Southern Miss men's, women's basketball receive first-round matchups for C-USA Championships
HATTIESBURG, Miss. -- Conference USA has unveiled its men's and women's brackets for the C-USA Championships in Frisco, Texas (March 7-10).
The men's team has gained the No. 9 seed and will take on No. 8 FIU at 6 p.m. CT, which will be streamed on Facebook. It marks the second consecutive year that the Golden Eagles have made the tournament after missing the previous two seasons due to NCAA sanctions. Southern Miss fell 76-70 to FIU on Feb. 2 in Miami. The squad has improved its C-USA win total in each of Doc Sadler's four seasons at the helm.
The Lady Eagles enter as the No. 8 seed and will face UTEP, the No. 9 seed, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, March 7. The game will be streamed via Facebook and is the first game of the entire tournament. Southern Miss came out on top against the Miners’ 60-53 on Feb. 25 in the only meeting between the two programs this season. Though UTEP owns the series record 12-8. The Lady Eagles also made it to the tournament championship game in Birmingham, Ala., last season.
Tickets to the men's and women's games can be purchased here.