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CUSA Ranking
 1. Middle Tenn.St. 17-1(27-4) 
 2. Louisiana Tech 14-4(22-9) 
 3. ODU 12-6(19-11) 
 4. UTEP 12-6(14-16) 
 5. Rice 11-7(21-10) 
 6. Marshall 10-8(17-14) 
 7. UAB 9-9(16-15) 
 8. W.Kentucky 9-9(15-16) 
 9. UTSA 8-10(13-18) 
 10. Charlotte 7-11(13-16) 
 11. Florida Atlantic 6-12(10-19) 
 12. S.Mississippi 6-12(9-21) 
 13. FIU 3-15(7-24) 
 14. N.Texas 2-16(8-22) 

CUSA Women 2016-2017
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JaCorey Williams (Middle Tenn.) is named Player of the Year

Points Per Game
 Jon ELMORE
  Marshall
  (190-G-)
  Avg: 19.9
 1. Elmore, Marshall19.9 
 2. Davis, Charlotte19.6 
 3. Evans, Rice19.1 
 4. McGill, FIU18.3 
 5. Koulechov, Rice18.2 
 6. McCree, Louisian.17.7 
 7. Williams, Middle T.17.3 
 8. Harris, UTEP17.1 
 9. Browning, Marshall16.1 
 10. Beverly, UTSA15.8 
Rebounds Per Game
 Justin JOHNSON
  W.Ken.
  (201-F-)
  Avg: 9.5
 1. Johnson, W.Ken.9.5 
 2. Kessens, FIU9.0 
 3. McCree, Louisian.8.9 
 4. Koulechov, Rice8.8 
 5. Taylor, Marshall8.4 
 6. Taylor, ODU7.5 
 7. Williams, Middle T.7.4 
 8. Stith, ODU7.0 
 9. Upshaw, Middle T.6.8 
 10. Lee, UAB6.7 
Assists Per Game
 Jon ELMORE
  Marshall
  (190-G-)
  Avg: 6.1
 1. Elmore, Marshall6.1 
 2. Artis, UTEP5.9 
 3. Bracey, Louisian.5.8 
 4. Caver, ODU4.8 
 5. Rutherford, Florida .4.3 
 6. Davis, Charlotte4.2 
 7. Evans, Rice3.8 
 8. Edwards, S.Missis.3.5 
 9. Lomomba, W.Ken.3.4 
 10. Lavender, UAB3.4 
Steals Per Game
 Jacobi BOYKINS
  Louisian.
  (198-G-95)
  Avg: 2
 1. Boykins, Louisian.2.0 
 2. Woolridge, N.Texas2.0 
 3. Artis, UTEP1.9 
 4. De Nicolao, UT.1.7 
 5. McGill, FIU1.4 
 6. Edwards, S.Missis.1.4 
 7. Potts, Middle T.1.4 
 8. White, Charlotte1.4 
 9. Harris, UTEP1.3 
 10. Caver, ODU1.3 
Blocks Per Game
 William LEE
  UAB
  (206-F-95)
  Avg: 2.4
 1. Lee, UAB2.4 
 2. White, Louisiana Tech2.2 
 3. Lawson, W.Kentucky1.8 
 4. Taylor, Marshall1.7 
 5. Delph, Florida .1.5 
 6. Porter, ODU1.5 
 7. Stith, ODU1.5 
 8. Rowe, S.Mississippi1.4 
 9. Willms, UTEP1.3 
 10. Penava, Marshall1.2 


