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NCAA basketball - 2019-20 Men's All-America Team and other awards (May 2020)

The 2019-20 NCAA basketball season has been shortened due to the COVID-19 crisis. There was eventually no 2020 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament and  March Madness in the USA this year. Here is nevertheless the 2019-20 Men's College Basketball All-America Team : Men's All-America 1  Obi Toppin , Dayton - forward, 2.06m - 6'9", born in 1998, USA Men's All-America 2  Luka Garza , Iowa - power forward/center, 2.11m - 6'11",  born in 1998, Slovenia/Bosnia Herzegovina Men's All-America 3  Udoka Azubuike , Kansas - center, 2.13m - 7'00", born in 1999, Nigeria Men's All-America 4  Markus Howard , Marquette - point guard, 1.80m - 5'11", born in 1999, USA Men's All-America 5  Jordan Nwora , Lousiville - forward, 2.03m - 6'8", born in 1998, Nigeria Men's All-America 6  Kaleb Wesson , Ohio State - forward, 2.06m - 6'9", born in 1999, USA Men's All-America 7  John Mo

NCAA basketball - Season 2019-20 - Second review (from January to March 2020)

Tennessee State Tigers vs. Eastern Illinois Panthers : 84-79 (played on 2020-01-02) Score at the half: 40-26 The Tennessee State Tigers vs. Eastern Illinois Panthers game played at the Gentry Center in Nashville, TN was in fact an Ohio Valley Conference opener on Jan. 2nd, 2020. The contest started with two fast threes for the Panthers who quickly took the lead at 2-6. The solidly built EIU players Jaqualis Matlock (forward, 1.96m, senior) and George Dixon (guard/forward, 1.96m, junior) worked hard in the first minutes of the game but Mark Freeman (point guard, 1.83m, freshman) replied for the Tigers . Jaqualis Matlock and Mack Smith (guard, 1.88m, senior) put Eastern Illinois in front at 6-13 and were pretty efficient from behind the arc for the Panthers . TSU suddenly developed a much better defense and increased the tempo offensively. It was a tied game at 13-13 on two free throws hit by Emmanuel Egbuta (forward, 2.01m, senior) who came off the Tigers ' b

NCAA basketball - Season 2019-20 - First review (November and December 2019)

Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Villanova Wildcats : 76-51 (played on 2019-11-13) Score at the half: 40-22 The Gavitt Tipoff Games are an annual eight-game series played between the Big Ten Conference and the Big East Conference to tip-off the college basketball season. One of the games played in mid-November 2019 was held at the Value City Arena in Columbus, Ohio. The Ohio State Buckeyes hosted then the Villanova Wildcats in front of a huge attendance of 16,419. It was Villanova 's first ever game at OSU . After a 9-0 run for the home squad, with Duane Washington Jr. (guard, 1.90m, freshman) hitting two shots from three-point range, Villanova 's Head Coach Jay Wright took a first timeout. 'Nova 's guard Collin Gillespie (guard, 1.90m, junior) had been called two quick personal fouls and went back to sit on the Wildcats' bench after only 2 minutes spent on the court. Washington Jr. made 17-3 for the Buckeyes on a nice dunk followed by another three-poin