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Rice at the C-USA Championship
The Owls play either Memphis (No. 6 seed) or Southern Miss (No. 11 seed) on Thursday at 3:30 p.m. (Central) inside Memorial Gym in El Paso, Texas.

Rice is 5-5 all-time in games played at the Conference USA Championship. In 2006 and 2007, the Owls reached the championship game before losing to Tulsa and East Carolina respectively.

Rice's C-USA Championship Results
2006 C-USA Championship
Dallas, Texas (Moody Coliseum) (2 seed)
March 3 Houston (Quarterfinals) W, 79-64
March 4 SMU (Semifinals) W, 57-52
March 5 Tulsa (Championship) L, 55-52

2007 C-USA Championship
Tulsa, Okla. (Reynolds Center) (4 seed)
March 2 UTEP (Quarterfinals) W, 56-46
March 3 Tulane (Semifinals) W, 64-52
March 4 East Carolina (Championship) L, 79-70

2008 C-USA Championship
Orlando, Fla. (UCF Arena) (9 seed)
March 6 East Carolina (First Round)
W, 69-55
March 7 UTEP (Quarterfinals) L, 80-71

2009 C-USA Championship
New Orleans, La. (Fogelman Arena)
(12 seed)
March 5 UCF (First Round) L, 66-64

2010 C-USA Championship
Tulsa, Okla. (Reynolds Center)
(7 seed)
March 8 UTEP (First Round) L, 62-61

History Lesson on UTEP's Memorial Gymnasium
Memorial Gym (capacity 5,200), which now houses the UTEP volleyball program, has a storied basketball history to it. The venue was the home of the Miners' men's basketball team for many years, including the 1966 NCAA Championship Team. The UTEP women's basketball team compiled a combined mark of 75-74 at the venue from the program's inception in 1974-75 through the conclusion of the 1990-91 season. The Miner women played a total of 35 games at the Don Haskins Center (then known as Special Events Center) during that timeframe, going 14-21. UTEP moved into the DHC full time for the start of the 1991-92 season.

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