2016 Conference USA Women's Basketball Tournament
The 2016 Conference USA Women's Basketball Tournament was a postseason women's basketball tournament for Conference USA was held from March 8–12, 2016 in Birmingham, Alabama. The first two rounds took place at Bartow Arena while the semifinals and championship were held at Legacy Arena. Middle Tennessee won their second C-USA title and earn an automatic trip to the NCAA Women's Tournament.
|2016 Conference USA Women's Basketball Tournament|
|Champions||Middle Tennessee (2nd title)|
|Winning coach||Rick Insell (2nd title)|
|MVP||Ty Petty (Middle Tennessee)|
|2015–16 Conference USA women's basketball standings|
|Middle Tennessee †||15||–||3||.833||24||–||9||.727|
|† 2016 C-USA Tournament winner |
As of March 28, 2016; Rankings from AP Poll
The top fourteen teams qualified for the tournament. Teams were seeded by record within the conference, with a tiebreaker system to seed teams with identical conference records.
|2||Middle Tennessee||15–3||21–8||1–1 vs. WKU, 1–0 vs. CHA|
|3||WKU||15–3||24–5||1–1 vs. MTSU, 1–1 vs. CHA|
|6||Marshall||9–9||19–10||1–0 vs. LT|
|7||Louisiana Tech||9–9||14–15||0–1 vs. MARSHALL|
|8||UAB||7–11||14–15||2–0 vs. RICE, USM|
|9||Southern Miss||7–11||14–15||2–1 vs. RICE, UAB|
|10||Rice||7–11||8–21||0–3 vs. USM, UAB|
|11||UTSA||6–12||10–18||1–1 vs. FAU, 1–0 vs. USM|
|12||Florida Atlantic||6–12||14–15||1–1 vs. UTSA, 0–1 vs. USM|
|‡ – C–USA regular season champions, and tournament No. 1 seed.|
† – Received a double–bye in the conference tournament.
# – Received a single–bye in the conference tournament.
Overall records include all games played in the C–USA Tournament.
|First round – Tuesday, March 8|
|1||1||11:00 am||#12 Florida Atlantic vs. #13 North Texas||ASN||273|
|2||1:30 pm||#11 UTSA vs. #14 FIU||272|
|Second round – Wednesday, March 9|
|2||3||11:00 am||#8 UAB vs. #9 Southern Miss||ASN||356|
|4||1:30 pm||#5 Old Dominion vs. #13 North Texas||311|
|3||5||5:00 pm||#7 Louisiana Tech vs. #10 Rice|
|6||7:30 pm||#6 Marshall vs. #14 FIU|
|Quarterfinals – Thursday, March 10|
|4||7||11:00 am||#1 UTEP vs. #8 UAB||ASN||327|
|8||1:30 pm||#4 Charlotte vs. #5 Old Dominion||432|
|5||9||5:00 pm||#3 Middle Tennessee vs. #10 Rice||563|
|10||7:30 pm||#2 WKU vs #6 Marshall||499|
|Semifinals – Friday, March 11|
|6||11||10:00 am||#1 UTEP vs #5 Old Dominion||CBSSN|
|12||12:30 pm||#3 Middle Tennessee vs #6 Marshall|
|Championship – Saturday, March 12|
|7||13||7:00 pm||#5 Old Dominion vs #3 Middle Tennessee||CBSSN|
|*Game times in CT. #-Rankings denote tournament seed|
Tuesday, March 8
Wednesday, March 9
Thursday, March 10
Friday, March 11
Saturday, March 12
All times listed are Central
- "Conference USA Official Athletic Site - Women's Basketball Championship". Conference USA. Retrieved March 5, 2016.
- "C-USA 2016 Women's Basketball Championship Bracket" (PDF). conferenceusa.com. Retrieved March 5, 2016.