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2004-2005 Conference USA Men's Basketball Tournament

Tournament Information

Tournament Dates: Mar 9 - 12, 2005
Tournament Champions: Louisville
Tournament Runner Up: Memphis
Tournament MOP/MVP: Taquan Dean (Louisville, Jr.)
All-Tournament Team: Taquan Dean (Louisville, Jr.), Francisco Garcia (Louisville, Jr.), Terrence Leather (South Florida, Sr.), Anthony Rice (Memphis, Sr.), Darius Washington (Memphis, Fr.)
Championship Game Venue: FedExForum (Memphis, TN)
Tournament Attendance: N/A
Tournament Officials: Tom Eades, John Hampton, Tom Harrington, Rick Hartzell, John Higgins, Ed Hightower, Ted Hillary, Hal Lusk, Kevin Mathis, Terry Moore, Rick O'Neill, Tom O'Neill, Steve Olsen, Steve Olson, Steve Olson, Steven Pyatt, Rick Randall, Mike Sanzere, Curtis Shaw, Scott Thornley, Larry Ware, Steve Welmer, Mark Whitehead
 

Tournament Leaders

Total Points:Anthony Rice (Memphis, Sr.) (66)
Total Rebounds:Terrence Leather (South Florida, Sr.) (39)
Total Assists:Darius Washington (Memphis, Fr.) (23)
Total Steals:Jeremy Hunt (Memphis, Jr.) (12)
Total Blocks:Duane Erwin (Memphis, Sr.) (8)
Total Minutes:Darius Washington (Memphis, Fr.) (142)
Total FIC:Anthony Rice (Memphis, Sr.) (56.0)
Total Fouls:Arthur Barclay (Memphis, Jr.) (12), Duane Erwin (Memphis, Sr.) (12)
Total Turnovers:Ellis Myles (Louisville, Sr.) (14)
Total FGs:Terrence Leather (South Florida, Sr.) (23)
Total 3PM:Anthony Rice (Memphis, Sr.) (15)
Total FTs:Jeremy Hunt (Memphis, Jr.) (18)

Tournament Bracket

First Round
8 Texas Christian 60
9 Marquette 57
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
5 DePaul 81
12 Tulane 71
 
7 Memphis 79
10 Saint Louis 59
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6 Houston 64
11 South Florida 69
 
Quarterfinals
 
1 Louisville 85
8 Texas Christian 61
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4 UAB 59
5 DePaul 56
2 Charlotte 69
7 Memphis 83
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3 Cincinnati 68
11 South Florida 80
Semifinals
 
 
 
1 Louisville 74
4 UAB 67
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
7 Memphis 81
11 South Florida 68
Championship Game
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 Louisville 75
7 Memphis 74

Tournament Participants

Seed School Overall Wins Overall Losses Overall
Win %
Conference Wins Conference Losses Conference
Win %
6 Houston 18  12  60.00% 56.25%
7 Memphis 16  14  53.33% 56.25%
12 Tulane 10  17  37.04% 12  25.00%
4 UAB 20  68.97% 10  62.50%
2 Charlotte 21  77.78% 12  75.00%
3 Cincinnati 24  80.00% 12  75.00%
5 DePaul 18  66.67% 10  62.50%
1 Louisville 26  86.67% 14  87.50%
9 Marquette 19  10  65.52% 43.75%
10 Saint Louis 20  31.03% 10  37.50%
11 South Florida 12  15  44.44% 11  31.25%
8 Texas Christian 18  12  60.00% 50.00%
*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 9, 2005
#11 South Florida (W) #6 Houston (L) 69-64 FedExForum PTS: 21. Lanny Smith
REB: 5. Aaron Anderson
AST: 5. Lanny Smith
PTS: 25. Terrence Leather
REB: 14. Terrence Leather
AST: 5. Brian Swift
Mar 9, 2005
#12 Tulane (L) #5 DePaul (W) 71-81 FedExForum PTS: 18. Sammy Mejia
REB: 8. Sammy Mejia
AST: 10. Sammy Mejia
PTS: 17. Quincy Davis
REB: 11. Quincy Davis
AST: 7. Taylor Rochestie
Mar 9, 2005
#10 Saint Louis (L) #7 Memphis (W) 59-79 FedExForum PTS: 23. Rodney Carney
REB: 7. Jeremy Hunt
AST: 7. Darius Washington
PTS: 12. Luke Meyer
REB: 6. Ian Vougioukas
AST: 4. Izik Ohanon
Mar 9, 2005
#9 Marquette (L) #8 Texas Christian (W) 57-60 FedExForum PTS: 12. Nile Murry
REB: 5. Marcus Sloan
AST: 5. Corey Santee
PTS: 16. Steve Novak
REB: 16. Marcus Jackson
AST: 5. Marcus Jackson
Mar 10, 2005
#7 Memphis (W) #2 Charlotte (L) 83-69 FedExForum PTS: 32. Curtis Withers
REB: 8. Curtis Withers
AST: 6. Eddie Basden
PTS: 20. Rodney Carney
REB: 10. Arthur Barclay
AST: 6. Darius Washington
Mar 10, 2005
#8 Texas Christian (L) #1 Louisville (W) 61-85 FedExForum PTS: 18. Larry O'Bannon
REB: 12. Juan Palacios
AST: 10. Ellis Myles
PTS: 14. Aaron Curtis
REB: 5. Judson Stubbs
AST: 4. Nile Murry
Mar 10, 2005
#11 South Florida (W) #3 Cincinnati (L) 80-68 FedExForum PTS: 21. Jason Maxiell
REB: 12. Jason Maxiell
AST: 4. Armein Kirkland
PTS: 21. Terrence Leather
REB: 11. Terrence Leather
AST: 5. Brian Swift
Mar 10, 2005
#5 DePaul (L) #4 UAB (W) 56-59 FedExForum PTS: 11. Demario Eddins
REB: 7. Donell Taylor
AST: 4. Demario Eddins
PTS: 17. Quemont Greer
REB: 9. Quemont Greer
AST: 2. Sammy Mejia
Mar 11, 2005
#4 UAB (L) #1 Louisville (W) 67-74 FedExForum PTS: 15. Taquan Dean
REB: 11. Taquan Dean
AST: 6. Taquan Dean
PTS: 13. Donell Taylor
REB: 7. Donell Taylor
AST: 3. Donell Taylor
Mar 11, 2005
#11 South Florida (L) #7 Memphis (W) 68-81 FedExForum PTS: 20. Darius Washington
REB: 5. Anthony Rice
AST: 5. Jeremy Hunt
PTS: 17. Brian Swift
REB: 14. Terrence Leather
AST: 3. Brian Swift
Mar 12, 2005
#7 Memphis (L) #1 Louisville (W) 74-75 FedExForum PTS: 19. Francisco Garcia
REB: 11. Juan Palacios
AST: 8. Ellis Myles
PTS: 23. Darius Washington
REB: 7. Duane Erwin
AST: 6. Darius Washington