BILOXI, MS (C-USA) - MGM Park in downtown Biloxi will be the site of the Conference USA Baseball Tournament, featuring the top eight teams in regular season play. The format is two double-elimination brackets with four teams each. The winners of each bracket clash in a single-elimination championship game. Last season Rice upset Southern Miss to win the tournament title at MGM Park.
Southern Miss has won back-to-back regular season Conference USA titles and will be the No. 1 seed.
No. 6 seed FIU (26-26) and No. 3 seed Florida Atlantic (35-15-1) open the tournament at 9 a.m. on Wednesday. Game two sends No. 7 Rice (24-29-1) against No. 2 seed Louisiana Tech (38-18) at 12:30. Top-seeded Southern Miss opens play at 4:00 p.m. Wednesday. The Golden Eagles (39-15) will take a swing at No. 8 seed UAB (21-31). No. 4 seed Charlotte (31-22) battles No. 5 seed UTSA (31-22) at 7:30 p.m. in the nightcap.
C-USA Baseball Championship Tournament
Wednesday, May 23 (available on ESPN3)
Game 1 (6) FIU vs. (3) Florida Atlantic 9:00a
Game 2 (7) Rice vs. (2) Louisiana Tech 12:30p
Game 3 (8) UAB vs. (1) Southern Miss 4:00p
Game 4 (5) UTSA vs. (4) Charlotte 7:30p
Thursday, May 24 (available on ESPN3)
Game 5 Loser Game 1 vs. Loser Game 2 9:00a
Game 6 Loser Game 3 vs. Loser Game 4 12:30p
Game 7 Winner Game 1 vs. Winner Game 2 4:00p
Game 8 Winner Game 3 vs. Winner Game 4 7:30p
Friday, May 25 (available on ESPN3)
Game 9 Winner Game 5 vs. Loser game 7 3:00p
Game 10 Winner Game 6 vs. Loser game 8 6:30p
Saturday, May 26 (available on ESPN3)
Game 11 Winner Game 7 vs. Winner game 9 9:00a
Game 12 Winner Game 8 vs. Winner game 10 12:30p
Game 13 Same teams as Game 11 4:00p (if necessary)
Game 14 Same teams as Game 12 7:30p (if necessary)
Sunday, May 27 (televised by CBS Sports Network)
Championship Game 1:00p