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Conference USA Basketball Tournament Bracket, Standings, Schedule and Breakdown

Overall, Conference USA basketball was a decent mid-major league this season. North Texas found themselves on top of their division and the overall conference. Middle Tennessee took the top of the East side of the conference. Southern Mississippi found themselves at the bottom of the conference with a 1-17 record. Last year’s Conference USA Tournament winner was North Texas. The Mean Green come into this year’s tournament with a 1-seed, can they make a run back to the college basketball Big Dance? The following contains the Conference USA Tournament bracket and schedule, as well as a preview of what we can expect to see.


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Conference USA Basketball Standings

East Division

SchoolConf. RecordOverall RecordSeed
Middle Tennessee13-522-91 Seed
Western Kentucky11-719-122 Seed
Florida Atlantic11-718-133 Seed
Charlotte10-817-134 Seed
Old Dominion8-1013-185 Seed
FIU5-1315-166 Seed
Marshall4-1411-207 Seed

West Division

SchoolConf. RecordOverall RecordTournament Outlook
North Texas16-223-51 Seed
UAB14-424-72 Seed
Louisiana Tech12-621-93 Seed
UTEP11-718-124 Seed
Rice7-1115-155 Seed
UTSA3-1510-216 Seed
Southern Mississippi1-176-257 Seed

CUSA Tournament Schedule

Dates: March 8-12
TV Schedule: ESPN+ (First Round and Second Round), Stadium (Quarterfinals), CBSSN (Semifinals and Championship)
Venue: Ford Center at the Star — Frisco, TX
Byes: Top 5 seeds receive single bye; Top 2 seeds receive double-bye
Defending Champion: North Texas

Conference USA Tournament Bracket

First Round

  • (W7) Southern Mississippi 67, (W6) UTSA 64
  • (E7) Marshall 74, (E6) FIU 62

Second Round

  • (W3) LA Tech 77, (E7) Marshall 67
  • (E3) FAU 86, (W7) Southern Mississippi 59
  • (W4) UTEP 74, (E5) Old Dominion 64
  • (W5) Rice 73, (E4) Charlotte 61

Quarterfinals

  • (W1) North Texas 68, (W5) Rice 50
  • (E1) Middle Tennessee 66, (W4) UTEP 59 (OT)
  • (W2) UAB 80, (E3) FAU 66
  • (W3) Louisiana Tech 59, (E2) Western Kentucky 57

Semifinals

  • (W3) Louisiana Tech 42, (W1) North Texas 36
  • (W2) UAB 102, (E1) Middle Tennessee 98 (3OT)

Championship

  • (W2) UAB 82, (W3) Louisiana Tech 73

UAB advances to NCAA Tournament

North Texas Conference USA basketball tournament standings college basketball
Credit: North Texas Athletics

CUSA Basketball Breakdown

North Texas was a three seed last year when they won the Conference USA Tournament. The Mean Green are looking to defend their title with a likely competitor being Middle Tennessee. With the tournament being played in Frisco, TX this year, you have to imagine that North Texas would be right at home. Rice, UTEP and UTSA also fit that pedigree.

North Texas is the obvious favorite to win the conference tournament. The Mean Green feature four players who average 10 or more points per game. Although this is the case, North Texas excels on the defensive side of the ball. They lead the country in least amount of points given up per game, 55.6. The Mean Green will undoubtedly rely on their defense, as they only score 65.8 points a game. (309th in the country)

The preseason poll for Conference USA basketball was very different than what the standings turned out to be. The biggest overachiever in the conference in relation to the preseason poll was Middle Tennessee, which was projected to finish seventh but finished first. The biggest underachiever in relation to the preseason poll was Marshall, who was projected to finish fourth in the East, but finished seventh.

