I think Tulsa, USF, and SMU received the same message.
Tulsa was intentionally not scoring (twice) during the last 5 minutes of the 4th quarter. Cincy didn't need help with USF, but I'm sure the Bulls were reprimanded about putting up too much of a fight (see Tulsa). SMU laid down like the conference brass wanted. If we follow orders, it will be ugly. If we don't follow orders, the zebras will take it from us.