This was a huge weekend for Conference USA as we witnessed a prelude to possible championship matchups.
Conference USA has three new teams atop the leaderboard and in a three-way tie for first place. Louisiana Tech, UTEP, and Middle Tennessee are all 9-2 in conference play.
HOUSTON - It took 11 innings for the Rice Owls to defeat the Texas State Bobcats 4-3. However, this win signified more than just their first home win of the season.
The race to finish first just became a lot more heated over the weekend as then conference leader, Southern Miss, dropped two on the road at UAB and Middle Tennessee.
Southern Miss now has a strong conference competitor in UTEP which seems to be peaking just at the right time. The Golden Eagles are 21-3, 8-1 in conference play and have won seven consecutive.