11 March 2013

2013 Conference USA Tournament Predictions

Conference USA will see quite a fair amount of upheavel in its conference following the 2013 tournament in Tulsa. Memphis, Houston, UCF and SMU will be heading to whatever the Big East will be called next year while the conference will add in its place Charlotte, FAU, FIU, Louisiana Tech, Middle Tennessee, North Texas, Old Dominion and UTSA. So if you are a passioniate C-USA hoops follower, better enjoy what you see this week. Here are my predictions.

1st Round - March 13
#7 UAB vs. #10 SMU (4:30)
Pick: SMU

#6 Houston vs. #11 Rice (7:00)
Pick: Houston

#8 Tulane vs. #9 Marshall (8:30)
Pick: Tulane

Quarterfinals - March 14
#2 Southern Miss vs. #10 SMU (CBS Sports Network, 1:00)
Pick: Southern Miss

#3 UTEP vs. #6 Houston (CBSSN, 3:30)
Pick: Houston

#1 Memphis vs. #8 Tulane (CBSSN, 7:00)
Pick: Memphis

#4 East Carolina vs. #5 Tulsa (CBSSN, 9:30)
Pick: East Carolina

Semifinals - March 15
#2 Southern Miss vs. #6 Houston (CBSSN, 4:00)
Pick: Southern Miss

#1 Memphis vs. #4 East Carolina (CBSSN, 6:30)
Pick: Memphis

Final - March 16
#1 Memphis vs. #2 Southern Miss (CBS, 11:30)
The Golden Eagles are the one team in this conference that could take out Memphis, and even they lost to the Tigers by double-digits in both matchups this season.
Pick: Memphis

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