2018-19 C-USA Basketball Predictions, Scores, and Rankings


#101

Why is MTSU so bad?


#102

MT woes a combination of things:

Coach and player turnover (11 players on 2018 C-USA regular season championship team no longer at MT);

2018 recruiting class falling apart with Kermit Davis leaving for Ole Miss;

and an OOC sked deemed one of the most difficult this season (NET# as of 1-1-19) - #59 Belmont, #3 UVa, #48 Butler, #108 Stanford, #39 Lipscomb, #42 Vandy, #51 Murray State, #50 Toledo, #43 Ole Miss, and #103 URI - all losses by double digits.


#103

Charlotte is arguably the worst team in the conference. #thanksjudy


#104

FWIW, early battle for first place tonight when LA Tech travels to North Texas.


#105

Finals - Thursday, January 3rd

WKU 68
Charlotte 50

FIU 83
Middle Tennessee 76

LA Tech 59
North Texas 63

Marshall 70
ODU 67

Southern Miss 65
Rice 73

FAU 50
UAB 67

UTEP 60
UTSA 75


#106

Finals - Saturday, January 5th

Marshall 85
Charlotte 84

FAU 63
Middle Tennessee 56

Southern Miss 62
North Texas 65

WKU 66
ODU 69

LA Tech 66
Rice 78

FIU 65
UAB 84


#107

And in the late game from last night, the Roadrunners complete the back-to-back sweep of the Miners.

UTSA 67
UTEP 63


#108

Standings as of 1-5-19 (C-USA | Overall):

North Texas 3-0 | 15-1
UAB 2-0 | 10-5
Marshall 2-0 | 9-6
UTSA 2-0 | 8-7
Rice 2-1 | 7-9
ODU 1-1 | 11-4
FAU 1-1 | 10-5
FIU 1-1 | 10-5
WKU 1-1 | 8-7
LA Tech 1-2 | 12-5
UTEP 0-2 | 5-8
Charlotte 0-2 | 3-10
Middle Tennessee 0-2 | 3-12
Southern Miss 0-3 | 8-7


#109

If the conference tournament started today, we’d be in it!!


#110

C-USA players of the week (1-7-19):

Jack Williams, GR SR 6-8 F, Rice - POTW

Taevion Kinsey, FR 6-5 G, Marshall - FOTW


#111

Finals from Thursday, January 10th.


#112

Standings as of 1-12-19 (C-USA | Overall | NET#):

UTSA 4-0 | 10-7 | #149
Marshall 3-0 | 10-6 | #126
North Texas 4-1 | 16-2 | #57
LA Tech 3-2 | 13-5 | #101
ODU 2-2 | 12-5 | #105
FAU 2-2 | 11-6 | #186
FIU 2-2 | 11-6 | # 214
UAB 2-2 | 10-7 | #157
Southern Miss 2-3 | 10-7 | #138
Rice 2-3 | 7-11 | #219
WKU 1-2 | 8-8 | #114
UTEP 1-3 | 6-9 | #249
Charlotte 1-3 | 4-11 | #252
Middle Tennessee 0-4 | 3-14 | #325


#113

Winning shot for UTEP vs Rice. Great D there, Owls! :owl:


#114

Players of the week (1-14-19):

Jhivvan Jackson, SO 6-0 G, UTSA - POTW

Nigel Hawkins, FR 6-4 G, UTEP - FOTW


#116

No way he got that off in .5 seconds.


#117

Hawthorne, you could be right about that.


#118

Apparently this happened just before the other clip at .5. The .5 shot should have never happened. Clock started later here.


#119

#120

Can an inquiry overturn the game result or does it just mean, “hey refs, you screwed up, do better”?


#121

Most likely the latter and that seems to be Rice’s intent per the KVIA report. Suppose the crew could be suspended also if C-USA determined they were wrong.

Wonder if UTEP’s Hawkins would have been named freshman of the week if the Miners had lost.

FWIW, I don’t agree with Gottlieb that the clock should have expired on the deflection that set up the final play. Now, being able to catch a cross court heave and then spin and shoot in half a second is another thing!