2017 American Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Tournament
The 2017 American Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Tournament was a postseason tournament held from March 3–6, 2017 in the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. Connecticut received an automatic bid to the 2017 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament.
|2017 American Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Tournament|
|Site||Mohegan Sun Arena|
|Champions||Connecticut (4th title)|
|Winning coach||Geno Auriemma (4th title)|
|MVP||Katie Lou Samuelson (Connecticut)|
|Television||ESPNU, ESPN2, ESPN3|
|2016–17 American Athletic Conference women's basketball standings|
|#1 UConn †||16||–||0||1.000||36||–||1||.973|
|† 2017 The American Tournament winner |
As of March 31, 2017; 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.
|3||South Florida #||11–5||22–7|
|5||Tulane #||7–9||16–13||3–2 vs SMU/Cincinnati/Memphis, 1–0 vs SMU|
|6||SMU||7–9||16–13||3–2 vs Tulane/Cincinnati/Memphis, 0–1 vs Tulane|
|7||Cincinnati||7–9||16–13||3–3 vs Tulane/SMU/Memphis|
|8||Memphis||7–9||14–15||2–4 vs Tulane/SMU/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 are nationally televised on an ESPN network:
|First Round – Friday, March 3|
|Quarterfinals – Saturday, March 4|
|Semifinals – Sunday, March 5|
|Championship Game – Monday, March 6|
|*Game Times in EST. #-Rankings denote tournament seeding.|
Friday, March 3
Saturday, March 4
Sunday, March 5
Monday, March 6
Note: * denotes overtime
- "2017 American Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Tournament Bracket" (PDF). TheAmerican.org. SideArmSports. Retrieved 4 December 2016.