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2016 Conference USA Basketball Tournament Bracket Is Officially Set

UTEP and FIU will meet for a third time this season.

North Texas knocked off Charlotte Saturday night to close the regular season, breaking a tie breaker to give UTEP the 6th seed in the Conference USA Tournament.

UTEP will see the 11th seed FIU Golden Panthers Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. Mountain Time at Legacy Arena in Birmingham in the second round of the C-USA Tournament which will be televised on the American Sports Network.

UTEP and FIU split two meetings this season.  The Panthers handed the Miners their only C-USA home loss, 79-69, on Jan. 23.  UTEP returned the favor by knocking off FIU in Miami, 84-74, on Feb. 11.

The winner will face Marshall in the quarterfinals on Thursday at 7:30 p.m. Mountain Time.

Middle Tennessee locked up the #2 seed, and will face either #7 Charlotte or #10 Rice in the quarterfinals as UTEP's other possible opponents on their side of the bracket.

UAB is the #1 seed, and Louisiana Tech will be the #4 seed on the upper half of the 2016 bracket.

All first round games will be televised on the American Sports Network, the semifinals will be on CBS Sports Network, and the championship game will be on FoxSports1.

TV listings, and streaming info will be announced later.

Here is the official bracket.