2017 American Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Tournament

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2017 American Athletic Conference Women's Basketball Tournament
American Basketball Tournament logo 2017.jpg
Classification Division I
Season 2016–17
Teams 11
Site Mohegan Sun Arena
Uncasville, Connecticut
Champions Connecticut (4th title)
Winning coach Geno Auriemma (4th title)
MVP Katie Lou Samuelson (Connecticut)
Attendance 24,797
Television ESPNU, ESPN2, ESPN3
← 2016
2018 →
2016–17 American Athletic Conference women's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#1 Connecticut 16 0   1.000     36 1   .973
Temple 13 3   .813     24 8   .750
South Florida 11 5   .688     24 9   .727
UCF 9 7   .563     21 12   .636
SMU 7 9   .438     19 15   .559
Tulane 7 9   .438     18 15   .545
Cincinnati 7 9   .438     16 14   .533
Memphis 7 9   .438     14 16   .467
Tulsa 5 11   .313     10 21   .323
Houston 4 12   .250     12 19   .387
East Carolina 2 14   .125     11 19   .367
2017 The American Tournament winner
As of March 31, 2017; Rankings from AP Poll

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.

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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