2019-20 Western Illinois Leathernecks Men's Basketball Team
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2019%E2%80%9320 Western Illinois Leathernecks Men's Basketball Team
2019-20 Western Illinois Leathernecks men's basketball
Western Illinois Leathernecks wordmark.svg
ConferenceSummit League
2019-20 record5-21 (2-14 The Summit)
Head coachBilly Wright (6th season)
Assistant coaches
  • Jestin Anderson
  • Joshua Jones
  • Chad Pecka
Home arenaWestern Hall
Seasons
← 2018-19
2020-21 →
2019-20 Summit League men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
13 3   .813     25 8   .758
13 3   .813     22 10   .688
South Dakota 10 6   .625     20 12   .625
Oral Roberts 9 7   .563     17 14   .548
Omaha 9 7   .563     16 16   .500
North Dakota 7 9   .438     15 18   .455
6 10   .375     14 19   .424
Denver 3 13   .188     7 24   .226
Western Illinois 2 14   .125     5 21   .192
+ 2020 Summit League Tournament winner
As of May 30, 2020; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2019-20 Western Illinois Leathernecks men's basketball team represented Western Illinois University in the 2019-20 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Leathernecks, led by sixth-year head coach Billy Wright, played their home games at Western Hall in Macomb, Illinois, as members of the Summit League. They finished the season 5-21, 2-14 in Summit League play to finish in last place. They failed to qualify for the Summit League Tournament.

On March 3, 2020, the school announced that head coach Billy Wright's contract would not be renewed.[1] He finished at Western Illinois with a six-year record of 53-115. On March 30, the school announced former Milwaukee head coach Rob Jeter would be hired as the new head coach.[2]

Previous season

The Leathernecks finished the 2018-19 season 10-21, 4-12 in Summit League play to finish in 8th place. They upset top-seeded South Dakota State in the quarterfinals of the Summit League Tournament[3], before losing to North Dakota State in the semifinals.[4]

Roster

Schedule and results

Date
time, TV
Opponent Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Non-conference regular season
*
L   0-1
(17,222)
*
L   0-2
(340)
*
L   0-3
(610)
*
L   0-4
(684)
*
W   1-4
(381)
*
W   2-4
(3,088)
*

L   2-5
(1,009)
*
L   2-6
(4,509)
*
L   2-7
(347)
*
W   3-7
(299)
Summit League regular season

W   4-7
(1-0)


L   4-8
(1-1)
(1,929)

L   4-9
(1-2)
(2,407)

L   4-10
(1-3)
(498)

W   5-10
(2-3)
(347)

L   5-11
(2-4)
(746)

L  OT 5-12
(2-5)
(1,775)

L   5-13
(2-6)
(1,585)

L   5-14
(2-7)
(624)

L   5-15
(2-8)
(772)

L   5-16
(2-9)
(1,108)

L   5-17
(2-10)
(1,823)

L  OT 5-18
(2-11)
(1,138)

L   5-19
(2-12)


L   5-20
(2-13)
(3,463)

L   5-21
(2-14)
(1,390)
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central.

Source[5][6]

References

  1. ^ Voice, Scott HollandMcDonough County. "Bradley grad Billy Wright out as Western Illinois men's basketball coach". Journal Star. Retrieved .
  2. ^ Manley, Emily (2020-03-30). "WIU introduces Jeter as men's basketball coach". NEWS3 Western Illinois. Retrieved .
  3. ^ "Leathernecks Upset South Dakota State in Summit League Quarterfinal". Western Illinois University Athletics. Retrieved 2019.
  4. ^ "Bison victorious over Leathernecks, advance to first championship since 2016". The Summit League. Retrieved 2019.
  5. ^ "2019-20 Men's Basketball Schedule". Western Illinois University Athletics. Retrieved 2019.
  6. ^ "2019-20 Western Illinois Leathernecks Schedule Stats". ESPN. Retrieved 2019.

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