The Conference USA Tournament should be referred to as Bubble Watch, because we will see a great many of them pop this week.
Memphis is safe and Southern Miss should be just fine on Selection Sunday, but that leaves 10 teams that are placing every last hope they have in the season in this tourney.
The greatest aspect of this time of year is all the young athletes laying it all on the line. the Conference USA Tourney will have these teams double their efforts for the chance to get to the big dance.
Here is all the information you need on an underrated good time.
Full Schedule (via official website, all times ET)
All dates and times can be found at Conference USA's official website
|First||1||Wednesday, March 7||Rice (7) vs. East Carolina (10)||1:00 p.m.||CSS, online via C-USA Digital Network|
|First||2||Wednesday, March 7||Marshall (6) vs. SMU (11)||3:30 p.m.||CSS, online via C-USA Digital Network|
|First||3||Wednesday, March 7||UTEP (8) vs. Houston (9)||7:30 p.m.||CSS, online via C-USA Digital Network|
|First||4||Wednesday, March 7||UAB (5) vs. Tulane (12)||10:00 p.m.||CSS, online via C-USA Digital Network|
|Second||1||Thursday, March 8||Southern Miss (2) vs. Rice/ECU||1:00 p.m.||CBS Sports Network|
|Second||2||Thursday, March 8||Tulsa (3) vs. Marshall/SMU||3:30 p.m.||CBS Sports Network|
|Second||3||Thursday, March 8||Memphis (1) vs. UTEP/Houston||7:30 p.m.||CBS Sports Network|
|Second||4||Thursday, March 8||UCF (4) vs. UAB/Tulane||10:00 p.m.||CBS Sports Network|
|Semifinal||1||Friday, March 9||C-USA Semifinal 1||4:00 p.m.||CBS Sports Network|
|Semifinal||2||Friday, March 9||C-USA Semifinal 2||6:30 p.m.||CBS Sports Network|
|Final||1||Saturday, March 10||Championship Game||11:35 a.m.|
The odds are in and here is how Vegas has this tournament stacked up currently. All odds according to Bovada.lv. The corresponding number is the seed going into the tournament.
|Teams and Seeds||Odds|
|2. Southern Miss||11/2|
|10. East Carolina||100/1|
Memphis over Tulsa
Memphis is by far the strongest and deepest team headed into the tournament. The only thing that could provide an upset is a Memphis team resting on their laurels after securing a win.
I don't see this hungry squad taking anything for granted, and should win out in this topsy-turvy tourney.