What The AAC Bracket Currently Looks Like

By David Brown
Feb. 12, 2019

The AAC Tournament is set to kick off Thursday March 14th at the FedEx Forum in Memphis, Tennessee. A new sponsor has come aboard this year in the Air Force Reserve sponsoring the tournament. The conference standings are starting to take shape so I thought I would give an update on what the AAC bracket looks like as of right now.

The tournament will follow the same format as last year with the top four teams in the standings receiving bye’s in the first round. The AAC will also be the last tournament as it has been the last couple years, leading right up to the Selection Show on CBS. Here is what the current bracket looks like if the season ended today.

FIRST ROUND THURSDAY MARCH 14th

First Round Bye’s: Houston, Cincinnati, UCF, Temple

- Temple has head-to-head tiebreak over South Florida for #4 seed

GAME 1: 1:00 ESPNU #8 Tulsa vs. #9 UConn

GAME 2: 3:00 ESPNU #5 South Florida vs. #12 Tulane

GAME 3: 7:00 ESPNU #7 Wichita St. vs. #10 SMU

GAME 4: 9:00 ESPNU #6 Memphis vs. #11 East Carolina

- Tulsa beats out UConn & SMU on a three way tiebreak. The tiebreaker that would be used in that situation is the three teams record against each other; however, all three teams were 1-1 against each other. Then it goes to who has the best win via the conference standings. Tulsa had a win over 4th place Temple giving them the 8 seed, next was UConn with a win over Wichita St giving them the 9 seed.

SECOND ROUND FRIDAY MARCH 15th

GAME 5: 12:00 ESPN2 #1 Houston vs. Tulsa/UConn Winner

GAME 6: 2:00 ESPN2 #4 Temple vs. South Florida/Tulane Winner

GAME 7: 7:00 ESPNU #2 Cincinnati vs. Wichita St/SMU Winner

GAME 8: 9:00 ESPNU #3 UCF vs. Memphis/East Carolina Winner

SEMIFINAL SATURDAY MARCH 16th

GAME 9: 3:00 ESPN 2 GAME 5 WINNER vs. GAME 6 WINNER

GAME 10: 5:00 ESPN 2 GAME 7 WINNER vs. GAME 8 WINNER

CHAMPIONSHIP SUNDAY MARCH 17th

3:15 ESPN GAME 9 WINNER vs. GAME 10 WINNER.