2010 Conference USA Men's Basketball Tournament

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2010 Conference USA Men's Basketball Tournament
2010 CUSA men's basketball tournament.jpg
Tournament logo
Classification Division I
Season 2009–10
Teams 12
Site BOK Center
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Champions Houston (1st title)
Winning coach Tom Penders (1st title)
MVP Kelvin Lewis (Houston)
Television CBS College Sports
CBS
Conference USA Men's Basketball Tournaments
«2009  2011»
2009–10 Conference USA men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
UTEP 15 1   .938     26 7   .788
Memphis 13 3   .813     24 10   .706
UAB 11 5   .688     25 9   .735
Marshall 11 5   .688     24 9   .727
Tulsa 10 6   .625     23 12   .657
Southern Miss 8 8   .500     20 13   .606
Houston 7 9   .438     19 16   .543
SMU 7 9   .438     14 17   .452
UCF 6 10   .375     15 17   .469
East Carolina 4 12   .250     10 21   .323
Tulane 3 13   .188     8 22   .267
Rice 1 15   .063     8 23   .258
2010 CUSA Tournament winner
As of March 20, 2010; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2010 Conference USA Men's Basketball Tournament took place March 10–13, 2010 at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma. The tournament was won by #7 seed Houston who receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. All Quarterfinal and semifinal games were broadcast on CBS College Sports and the championship game was broadcast on CBS. Houston's Kelvin Lewis was declared the tournament's MVP.[1] Houston's Aubrey Coleman, Southern Mississippi's Gary Flowers, and UTEP's Randy Culpepper and Arnett Moultrie joined Lewis on the all-tournament team.[2]

Bracket[edit]

  First round
March 10
Second round
March 11
Semifinals
March 12
Championship Game
March 13
                                     
        
  1  UTEP (#25) 76  
    9  UCF 54  
8  SMU 53
9  UCF 69  
  1  UTEP (#25) 75  
  5  Tulsa 61  
        
        
  4  Marshall 64
    5  Tulsa 80  
5  Tulsa 73
12  Rice 62  
  1  UTEP (#25) 73
  7  Houston 81
        
        
  2  Memphis 65
    7  Houston 66  
7  Houston 93
10  East Carolina 80  
  6  Southern Miss 66
  7  Houston 74  
        
        
  3  UAB 44
    6  Southern Miss 58  
6  Southern Miss 57
11  Tulane 47  

Asterisk denotes game ended in overtime.
Rankings from the AP poll.

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