It doesn't matter the Memphis Tigers lost 2-first round draft picks to the NBA, plus a third player on the Pre-Season Roster with the Dallas Mavericks..
Conference USA is picking the U of M to repeat as League Champions in Basketball for the second straight season.
As a matter of fact, the vote is unanimous among C-USA Coaches.
The return of Junior Joey Dorsey, an athletic 6'9" forward, and 6'6" Sophomore Guard Chris Douglas Roberts, the teams' returning leading scorer, are viewed as enough to offset the loss of 56% of the Tigers offense last season in Rodney Carney, Shawne Williams and Darius Washington...all now in the NBA.
Both Dorsey and CDR are named Pre-Season All-Conference..
Memphis returns 10 letter winners of a team that went 33-and-4 and made it to the NCAA's Elite 8.
Here's the way League Coaches see the Conference..
11. Southern Miss
12. East Carolina
The Annual C-USA Media Day tips off here in Memphis Thursday.