2013–14 American Athletic Conference men's basketball season

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2013–14 American Athletic Conference men's basketball season
League NCAA Division I
Sport Basketball
Duration November 2013
through March 2014
Number of teams 10
TV partner(s) ESPN, CBS
Regular Season
Co-Champions Cincinnati, Louisville
Season MVP Shabazz Napier, Connecticut
Top scorer Sean Kilpatrick, Cincinnati
Tournament
Champions Louisville
  Runners-up Connecticut
Finals MVP Russ Smith, Louisville
American Athletic Conference men's basketball seasons
2013–14 American Athletic Conference men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#5 Louisville 15 3   .833     31 6   .838
#15 Cincinnati 15 3   .833     27 7   .794
#18 Connecticut 12 6   .667     32 8   .800
SMU 12 6   .667     27 10   .730
Memphis 12 6   .667     24 10   .706
Houston 8 10   .444     17 16   .515
Rutgers 5 13   .278     12 21   .364
UCF 4 14   .222     13 18   .419
Temple 4 14   .222     9 22   .290
South Florida 3 15   .167     12 20   .375
The American Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2013–14 American Athletic Conference men's basketball season took place between November 2013 and concluded in March 2014. Practices began in October 2013, with conference play beginning in December, and the season ended with the 2014 American Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament. The season was the first since the split of the original Big East Conference into two separate leagues.

This was the first season that Houston, Memphis, SMU, Temple, and UCF participated in American Athletic competition. It was also the final season for Louisville and Rutgers in Big East/AAC competition, as these schools left for the Atlantic Coast Conference and Big Ten Conference respectively.

Preseason[edit]

Coaching changes[edit]

  • Mike Rice was fired by Rutgers following a player abuse scandal.[1]

Predicted American Athletic results[edit]

At American Athletic Conference media day on October 16, the conference released their predictions for standings and All-Conference teams.[2]

American Athletic Coaches[3] American Athletic Writers
1. Louisville (9)
2. Connecticut (1)
3. Memphis
4. Cincinnati
5. Temple
6. SMU
7. Houston
8. South Florida
9. UCF
10. Rutgers

first place votes

2013-14 Preseason All-American Athletic Teams[edit]

First Team Second Team
Sean Kilpatrick, G, CIN
Shabazz Napier, G, CONN
Chane Behanan, F, LOU
Russ Smith, G, LOU
Joe Jackson, G, MEM
Isaiah Sykes, G, UCF
Ryan Boatright, G, CONN
TaShawn Thomas, F, HOU
Montrezl Harrell, F, LOU
Anthony Collins, G, USF
Victor Rudd, F, USF

American Athletic Preseason Player of the Year: Russ Smith, Louisville
American Athletic Preseason Rookie of the Year: Keith Frazier, SMU

Preseason Watchlists[edit]

Naismith[4] John Wooden Award[5]
Montrezl Harrell, LOU
Joe Jackson, MEM
Sean Kilpatrick, CIN
Shabazz Napier, CONN
Russ Smith, LOU
Montrezl Harrell, LOU
Joe Jackson, MEM
Sean Kilpatrick, CIN
Shabazz Napier, CONN
Russ Smith, LOU

Rankings[edit]

Legend
    Improvement in ranking
  Drop in ranking
  Not ranked previous week
RV Received votes but were not ranked in Top 25 of poll
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Cincinnati AP RV RV RV RV RV RV RV 19 15 13 7 10 7 11
C RV 23 16 15 7 11 9 12
Connecticut AP 18 19 18 13 12 9 10 15 17 RV RV RV RV 22 24 21 RV
C 19 20 18 14 14 12 10 15 15 RV RV RV RV RV RV 21 RV 19
Houston AP
C
Louisville AP 3 3 3 9 7 6 6 6 14 12 18 12 12 14 13 11 7
C 3 3 2 9 6 4 4 4 10 8 14 9 7 10 8 5 4
Memphis AP 13 13 11 21 16 16 15 17 18 24 17 23 22 24 20 22 21
C 13 13 11 19 15 15 14 17 18 22 17 22 22 RV 22 24 22
Rutgers AP
C
SMU AP RV RV RV RV RV 23 RV 23
C RV RV RV RV 24 18
South Florida AP
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Temple AP
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UCF AP
C

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Conference Schedules[edit]

Composite matrix[edit]

This table summarizes the head-to-head results between teams in conference play. (x) indicates games scheduled this season.

