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Conference USA Basketball Tournament will return to Birmingham in 2017

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UAB, and Birmingham will host the tournament for a third straight year.

Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

UTEP Athletic Director Bob Stull confirmed to KTSM TV in El Paso that UAB, and Birmingham have won the bid for the 2017 C-USA Tournament after multiple reports indicated Birmingham won the vote earlier today.

While league president approval is still needed in June, the location factor rightfully won out between Birmingham's and El Paso's bids to host in 2017 according to Stull.   Stull also told KTSM the conference praised El Paso for a job-well-done in 2014.

KTSM also reports that El Paso, and Birmingham are the only two C-USA cities who have made bids on the next three conference tournaments.

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