2018 Conference USA Women's Basketball Tournament

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2018 Conference USA Women's Basketball Tournament
Classification Division I
Season 2017–18
Teams 12
Site The Ford Center at The Star
Frisco, Texas
Champions Western Kentucky (3rd title)
Winning coach Michelle Clark-Heard (3r title)
MVP Tashia Brown (Western Kentucky)
Television Stadium, CBSSN
← 2017
2019 →
2017–18 Conference USA women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
UAB 13 3   .813     27 7   .794
Western Kentucky 12 4   .750     24 9   .727
Rice 10 6   .625     23 10   .697
Louisiana Tech 10 6   .625     19 12   .613
Middle Tennessee 10 6   .625     18 13   .581
Charlotte 10 6   .625     14 16   .467
UTEP 7 9   .438     17 14   .548
Florida Atlantic 7 9   .438     13 15   .464
Southern Miss 7 9   .438     15 15   .500
North Texas 6 10   .375     17 14   .548
UTSA 6 10   .375     9 21   .300
Old Dominion 6 10   .375     8 23   .258
FIU 5 11   .313     8 21   .276
Marshall 3 13   .188     9 20   .310
2018 C-USA Tournament winner
As of 20 March 2018; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2018 Conference USA Women's Basketball Tournament was a postseason women's basketball tournament for the Conference USA held at The Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas, from March 7 through March 10, 2018. Western Kentucky won their 3rd Conference USA tournament earns an automatic bid to the 2018 NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Tournament.

Seeds

The top twelve teams will qualify for the tournament. Teams will be seeded by record within the conference, with a tiebreaker system to seed teams with identical conference records.

Seed School Conference
record
Overall
record
Tiebreaker
1 UAB # 13–3 24–5
2 Western Kentucky # 12–4 21–8
3 Louisiana Tech # 10–6 19–10 0–1 vs. Charlotte, 1–0 vs. Middle Tennessee, 2–0 vs. Rice
4 Middle Tennessee # 10–6 18–11 2–0 vs. Charlotte, 0–1 vs. Louisiana Tech, 1–0 vs. Rice
5 Rice 10–6 20–8 1–0 vs. Charlotte, 0–2 vs. Louisiana Tech, 0–1 vs. Middle Tennessee
6 Charlotte 10–6 14–15 1–0 vs. Louisiana Tech, 0–2 vs. Middle Tennessee, 0–1 vs. Rice
7 Florida Atlantic 7–9 13–14 1–0 vs. Southern Miss, 1–1 vs. UTEP
8 Southern Miss 7–9 15–14 0–1 vs. Florida Atlantic, 1–0 vs. UTEP
9 UTEP 7–9 16–13 1–1 vs. Florida Atlantic, 0–1 vs. Southern Miss
10 UTSA 6–10 8–20 1–0 vs. North Texas, 1–1 vs. Old Dominion
11 North Texas 6–10 15–13 2–0 vs. Old Dominion, 0–1 vs. UTSA
12 Old Dominion 6–10 8–22 0–1 vs. North Texas, 1–1 vs. UTSA
FIU 5–11 8–21
Marshall 3–13 9–20
‡ – C–USA regular season champions, and tournament No. 1 seed.
# – Received a single-bye in the conference tournament.
Overall records include all games played in the regular season.

Schedule

Session Game Time* Matchup# Television Attendance
First round – Wednesday, March 7
1 1 11:00 am #8 Southern Miss vs #9 UTEP
2 11:30 am #5 Rice vs #12 Old Dominion
2 3 1:30 pm #7 Florida Atlantic vs #10 UTSA
4 2:00 pm #6 Charlotte vs #11 North Texas
Quarterfinals – Thursday, March 8
3 5 11:00 am #1 UAB vs #9 UTEP
6 11:30 am #4 Middle Tennessee vs #5 Rice
4 7 1:30 pm #2 Western Kentucky vs #7 Florida Atlantic
8 2:00 pm #3 Louisiana Tech vs #5 Old Dominion
Semifinals – Friday, March 9
5 9 5:30 pm #1 UAB vs #5 Rice Stadium
10 8:00 pm #2 Western Kentucky vs #11 North Texas
Championship – Saturday, March 10
6 11 4:30 pm #1 UAB vs #2 Western Kentucky CBSSN
*Game times in CT. #-Rankings denote tournament seed

Bracket

  First Round
Wednesday, March 7
Quarterfinals
Thursday, March 8
Semifinals
Friday, March 9
Championship Game
Saturday, March 10
CBSSN
                                     
       
  1 UAB 75  
    9 UTEP 66  
8 Southern Miss 67
9 UTEP 72  
  1 UAB 67  
  5 Rice 55  
       
       
  4 Middle Tennessee 53
    5 Rice 61  
5 Rice 70
12 Old Dominion 48  
  1 UAB 57
  2 Western Kentucky 72
       
       
  2 Western Kentucky 78
    10 UTSA 50  
7 Florida Atlantic 71
10 UTSA 83  
  2 Western Kentucky 77
  11 North Texas 61  
       
       
  3 Louisiana Tech 69
    11 North Texas 76  
6 Charlotte 55
11 North Texas 58  

All times listed are Central

See also

2018 Conference USA Men's Basketball Tournament

References

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