The defending league champs will test that depth with a tough schedule against teams like Arizona and Gonzaga. And don't forget the Maui Invitational, where the Tigers are in a field with UCLA, Kentucky, Georgia Tech, DePaul, Purdue and Oklahoma.
The C-USA Summer Session looks at the Memphis Tigers and their slew of league player of the year candidates, SMU under new coach Matt Doherty, and Houston's Morris Almond who makes the Owls an instant contender in the conference.
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