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Oct. 30, 2006

2006 C-USA Tournament Bracket
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COLUMBIA, S.C. —The Conference USA Men’s Soccer Tournament bracket has been set and No. 4 seed South Carolina (11-4-1, 4-3-1) will play fifth-seeded UAB (9-6-2, 4-3-1) on Wednesday, Nov. 1, in the first round at 3:30 p.m. ET. The University of Tulsa is the host of the event and all matches will be played at the Hurricane Track and Soccer Complex in Tulsa, Okla.

Four first-round matches will be played on Wednesday. Semifinal action is set for Friday, Nov. 3. The Championship match is slated for a 2 p.m. ET start on Sunday, Nov. 5, and will be televised live nationally on CSTV.

Top-seed and regular season champion SMU squares off with No. 8 seed Florida International to open the tournament at 1 p.m. ET on Wednesday. In other first round action, second-seeded Kentucky meets No. 7 seed Memphis at 6:30 p.m. No. 3-seed Tulsa takes on sixth-seeded UCF 6:30 p.m. ET.

The winner of the match between South Carolina and UAB advances to play the winner of the first-round match between SMU and Florida International.

In the regular season meeting between Carolina and UAB, the Gamecocks earned a 2-0 win in Columbia.

South Carolina is the defending C-USA Champion. The Gamecocks captured last season’s tournament title in Dallas, Texas, earning the league’s automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament.

Wednesday, November 1
Match 1 – (1) SMU vs. (8) Florida International 1 p.m.
Match 2 – (4) South Carolina vs. (5) UAB 3:30 p.m.
Match 3 – (2) Kentucky vs. (7) Memphis 6:30 p.m.
Match 4 – (3) Tulsa vs. (6) UCF 9:00 p.m.

Friday, November 3 (Semifinals) Match 5 – Winner of SMU/FIU vs. Winner of USC/UAB 6:00 p.m.
Match 6 – Winner of UK/Memphis vs. Winner of Tulsa/UCF 8:30 p.m.

Sunday, November 5 (Finals)
Match 7 – Semifinal Winners 2:00 p.m. (CSTV)

All times are Eastern; All Games played at Hurricane Track & Soccer Stadium, Tulsa, Okla.