2016 Conference USA Women's Basketball Tournament

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2016 Conference USA Women's Basketball Tournament
Classification Division I
Season 2015–16
Teams 14
Site Legacy Arena
Bartow Arena
Birmingham, Alabama
Champions Middle Tennessee (2nd title)
Winning coach Rick Insell (2nd title)
MVP Ty Petty (Middle Tennessee)
Television ASN, CBSSN
← 2015
2017 →
2015–16 Conference USA women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
UTEP 16 2   .889     29 5   .853
WKU 15 3   .833     27 7   .794
Middle Tennessee 15 3   .833     24 9   .727
Charlotte 12 6   .667     19 12   .613
Old Dominion 10 8   .556     17 17   .500
Marshall 9 9   .500     21 12   .636
Louisiana Tech 9 9   .500     14 16   .467
UAB 7 11   .389     15 16   .484
Southern Miss 7 11   .389     14 16   .467
Rice 7 11   .389     9 22   .290
Florida Atlantic 6 12   .333     14 16   .467
UTSA 6 12   .333     10 19   .345
North Texas 5 13   .278     11 19   .367
FIU 2 16   .111     5 26   .161
2016 C-USA Tournament winner
As of March 28, 2016; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2016 Conference USA Women's Basketball Tournament was a postseason women's basketball tournament for Conference USA was held from March 8–12, 2016 in Birmingham, Alabama. The first two rounds took place at Bartow Arena while the semifinals and championship were held at Legacy Arena.[1] Middle Tennessee won their second C-USA title and earn an automatic trip to the NCAA Women's Tournament.

Seeds

The top fourteen teams qualified for the tournament. Teams were seeded by record within the conference, with a tiebreaker system to seed teams with identical conference records.

Seed School Conference Overall Tiebreaker
1 UTEP 16–2 25–3
2 Middle Tennessee 15–3 21–8 1–1 vs. WKU, 1–0 vs. CHA
3 WKU 15–3 24–5 1–1 vs. MTSU, 1–1 vs. CHA
4 Charlotte 12–6 18–10
5 Old Dominion 10–8 14–16
6 Marshall 9–9 19–10 1–0 vs. LT
7 Louisiana Tech 9–9 14–15 0–1 vs. MARSHALL
8 UAB 7–11 14–15 2–0 vs. RICE, USM
9 Southern Miss 7–11 14–15 2–1 vs. RICE, UAB
10 Rice 7–11 8–21 0–3 vs. USM, UAB
11 UTSA 6–12 10–18 1–1 vs. FAU, 1–0 vs. USM
12 Florida Atlantic 6–12 14–15 1–1 vs. UTSA, 0–1 vs. USM
13 North Texas 5–13 10–18
14 FIU 2–16 4–25
‡ – C–USA regular season champions, and tournament No. 1 seed.
† – Received a double–bye in the conference tournament.
# – Received a single–bye in the conference tournament.
Overall records include all games played in the C–USA Tournament.

Schedule

Session Game Time* Matchup# Television Attendance
First round – Tuesday, March 8
1 1 11:00 am #12 Florida Atlantic vs. #13 North Texas ASN 273
2 1:30 pm #11 UTSA vs. #14 FIU 272
Second round – Wednesday, March 9
2 3 11:00 am #8 UAB vs. #9 Southern Miss ASN 356
4 1:30 pm #5 Old Dominion vs. #13 North Texas 311
3 5 5:00 pm #7 Louisiana Tech vs. #10 Rice
6 7:30 pm #6 Marshall vs. #14 FIU
Quarterfinals – Thursday, March 10
4 7 11:00 am #1 UTEP vs. #8 UAB ASN 327
8 1:30 pm #4 Charlotte vs. #5 Old Dominion 432
5 9 5:00 pm #3 Middle Tennessee vs. #10 Rice 563
10 7:30 pm #2 WKU vs #6 Marshall 499
Semifinals – Friday, March 11
6 11 10:00 am #1 UTEP vs #5 Old Dominion CBSSN
12 12:30 pm #3 Middle Tennessee vs #6 Marshall
Championship – Saturday, March 12
7 13 7:00 pm #5 Old Dominion vs #3 Middle Tennessee CBSSN
*Game times in CT. #-Rankings denote tournament seed

Bracket

[2]

  First Round
Tuesday, March 8
ASN
Second Round
Wednesday, March 9
ASN
Quarterfinals
Thursday, March 10
ASN
Semifinals
Friday, March 11
CBSSN
Championship Game
Saturday, March 12
CBSSN
                                               
1 UTEP 62OT  
    8 UAB 59  
8 UAB 64
9 Southern Miss 46  
  1 UTEP 54  
  5 Old Dominion 66  
4 Charlotte 54
    5 Old Dominion 57  
5 Old Dominion 62
    13 North Texas 55  
12 Florida Atlantic 74
13 North Texas 79  
5 Old Dominion 54
2 Middle Tennessee 70
2 Middle Tennessee 74  
    10 Rice 54  
7 Louisiana Tech 57
10 Rice 62OT  
  2 Middle Tennessee 69
  6 Marshall 41  
3 WKU 63
    6 Marshall 66  
6 Marshall 76
    14 FIU 44  
11 UTSA 56
14 FIU 61  

All times listed are Central

See also

2016 Conference USA Men's Basketball Tournament

References

  1. ^ "Conference USA Official Athletic Site - Women's Basketball Championship". Conference USA. Retrieved March 5, 2016. 
  2. ^ "C-USA 2016 Women's Basketball Championship Bracket" (PDF). conferenceusa.com. Retrieved March 5, 2016. 
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