The American Championship Schedule Adjusted

May 8, 2017

The American Championship Tournament Central | Updated Tournament Bracket  

GREENVILLE, N.C. -- With gloomy forecasts on the horizon for the 2017 American Athletic Conference Championship, the Softball Championship Committee reached a decision late Monday night to alter the tournament schedule.

The tournament, originally scheduled for May 11-13 at East Carolina’s ECU Softball Complex, will now feature two games on Wednesday, May 10, the initially scheduled practice day. The opening game of the tournament will see No. 3 seed UCF and No. 6 seed ECU (Game 1) face off at noon CT with No. 2 seed Houston and No. 7 seed UConn (Game 2) squaring off at 2:30 p.m. CT.

To maximize the amount of games being played on Thursday, the winners of Game 1 and Game 2 will play in Game 4 on Thursday at approximately 11:30 a.m. CT. The Game 4 winner will subsequently have a bye on Friday.

Additionally, the matchup between No. 4 seed USF and No. 5 seed Memphis (Game 3) will remain on Thursday but will now be played at 9 a.m. CT as opposed to 10 a.m. CT. Game 5 between No. 1 seed Tulsa and the Game 3 winner will be played Friday at noon CT. The American Championship Game will remain at 11 a.m. CT on Saturday.

Wednesday, May 10

• Game 1 | No. 3 seed UCF vs. No. 6 seed East Carolina | 12 p.m. CT
• Game 2 |No. 2 seed Houston vs. No. 7 seed UConn | 2:30 p.m. CT

Thursday, May 11
• Game 3| No. 4 seed USF vs. No. 5 seed Memphis | 9 a.m. CT
• Game 4 | Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner | 11:30 a.m. CT

Friday, May 12
• Game 5 | No. 1 seed Tulsa vs. Game 3 Winner | 12 p.m. CT
Game 4 Winner Receives Bye

Saturday, May 13
• Game 6 | Game 5 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner | 11 a.m. CT

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