Middle Tennessee State University wins the USA CUSA 2016-2017 title

Middle Tennessee State University 2016-17
Kermit Davis Kermit Davis Davis
Jacorey Williams
Williams
Reggie Upshaw
Upshaw
Edward Simpson
Simpson
Giddy Potts
Potts
Tyrik Dixon
Dixon
# Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
22  Williams Jacorey 203 (6'8'') F 94 USA
30  Upshaw Reggie 203 (6'8'') F 95 USA
11  Simpson Edward 188 (6'2'') G 0 USA
20  Potts Giddy 188 (6'2'') G 95 USA
0  Dixon Tyrik 185 (6'1'') G 98 USA
31  Strachan Stephen 188 (6'2'') G 94 Bahamas
2  Johnson Antwain 188 (6'2'') G 97 USA
25  Gamble Karl 206 (6'9'') F 96 USA
4  Habersham Xavier 198 (6'6'') F 94 USA
1  Walters Brandon 208 (6'10'') F 95 USA
45  Foote Aldonis 196 (6'5'') G 0 USA
10  Davis Calvin 188 (6'2'') G 94 USA
24  Copeland Quavius 185 (6'1'') G 95 USA
14  Miller Chase 183 (6'0'') PG 90 USA
35  Thomas Davion 206 (6'9'') F 97 USA
 Slatten Will 0 (0'0'') 0 USA
Head Coach: Kermit Davis
Coach Assistant: Greg Grensing
Coach Assistant: Ronnie Hamilton
Coach Assistant: Win Case


Middle Tennessee Defends Conference Championship Title - Mar 13, 2017

Middle Tennessee was positively giddy Saturday night, in more ways than one.
Giddy Potts (6'2''-G-95) scored 30 points on 10-of-17 shooting and grabbed eight rebounds to help MT defeat Marshall, 83-72, and win the Conference USA Men's Basketball Championship presented by MetroPCS. The victory touched off a familiar giddy celebration for the Blue Raiders, who are returning to the NCAA Tournament for the second consecutive year.
'There's nothing better than going out as a champion,' said MT senior forward Reggie Upshaw (6'8''-F-95) Jr., who had 15 points and eight rebounds. 'This is something I'll be able to talk about for years to come, to be able to say that we won the regular season championship and then took care of business in the tournament.'
Potts sank a 3-pointer 53 seconds into the game, and Middle Tennessee (30-4) never relinquished the lead after that. The Blue Raiders scored the first seven points and galloped out to a 13-2 lead, as Marshall (20-15) made only one shot from the field in the first seven minutes.
'In the opening minutes, we guarded about as well as we can guard. We made them take tough shots,' MT head coach Kermit Davis said. 'But give Marshall a lot of credit. They played at such a high level. They competed hard and made us earn everything. We beat a really good team that was playing really well.'
Indeed, despite the slow start, the Thundering Herd kept the game close and trailed 40-32 at halftime. Marshall then used an 8-3 run early in the second half to close the gap to 53-51 with still 12:50 to play.
But the Herd failed to score on two consecutive possessions in which they could have either tied the game or taken the lead. Middle Tennessee then scored four straight to build a 57-51 cushion, and later put the game away with a 9-0 run in only 80 seconds to take a 70-56 lead.
MTSU's game-clinching run began following a timeout, during which Upshaw said the team pulled itself together defensively.
'In the huddle, everybody was chipping in comments trying to uplift the team,' Upshaw said. 'I was trying to tell everybody that we know where we want to be. We wanted to be back in the (NCAA) Tournament, and the way to do that was to close this game out.
'We know what kind of team we have, and we know when we really lock in on the defensive end we can shut down players and create tough shots for them.'
The Thundering Herd had five players score in double figures, led by C.J. Burks (6'3''-G) with 16 points on 7-of-14 shooting. But the rest of the team went 20-for-55 from the field (36.3 percent), and overall the Herd was 14-of-40 in the second half (35 percent).
'We just didn't shoot as well as we usually do,' said Marshall junior guard Jon Elmore (6'3''-G), who scored 12 points but was 2-for-9 from 3-point range (he was 10-of-25 the rest of the tournament). 'The whole tournament we've been kind of burning the nets down, making everything. But tonight we started out slow and didn't shoot well at all.'
When Middle Tennessee won this tournament last year, Upshaw called it, 'the best memory I will ever have as far as basketball is concerned.' Then his team went out and defeated Michigan State in the opening round of the NCAA Tournament. Now Upshaw and the rest of the Blue Raiders have created yet another wonderful memory.
'This one has topped last year, just because of the season we've had,' Upshaw said. 'Thirty wins is a big accomplishment for any college basketball team. It really speaks volumes about our team, and not just being satisfied with what we did last year.'
In fact, with another appearance in the NCAA Tournament on the horizon, the Blue Raiders still aren't satisfied. As Davis said, 'Our team thinks we have a lot of basketball left, and that's going to be our mindset this week.'

