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The 2020 American Athletic Conference tournament will determine which team gets an automatic bid to the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament.
The tournament begins March 6 and runs through March 9, taking place at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
Each of the conference’s 12 teams made the tournament.
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Here is the schedule for the AAC tournament.
MARCH 6 – FIRST ROUND
No. 5 Tulane vs. No. 12 Tulsa (Noon ET)
No. 8 Temple vs. No. 9 East Carolina (2 p.m. ET)
No. 7 Wichita State vs. No. 10 Houston (6 p.m. ET)
No. 6 SMU vs. No. 11 Memphis (8 p.m. ET)
MARCH 7 – QUARTERFINALS
No. 4 South Florida vs. First Round winner (Noon ET)
No. 1 Connecticut vs. First Round winner (2 p.m. ET)
No. 2 Central Florida vs. First Round winner (6 p.m. ET)
No. 3 Cincinnati vs. First Round winner (8 p.m. ET)
MARCH 8 – SEMIFINALS
Quarterfinal Winner vs. Quarterfinal winner (4 p.m. ET)
Quarterfinal Winner vs. Quarterfinal winner (6:30 p.m. ET)
MARCH 9 – FINAL
Semifinal Winner vs. Semifinal Winner (7 p.m. ET)
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE WOMEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP HISTORY
5 PLAYERS TO KNOW
MEGAN WALKER, CONNECTICUT: Megan Walker led the American Athletic Conference in scoring with 19.5 points per game. Walker also had 8.6 rebounds and 3 assists per game for the top-seeded Huskies.
IIMAR’I THOMAS, CINCINNATI: Iimar’I Thomas was among the top scorers in the conference during the 2019-20 season. The Bearcats’ junior forward averaged 18.7 points along with 8 rebounds per game.
KAY KAY WRIGHT, CENTRAL FLORIDA: Kay Kay Wright helped UCF to a No. 2 seed in the American Athletic Conference. Wright led the team with 17.8 points, 2.9 rebounds and 4 assists per game.
ELENA TSINEKE, SOUTH FLORIDA: Elena Tsineke, a freshman, led the Bulls in scoring with 12.4 points per game. She also averaged 2 rebounds and 1.6 assists.
KRYSTAL FREEMAN, TULANE: Krystal Freeman was the leader on Tulane with 15.1 points per game. She also averaged 7.8 rebounds and 1.8 assists. Tulane nearly received a first-round bye in the conference playoffs.
Connecticut has been the one and only champion since the formation of the AAC.