Jan. 29 Men's Basketball Notebook
Jan. 29, 2013
Ten Conference USA men's basketball teams are on the hardwood Wednesday night, with all five games available on the C-USA Digital Network.
Memphis rides a 10-game win streak into Greenville, N.C., for a rematch with East Carolina. Tip-off is 7 p.m. Eastern. The Pirates are coming off a heartbreaking, 68-67, loss at the buzzer to UTEP Saturday. When ECU and Memphis met Jan. 9, the Tigers held a 39-19 lead at the break, but then held off a second-half run by ECU when the Pirates scored 14 points in less than three minutes. Memphis won by a 67-54 final.
Marshall returns to the Cam Henderson Center following a two-day road swing at Southern Miss and Memphis. The Thundering Herd welcomes SMU for a 7 p.m. ET tip. Marshall junior DeAndre Kane has returned to the lineup after recovering from a broken hand and averages 16.8 points in conference games. The Mustangs have started the same five all season, with three averaging in double-figures. SMU has also established itself as one of the best free throw shooting teams in the country, ranking ninth nationally at 76.2 percent.
Crosstown conference rivals Houston and Rice meet for the first time this season at Tudor Fieldhouse. Tip-off is 7 p.m. Central. The game boasts two of the top freshmen in the league as Houston's Danuel House, a three-time C-USA Freshman of the Week selection, will square off against reigning Freshman of the Week Max Guercy of Rice.
Tulane hosts UCF for a 7 p.m. CT start at Devlin Fieldhouse, where the Green Wave has compiled a 12-1 mark this season. The Knights are playing their third road game of the conference season. In the previous two, UCF went to overtime in both - falling at East Carolina on a buzzer beater and rallying for a win at Houston.
UTEP is coming off a dramatic win at East Carolina as sophomore McKenzie Moore drained a 30-foot shot as time expired for the 68-67 victory. The Miners are back on the road for a 7 p.m. CT tip at UAB. Southern Miss and Tulsa are idle Wednesday, before playing road games Saturday.
C-USA UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Saturday, February 2
All times Central.
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