UTEP head coach Tim Floyd was fired up about the lack of respect for Conference USA after the Miners 66-54 C-USA Tournament semifinal win over the Tulsa Golden Hurricane, saying he thought it was "ridiculous that we have to win a 26th game" to get into the NCAA tournament for a second straight season. Miners guards Julyan Stone and Randy Culpepper also talked about the win and how they've adjusted to Floyd's style of basketball.