Mandatory Credit: Photo by Kevin M Cox/AP/Shutterstock (13790487aa) Houston head coach Kelvin Sampson watches his team during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Wichita State, in Houston Wichita St Basketball, Houston, United States – 02 Mar 2023
As conference tournament begin in full swing this week, most of the Texas teams will be working to improve seedings. In the case of the University of Houston, it’s hard to see a scenario where they do not get a 1 seed, even with a loss in the conference tournament. (Don’t tell Kelvin Sampson that). Still, it would be a nice way to say goodbye to the American Conference.
In Joe Lunardi’s lastest mock bracket, he has UH as a 1 seed in the East Region with Baylor as the 2 seed. (He has Kansas as the No. 1 overall seed in the Midwest.
Besides Baylor, he has Texas as a 2 seed, Texas A&M a 7 seed and TCU a 5 seed. There should not be much change unless someone loses early.
As for UH, they will get the winner of South Florida-East Carolina on Friday at noon. On Saturday they would get the Temple-Cincinnati winner and presumably Memphis for the third time this season in the finals.
Memphis looks to be safely in, but a conference tournament title would take the pressure off.
Houston has no such concern and bigger fish to fry. That starts next week. But in the interim, the Coogs can add one last trophy to the case.