07 March 2016

2016 C-USA Tournament Predictions

For the second year in a row and for the third time overall, the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex will be the host of the Conference USA Tournament. Last year's tournament saw the team with what was essentially a homecourt advantage, UAB, get the automatic bid from the fourth seed but this year, it is the Blazers who are the favorite after burning through conference play with a 16-2 record.

Will UAB repeat or will we see an upset champion come Saturday? Here are my predictions for the 2016 C-USA Tournament.

First Round - Tuesday, March 8th
12 Florida Atlantic vs. 13 UTSA - Birmingham - American Sports Network, 4:00
Pick: Florida Atlantic

Second Round - Wednesday, March 9th
8 Western Kentucky vs. 9 North Texas - Birmingham - ASN, 12:00
Pick: Western Kentucky

5 Old Dominion vs. 12 Florida Atlantic - Birmingham - ASN, 2:30
Pick: Old Dominion

7 Charlotte vs. 10 Rice - Birmingham - ASN, 6:00
Pick: Rice

6 UTEP vs. 11 FIU - Birmingham - ASN, 8:30
Pick: FIU

Quarterfinals - Thursday, March 10th
1 UAB vs. 8 Western Kentucky - Birmingham - ASN, 12:00
Pick: UAB

4 Louisiana Tech vs. 5 Old Dominion - Birmingham - ASN, 2:30
Pick: Old Dominion

Middle Tennessee vs. 10 Rice - Birmingham - ASN, 6:00
Pick: Middle Tennessee

3 Marshall vs. 11 FIU - Birmingham - ASN, 8:30
Pick: Marshall

Semifinals - Friday, March 11th
1 UAB vs. 5 Old Dominion - Birmingham - CBS Sports Network, 3:00
Pick: UAB

2 Middle Tennessee vs. 3 Marshall - Birmingham - CBSSN, 5:30
Pick: Marshall

Championship - Saturday, March 12th
1 UAB vs. 3 Marshall - FS1, 1:30
Marshall's offense is too good for them to be out of any game but their leaky defensive unit will be their downfall here.
Pick: UAB

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