The Conference USA Championship game featuring Tulsa University Hurricane (TU) vs Louisiana Tech Bulldogs is scheduled for Sat. Mar. 15, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. on ch 6.1 KOTV in Tulsa. This will be one of TU's rare games on TV and a very rare one broadcast on Tulsa TV.
It isn't possible to skip the regular season and just play in the conference tournament, but TU tried, by playing bad and losing most of their non-conference games. They lost twice to TCU, who couldn't win a Big 12 conference game. They redeemed themselves by getting better and only losing three Conference USA games.
Louisiana Tech had a stellar season and ends up in the same place as TU. They outscored in overtime the Oklahoma Sooners on Dec 30, 2013. OU is one of the top scoring teams in the country. Tech only lost six games. However several of those losses were bad so it is unlikely that Tech would get an at large bid to the NCAA tournament. Tulsa must win this game to get to the NCAA tournament because of the dismal performance at the beginning of the season.