2020 American Athletic Conference women's basketball tournament: Matchups, players to know & more

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 def. No. 12 Tulsa, 67-61.

No. 8 Temple def. No. 9 East Carolina, 67-57.

No. 7 Wichita State def. No. 10 Houston, 72-64.

No. 11 Memphis def. No. 6 SMU, 76-65.

MARCH 7 – QUARTERFINALS

No. 4 South Florida def. No. 5 Tulane, 64-50.

No. 1 Connecticut def. No. 8 Temple, 94-61.

No. 2 Central Florida def. No. 7 Wichita State, 65-32.

No. 3 Cincinnati def. No. 11 Memphis, 94-52.

MARCH 8 – SEMIFINALS

No. 1 Connecticut def. No. 4 South Florida, 79-38.

No. 3 Cincinnati def. No. 2 Central Florida, 57-51.

MARCH 9 – FINAL

No. 1 Connecticut def. No. 3 Cincinnati, 87-53.

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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.

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2019 CHAMPION

Connecticut has been the one and only champion since the formation of the AAC.