USM ready for C-USA tournament play

HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - Southern Miss looks to add a Conference USA tournament title to its regular season crown this week in Biloxi.

The Golden Eagles (39-15, 23-6 C-USA) open tournament play against UAB on Wednesday at 4 p.m. inside MGM Park.

"Certainly, this tournament it's no different than a regional atmosphere, that's what it's about," said USM head coach Scott Berry. "It is a new season for everybody. Nobody has a spot locked down in one of those 64. It's going to be very competitive. Doesn't matter if you're the 8-seed or you're the number one seed. You better show up with your 'A' game and ready to play because everybody's gunning for that championship on Sunday."