The Conference USA Conference Championship stretches from March 9-13, with all games played on two different courts from the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas. The tournament will include 14 teams, who will play single-elimination games with no reseeding. The top four teams will receive a double-bye into the quarterfinals.
The first three rounds will take place on ESPN+, an add-on service that can be purchased even without an ESPN subscription, and CBS Sports Network will air the semifinals and finals to a basic cable audience.
Here is the complete Conference USA conference tournament schedule for 2021:
Tuesday, March 9
Game 1: No. 6W Rice 62-51 over No. 7W Southern Miss
Game 2: No. 6E Middle Tennessee St forfeit over No. 7E FIU (COVID-19)
Wednesday, March 10
Game 3: No. 4W UTSA 72-62 over No. 5E Charlotte
Game 4: No. 6W Rice 72-68 over No. 3E Marshall
Game 5: No. 4E Florida Atlantic 76-70 over No. 5W UTEP
Game 6: No. 3E North Texas 76-56 over No. 6E Middle Tennessee
Thursday, March 11
Game 7: No. 1E Western Kentucky 80-67 over No. 4W UTSA
Game 8: No. 2W UAB 73-60 over No. 6W Rice
Game 9: No. 1W Louisiana Tech 75-69 over No. 4E Florida Atlantic
Game 10: No. 3E North Texas 61-55 over No. 2E Old Dominion
Friday, March 12
Game 11: No. 1E Western Kentucky 64-60 over No. 2W UAB
Game 12: No. 3E North Texas 54-48 over No. 1W Louisiana Tech
Saturday, March 13
No. 1E No. 3E North Texas 61-57 over Western Kentucky
The Mean Green make it back to The Big Dance for the first time since 2010 when they were a member of the Sun Belt Conference. The program is 0-3 in NCAA Tournament play, and will be looking for their first win behind guard Javion Hamlet.