Larry Brown Grades Danny Manning

The Conference USA Basketball Championships tip-off Wednesday in downtown Tulsa.

The Golden Hurricane won't take the floor until Thursday, but Tuesday several teams participated in shoot around's at the BOK Center. Including Larry Brown and the SMU Mustangs.

Of course Tulsa head coach Danny Manning played for Coach Brown at Kansas back in the 80's. Even though he might be a little bias, Coach Brown thinks Danny did a fabulous job in his first year as a head coach.

"He was great, but we all expected that." Coach Brown said, "He's a great human being and a talented young man. I think when you think of the coaches who have been here before him that's a pretty impressive group. I think he'll stand up very well with that group."

The Golden Hurricane will try to get a win Thursday night in their first game of the Conference USA Tournament. Tip-off with East Carolina is set for 8:30.

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