Volleyball Claims No. 7 Seed in Upcoming C-USA Championship

Nov. 11, 2012

IRVING, Texas -- Coming down to the final day of the 2012 regular season, the University of Houston volleyball team's season will continue as the Cougars enter the Conference USA Championship as the No. 7 seed set to face off against No. 2 seed Rice on Friday at 5 p.m. in Tulsa, Okla.

Eight of the league's 12 teams will meet at Donald W. Reynolds Center in Tulsa this coming weekend with play set to begin at Noon on Friday and continue until Sunday afternoon with the championship game slated for 1 p.m.

Two-time defending champion Tulsa (14-2) will enter the tournament as the No. 1 seed, while Rice (12-4) and UCF (11-5) will play as the No. 2 and No. 3 seeds, respectively. UAB (11-5), UTEP (10-6), Marshall (8-8), Houston (7-9) and SMU (7-9) round out seeds 4-8.

Houston earned the tie-breaker over SMU as head-to-head play determined the final two seeds with the Cougars earning a 4-3 advantage over the Mustangs in the two regular season matches.

All eight teams will play one match each on Friday. The C-USA Championship format is single elimination with four teams advancing to Saturday's semifinals and two on Sunday in the Championship game.

The C-USA Championship returns after a two-year hiatus. The winner of this year's tournament will receive and automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.

For complete Championship information, scores, notes, and links visit the C-USA Championship Central at: http://www.conferenceusa.com/championships/w-volley-championship-12.html.



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2012 C-USA Volleyball Championship Schedule
Quarterfinals - Friday, Nov. 16
1 #1 Tulsa vs. #8 SMU 12 p.m. Box Score |
2 #4 UAB vs. #5 UTEP 2 p.m. Box Score |
3 #2 Rice vs. #7 Houston 5 p.m. Box Score |
4 #3 UCF vs. #6 Marshall 7 p.m. Box Score |

Semifinals - Saturday, Nov. 17
5   3 p.m. Box Score |

6   5 p.m. Box Score |
Championship - Sunday, Nov. 18
7   1 p.m. Box Score |

The quarterfinals and semifinals of the 2012 C-USA Volleyball Championship will be available for viewing exclusively on the C-USA Digital Network. Current subscribers to the C-USA Digital Network can click on the watch links here and enter your password information to view games. For new subscribers, The C-USA Digital Network combines streaming audio and video content from all 12 member institutions to provide the most thorough coverage of Conference USA athletics anywhere in the world. Sign-up now to access live game broadcasts, exclusive behind-the-scenes video, game highlights, original programming and press conferences from 25 men's and women's sports across the league, with additional coverage from conference postseason tournaments and events. Fans only looking for access to a single school's content can still subscribe to just that school on monthly and annual renewing terms. To learn more about the C-USA Digital Network, click here.

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