2015 American Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Tournament

The 2015 American Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Tournament was an postseason women's tournament was held from March 6–9, 2015 in the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut and will decide the champion of the 2014–15 American Athletic Conference women's basketball season. The teams in the conference will compete in an eleven team single elimination tournament with the addition of Tulsa and Tulane for an automatic bid to the 2015 NCAA Tournament. UConn beat South Florida in the final 84-70 to win its second straight AAC Tournament Championship.

2015 American Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Tournament
Tournament Logo
ClassificationDivision I
Season201415
Teams11
SiteMohegan Sun Arena
Uncasville, Connecticut
ChampionsConnecticut (2nd title)
Winning coachGeno Auriemma (2nd title)
MVPKaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (Connecticut)
Attendance29,553
TelevisionESPN, ESPNU, ESPN3
2014–15 American Athletic Conference women's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
#1 UConn180 1.000  381  .974
#25 South Florida153 .833  278  .771
Tulsa126 .667  1814  .563
Temple126 .667  2017  .541
East Carolina117 .611  2211  .667
Tulane117 .611  2211  .667
Memphis711 .389  1417  .452
UCF513 .278  921  .300
Cincinnati414 .222  823  .258
SMU315 .167  723  .233
Houston117 .056  624  .200
American Tournament winner winner
As of 7 April 2015; Rankings from AP Poll

Seeds

All the teams in the American Athletic Conference will qualify for the tournament. Teams are seeded based on conference record and then a tie breaker system is used. Teams seeded 6-11 will have to play in the opening round and teams seeded 1-5 receive a bye to the quarterfinals.

Seed School Conf (Overall) Tiebreaker
1 Connecticut 18–0 (29–1)
2 South Florida 15–3 (24–6)
3 Tulsa 12–6 (17–12) 1–0 vs. Temple
4 Temple 12–6 (15–14) 0–1 vs. Tulsa
5 East Carolina 11–7 (20–9) 1–1 vs. South Florida
6 Tulane 11–7 (20–9) 0–2 vs. South Florida
7 Memphis 7–11 (13–16)
8 UCF 5–13 (9–20)
9 Cincinnati 4–14 (7–22)
10 SMU 3–15 (7–22)
11 Houston 1–17 (6–22)
‡ – 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 are nationally televised on an ESPN network:

Session Game Time* Matchup# Television Attendance
First Round – Friday, March 6
1 1 4:00 PM #8 UCF vs. #9 Cincinnati ESPN3 4,669
2 6:00 PM #7 Memphis vs. #10 SMU
3 8:00 PM #6 Tulane vs. #11 Houston
Quarterfinals – Saturday, March 7
2 4 12:00 PM #4 Temple vs. #5 East Carolina ESPN3 6,677
5 2:00 PM #1 Connecticut vs. #9 Cincinnati
3 6 6:00 PM #2 South Florida vs. #7 Memphis 5,177
7 8:00 PM #3 Tulsa vs. #6 Tulane
Semifinals – Sunday, March 8
4 8 5:30 PM #5 East Carolina vs. #1 Connecticut ESPNU 6,531
9 7:30 PM #2 South Florida vs. #6 Tulane
Championship Game – Monday, March 9
5 10 7:00 PM #1 Connecticut vs. #2 South Florida ESPN 6,499
*Game Times in EST. #-Rankings denote tournament seeding.

Bracket

  First Round
Friday, March 6
Quarterfinals
Saturday, March 7
Semifinals
Sunday, March 8
Championship Game
Monday, March 9
                                     
       
  1 Connecticut 93  
    9 Cincinnati 34  
8 UCF 66
9 Cincinnati 76  
  1 Connecticut 106  
  5 East Carolina 56  
       
       
  4 Temple 71
    5 East Carolina 77  
     
       
  1 Connecticut 84
  2 South Florida 70
       
       
  2 South Florida 79
    7 Memphis 51  
7 Memphis 71
10 SMU 59  
  2 South Florida 78
  6 Tulane 69  
       
       
  3 Tulsa 53
    6 Tulane 71  
6 Tulane 64
11 Houston 39  

References

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