Dec. 28 Men's Basketball Notebook

Go C-USA! Donnie Tyndall
Donnie Tyndall

Dec. 28, 2012

Conference USA men's basketball action resumes Friday with teams returning from the holiday break. Three games are on Friday's schedule with UCF and Memphis playing hosts to Howard and Oral Roberts, respectively. Both games tip at 7 p.m. local time, with the Memphis game televised on CSS. Southern Miss is on the road at Morehead State, the alma mater of Golden Eagle first-year head coach Donnie Tyndall, for a 6:30 p.m. CT contest. Tyndall spent the last six seasons in the same role at Morehead State, leading the Eagles to a 114-85 record and two NCAA appearances.

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UCF takes the court again Saturday in the second game of the UCF Holiday Classic, hosting either Boston University or Belmont in the evening. Five other games are scheduled throughout the day, beginning at 1 p.m. CT as Rice visits Texas for a contest that will be televised on Longhorn Network. Tulsa tips at the same time from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., taking on Florida State in the MetroPCS Orange Bowl Classic. The game will be televised on FSN. UAB defends its perfect 5-0 record at Bartow Arena with a 2 p.m. CT game against Northeastern. Houston is also home for a 3 p.m. CT start against Prairie View A&M, and East Carolina hosts Norfolk State at 5:30 p.m. ET.

Another trio of games is scheduled for Sunday, beginning at 4 p.m. CT when SMU hosts Furman. The Mustangs are 4-0 at Moody Coliseum, but have played their last five away from home since Nov. 28. Alabama hosts Tulane for a 5 p.m. CT tip on ESPNU. Tulane sophomore Ricky Tarrant is coming off a 28-point performance against Hofstra on Dec. 22. Tarrant, who hails from Pleasant Grove, Ala., scored 33 points last season when he played at UAB. Memphis hosts Loyola (Md.) at 7 p.m. CT on CSS.

Friday, December 28
UCF Holiday Classic, Orlando, Fla.
Howard at UCF (C-USADN) - 6:00p
Southern Miss at Morehead State - 6:30p
Oral Roberts at Memphis (CSS) - 7:00p

Saturday, December 29
Rice at Texas (LHN) - 1:00p
MetroPCS Orange Bowl Classic, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.
Tulsa vs. Florida State (FSN) - 1:00p
Northeastern at UAB (C-USADN) - 2:00p
Prairie View A&M at Houston (C-USADN) - 3:00p
Norfolk State at East Carolina (C-USADN) - 4:30p
UCF Holiday Classic, Orlando, Fla.
Boston University/Belmont at UCF (C-USADN) - 4:30/6:00p

Sunday, December 30
Furman at SMU (C-USADN) - 4:00p
Tulane at Alabama (ESPNU) - 5:00p
Loyola (Md.) at Memphis (CSS) - 7:00p

All times Central.

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