2019 American Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Tournament
The 2019 American Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Tournament was a postseason tournament held from March 8 through 11, 2019 in the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. UConn was the winner of the American Athletic Tournament and earned an automatic bid to the 2019 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Tournament.
|2019 American Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Tournament|
|Site||Mohegan Sun Arena|
|Champions||Connecticut (6th title)|
|Winning coach||Geno Auriemma (6th title)|
|MVP||Napheesa Collier (Connecticut)|
|Television||ESPNU, ESPN2, ESPN3|
|2018–19 American Athletic Conference women's basketball standings|
|No. 2 UConn †||16||–||0||1.000||35||–||3||.921|
|† 2019 AAC Tournament winner |
As of March 17, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll
All 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 5–12 played in the opening round, and teams seeded 1–4 received a bye to the quarterfinals.
|1||‡# - Connecticut||16–0||28–2|
|2||# - UCF||13–3||24–5|
|3||# - Cincinnati||12–4||20–9|
|4||# - Houston||9–7||15–14|
|5||South Florida||7–9||16–14||1–0 vs. TEM|
|6||Temple||7–9||11–18||0–1 vs. USF|
|7||Tulsa||6–10||12–17||1–1 vs Temple|
|8||East Carolina||6–10||15–14||0–1 vs Temple|
|9||SMU||5–11||11–18||3–2 vs WSU/Memphis/Tulane, 1–0 vs USF|
|10||Wichita State||5–11||12–17||3–2 vs SMU/Memphis/Tulane, 0–1 vs USF|
|11||Memphis||5–11||10–19||2–3 vs SMU/WSU/Tulane, 1–0 vs USF|
|12||Tulane||5–11||15–14||2–3 vs SMU/WSU/Memphis, 0–2 vs USF|
|‡ – 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 8|
|1||1||12:00 PM||No. 12 Tulane vs. No. 5 South Florida||52–61||ESPN3||3,959|
|2||2:00 PM||No. 9 SMU vs. No. 8 East Carolina||48–50OT|
|2||3||6:00 PM||No. 10 Wichita State vs. No. 7 Tulsa||50–61||3,217|
|4||8:00 PM||No. 11 Memphis vs. No. 6 Temple||59–58|
|Quarterfinals – Saturday, March 9|
|3||5||12:00 PM||No. 5 South Florida vs. No. 4 Houston||72–55||ESPN3||5,935|
|6||2:00 PM||No. 8 East Carolina vs. No. 1 Connecticut||65–92|
|4||7||6:00 PM||No. 7 Tulsa vs. No. 2 UCF||54–66||3,243|
|8||8:00 PM||No. 11 Memphis vs. No. 3 Cincinnati||48–68|
|Semifinals – Sunday, March 10|
|5||9||4:00 PM||No. 5 South Florida vs. No. 1 Connecticut||45–81||ESPN2||5,872|
|10||6:30 PM||No. 2 UCF vs. No. 3 Cincinnati||66–58||ESPNU|
|Championship – Monday, March 11|
|6||11||7:00 PM||No. 1 Connecticut vs. No. 2 UCF||66–45||ESPN2||6,001|
|*Game times in ET. #-Rankings denote tournament seeding.|
Friday, March 8
Saturday, March 9
Sunday, March 10
Monday, March 11
Note: * denotes overtime
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