2000 Conference USA Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2000 Conference USA Men's Basketball Tournament was held March 8–11 at The Pyramid in Memphis, Tennessee.[2]

2000 Conference USA Men's Basketball Tournament
ClassificationDivision I
Season199900
Teams12
SiteThe Pyramid
Memphis, TN
ChampionsSaint Louis (1st title)
Winning coachLorenzo Romar (1st title)
MVPJustin Love (Saint Louis)
1999–2000 Conference USA men's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
American
#No. 7 Cincinnati160 1.000  294  .879
Louisville106 .625  1912  .613
DePaul97 .563  2112  .636
Marquette88 .500  1514  .517
Saint Louis79 .438  1914  .576
Charlotte79 .438  1716  .515
National
Tulane88 .500  2011  .645
South Florida88 .500  1714  .548
Southern Miss79 .438  1712  .586
UAB79 .438  1414  .500
Memphis79 .438  1516  .484
Houston214 .125  922  .290
2000 Conference USA Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll[1]

Saint Louis upset DePaul in the championship game, 56–49, to clinch their first Conference USA men's tournament championship.

The Billikens, in turn, received an automatic bid to the 2000 NCAA Tournament. They were joined in the tournament by fellow C-USA members Cincinnati, DePaul, and Louisville, who all earned at-large bids.

Format

There were no new changes to the tournament format. The top four teams were given byes into the quarterfinal round while the remaining eight teams were placed into the first round. All seeds were determined by overall regular season conference records.

Bracket

  First Round
Wednesday, March 8
Quarterfinals
Thursday, March 9
Semifinals
Friday, March 10
Championship
Saturday, March 11
                                     
       
  1 Cincinnati 58  
    9 Saint Louis 68  
9 Saint Louis 59
8 Southern Miss 51  
  9 Saint Louis 64  
  4 Tulane 46  
5 Marquette 75  
12 Houston 77  
  12 Houston 69
    4 Tulane 76  
     
       
  9 Saint Louis 56
  3 DePaul 49
       
       
  3 DePaul 80
    11 Memphis 76  
11 Memphis 60
6 South Florida 58  
  3 DePaul 56
  7 UNC Charlotte 49  
7 UNC Charlotte 76  
10 UAB 73  
  7 UNC Charlotte 57
    2 Louisville 52  
     

References

  1. sports-reference.com 1999-00 Conference USA Season Summary
  2. "1999-00 Conference USA Season Summary". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. 2016. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
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