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Conference USA to move basketball tournament to Tulsa

Conference USA will move its conference basketball tournament from Memphis to Tulsa, the Commercial Appeal's Kyle Veazey reports on Twitter.

The motivation for the move is believed to be the University of Memphis' departure from the conference for the Big East.

The Sporting News reported in May that officials were willing to take an economic hit from moving the tournament to Tulsa in order to keep Memphis from having home-court advantage in next year's tournament, its last before heading to the Big East for the 2013-14 season.