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CUSA basketball tourneys coming to Texas

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It is going to be easier for UTEP fans to travel to the CUSA men's and women's basketball tournaments next year. The conference announced today the 2018 and 2019 tournaments will take place at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas. It's a partnership with the University of North Texas, the Dallas Cowboys and Visit Frisco.

The 2018 C-USA Basketball Championships are scheduled for Wednesday, March 7 through Saturday, March 10. The conference champions receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Championship.

“We are really excited about the Conference USA Championships moving to Frisco,” said UTEP men’s basketball coach Tim Floyd. “It’s the second-most ideal location for us outside of El Paso. With our fans being able to drive to Dallas, plus the large alumni base that we have all over the state, we would hope for a tremendous turnout of UTEP supporters.”

“Frisco is a great venue for the Conference USA Championships,” said UTEP women’s basketball coach Kevin Baker. “The quality of basketball that will be on display is reason enough to attend, but Frisco also offers a tremendous geographic location with restaurants and hotels all within walking distance of the arena. It’s a terrific place for student-athletes and fans to have a memorable experience.”

Frisco will be the eighth location to host the C-USA Men’s Basketball Championship and the 13th host city for the C-USA Women’s Basketball Championship. UTEP hosted the 2011 and 2014 Men’s and Women’s Championship.

Ticket information will be announced this fall.

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