New top five: Kansas, UCLA, Villanova, Gonzaga and North Carolina
Spartans should be in the NCAA Tournament with one more win; Orange road woes might be their undoing
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) Reggie Upshaw made three 3-pointers and scored 19 points, JaCorey Williams added 15 points and Middle Tennessee claimed its first Conference USA title with a 66-64 victory over UAB on Sunday.
HOUSTON (AP) Marcus Evans scored 26 points, hitting 15 of 16 from the line, to lead Rice to an 88-81 victory over Louisiana Tech on Saturday night that gave the Owls their first 20-win season since 2004.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) Ahmad Caver sank four 3-pointers, scored 15 points, and dished six assists to help Old Dominion defeat Western Kentucky 67-53 on Saturday night.
BOCA RATON, Fla. (AP) Adonis Filer scored 20 points and FAU pulled ahead early to beat UTSA 73-66 on Saturday night to earn the final berth in the Conference USA Tournament.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Stevie Browning and Jon Elmore combined for 51 points and Marshall held on down the stretch to defeat Charlotte 93-89 on Saturday.
MIAMI (AP) Matt Willms scored 23 points, shooting 10 for 13, and Dominic Artis was 7 for 11 and scored 21 points to lead UTEP past Florida International 90-76 on Saturday.
DENTON, Texas (AP) Quinton Campbell put up 24 points and pulled down 13 rebounds as Southern Miss completed a season sweep of North Texas with a 76-53 Conference USA victory Saturday afternoon.
The difficult schedule power conference teams play should not be dismissed
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