Catching up on the news and notes from Conference USA halfway through the men's basketball offseason.
UTEP holds SMU to 31 percent shooting in victory on Wednesday.
UTEP 49, SMU 45
UTEP 61, SMU 58
UTEP 74, SMU 68
Despite its heavy losses, Memphis will once again be the heavy favorite in Conference USA. But UAB, with talented guards like Robert Vaden and Paul Delaney III, will rely on its perimeter players to try to knock off the Tigers.
UTEP 71, SMU 49
SMU 99, UTEP 96
UTEP 79, SMU 66
UTEP 85, SMU 56
UTEP 72, SMU 67
Jeff Goodman projects and previews his top 50 teams heading into the 2014-15 season, gauging both losses to the NBA draft and incoming recruits. Kentucky leads the way.
UTEP 76, SMU 63
UTEP 63, SMU 54
Big East tried to work a deal to keep Boise State on board, but was "unwilling" to give the Broncos the deal that kept them in the Mountain West.
Boise State will remain a member of the Mountain West Conference and will not join the Big East in 2013.