UAB Earns No. 3 Seed In 2010 C-USA Championship

UABSPORTS.COM Elijah Millsap leads UAB and C-USA with 15 double-doubles.
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Elijah Millsap leads UAB and C-USA with 15 double-doubles.
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March 7, 2010

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - For the second consecutive season, the UAB men's basketball team has earned the No. 3 seed in the Conference USA Men's Basketball Championship, March 10-13 at the BOK Center in Tulsa, Okla. The Blazers will play the winner of No. 6 seed Southern Miss and No. 11 seed Tulsa on Thursday afternoon at 2:30 p.m. CT. Thursday's contest will be televised nationally on CBS College Sports and can also be heard on the Blazers' ISP Radio Network, 107.7 FM WUHT, beginning at 2 p.m.

UAB swept the season series against both Southern Miss and Tulane this season. The Blazers defeated the Golden Eagles 57-56 in Birmingham on Jan. 20, and won 59-54 on Feb. 17 in Hattiesburg, Miss. Likewise, UAB took a 58-49 decision at Tulane on Jan. 9, followed by a 76-55 victory on Feb. 27 at Bartow Arena.

Regular season champion UTEP will be the No. 1 seed. The Miners, ranked as high as No. 21 in the country, enter the conference tournament as the No.1 seed for the first time, owning an overall record of 24-5 (15-1 in C-USA) and a current winning streak of 14 games.

As the top seed, UTEP will have a first-round bye at the tournament. In addition to UAB, No. 2 seed Memphis and No. 4 Marshall have each earned a pass into the quarterfinals.

Wednesday's first-round match-ups feature: No. 7 Houston vs. No. 10 East Carolina at Noon, No. 6 Southern Miss vs. No. 11 Tulane at 2:30 p.m., No. 5 Tulsa vs. No. 12 Rice at 6 p.m., and No. 8 SMU vs. No. 9 UCF at 8:30 p.m. CT.

In Thursday's quarterfinal round, No. 2 Memphis (23-8, 13-3) will take on the winner of the Houston-East Carolina game at Noon and No. 3 UAB (23-7, 11-5) will face the winner of the Southern Miss-Tulane match-up beginning at 2:30 p.m. No. 4 seed Marshall (23-8, 11-5) will battle either Tulsa or Rice at 6:30 p.m., while top-seeded UTEP will close out Thursday night against the winner of the SMU-UCF contest at 9 p.m. All four quarterfinal games will be televised by CBS College Sports.

The tournament will get underway on Wednesday when Houston squares off with East Carolina at Noon.

 

 

 
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