NT Hoops Earns No. 8 Seed, Draws Rice In C-USA Tourney Opener
Mean Green Took Both Regular-Season Meetings With Rice In 2014-15
No. 8 North Texas (14-16) vs. No. 9 Rice (11-19)
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 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