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|
|Site||Mohegan Sun Arena|
|Television||ESPN, ESPNU, ESPN3|
|2013–14 American Athletic Conference women's basketball standings|
|† American Tournament winner winner |
As of 8 April 2014; Rankings from AP Poll
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.
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.
|3||South Florida||13-5 (18-11)|
|5||SMU||8-10 (17-12)||2-0 vs. Cincinnati|
|6||Temple||8-10 (14-15)||1-1 vs. Cincinnati|
|‡ – 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.
All tournament games were nationally televised on an ESPN network:
|First Round – Friday, March 7|
|Second Round – Saturday, March 8|
|Semifinals – Sunday, March 9|
|Championship Game – Monday, March 10|
|*Game Times in EST. #-Rankings denote tournament seeding.|
Friday, March 7
Saturday, March 8
Sunday, March 9
Monday, March 10
- "NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Standings - 2013-14". ESPN. Retrieved 11 Apr 2014.
- "2014 NCAA Women's Basketball Rankings - AP Top 25 Postseason (Mar. 17)". ESPN. Retrieved 11 Apr 2014.
- "American Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Championship".