The week in C-USA and the A-10

Conference USA Men’s Basketball Players of the Week Game Notes (as of 12/16/04) [.pdf file] Around Conference USA [NOTE: Charlotte 49ers begin the weekly column]

Cincinnati Tragedy and triumph - this coach’s seen it all Hicks to return for UC Saturday UC signee racking up big numbers

DePaul Shooting slump a mystery to Diener

East Carolina Frontcourt play key to ECU Ingram officially enrolls, has 2 years of eligibility

Houston Cougars’ Brannon bounces back with books, sweat, tears

Louisville Louisville Cardinals

[NOTE: there are so many UofL pieces that I am providing link to the Louisville Courier-Journal website and you can choose what you want to read about Pitino, the UofL - UK game on Saturday, Cardinal dismissals, etc.] Pitino might consider reinstating freshman center Terrance Farley

Marquette Journal Sentinel’s Golden Eagle men’s basketball beat writer took your questions about the status of the team Marquee players have similar styles MU-UW rivalry special to Diener

Memphis Memphis Tigers Men’s Basketball

[NOTE: as with UofL, I am providing the link to the C-A’s webpage on U of M hoops and you can pick and choose to read about the “Bad Boys” of C-USA (reminder - site registration required)] Vitale - Memphis, Missouri among disappointments so far

Saint Louis

Short or tall, Bills have it covered

Southern Miss

USM guard Brown leaves team for personal reasons

USF Vitale Has A Soft Spot For USF’s McCullum

Atlantic 10 Gameday (as of 12/16/04) [.pdf file] Atlantic 10 Frosh Watch - Week 4 [.pdf file] Around the Atlantic 10

George Washington Hobbs resurrects Colonials into Top 25 Hobbs resurrects George Washington into Top-25 team

Xavier Close losses no consolation Defensively challenged XU planning to give zone a try New witness comes forward for Caudle Muskies: No moral victories Muskies moving closer to zone