2012 Conference USA Tournament: Bracket, Schedule And More

March 03, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Rice Owls forward Emerson Herndon (5) attemtps to score in the first half against the Houston Cougars at Tudor Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-US PRESSWIRE

The Houston Cougars and the Rice Owls will take their talents to Memphis for the 2012 C-USA tournament. Here is the official schedule and bracket for Wednesday.

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.

MATCHUP TIME (ET)
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.

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