  Cincinnati Connecticut Houston Louisville Memphis Rutgers SMU South Florida Temple UCF
vs. Cincinnati 1–1 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–1 0–2 0–2 0–2
vs. Connecticut 1–1 1–1 1–0 0–2 0–1 2–0 0–1 0–2 0–2
vs. Houston 2–0 1–1 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 0–1 0–1 0–1
vs. Louisville 1–1 0–1 0–2 1–0 0–2 0–1 0–2 0–1 0–2
vs. Memphis 2–0 2–0 0–1 0–1 0–2 1–0 0–2 0–2 0–2
vs. Rutgers 2–0 1–0 1–1 2–0 2–0 2–0 0–2 1–1 0–1
vs. SMU 1–1 0–2 0–2 1–0 0–1 0–2 1–1 1–1 0–1
vs. South Florida 2–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–1 0–1 1–1
vs. Temple 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 2–0 1–1 1–1 1–0 1–0
vs. UCF 2–0 2–0 1–0 2–0 2–0 1–0 1–0 1–1 0–1
Total 15–3 9–5 5–9 12–2 10–4 4–10 11–4 3–11 2–12 2–12

Cincinnati[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
City, State
AAC Regular Season
January 1, 2014
6:00 PM, ESPNU
SMU W 65–57  12–2
(1–0)
Fifth Third Arena 
Cincinnati
January 4, 2014
12:00 PM, ESPN2
at No. 18 Memphis W 69–53  13–2
(2–0)
FedEx Forum 
Memphis, Tennessee
January 7, 2014
9:00 PM, CBSSN
at Houston W 61–60  14–2
(3–0)
Hofheinz Pavilion 
Houston, Texas
January 11, 2014
6:00 PM, CBSSN
Rutgers W 71–51  15–2
(4–0)
Fifth Third Arena 
Cincinnati
January 14, 2014
9:00 PM, CBSSN
No. 19 Temple W 69–58  16–2
(5–0)
Fifth Third Arena 
Cincinnati
January 18, 2014
5:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 19 at South Florida W 61–54  17–2
(6–0)
USF Sun Dome 
Tampa, Florida
January 23, 2014
9:00 PM, CBSSN
No. 15 UCF W 69–51  18–2
(7–0)
Fifth Third Arena 
Cincinnati
January 26, 2014
4:00 PM, CBSSN
No. 15 at Temple W 80–76  19–2
(8–0)
Liacouras Center 
Philadelphia
January 30, 2014
7:00 PM, ESPN
No. 13 at No. 12 Louisville W 69–66  20–2
(9–0)
KFC Yum! Center 
Louisville, Kentucky
February 2, 2014
12:00 PM, CBSSN
No. 13 South Florida W 50–45  21–2
(10–0)
Fifth Third Arena 
Cincinnati
February 6, 2014
7:00 PM, ESPN
No. 7 No. 22 Connecticut W 63–58  22–2
(11–0)
Fifth Third Arena 
Cincinnati
February 8, 2014
7:30 PM, ESPNU
No. 7 at SMU L 55–76  22–3
(11–1)
Moody Coliseum 
Dallas
February 15, 2014
3:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 10 Houston W 73–62  23–3
(12–1)
Fifth Third Arena 
Cincinnati
February 19, 2014
7:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 7 at UCF W 77–49  24–3
(13–1)
CFE Arena 
Orlando, Florida
February 22, 2014
12:00 PM, CBS
No. 7 No. 11 Louisville L 57–58  24–4
(13–2)
Fifth Third Arena 
Cincinnati
March 1, 2014
12:00 PM, ESPN
No. 11 at Connecticut L 45–51  24–5
(13–3)
XL Center 
Hartford, Connecticut
March 6, 2014
7:00 PM, ESPN
No. 15 No. 20 Memphis W 97–84  25–5
(14–3)
Fifth Third Arena 
Cincinnati
March 8, 2014
12:00 PM, ESPNews
No. 15 at Rutgers W 70–66  26–5
(15–3)
The RAC 
Pisacataway, New Jersey
2014 American Athletic Conference Tournament
March 13, 2014
7:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 13 vs. UCF W 61–58  27–5
FedEx Forum 
Memphis, Tennessee
March 14, 2014
9:30 PM, ESPN2
No. 13 vs. No. 21 Connecticut L 56–58  27–6
FedEx Forum 
Memphis, Tennessee
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

