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Breaking down the Conference USA basketball tournament schedule

Taking a look at who, where and when for the C-USA conference championship, which will be hosted in Frisco, Texas

Louisiana Tech Bulldogs forward Mubarak Muhammed battles for a rebound with Indiana Hoosiers guard Devonte Green in the second half at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall.  Thomas J. Russo-USA TODAY Sports

The Conference USA Men’s Basketball Championship Tournament will be at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas from March 11-14. Because there are two basketball courts available inside the facility, this will be the only conference tournament in America with games running concurrently. The women’s tournament will take place in the same venue at the same time as well.

Here are the brackets, with game broadcasts taking place on four different platforms across the four days of the event:

March 11

Game 1: No. 8 seed vs. No. 9 seed 7:00 p.m. ET
Game 2: No. 5 seed vs. No. 12 seed 7:30 p.m. ET
Game 3: No. 7 seed vs. No. 10 seed 9:30 p.m. ET
Game 4: No. 6 seed vs. No. 11 seed 10:00 p.m. ET
* Live on ESPN+

March 12

Game 5: No. 4 seed vs. Game 1 winner 7:00 p.m. ET
Game 6: No. 1 seed vs. Game 2 winner 7:30 p.m. ET
Game 7: No. 2 seed vs. Game 3 winner 9:30 p.m. ET
Game 8: No. 3 seed vs. Game 4 winner 10:00 p.m. ET
* Game 5/7 on Stadium, Game 6/8 on Facebook

March 13

Game 9: Game 5 winner vs. Game 6 winner 2:00 p.m. ET
Game 10: Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner 4:30 p.m. ET
* CBS Sports Network

March 14

Championship: Game 11 winner vs. Game 12 winner 1:00 p.m. ET
* CBS Sports Network

C-USA was once a proud league with teams like Cincinnati, Memphis, and others that had deep basketball traditions. Now North Texas, Western Kentucky, and Louisiana Tech are atop the standings, and there’s just not enough power to get an at-large bid. Only the winner of this event will go to the NCAA Tournament this year, with squads like UNT, WKU, and La. Tech still heading to the NIT or another postseason tournament.