Comment UConn has struggled to start off conference play this season. The Huskies started out and defeated the 15th-ranked Syracuse Orange.
USC Trojans vs. SMU likely sat watching that game down in Tulsa and are no doubt delighted to get a second crack to avenge one of just four losses all season.
Both teams may have some gripes about seeding but the end result is a delight for those watching at home as this could be one of the more fun First Round games in the entire Tournament. East Region: No.
SMU When: p. Head coach Tim Jankovich has developed an impressive roster that may lack depth but makes up for it in length. A short bench can actually be a good thing come March and it helps that the team is able to get scoring from just about every spot on the floor. Foul trouble may be an issue if things get going up-and-down too much but this is a team that could go a long way in the tourney if star Semi Ojeleye and company rise to the occasion.
Final Analysis This is going to be a tricky one to peg given the number of factors that each team has going for it coming in.
USC on the other hand, should have plenty of momentum from already capturing a win in the Tournament and seems to have the rest of the team back on the same page.
In the end though, the Mustangs grind this one out and take advantage of their style to get a little revenge from earlier in the year. Event Sport:.