C-USA Basketball Championships moving to Frisco, Texas

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FRISCO, Texas – In a press conference on Tuesday afternoon, Conference USA Commissioner Judy MacLeod announced the 2018 and 2019 C-USA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships will be hosted at the Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas.

Baylor Scott and White Sports Therapy & Research at The Star will be the presenting sponsor of the 2018 C-USA Basketball Championships which are scheduled for Wednesday, March 7 through Saturday, March 10, with all 22 games – 11 men’s and 11 women’s games – being held at The Star in partnership with the University of North Texas, the Dallas Cowboys and Visit Frisco.

“We are excited to have our men’s and women’s basketball teams compete at Ford Center at The Star in Frisco,” MacLeod said. “This unique setting within an outstanding venue and a thriving area will truly add to the championship experience of our student-athletes and fans.”

Louisiana Tech boasts nearly 14,000 alumni in the Lone Star State and over 5,000 alumni in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex area.

Frisco will be the eighth location to host the C-USA Men’s Basketball Championship and the 13th host city for the C-USA Women’s Basketball Championship. Conference USA has hosted two women’s basketball tournaments within the Metroplex area as the 2006 C-USA Championship was held at SMU’s Moody Coliseum and the 2004 C-USA Championship was in Fort Worth at TCU’s Daniel-Meyer Coliseum.

The Star is a 91-acre campus of the Dallas Cowboys World Headquarters and practice facility in Frisco. Developed as a first-of-its-kind partnership between the City of Frisco and Frisco ISD, The Star features Ford Center, a 12,000-seat stadium that hosts Frisco ISD football games and other events.

Through 2017, The Star will welcome The Omni Frisco Hotel, a 16-foor, 300-room luxury hotel; Baylor Scott & White Sports Therapy & Research at The Star, a 300,000 square-foot center of excellence for sports medicine; as well as a variety of shopping, dining and nightlife options.

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Kane McGuire

Kane McGuire

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