Team Stats | 2022 Conference USA Basketball Tournament

(W1) North Texas Mean Green

NET Ranking: 44 (No. 1 in CUSA)
KenPom Overall Efficiency Ranking: 48 (No. 1 in CUSA)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency Ranking: 107 (109)
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency Ranking: 93.2 (20)
Strength of Schedule Rating: +0.48 (140)

(E1) Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders

NET Ranking: 105 (No. 4 in CUSA)
KenPom Overall Efficiency Ranking: 101 (No. 3 in CUSA)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency: 106.4 (120)
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency: 99.3 (98)
Strength of Schedule Rating: -1.38 (186)

(W2) UAB Blazers

NET Ranking: 54 (No. 2 in CUSA)
KenPom Overall Efficiency Ranking: 53 (No. 2 in CUSA)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency: 112.1 (33)
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency: 98.6 (79)
Strength of Schedule Rating: -1.84 (194)

(E2) Western Kentucky Hilltoppers

NET Ranking: 121 (No. 5 in CUSA)
KenPom Overall Efficiency Ranking: 112 (No. 5 in CUSA)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency: 107.8 (93)
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency: 102.8 (159)
Strength of Schedule Rating: -0.95 (168)

(W3) LA Tech Bulldogs

NET Ranking: 104 (No. 3 in CUSA)
KenPom Overall Efficiency Ranking: 102 (No. 4 in CUSA)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency: 108.2 (88)
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency: 101.3 (130)
Strength of Schedule Rating: -0.95 (169)

(E3) Florida Atlantic Owls

NET Ranking: 125 (No. 6 in CUSA)
KenPom Overall Efficiency Ranking: 125 (No. 6 in CUSA)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency: 106.7 (113)
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency: 102.9 (163)
Strength of Schedule Rating: -2.46 (210)

(W4) UTEP Miners

NET Ranking: 167 (No. 7 in CUSA)
KenPom Overall Efficiency Ranking: 172 (No. 7 in CUSA)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency: 101.3 (222)
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency: 101.5 (133)
Strength of Schedule Rating: -0.96 (170)

(E4) Charlotte 49ers

NET Ranking: 179 (No. 8 in CUSA)
KenPom Overall Efficiency Ranking: 192 (No. 9 in CUSA)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency: 106.3 (124)
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency: 108.0 (265)
Strength of Schedule Rating: -0.53 (158)

(W5) Rice Owls

NET Ranking: 193 (No. 9 in CUSA)
KenPom Overall Efficiency Ranking: 185 (No. 8 in CUSA)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency: 101.4 (219)
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency: 102.7 (156)
Strength of Schedule Rating: +0.08 (146)

(E5) Old Dominion Monarchs

NET Ranking: 222 (No. 10 in CUSA)
KenPom Overall Efficiency Ranking: 227 (No. 10 in CUSA)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency: 106.7 (116)
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency: 111.2 (316)
Strength of Schedule Rating: -2.45 (209)

(W6) FIU Panthers

NET Ranking: 259 (No. 12 in CUSA)
KenPom Overall Efficiency Ranking: 267 (No. 12 in CUSA)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency: 98.4 (274)
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency: 106.6 (243)
Strength of Schedule Rating: -3.95 (251)

(E6) UTSA Roadrunners

NET Ranking: 321 (No. 13 in CUSA)
KenPom Overall Efficiency Ranking: 311 (No. 13 in CUSA)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency: 95.3 (323)
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency: 108.1 (267)
Strength of Schedule Rating: -1.10 (174)

(W7) Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles

NET Ranking: 342 (No. 14 in CUSA)
KenPom Overall Efficiency Ranking: 340 (No. 14 in CUSA)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency: 94.7 (329)
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency: 112.4 (333)
Strength of Schedule Rating: +0.62 (136)

(E7) Marshall Thundering Herd

NET Ranking: 241 (No. 11 in CUSA)
KenPom Overall Efficiency Ranking: 241 (No. 11 in CUSA)
Adjusted Offensive Efficiency: 102.1 (205)
Adjusted Defensive Efficiency: 108.3 (272)
Strength of Schedule Rating: +0.57 (137)



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