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Conference USA Tournament 2012: UCF Seeded No. 4, Will Have First Round Bye

The UCF Knights head to Memphis with a first round bye and the No. 4 seed in the C-USA conference tournament this week.

The UCF Knights head to Memphis as the No. 4 seed in the 2012 Conference USA tournament, which tips off on Wednesday afternoon at the FedEx Forum. The Knights have a first round bye, and will not play until late Thursday in the final game of the quarterfinal round. They will face the winner of the UAB and Tulane game which is the final game of the day on Wednesday night. UCF defeated Tulane by seven way back in the first week of January but defeated the Blazers of UAB twice this season, including this Saturday in the regular season finale which clinched the first round bye.

A full schedule of the tournament below:

First Round: Wednesday, March 7

1:00 PM: No. 7 Rice vs. No.10 East Carolina
3:30 p.m.: No. 6 Marshall vs. No.11 SMU
7:30 p.m.: No. 8 UTEP vs. No.9 Houston
10:00 p.m.: No. 5 UAB vs. No.12 Tulane

Quarterfinals: Thursday, March 8

1:00 PM: Rice/East Carolina vs. No.2 Southern Miss (CBS Sports Network)
3:30 p.m.: Marshall/SMU vs. No.3 Tulsa (CBS Sports Network)
7:30 p.m.: UTEP/Houston vs. No.1 Memphis (CBS Sports Network)
10:00 p.m.: No. 5 UAB/Tulane vs. No.4 UCF (CBS Sports Network)

Semifinals: Friday, March 9

4:00 p.m.: Winners of Thursday's 1:00 and 3:30 p.m. games (CBS Sports Network)
6:30 p.m.: Winners of Thursday's 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. games (CBS Sports Network)

Championship: Saturday, March 10 at 11:35 AM (CBS)

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