2019–20 Georgia Southern Eagles men’s basketball team

The 2019–20 Georgia Southern Eagles men’s basketball team represented Georgia Southern University in the 2019–20 NCAA Division I men’s basketball season. The Eagles, led by seventh-year head coach Mark Byington, played their home games at Hanner Fieldhouse in Statesboro, Georgia as members of the Sun Belt Conference. They finished the season 20–13, 12–8 in Sun Belt play to finish in a tie for fourth place. They were the No. 5 seed in the Sun Belt Tournament, where they defeated Louisiana and Georgia State. However, the tournament was later cancelled amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

American college basketball season
2019–20Georgia Southern Eagles men’s basketball
Conference Sun Belt Conference
2019–20 record 20–13 (12–8 Sun Belt)
Head coach
Associate head coach Andrew Wilson
Assistant coaches
Home arena Hanner Fieldhouse
Seasons

2019–20 Sun Belt Conference men’s basketball standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   PCT W   L   PCT
Little Rock 15 5   .750 21 10   .677
South Alabama 13 7   .650 20 11   .645
Texas State 13 7   .650 21 11   .656
Georgia State 12 8   .600 19 13   .594
Georgia Southern 12 8   .600 20 13   .606
Appalachian State 11 9   .550 18 15   .545
UT Arlington 10 10   .500 14 18   .438
Louisiana 8 12   .400 14 19   .424
Arkansas State 8 12   .400 16 16   .500
Coastal Carolina 8 12   .400 16 17   .485
Louisiana–Monroe 5 15   .250 9 20   .310
Troy 5 15   .250 9 22   .290
Note: The 2020 Sun Belt Tournament was canceled after the quarterfinals due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

On March 20, head coach Mark Byington resigned to become the head coach at James Madison.[1] He finished at Georgia Southern with a seven-year record of 131–97.

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The Eagles finished the 2018–19 season 21–12, 12–6 in Sun Belt play to finish in a 3-way tie for second place. They defeated Louisiana–Monroe in the quarterfinals of the Sun Belt Tournament,[2] before losing in the semifinals to UT Arlington.[3] Despite having 21 wins, they did not participate in a postseason tournament.

2019–20 Georgia Southern Eagles men’s basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Hometown
G 0 Trevion Lamar 6 ft 5 in(1.96 m) 210 lb(95 kg) Jr Savannah, Georgia
G/F 1 David Viti 6 ft 5 in(1.96 m) 205 lb(93 kg) RS Fr Buford, Georgia
G 2 Elijah McCadden 6 ft 4 in(1.93 m) 192 lb(87 kg) So Rocky Mount, North Carolina
G 3 Ike Smith 6 ft 4 in(1.93 m) 210 lb(95 kg) RS Sr Gainesville, Florida
G 4 Jalen Cincore 6 ft 5 in(1.96 m) 180 lb(82 kg) Fr Memphis, Tennessee
F/C 5 Trey Dawkins 6 ft 9 in(2.06 m) 200 lb(91 kg) Sr Forest City, North Carolina
G 10 Calvin Wishart 6 ft 2 in(1.88 m) 180 lb(82 kg) So Delano, Minnesota
F 11 Mackenzie McFatten 6 ft 8 in(2.03 m) 190 lb(86 kg) Fr Douglas, Georgia
F 12 Ralueke Orizu 6 ft 9 in(2.06 m) 190 lb(86 kg) RS So Atlanta, Georgia
G 13 Quan Jackson 6 ft 4 in(1.93 m) 180 lb(82 kg) RS Jr Tallahassee, Florida
G 14 Will Dillard 6 ft 3 in(1.91 m) 205 lb(93 kg) RS Fr Greensboro, North Carolina
G 21 Eito Yuminami 5 ft 6 in(1.68 m) 140 lb(64 kg) So Mooresville, North Carolina
F 23 Simeon Carter 6 ft 8 in(2.03 m) 215 lb(98 kg) RS Sr Charlotte, North Carolina
G 24 David-Lee Jones Jr. 6 ft 0 in(1.83 m) 175 lb(79 kg) Sr Tampa, Florida
F 30 Jordan Walker 6 ft 7 in(2.01 m) 180 lb(82 kg) Sr Richmond Hill, Georgia
G 34 Jacob Sowers 6 ft 0 in(1.83 m) 185 lb(84 kg) Jr Alpharetta, Georgia
F 53 Isaiah Crawley 6 ft 7 in(2.01 m) 210 lb(95 kg) Sr Ripley, Tennessee
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W)Walk-on

Roster
Last update: December 21, 2019

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