2014 American Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Tournament

The 2014 American Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Tournament was the first annual conference tournament of the American Athletic Conference, one of the two leagues that resulted from the 2013 split of the original Big East Conference. The tournament was held March 7–10, 2014 in the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut and decided the champion of the 2013–14 American Athletic Conference women's basketball season. The 10 conference members competed in a single-elimination tournament for an automatic bid to the 2014 NCAA Tournament.

2014 American Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Tournament
Tournament Logo
ClassificationDivision I
Season201314
Teams10
SiteMohegan Sun Arena
Uncasville, Connecticut
Attendance33,069
TelevisionESPN, ESPNU, ESPN3
2013–14 American Athletic Conference women's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
#1 UConn180 1.000  400  1.000
#4 Louisville162 .889  335  .868
South Florida135 .722  2313  .639
Rutgers126 .667  289  .757
SMU810 .444  1814  .563
Temple810 .444  1416  .467
Memphis612 .333  1318  .419
Cincinnati513 .278  1318  .419
UCF315 .167  1020  .333
Houston117 .056  625  .194
American Tournament winner winner
As of 8 April 2014; Rankings from AP Poll[1][2]

The American Athletic Conference originally consisted of the members of the "old" Big East which played Division I FBS football, plus several new members which also sponsored FBS programs.[3]

Seeds

All the teams in the American Athletic Conference qualified for the tournament. Teams were seeded based on conference record, with a tiebreaker system used as needed. Teams seeded 7 through 10 had to play in the opening round, and teams seeded 1 through 6 received a bye to the second round.

Seed School Conf (Overall) Tiebreaker
1 Connecticut 18-0 (31-0)
2 Louisville 16-2 (28-3)
3 South Florida 13-5 (18-11)
4 Rutgers 12-6 (21-8)
5 SMU 8-10 (17-12) 2-0 vs. Cincinnati
6 Temple 8-10 (14-15) 1-1 vs. Cincinnati
7 Memphis 6-12 (13-17)
8 Cincinnati 5-13 (12-17)
9 UCF 3-15 (10-19)
10 Houston 1-17 (5-24)
‡ – American Athletic Conference regular season champions.
# – Received a first-round bye in the conference tournament.
Overall record are as of the end of the regular season.


Schedule

All tournament games were nationally televised on an ESPN network:

Session Game Time* Matchup# Television Attendance
First Round – Friday, March 7
1
1
6:00 PM
#8 Cincinnati vs. #9 UCF
ESPN3
4,675
2
8:00 PM
#7 Memphis vs. #10 Houston
Second Round – Saturday, March 8
2
3
12:00 PM
#1 Connecticut vs. #8 Cincinnati
ESPN3
7,332
4
2:00 PM
#4 Rutgers vs. #5 SMU
3
5
6:00 PM
#3 South Florida vs. #6 Temple
5,393
6
8:00 PM
#2 Louisville vs. #10 Houston
Semifinals – Sunday, March 9
4
7
1:00 PM
#1 Connecticut vs. #4 Rutgers
ESPNU
7,635
8
3:00 PM
#2 Louisville vs. #3 South Florida
Championship Game – Monday, March 10
5
9
7:00 PM
#1 Connecticut vs. #2 Louisville
ESPN
8,034
*Game Times in EST. #-Rankings denote tournament seeding.

Bracket

  First Round
Friday, March 7
Quarterfinals
Saturday, March 8
Semifinals
Sunday, March 9
Championship Game
Monday, March 10
                                     
       
  1 Connecticut 72  
    8 Cincinnati 42  
8 Cincinnati 54
9 UCF 52  
  1 Connecticut 83  
  4 Rutgers 57  
       
       
  4 Rutgers 68
    5 SMU 49  
     
       
  1 Connecticut 72
  2 Louisville 52
       
       
  2 Louisville 88
    10 Houston 43  
7 Memphis 67
10 Houston 73  
  2 Louisville 60
  3 South Florida 56  
       
       
  3 South Florida 72
    6 Temple 44  
     

References

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