Tigers to Face No. 5 Seed East Carolina Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.
March 5, 2010
All-Access subscribers can watch the game online here.
The University of Memphis women's basketball team (17-12, 10-6) has wrapped the regular season and now awaits East Carolina for the GMC Sierra 2010 Conference USA Women's Basketball Championships, Tuesday, at 2:30 p.m. The Tigers finished in a three-way tie for second in the league standings, but lost to both Houston and SMU, the other two teams in the tie, so Memphis will be the No. 4 seed for the draw, receiving a first-round bye on Monday.
East Carolina took the Tigers to overtime in their last meeting. ECU swept the regular season meetings with Memphis, including a one-point overtime loss on a three-point field goal with 3.5 seconds remaining in the overtime session last Saturday.
The No. 4 seed is the highest Tiger seed since the 1999-2000 season, when the Tigers were a No. 3 seed for the C-USA Championships. That Tiger squad finished with an 18-12 record and advanced to the second round of the WNIT.
The quarterfinal games of the tournament are not televised. Fans who are not traveling to Tulsa can view the live streaming video of the game through an All-Access subscription for just $9.95 a month. All-Access subscriptions benefit the Tiger Athletic Department.
Fans who are traveling to Tulsa can purchase tickets at the Reynolds Center on the campus of the University of Tulsa. All-session tickets (good for the entire women's tournament) are $50 for adults and $30 for youth. Single session tickets for adults are $10 and $7 for youth. Fans who hold tickets for the men's tournament in Tulsa can also attend games at the women's tournament for free admission when they show their 2010 GMC Sierra C-USA Men's Basketball all-session tickets.
The winner of the women's tournament will receive the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Championships. The NCAA Selection show is Monday, Mar. 15th at 7 p.m. (ET) on ESPN. Following the NCAA selection show, the WNIT will pick its first-ever 64 team field for the WNIT tournament, which is slated to play its first round games Mar. 17-19th on campus sites.