2016 American Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Tournament
The 2016 American Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Tournament was a tournament held between March 4–7, 2016 in the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Connecticut won their third straight American Athletic Conference title by defeating South Florida and earn an automatic trip to the NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament.
|2016 American Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Tournament|
|Site||Mohegan Sun Arena|
|Champions||Connecticut (3rd title)|
|Winning coach||Geno Auriemma (3rd title)|
|MVP||Breanna Stewart (Connecticut)|
|Television||ESPNU, ESPN2, ESPN3|
|2015–16 American Athletic Conference women's basketball standings|
|#1 UConn †||18||–||0||1.000||38||–||0||1.000|
|#21 South Florida||14||–||4||.778||24||–||10||.706|
|† American Tournament winner |
As of April 5, 2016; Rankings from AP Poll
All the teams in the American Athletic Conference qualified for the tournament. Teams were seeded based on conference record, and then a tiebreaker system was used. Teams seeded 6–11 played in the opening round, and teams seeded 1–5 received a bye to the quarterfinals.
|2||South Florida #||14–4||21–8|
|9||Cincinnati||4–14||8–21||0–1 vs. Tulane|
|10||UCF||4–14||7–22||0–2 vs. Tulane|
|‡ – 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 are nationally televised on an ESPN network:
|First Round – Friday, March 4|
|Quarterfinals – Saturday, March 5|
|Semifinals – Sunday, March 6|
|Championship Game – Monday, March 7|
|*Game Times in EST. #-Rankings denote tournament seeding.|
Friday, March 4
Saturday, March 5
Sunday, March 6
Monday, March 7
Note: * denotes overtime
- "2016 American Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Tournament Bracket" (PDF). TheAmerican.org. SideArmSports. Retrieved 29 February 2016.