Mark Montgomery: Straight forward scheduling still ideal
DeKALB – Northern Illinois men’s basketball coach Mark Montgomery had to do a double take when he heard about Conference USA’s revamped conference schedule.
C-USA announced last week that starting next season, the first seven weeks of the conference schedule will be routine. The league’s 14 teams will play their travel opponent twice and every other team once, for a total of 14 games.
The final four games of the conference schedule will be dedicated to enhancing the postseason credentials of C-USA’s top teams. Based on standings, the conference will divide into three groups: teams ranked No. 1 to No. 5, No. 6 to No. 10 and No. 11 to No. 14. Teams then play solely within their group for the final four regular-season conference games.