Conference USA has announced plans to hold its postseason basketball tournaments in Tulsa in 2013 and in El Paso, Texas, in 2014.
University of Texas System regents have approved letting UT-San Antonio move to Conference USA in 2013.
Conference USA, which has four schools departing to the Big East next season, is reloading by adding six schools in 2013.
The Mustangs announced Doherty’s dismissal Tuesday. Doherty went 13-19 this year and 80-109 in six years with SMU.
Alabama-Birmingham held SMU to the lowest scoring output ever in a Conference USA game, defeating the Mustangs 47-28 Wednesday night.