2015 American Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament

The 2015 American Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was played from March 12–15, 2015 at the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut.

2015 American Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
Tournament Logo
ClassificationDivision I
Season201415
Teams11
SiteXL Center
Hartford, Connecticut
ChampionsSMU (1st title)
Winning coachLarry Brown (1st title)
MVPMarkus Kennedy (SMU)
Attendance45,480
TelevisionESPN, ESPN2,
ESPNU, ESPNews
2014–15 American Athletic Conference men's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
#18 SMU153 .833  277  .794
Tulsa144 .778  2311  .676
Temple135 .722  2611  .703
Cincinnati135 .722  2311  .676
UConn108 .556  2015  .571
Memphis108 .556  1814  .563
Tulane612 .333  1516  .484
East Carolina612 .333  1419  .424
UCF513 .278  1218  .400
Houston414 .222  1319  .406
South Florida315 .167  923  .281
The American Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

Seeds

Teams were seeded by conference record, with a ties broken by record between the tied teams followed by record against the regular-season champion, if necessary. The top five seeds received first round byes.

Seed School Conference Overall Tiebreaker
1 SMU 15–3 24–6
2 Tulsa 14–4 21–9
3 Cincinnati 13–5 22–10 2–0 vs. SMU
4 Temple 13–5 22–9 0–2 vs. SMU
5 Memphis 10–8 19–13 2–0 vs. Connecticut
6 Connecticut 10–8 18–13 0–2 vs. Memphis
7 Tulane 6–12 15–16 1–0 vs. East Carolina
8 East Carolina 6–12 13–18 0–1 vs. Tulane
9 UCF 5–13 12–17
10 Houston 5–14 13–18
11 South Florida 3–15 9–23

Schedule

All tournament games are nationally televised on an ESPN network:

Session Game Time*[1] Matchup# Television Attendance
First round – Thursday, March 12
1 1 3:30 pm #9 UCF 80 vs. #8 East Carolina 81 (OT) ESPNU 5,431
2 6:00 pm #10 Houston 66 vs. #7 Tulane 60 ESPNews
3 8:00 pm #11 South Florida 43 vs. #6 Connecticut 69
Quarterfinals – Friday, March 13
2 4 12:00 pm #8 East Carolina 68 vs. #1 SMU 74 ESPN2 7,056
5 2:00 pm #5 Memphis 75 vs. #4 Temple 80
3 6 7:00 pm #10 Houston 51 vs. #2 Tulsa 59 ESPNU 9,514
7 9:00 pm #6 Connecticut 57 vs. #3 Cincinnati 54
Semifinals – Saturday, March 14
4 8 3:00 pm #1 SMU 69 vs. #4 Temple 56 ESPN2 10,114
9 5:00 pm #2 Tulsa 42 vs. #6 Connecticut 47
Championship – Sunday, March 15
5 10 3:15 pm #1 SMU 62 vs. #6 Connecticut 54 ESPN 13,365
*Game times in ET. #-Rankings denote tournament seeding.

Bracket

  First round
Thursday, March 12
Quarterfinals
Friday, March 13
Semifinals
Saturday, March 14
Championship
Sunday, March 15
                                     
       
  1 SMU 74  
    8 East Carolina 68  
8 East Carolina 81*
9 UCF 80  
  1 SMU 69  
  4 Temple 56  
       
       
  4 Temple 80
    5 Memphis 75  
     
       
  1 SMU 62
  6 Connecticut 54
       
       
  2 Tulsa 59
    10 Houston 51  
7 Tulane 60
10 Houston 66  
  2 Tulsa 42
  6 Connecticut 47  
       
       
  3 Cincinnati 54
    6 Connecticut 57  
6 Connecticut 69
11 South Florida 43  

References

  1. "2015 American Athletic Conference Championship Schedule" (PDF). TheAmerican.org. Retrieved September 7, 2015.
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