CUSA Tournament Begins in El Paso

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POSTED: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 2:59pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, March 9, 2011 - 7:34pm

EL PASO - The Sun City plays host to the Conference USA tournament today and El Paso is making the most of it.

A four day block party coincides with the tournament as fans from all over gather at the Don Haskins Center and Memorial Gym to watch the teams compete.

SMU Head Coach Matt Doherty says it is a wide open tournament.

"I think in the past years, there was more separation from top to bottom, and I think there is more compression now. Anybody can win it, obviously, UTEP has a bit of advantage being in El Paso."

The tournament begins at 11 a.m. when East Carolina takes to the floor against UCF at the Don Haskins Center.

That game is followed by Southern Miss against Tulane, Marshall vs. Houston and SMU against Rice.

Look for NewsChannel 9 team coverage of the CUSA tournament at 5 and 6 o'clock.

Men's Basketball Schedule:

http://conferenceusa.cstv.com/championships/10-m-baskbl-championship.html

Women's Basketball Schedule:

http://conferenceusa.cstv.com/championships/10-w-baskbl-championship.html

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