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2013 Conference USA Women's Basketball Championship Bracket Is Set

March 9, 2013

Tulsa, Okla. -

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Pairings are set for the 2013 Conference USA Women's Basketball Championship which runs Wednesday through Saturday, March 13-16. SMU, Tulane, East Carolina and UAB all earned a first-round bye at next week's four-day, 11-game tournament. First round and quarterfinal games will be played at the Tulsa Convention Center, while the semifinals and the title game will be held at the BOK Center.

The first round of the C-USA Championship is set to tip-off at 11 a.m. CT on Wednesday, March 13, and will conclude with a 7 p.m. championship contest on Saturday, March 16. The semifinals and title game will be shown nationally by CBS Sports Network, while fans can see the first round and quarterfinal games on the league's C-USA Digital Network.

The Wednesday first-round and Thursday quarterfinal games will tip at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., while Friday's semifinal games will be played at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Wednesday's first-round matchups feature No. 8 seed UCF (13-17, 7-9) vs. No. 9 Houston (13-16, 7-9) at 11 a.m. No. 5 UTEP (20-9, 8-8) faces No. 12 Marshall (9-20, 3-13) at 1:30 p.m.

The 5 p.m. matchup finds host and No. 6 seed Tulsa (13-16, 8-8) facing No. 11 Rice (14-15, 6-10). The nightcap game features No. 7 Memphis (17-13, 8-8) facing No. 10 Southern Miss (4-15, 6-10) at 7:30 p.m.

This will be the 37th meeting between Tulsa and Rice, as the Owls have a 24-12 advantage in the all-time series. The two teams have met twice this season, with both teams winning on their home court. Rice picked up a three-point win (56-53) win over the Hurricane on Jan. 13, but TU earned a four-point (49-45) victory over the Owls on Feb. 17th. Look for more information on the Tulsa-Rice match-up on Monday at TulsaHurricane.com.

The complete 2013 C-USA Women's Basketball Championship pairings are listed below. For more information on C-USA Women's Basketball, please visit ConferenceUSA.com.

2013 Conference USA Women's Basketball Championship
March 13-16 | Tulsa, Okla.
Wednesday, March 13 (Tulsa Convention Center)
Game No. 1 | Seed No. 8 UCF vs. Seed No. 9 Houston | 11 a.m. (C-USA Digital Network)
Game No. 2 | Seed No. 5 UTEP vs. Seed No. 12 Marshall | 1:30 p.m. (C-USA Digital Network)
Game No. 3 | Seed No. 6 Tulsa vs. Seed No. 11 Rice | 5 p.m. (C-USA Digital Network)
Game No. 4 | Seed No. 7 Memphis vs. Seed No. 10 Southern Miss | 7:30 p.m. (C-USA Digital Network)

Thursday, March 14 (Tulsa Convention Center) Game No. 5 | Seed No. 1 SMU vs. winner of Game 1 | 11 a.m. (C-USA Digital Network) Game No. 6 | Seed No. 4 UAB vs. winner of Game 2 | 1:30 p.m. (C-USA Digital Network) Game No. 7 | Seed No. 3 Tulane vs. winner of Game 3 | 5 p.m. (C-USA Digital Network) Game No. 8 | Seed No. 2 East Carolina vs. winner of Game 4 | 7:30 p.m. (C-USA Digital Network)

Friday, March 15 (BOK Center) Game No. 9 | C-USA Semifinal 1 | 10 a.m. (CBSSN) Game No. 10 | C-USA Semifinal 2 | 12:30 p.m. (CBSSN)

Saturday, March 16 (BOK Center) Game No. 11 | C-USA Championship Game | 7 p.m. (CBSSN)

Fans can purchase tickets by calling 866-7-BOK-CTR (866-726-5287) or logging onto http://www.bokcenter.com/.

C-USA DIGITAL NETWORK The first round and quarterfinals of the 2013 C-USA Women's Basketball Championship will be available for viewing exclusively on the C-USA Digital Network. Current subscribers to the C-USA Digital Network can click on the watch links and enter your password information to view the games. New and school-only subscribers visit www.conferenceusa.com/allaccess/ C-USA Digital Network Monthly - $14.95 | C-USA Digital Network Yearly - $119.95