Conference USA comes to Memphis for the Leagues' annual Media Day..
And, really, there's nowhere else it should be but FedExForum..
After all, the Memphis Tigers are picked to win it for the 3rd year in a row...
The Conference Tournament is here as well.
Plus, the Leagues' best player wears Tigers Blue..
Chris Douglas Roberts is a unanimous selection by the Coaches as Conference USA Pre-Season Player of the Year.
Now a Junior, CDR is a pre-season All-America Candidate as one of the top returning players in all of College Basketball.
The 6'7" Guard says his goals are team goals.
"All this is nice...but i really look for the post season awards..'cause that means we've gone out and actually did something, like win it all."
As far as the League's other teams are concerned..they KNOW they're all chasing Memphis for the title...but, they add, that's not a bad thing.
Houston Coach Tom Penders says the Tigers could be Number no matter what League they're in, the ACC, the SEC, the Pac 10.
Houston is picked Number 2 in C-USA.
The Cougars battled the Tigers for the Conference Tournament Championship last year, and lost.
Memphis is 66 and 8 in over the past two seasons, has two straight Elite 8 appearances, and is a consensus Top 5 pick, with several publications ranking the Tigers Number One.