Women's Basketball to Face Southern Miss in C-USA Championship First Round Wednesday
March 9, 2013
MEMPHIS - - The University of Memphis women's basketball team (17-13, 8-8 C-USA) is the No. 7 seed and will face No. 10 seeded Southern Miss (14-15, 6-10 C-USA), Wednesday, at 7:30 p.m. in the first round of the Conference USA Championships in the Tulsa Convention Center. The winner of that meeting will play No. 2 seeded East Carolina, Thursday at 7:30 p.m.
This is the second time Memphis has been the No. 7 seed in the conference tournament. The last time was in 2008, the year before Melissa McFerrin took over the Tigers' program. The Tigers lost that meeting to No. 10 seeded Tulsa in the first round.
This will be the third meeting of the season between Memphis and Southern Miss. Memphis defeated the Golden Eagles 63-57 in the second C-USA game of the season, then went on the road and snuck out of Hattiesburg with an 80-74 overtime victory to sweep the regular season series and to improve to 32-24 overall in the series.
Tickets are available through the University of Memphis ticket office by calling 901-678-2331.