Keeping Score

C-USA Top 5: Miners get a lift, La. Tech on top

By PATRICK MAGEE

pmagee@sunherald.com

Twitter: @Patrick_Magee

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Tim Floyd's UTEP team is off to a 2-0 start in Conference USA play.
Phelan M. Ebenhack/Associated Press Tim Floyd's UTEP team is off to a 2-0 start in Conference USA play.

The Conference USA men’s basketball slate is underway with UTEP sitting atop the standings at 2-0. Only five other teams remain undefeated: Louisiana Tech, UAB, Old Dominion, Marshall and FIU.

1.  Louisiana Tech (12-2, 1-0): The Bulldogs started C-USA play with a blowout of USM. ODU will be a bigger test Thursday.

2. UAB (11-3, 1-0): The Blazers had the best win of the opening week in a 78-67 victory over MTSU.

3. UTEP (10-5, 2-0): The Miners earn this spot thanks to a perfect start in league play.

4. Old Dominion (8-6, 1-0): The Monarchs have won four straight and are capable of making a run in C-USA.

5. MTSU (8-5, 0-1): The Blue Raiders have lost three of four games and are hitting the skids at the wrong time.

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