Feb. 25, 2001
UAB GETS BYE, PLAYS 3 P.M. SATURDAY IN C-USA TOURNEY
UAB's women's basketball team will play the winner of the Cincinnati-South Florida game in the second round of the 2001 Conference USA Basketball Tournament , presented by Kohl's and Nike.
The Lady Blazers will play at 3 p.m., Saturday March 3.
Tourney action gets underway on Friday, March 2 at 1:00 p.m. CST when No. 9
seed Southern Miss (12-15) faces No. 8 seed DePaul (15-12). USM will be
seeking revenge for a regular season loss to the Blue Demons in Chicago.
The winner of that game will face No. 1 seed Louisville (19-8) on Saturday
at 1:00 p.m. CST.
Friday's second opening-round game features No. 5 seed Cincinnati (19-8)
against No. 12 seed South Florida (4-23) at 3:00 p.m. CST. Cincinnati is
eyeing its fourth consecutive postseason bid, while South Florida looks for
a second straight first round upset in the conference tournament.
Friday's evening session begins with No. 6 seed Memphis (16-11), winners of
six straight, squaring off against No. 11 seed Saint Louis (14-13), which
needs a win to secure a second straight winning season. The winner will
advance to face No. 3 seed Houston (18-11), the conference's most-improved
team in the regular season (+11 wins from last season), at 6:00 p.m. CST on
Host Marquette (12-15) will take to the court as the No. 7 seed at 8:00 p.m.
CST on Friday to battle No. 10 seed Charlotte (10-17). The Golden Eagles
enter the tournament having won three in a row, while Charlotte hopes to
repeat its tournament success of last season, when it advanced to the
semifinals. The winner of the Marquette-Charlotte matchup will take on
two-time defending tournament champion Tulane (19-9) in Saturday's nightcap
at 8:00 p.m. CST.
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The semifinals on Sunday, March 4 will be televised on The C-USA Network,
which will syndicate the games throughout the league's markets. The
championship game on Monday, March 5 will be televised by ESPN 2 on a same
night tape delay basis, beginning at 10:30 p.m. CST.
All games will take place at U.S. Cellular Arena in downtown Milwaukee. For
ticket information, please contact your local Conference USA school's ticket
2001 CONFERENCE USA TOURNAMENT
Presented by Kohl's and Nike
(U.S. Cellular Arena, Milwaukee, Wis.)
Friday, March 2
(8) DePaul vs. (9) Southern Miss 1:00p
(5) Cincinnati vs. (12) South Florida 3:00p
(6) Memphis vs. (11) Saint Louis 6:00p
(7) Marquette vs. (10) Charlotte 8:00p
Saturday, March 3
DPU/USM winner vs. (1) Louisville 1:00p
CIN/USF winner vs. (4) UAB 3:00p
MEM/SLU winner vs. (3) Houston 6:00p
MAR/CHA winner vs. (2) Tulane 8:00p
Sunday, March 4
Semifinal No. 1 (C-USA TV Network) 2:00p
Semifinal No. 2 (C-USA TV Network) 5:00p
Monday, March 5
Championship (ESPN 2) 7:00p