Conference USA will be moving to a conference schedule that is a round robin and then "podding" teams into categories, with teams in a pod playing each other again. This is very similar to Brian's proposed Big Ten schedule.
"We're going to play 13 games and your travel partner twice, which would be Western Kentucky for us," said D'Antoni. "Then they are going to seed the schools. If you finish in the top five, No. 1 through No. 5 will play each other for the next four games to get 18 games.
They are hoping that this will increase their chances to get a second team into the tournament.