UCF Women's Basketball Gears Up for Final C-USA Tournament



March 12, 2013

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By Jenna Marina

TULSA, Okla. (UCFAthletics.com) - The UCF women's basketball team gets ready to close its final chapter as a member of Conference USA when the Knights begin tournament play Wednesday at noon ET against Houston at the Tulsa Convention Center. The winner of the opening round will move on to face top-seeded SMU the following day at noon in the quarterfinals.

UCF hopes to build off its strong finish to the end of the regular season as the team has come out on top in six of its last nine matchups.

The eighth-seeded Knights hold an 8-5 record in the C-USA Tournament and were winners of the 2009 and 2011 titles. The last time Tulsa hosted the tournament in 2010, UCF bested Marshall in the first round before bowing out in the quarterfinals with a 1-point loss to Tulane.

The ninth-seeded Cougars hold a slim 5-4 advantage in the series, but UCF had the upper-hand this season with a 68-55 win in the two squads' only meeting.

Wednesday's matchup will feature some of the league's most touted players as UCF's Gevenia Carter (Second Team) and Houston's Porsche Landry (First Team) were both All-C-USA selections. Newcomers UCF's Briahanna Jackson and Houston's Marche' Amerson were both named to the All-Freshman Team with Jackson also taking top honors as the Freshman of the Year.

C-USA Digital Network will exclusively stream the first two rounds. Current subscribers to the C-USA Digital Network can click on the watch links and enter password information to view the games. New and school-only subscribers must visit www.conferenceusa.com/allaccess/.

As always, fans can tune into Scott Adams' free audio broadcast, which is also available on mobile devices. Live stats are also available via UCFAthletics.com.

The semifinals and championship game will be played at the Bok Center in downtown Tulsa and televised by CBS Sports Network. The winner of the championship will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament.



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