Tournament Begins Wednesday

East Carolina (12-17, 5-11) will face sixth-seeded Houston (16-13, 9-7) at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 6 in the First Round of the Conference USA Tournament.

The Cougars won four of their last six games to finish second in C-USA`s National Division. One of those losses was a 63-46 setback to the Pirates in Greenville.

ECU defeated three of the top seven teams in their division - No. 9 Marquette, Saint Louis and Louisville. The winner of the Houston-East Carolina game meets Memphis in Thursday`s 3:30 p.m. quarterfinal.

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