NT Hoops Earns No. 8 Seed, Draws Rice In C-USA Tourney Opener

Armani Flannigan slams home a dunk in the win over Rice in the opening round of the 2014 C-USA Tournament.
March 8, 2015

No. 8 North Texas (14-16) vs. No. 9 Rice (11-19)
Wednesday, March 11 - 8:30 p.m.
Legacy Arena - Birmingham, Ala.
TV: American Sports Network
Webcast: AmericanSportsNet.com (Free)
Radio: MGRN - 95.3 KHYI, 88.1 KNTU
Series: NT leads 12-4
Streak: NT won last 3 meetings

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - North Texas earned the No. 8 seed in the Conference USA Tournament and will face No. 9 Rice in a rematch of last year's first-round showdown.

The Last Meeting
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January 31, 2015
The Super Pit
Flannigan's Defense Sparks North Texas Rally In 75-65 Win
After surrendering 12 three pointers in the first half - the most North Texas has allowed in an entire game this year - the Mean Green ratcheted up the defensive pressure in the second half and throttled the life from the Rice Owls for a 75-65 victory Saturday night at the Super Pit.

The Mean Green won both regular season meetings with the Owls in 2014-15, and the two squads will meet for a third time on Wednesday at 8:30 p.m. The American Sports Network will televise every game in the first two rounds of the C-USA Tournament, and will host a free webcast of all their games at AmericanSportsNet.com.

Last year, Rice and NT met in the opening round of the C-USA Tournament, and the Mean Green prevailed in overtime, 63-62. In fact, North Texas has won seven of the last eight meetings with Rice, including the last three games.

2015 Conference USA Championship Schedule

Wednesday, March 11
(10) FIU vs. (7) UTSA (ASN) - 12:00p
(11) Charlotte vs. (6) Middle Tennessee (ASN) - 2:30p
(12) Marshall vs. (5) WKU (ASN) - 6:00p
(9) Rice vs. (8) North Texas (ASN) - 8:30p

Thursday, March 12
FIU/UTSA vs. (2) UTEP (ASN) - 12:00p
Charlotte/Middle Tenn. vs. (3) Old Dominion (ASN) - 2:30p
Marshall/WKU vs. (4) UAB (ASN) - 6:00p
Rice/North Texas vs. (1) Louisiana Tech (ASN) - 8:30p

Friday, March 13
Semifinal # 1 (CBS Sports Network) - 3:00p
Semifinal # 2 (CBS Sports Network) - 5:30p

Saturday, March 14
Championship Game (FOX Sports 1) - 2:30p



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