Here is your C-USA Game Night Open Thread. The stakes have never been higher for UTEP fans as the dust will finally settle on the C-USA Regular season tonight in Birmingham. UTEP's three point win at Moody Coliseum today guarantees that the Miners can finish no worse than tied for second in the C-USA. Here's the deal:
1) If ECU beats UAB: UTEP Will Be Co-Champions in the C-USA. The Miners cannot earn the #1 seed but can get a share of the title.
2) If USM beats Tulsa: UTEP will be the #2 seed in the C-USA Tournament.
3) If Tulsa Beats USM: UTEP will be the #3 seed in the C-USA Tournament. Note that if UAB loses and Tulsa wins, the Hurricane can also earn a share of the C-USA Championship along with UTEP and UAB. In that scenario, Tulsa would be the #1 seed, UAB 2nd, and UTEP the #3 seed in El Paso since TU would have a 2-1 record against the others. USM would be 1-1 and UTEP would be 1-2.
Tulane and Memphis are in a barn burner as we speak. Donnie Jones is heading back to Marshall tonight in what should be a hostile, near sell-out environment. Southern Miss vs. Tulsa and ECU at UAB both tip off at 6:00 pm MST.
UPDATED SEEDING: If in "bold" these seed spots are locked up.
1. UAB Blazers
3. UTEP Miners
5. Southern Miss. Golden Eagles
7. SMU Mustangs
10. Rice Owls
11. Houston Cougars