American Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Tournament

The American Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Tournament (sometimes known simply as The American Championship) is the conference tournament in basketball for the American Athletic Conference. It is a single-elimination tournament that involves all league schools. Its seeding is based on regular season records. The winner receives the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA women's basketball tournament, however the official conference championship is awarded to the team or teams with the best regular season record. It was announced that an agreement was made to keep the tournament at the Mohegan Sun Arena through 2020.[1]

AAC Women's Basketball Tournament
Conference Basketball Championship
SportCollege basketball
ConferenceAmerican Athletic Conference
Number of teams12
FormatSingle-elimination tournament
Current stadiumMohegan Sun Arena
Current locationUncasville, Connecticut
Played2014–present
Last contest2019
Current championConnecticut
Most championshipsConnecticut (6)
TV partner(s)ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU/ESPN3
Official websitetheamerican.com Women's Basketball

Champions

Year Champion Score Runner-up MVP Venue
2014 Connecticut 72–52 Louisville Breanna Stewart, Connecticut Mohegan Sun Arena (Uncasville, CT)
2015 Connecticut 84–70 South Florida Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, Connecticut Mohegan Sun Arena (Uncasville, CT)
2016 Connecticut 77–51 South Florida Breanna Stewart, Connecticut Mohegan Sun Arena (Uncasville, CT)
2017 Connecticut 100–44 South Florida Katie Lou Samuelson, Connecticut Mohegan Sun Arena (Uncasville, CT)
2018 Connecticut 70–54 South Florida Azurá Stevens, Connecticut Mohegan Sun Arena (Uncasville, CT)
2019 Connecticut 66–45 UCF Napheesa Collier, Connecticut Mohegan Sun Arena (Uncasville, CT)
2020 Mohegan Sun Arena (Uncasville, CT)

Tournament championships by school

Member Winners Winning Years
Connecticut 6 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

See also

References

  1. Connolly, Daniel (2017-05-24). "Mohegan Sun Arena Will Continue to Host AAC Women's Basketball Tournament". The UConn Blog. Retrieved 2017-08-16.
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