UTSA to open tournament against either UAB or Middle Tennessee

The UTSA Roadrunners will open play in the C-USA Basketball Championships on Thursday night in Frisco against either the UAB Blazers or the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders, according to the bracket released Saturday night.

The C-USA will host its event Wednesday through Saturday at The Star in Frisco, with the winner advancing to the NCAA Tournament.

Top-seeded Old Dominion, No. 2 Western Kentucky, No. 3 Southern Miss and No. 4 UTSA all will get byes through Wednesday’s first round.

In Thursday’s quarterfinals in the top half of the bracket, Old Dominion will meet either eighth-seeded Louisiana Tech or No. 9 Florida Atlantic, and UTSA will matchup against the No. 5 Blazers or the 12-seeded Blue Raiders.

If the highest seeds win, Old Dominion and UTSA would play in the semifinals Friday at 12:30 p.m.. The championship game is set for 7:30 p.m. Saturday.