Now that the regular season has finally come to a close, its officially time to check out the bracket and schedule for the 2012 Conference USA Tournament as Memphis will serve as host and games will be played in the FedEx Forum.
Memphis, Southern Miss, Tulsa and UCF have earned the top four seeds in the tournament, thus receiving byes in the first round. The Rice Owls, the No. 7 seed, will square off in the first game of the tournament on Wednesday afternoon as they will prepare to face the East Carolina Pirates at 1:00 pm. The Houston Cougars, the No. 8 seed, will face off in the third game of the tournament on Wednesday evening as they will square off against the No. 9 seed UTEP Miners at 7:30 pm.
Here is the full bracket and schedule for the tournament that will last from March 7-10th.
|East Carolina vs Rice||1:00 PM|
|Southern Methodist vs Marshall||3:30 PM|
|Houston vs UTEP||7:30 PM|
|Tulane vs UAB||10:00 PM|
For more on the Houston Cougars and the Rice Owls in the Conference USA tournament, stay tuned to SB Nation Houston. For more news and notes on college hoops, check out the SB Nation NCAA Basketball hub page.