They will head out west to face UTEP, who turned in the best two game conference road trip under Tim Floyd.
Depth still remains an issue, but my write-up from last Sunday will explain the transformation of this team since the transgressions of a couple of weeks ago.
East Carolina also deserves a Denny Green sticker, just was not sold on them despite their very respectable record in the non-conference.
The Pirates have lost to three teams to open conference play that when you come into conference with 11 wins, and are scoring more than 80 night, you should beat.
The Mean Green of North Texas also have slipped since the open of conference, but to their credit, their schedule was very strong to open with.
How about Old Dominion?
I dislike the "Monarch" nickname, that will take time for me to get over, but love the way they play basketball, and have won all three of their first Conference USA games on the road. If you hold any conference opponent to under 50 points your going to be tough to beat each night.
The smaller Monarchs will face its tallest challenge of their C-USA existence with Southern Miss on Thursday. Aaron Bacote has to be back at full strength for ODU. A resilient two weeks for them as well, winning four straight after losing eight of their previous nine.
Every weekend is huge, but this one offers up some good match-ups that could make a difference in the standings later in the season.
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