UAB Hoops Picked 2nd

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - Conference USA men's basketball coaches
have picked the University of Alabama at Birmingham to finish
second this season.

NCAA tournament runner-up Memphis was the unanimous choice as
conference champion in the voting by the 12 league coaches released
Tuesday.

Tulsa was selected third followed by Texas-El Paso, Southern
Miss and Marshall.

UAB senior guard/forward Robert Vaden was chosen the preseason
player of the year.