2010 C-USA men's basketball tournament awarded to Tulsa
El Paso Times staff report
Article Launched: 05/15/2008 05:54:39 PM MDT
DESTIN, Fla. -- Conference USA decided Thursday that Tulsa would be the host of the conference's 2010 men's basketball tournament.
UTEP, with backing from the city of El Paso, was bidding for the tournament, but the conference never really opened bidding for the 2010 tournament.
UTEP athletic director Bob Stull said Thursday that city's bid for the 2011 tournament, though, looks good.
The 2010 C-USA men's basketball tournament never truly was up for bidding because the conference decided to take the 2009 tournament away from Tulsa, which originally had been awarded the 2009 tournament, and move it back to Memphis.
The reason for that is the 2009 Big 12 men's tournament is in Norman, Okla., and Conference USA didn't want it's men's basketball tournament to be in such close proximity to the Big 12's tournament.
So the conference then gave Tulsa the 2010 tournament. As such, the next tournament truly up for bidding is the 2011 tournament.