C-USA Basketball Tipoff Set for Wednesday

Oct. 13, 2014

IRVING, Texas - Conference USA's 2014 Basketball Tipoff is set for Wednesday, Oct. 15 in Birmingham, Alabama.

The league's head coaches from the men's and women's programs at the 14-member schools will be on hand to preview the upcoming season - the 20th in the league's history - with the media.

Beginning at 5 p.m., C-USA fans can watch a free, live video stream of interviews with head coaches. Host Ron Thulin will sit down with each coach for a show on the C-USA Digital Network.

Lady Techster basketball head coach Tyler Summitt will go on live at 5:30 p.m.

Bulldog basketball head coach Michael White will not be in attendance due to the possibility that his fifth child will be born.

The video interviews will also be archived on the conference website.

Birmingham and UAB will also serve as host of the 2015 Conference USA men's and women's basketball championship on March 11-14. The men's tournament will be held at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex. The BJCC will also host the women's tournament semifinals and title game, while the first round and quarterfinals will be played at Bartow Arena on the UAB campus.

The season tips off on Friday, Nov. 14 when the `Dogs play at Southern. The Techsters open their season on Nov. 15 at Stephen F. Austin.




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