation by a 6-point margin over Ohio State University who comes in at #2.  The top four remain the same with the University of South Carolina jumping 3 spots to round out the top-five.  Two newcomers join the Top 20 with others making leaps and others taking falls.  Check out the Phenom Elite Week 21 NCBBA-M Top 20 Poll to see where everyone landed!

PHENOM ELITE WEEK 19 NCBBA TOP 20

After closing out their regular season undefeated at 18-0, the River Hawks from UMass-Lowell are the new #1 team, edging out Ohio State by 4 points.  The University of South Carolina makes a huge jump landing at #8 and Auburn and IUPUI join the Phenom Elite 20 while Syracuse and Maryland drop out.  Check out the Phenom Elite Week 19 NCBBA Top 20 to see where everyone lands!

Next Poll Released: 3/19/2020!

DISCIPLINARY ACTION

UNC-Asheville, Havard University – Hoopsters, Maryville University, Monmouth University, West Virginia University, Western Kentucky University, and Wittenberg University have been placed on probation for the remainder of this season and possibly all of next season for violation of NCBBA Rule 22.01.0.

PHENOM ELITE WEEK 17 NCBBA TOP 20

Per usual, Ohio State University and UMass-Lowell claim #1 and #2 respectively even though UMass Lowell inches closer to that #1 position.  This week they were only 5 points back.  Missouri makes some noise jumping into the Top 5 after taking the series against SIUE-White.  Lots of other big match-ups the last two weeks made the Phenom Elite Week 17 NCBBA Top 20 change quite a bit.  We see three newcomers to the Top 20 after big wins and other teams drop out after tough losses.  Lots of basketball to be played, but check out where everyone is slated in this weeks poll!

NEXT POLL RELEASED: 3/5/20

DISCIPLINARY ACTION

Augustana College, Bellarmine University, and Southern New Hampshire University have all been placed on probation for the remainder of this season and possibly all of next season for violation of NCBBA Rule 22.01.0.

DISCIPLINARY ACTION

Villanova University, Georgetown University, Mississippi State University, Tufts University, the University of Kentucky and Iowa State University have all been placed on probation for the remainder of this season and possibly all of next season for violation of NCBBA Rule 22.01.0.

PHENOM ELITE WEEK 15 NCBBA TOP 20

No change atop the mountain this week in the Phenom Elite Week 15 NCBBA Top 20!  Ohio State makes is four straight polls sitting at #1.  The same can be said for UMass-Lowell with the #2 spot.  What a match up that would be?!?  Maybe we will see it in South Bend in a little over 10 weeks?  Lots of season left to play, and lots of movement this week, so be sure to check out where all the chips fell.

Next Poll Released: 02/20/2020