Adonis Thomas scored a career-high 23 points and matched a career best with 10 rebounds to lead No. 22 Memphis to a 71-59 win over Marshall on Saturday night.
Memphis 73, Marshall 72
Catching up on the news and notes from Conference USA halfway through the men's basketball offseason.
ESPN Insider Jay Bilas completes the first season of "The Bilas Index," his personal ranking of the best 68 teams in America. In the season's final Bilas Index, Kentucky is No. 1.
Joe Jackson led five Memphis players in double figures with 19 points and the top-seeded Tigers won their sixth Conference USA tournament championship Saturday by beating Marshall 83-57.
ESPN Insider Jay Bilas has his latest top 68 rankings. Kansas rises to No. 4, while UNC has a firm grasp on the No. 3 spot.
ESPN Insider Jay Bilas has his latest top 68 rankings, and the Kansas Jayhawks return to the top five after beating Missouri. Southern Miss and UMass enter the rankings, while Nevada and Marshall fall out.
Memphis 87, Marshall 67
ESPN Insider Jay Bilas has his latest top 68 rankings, where the top two teams remain the same and Michigan State climbs from No. 7 to No. 4.
ESPN Insider Jay Bilas has his latest top 68 rankings, and the Ohio State Buckeyes remain a top-3 team despite being knocked off by Michigan State.
ESPN Insider Jay Bilas has Week 8 of the Bilas Index, and the Kentucky Wildcats remain the No. 1 team in the nation.
Joe Lunardi provides his first S-curve update of the season. See how your team is situated for the NCAA tournament as of this very moment. For UConn Huskies fans, there's no need to worry just yet.
ESPN Insider Jay Bilas has Week 6 of the Bilas Index, and the Kentucky Wildcats pass Syracuse to take the No. 1 spot. Florida State has the biggest rise, while Marshall has the biggest fall.
Memphis 83, Marshall 76
ESPN Insider Jay Bilas presents the latest Bilas Index, in which the UNC Tar Heels stay in the top five despite an blowout loss to Florida State.