C-USA Softball Championship Notebook
May 8, 2013
IRVING, Texas - The Conference USA Softball Championship beings Thursday at the Collins Family Softball Complex on the campus of the University of Tulsa. The Championship will run May 9-11 with the final scheduled to be broadcast live on CBS Sports Network at 11 a.m. CDT. UAB earned its first No. 1 seed after finishing the league schedule with a 19-4 record. Houston is the No. 2 seed and host Tulsa is the No. 3 seed.
Fans can access live video via the C-USA Digital Network, along with live stats and other information by visiting Championship Central.
C-USA Championship Schedule (all times CDT)
May 9 - All games available on the C-USA Digital Network
(2) Houston vs. (7) Memphis Tulsa, Okla. 11 a.m.
(3) Tulsa vs. (6) UCF Tulsa, Okla. 1:30 p.m.
(1) UAB vs. (8) Southern Miss Tulsa, Okla. 4:30 p.m.
(4) Marshall vs. (5) East Carolina Tulsa, Okla. 7 p.m.
May 10 - All games available on the C-USA Digital Network
Semifinal 1 Tulsa, Okla. 2 p.m.
Semifinal 2 Tulsa, Okla. 4 p.m.
Championship Game (CBS SN) Tulsa, Okla. 11 a.m.
Eight of the 13 C-USA Championship winners have come as part of a consecutive title streak. Southern Miss won back-to-back crowns in 2000 and 2001 before DePaul won four straight (02-05). East Carolina won back-to-back Championships in 2010 and 2011.
It's good to be the top seed at the C-USA Softball Championship. The No. 1 seed has won the tournament eight times in 13 years. The No. 2 seed has won the event on three occasions. East Carolina is the lowest seed to win the championship, entering as the No. 5 seed in 2011.
Winners by seed:
1 - 00, 02, 03, 06, 07, 09, 10, 12 (8)
The tournament host has won the title just three times in league history. Twice in Championship history has the host finished as the runner-up. The last host to win the title was East Carolina in 2011. Tulsa won the title in 2006, the only other time it has hosted the C-USA Softball Championship.
Regular season champion UAB and No. 2 seed Houston both won seven of eight C-USA series this season. UAB swept five series, while Houston blanked four league opponents. C-USA Championship host Tulsa also posted five series sweeps this season.
HOW'D THEY FARE?
How did the quarterfinalists fare against each other during the regular season?
Houston 3, at Memphis 0
HOU 6, at MEM 0
at Tulsa 3, UCF 0
at TLS 6, UCF 2
at UAB 3, Southern Miss 0
at UAB 1, USM 0
East Carolina 3, at Marshall 0
ECU 11, at MAR 1 (6)
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