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
Tournament Logo
ClassificationDivision I
Season201617
Teams11
SiteMohegan Sun Arena
Uncasville, Connecticut
ChampionsConnecticut (4th title)
Winning coachGeno Auriemma (4th title)
MVPKatie Lou Samuelson (Connecticut)
Attendance24,797
TelevisionESPNU, ESPN2, ESPN3
2016–17 American Athletic Conference women's basketball standings
Conf  Overall
TeamW L PCT  W L PCT
#1 UConn160 1.000  361  .973
Temple133 .813  248  .750
South Florida115 .688  249  .727
UCF97 .563  2112  .636
SMU79 .438  1915  .559
Tulane79 .438  1815  .545
Cincinnati79 .438  1614  .533
Memphis79 .438  1416  .467
Tulsa511 .313  1021  .323
Houston412 .250  1219  .387
East Carolina214 .125  1119  .367
2017 The American Tournament winner
As of March 31, 2017; Rankings from AP Poll

Seeds

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.

Seed School Conference Overall Tiebreaker
1 Connecticut ‡ 16–0 29–0
2 Temple # 13–3 23–6
3 South Florida # 11–5 22–7
4 UCF # 9–7 19–10
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
9 Tulsa 5–11 9–20
10 Houston 4–12 11–18
11 East Carolina 2–14 11–17
‡ – 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 3
1
1
4:00 PM
#8 Memphis vs. #9 Tulsa
ESPN3
4,446
2
6:00 PM
#7 Cincinnati vs. #10 Houston
3
8:00 PM
#6 SMU vs. #11 East Carolina
Quarterfinals – Saturday, March 4
2
4
12:00 PM
#4 UCF vs. #5 Tulane
ESPN3
5,513
5
2:00 PM
#1 Connecticut vs. #9 Tulsa
3
6
6:00 PM
#2 Temple vs. #10 Houston
4,559
7
8:00 PM
#3 South Florida vs. #6 SMU
Semifinals – Sunday, March 5
4
8
5:00 PM
#4 UCF vs. #1 Connecticut
ESPN2
6,491
9
7:30 PM
#2 Temple vs. #3 South Florida
ESPNU
Championship Game – Monday, March 6
5
10
7:00 PM
#1 Connecticut vs. #3 South Florida
ESPN2
6,488
*Game Times in EST. #-Rankings denote tournament seeding.

Bracket

[1]

  First Round
Friday, March 3
Quarterfinals
Saturday, March 4
Semifinals
Sunday, March 5
Championship Game
Monday, March 6
                                     
       
  1 Connecticut 105  
    9 Tulsa 57  
8 Memphis 55
9 Tulsa 60  
  1 Connecticut 78  
  4 UCF 56  
       
       
  4 UCF 61
    5 Tulane 57  
     
       
  1 Connecticut 100
  3 South Florida 44
       
       
  2 Temple 67
    10 Houston 58  
7 Cincinnati 61
10 Houston 74  
  2 Temple 58
  3 South Florida 63  
       
       
  3 South Florida 62
    6 SMU 55  
6 SMU 60
11 East Carolina 54  

Note: * denotes overtime

See also

References

  1. "2017 American Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Tournament Bracket" (PDF). TheAmerican.org. SideArmSports. Retrieved 4 December 2016.
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