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2012 C-USA tourney to Memphis

ADs had voted on it a few weeks back; just needed to dot the i’s. The release follows.

2012 C-USA Basketball Championships Will Make Return to Memphis

Games to be played at FedExForum and Elma Roane Fieldhouse 

 IRVING, Texas – Conference USA Commissioner Britton Banowsky and Memphis Athletics Director R.C. Johnson announced Friday that the C-USA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships will be hosted by Memphis in 2012,
as approved by the Conference Board of Directors. Events will be held March 6-10 at FedExForum and Elma Roane Fieldhouse.

“Memphis has been a wonderful host in the past for our premier basketball events,” Banowsky said. “The Memphis fans and community have truly embraced and supported the event, with FedExForum serving as a spectacular venue to crown our champions.”

The 2012 C-USA Basketball Championship will be the eighth time overall that the City of Memphis has played host to the men’s postseason tournament and the second time for the women. The Men’s Championship was hosted at FedExForum from 2005-09 and was played at The Pyramid in 1996 and 2000. The 2003 Women’s Championship was also held at The Pyramid.