C-USA Tournament Final:
Middle Tennessee - Marshall 83-72
C-USA Tournament Semifinals:
Middle Tennessee - UTEP 82-56
Marshall - Louisiana Tech 93-77

Courtesy of ConferenceUSA


All-C-USA Awards 2017 - Mar 13, 2017

All-C-USA 1st Team 2017
Erik McCree
McCree
Jon Elmore
Elmore
Jacorey Williams
Williams
Marcus Evans
Evans
Egor Koulechov
Koulechov

All-Tournament MVP: Giddy Potts (6'2''-G-95) of Middle Tenn.St.
Player of the Year: Jacorey Williams (6'8''-F-94) of Middle Tenn.St.
Defensive Player of the Year: William Lee (6'9''-F-95) of UAB
Freshman of the Year: Daquan Bracey (5'11''-G-97) of Louisiana Tech
Newcomer of the Year: Jacorey Williams (6'8''-F-94) of Middle Tenn.St.
Sixth Man of the Year: Zoran Talley (6'7''-F) of ODU
Coach of the Year: Kermit Davis of Middle Tenn.St.

1st Team
F: Erik McCree (6'8''-F-93) of Louisiana Tech
G: Jon Elmore (6'3''-G) of Marshall
F: Jacorey Williams (6'8''-F-94) of Middle Tenn.St.
G: Marcus Evans (6'2''-G-96) of Rice
G/F: Egor Koulechov (6'5''-G/F-94) of Rice

2nd Team
G: Jon Davis (6'3''-G) of Charlotte
F: Reggie Upshaw (6'8''-F-95) of Middle Tenn.St.
F: William Lee (6'9''-F-95) of UAB
G: Dominic Artis (6'3''-G-93) of UTEP
F: Justin Johnson (6'7''-F) of W.Kentucky

3rd Team
G: Jacobi Boykins (6'6''-G-95) of Louisiana Tech
F: Ryan Taylor (6'5''-F) of Marshall
G: Giddy Potts (6'2''-G-95) of Middle Tenn.St.
G: Ahmad Caver (6'2''-G) of ODU
G: Omega Harris (6'3''-G-95) of UTEP

All-Defensive Team
G: Jacobi Boykins (6'6''-G-95) of Louisiana Tech
F: Ryan Taylor (6'5''-F) of Marshall
F: Reggie Upshaw (6'8''-F-95) of Middle Tenn.St.
F: Denzell Taylor (6'7''-F-94) of ODU
F: William Lee (6'9''-F-95) of UAB

All-Tournament Team
G: Giddy Potts (6'2''-G-95) of Middle Tenn.St.
F: Reggie Upshaw (6'8''-F-95) of Middle Tenn.St.
F: Jacorey Williams (6'8''-F-94) of Middle Tenn.St.
G: Stevie Browning (6'3''-G) of Marshall
G: Jon Elmore (6'3''-G) of Marshall

All-Freshman Team
G: Daquan Bracey (5'11''-G-97) of Louisiana Tech
G: Jalen Harris (6'4''-G-98) of Louisiana Tech
G: Tyrik Dixon (6'1''-G-98) of Middle Tenn.St.
G: A.J. Lawson (6'5''-G) of N.Texas
G: Byron Frohnen (6'5''-G-97) of UTSA

All-Academic Team
G: Gerdarius Troutman (6'3''-G) of Florida Atlantic
G: Jon Elmore (6'3''-G) of Marshall
G: Austin Loop (6'4''-G-93) of Marshall
G: Edward Simpson (6'2''-G) of Middle Tenn.St.
G: Marcus Jackson (6'3''-G-94) of Rice
C: Lucas O'Brien (6'10''-C-93) of UTSA


 

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