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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

C-USA Tournament to Be in Memphis in 2007

C-USA basketball tournament returning to Memphis in 2007

By Gary Parrish, Memphis Commercial Appeal

May 17, 2006

DESTIN, Fla. – In an expected move, Conference USA athletic directors today unanimously voted to return the league’s men’s basketball tournament to Memphis for a third consecutive year. The vote still needs next month’s ratification by C-USA’s board of directors to become official, but that’s considered a formality, meaning the 2007 event will be played at FedExForum with the University of Memphis serving as host.

"I think the group felt so comfortable with the job Memphis did last year; there was just so much support for maintaining momentum," said C-USA commissioner Britton Banowsky. "We really didn’t focus on any alternatives." In a related note, the league athletic directors also voted to hold the 2007 women’s basketball tournament in Tulsa.

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