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2002-2003 Conference USA Men's Basketball Tournament

Tournament Information

Tournament Dates: Mar 12 - 15, 2003
Tournament Champions: Louisville
Tournament Runner Up: UAB
Tournament MOP/MVP: Luke Whitehead (Louisville, Jr.)
All-Tournament Team: Marque Perry (Saint Louis, Sr.), Eric Bush (UAB, Sr.), Morris Finley (UAB, Jr.), Francisco Garcia (Louisville, Fr.), Luke Whitehead (Louisville, Jr.)
Championship Game Venue: Freedom Hall (Louisville, KY)
Tournament Attendance: N/A
Tournament Officials: N/A
 

Tournament Leaders

Total Points:Morris Finley (UAB, Jr.) (74)
Total Rebounds:Luke Whitehead (Louisville, Jr.) (37)
Total Assists:Francisco Garcia (Louisville, Fr.) (12), Eric Bush (UAB, Sr.) (12)
Total Steals:Eric Bush (UAB, Sr.) (14)
Total Blocks:Eric Hicks (Cincinnati, Fr.) (6)
Total Minutes:Eric Bush (UAB, Sr.) (135)
Total FIC:Eric Bush (UAB, Sr.) (45.3)
Total Fouls:Gabe Kennedy (UAB, Jr.) (14)
Total Turnovers:Waitari Marsh (Tulane, Sr.) (14)
Total FGs:Eric Bush (UAB, Sr.) (24)
Total 3PM:Morris Finley (UAB, Jr.) (10)
Total FTs:Morris Finley (UAB, Jr.) (22)

Tournament Bracket

First Round
8 Charlotte 61
9 UAB 85
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5 Cincinnati 61
12 Southern Mississippi 63
 
7 DePaul 74
10 South Florida 76
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6 Tulane 74
11 Houston 52
 
Quarterfinals
 
1 Marquette 76
9 UAB 83
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4 Saint Louis 69
12 Southern Mississippi 56
2 Memphis 62
10 South Florida 56
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3 Louisville 82
6 Tulane 66
Semifinals
 
 
 
4 Saint Louis 62
9 UAB 63
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Memphis 75
3 Louisville 78
Championship Game
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3 Louisville 83
9 UAB 78

Tournament Participants

Seed School Overall Wins Overall Losses Overall
Win %
Conference Wins Conference Losses Conference
Win %
-     -     -
*Wins, Losses and Win % based on team records entering the tournament.

Tournament Schedule

Date Away Team Home Team Result Venue Home Leaders Away Leaders
Mar 12, 2003
#12 Southern Mississippi (W) #5 Cincinnati (L) 63-61 Freedom Hall PTS: 17. Jason Maxiell
REB: 12. Jason Maxiell
AST: 3. Taron Barker
PTS: 21. Greg Johnson
REB: 8. Charles Gaines
AST: 6. Dante Stiggers
Mar 12, 2003
#10 South Florida (W) #7 DePaul (L) 76-74 Freedom Hall PTS: 19. Sam Hoskin
REB: 13. Andre Brown
AST: 5. Drake Diener
PTS: 23. Reggie Kohn
REB: 11. Jimmy Baxter
AST: 5. Reggie Kohn
Mar 12, 2003
#9 UAB (W) #8 Charlotte (L) 85-61 Freedom Hall PTS: 14. Curtis Nash
REB: 8. Eddie Basden
AST: 5. Eddie Basden
PTS: 21. Eric Bush
REB: 11. Sidney Ball
AST: 3. Sidney Ball
Mar 12, 2003
#11 Houston (L) #6 Tulane (W) 52-74 Freedom Hall PTS: 16. Brandon Spann
REB: 5. Nick Sinville
AST: 4. Marcus Kinzer
PTS: 18. Louis Truscott
REB: 10. Louis Truscott
AST: 4. Bryan Shelton
Mar 13, 2003
#10 South Florida (L) #2 Memphis (W) 56-62 Freedom Hall PTS: 18. Chris Massie
REB: 11. Chris Massie
AST: 8. Antonio Burks
PTS: 16. Will McDonald
REB: 9. Yusuf Baker
AST: 4. Reggie Kohn
Mar 13, 2003
#9 UAB (W) #1 Marquette (L) 83-76 Freedom Hall PTS: 19. Travis Diener
REB: 9. Scott Merritt
AST: 5. Travis Diener
PTS: 23. Morris Finley
REB: 5. Sidney Ball
AST: 5. Eric Bush
Mar 13, 2003
#6 Tulane (L) #3 Louisville (W) 66-82 Freedom Hall PTS: 15. Francisco Garcia
REB: 11. Luke Whitehead
AST: 4. Francisco Garcia
PTS: 17. Waitari Marsh
REB: 8. Brandon Brown
AST: 5. Wayne Tinsley
Mar 13, 2003
#12 Southern Mississippi (L) #4 Saint Louis (W) 56-69 Freedom Hall PTS: 27. Anthony Drejaj
REB: 6. Marque Perry
AST: 4. Josh Fisher
PTS: 19. Charles Gaines
REB: 9. Charles Gaines
AST: 4. Dante Stiggers
Mar 14, 2003
#3 Louisville (W) #2 Memphis (L) 78-75 Freedom Hall PTS: 29. John Grice
REB: 8. Earl Barron
AST: 3. Antonio Burks
PTS: 15. Marvin Stone
REB: 12. Luke Whitehead
AST: 5. Francisco Garcia
Mar 14, 2003
#9 UAB (W) #4 Saint Louis (L) 63-62 Freedom Hall PTS: 20. Marque Perry
REB: 10. Kenny Brown
AST: 4. Josh Fisher
PTS: 16. Gabe Kennedy
REB: 12. Gabe Kennedy
AST: 4. Sidney Ball
Mar 15, 2003
#9 UAB (L) #3 Louisville (W) 78-83 Freedom Hall PTS: 17. Luke Whitehead
REB: 14. Luke Whitehead
AST: 4. Reece Gaines
PTS: 20. Morris Finley
REB: 12. Demario Eddins
AST: 3. Demario Eddins