Connecticut[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
City, State
AAC Regular Season
December 31, 2013
9:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 17 at Houston L 75–71  11–2
(0–1)
Hofheinz Pavilion 
Houston, Texas
January 4, 2014
2:00 PM, ESPNU
at SMU L 74–65  11–3
(0–2)
Moody Coliseum 
Dallas
January 8, 2014*
7:00 PM, ESPNU
Harvard W 61–56  12–3
Gampel Pavilion 
Storrs, Connecticut
January 11, 2014
6:00 PM, ESPNU
UCF W 84–61  13–3
(1–2)
Gampel Pavilion 
Storrs, Connecticut
January 16, 2014
7:00 PM, ESPN
at No. 17 Memphis W 83–73  14–3
(2–2)
FedEx Forum 
Memphis, Tennessee
January 18, 2014
9:00 PM, ESPN
No. 18 Louisville
ESPN College GameDay
L 64–76  14–4
(2–3)
Gampel Pavilion 
Storrs, Connecticut
January 21, 2014
7:00 PM, CBSSN
Temple W 90–66  15–4
(3–3)
XL Center 
Hartford, Connecticut
January 25, 2014
7:00 PM, ESPNU
at Rutgers W 82–71  16–4
(4–3)
The RAC 
Piscataway, New Jersey
January 30, 2014
9:00 PM, CBSSN
Houston W 80–43  17–4
(5–3)
Gampel Pavilion 
Storrs, Connecticut
February 6, 2014
7:00 PM, ESPN
No. 22 at No. 7 Cincinnati L 58–63  17–5
(5–4)
Fifth Third Arena 
Cincinnati
February 9, 2014
6:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 22 at UCF W 75–55  18–5
(6–4)
CFE Arena 
Orlando, Florida
February 12, 2014
7:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 24 South Florida W 83–40  19–5
(7–4)
XL Center 
Hartford, Connecticut
February 15, 2014
12:00 PM, ESPN
No. 24 No. 20 Memphis W 86–81 OT 20–5
(8–4)
XL Center 
Hartford, Connecticut
February 20, 2014
9:00 PM, ESPN
No. 21 at Temple W 68–55  21–5
(9–4)
Liacouras Center 
Philadelphia
February 23, 2014
2:00 PM, CBSSN
No. 21 SMU L 55–64  21–6
(9–5)
Gampel Pavilion 
Storrs, Connecticut
February 26, 2014
7:00 PM, CBSSN
at South Florida   
USF Sun Dome 
Tampa, Florida
March 1, 2014
12:00 PM, ESPN
Cincinnati   
XL Center 
Hartford, Connecticut
March 5, 2014
7:00 PM, ESPNU
Rutgers   
Gampel Pavilion 
Storrs, Connecticut
March 8, 2014
2:00 PM, CBS
at Louisville   
KFC Yum! Center 
Louisville, Kentucky
2014 AAC Tournament
March 12–15, 2014
TBA, ESPN/2/U
vs. TBA   
FedEx Forum 
Memphis, Tennessee
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

Houston[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
City, State
AAC Regular Season
December 31, 2013
8:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 17 Connecticut W 75–71   9–5
(1–0)
Hofheinz Pavilion 
Houston, Texas
January 4, 2014
3:00 PM, CBSSN
at South Florida W 67–58   10–5
(2–0)
USF Sun Dome 
Tampa, Florida
January 7, 2014
8:00 PM, CBSSN
Cincinnati L 60–61   10–6
(2–1)
Hofheinz Pavilion 
Houston, Texas
January 16, 2014
6:00 PM, CBSSN
at No. 18 Louisville L 52–91   10–7
(2–2)
KFC Yum! Center 
Louisville, Kentucky
January 19, 2014
12:00 PM, CBSSN
Rutgers W 77–55   11–7
(3–2)
Hofheinz Pavilion 
Houston, Texas
January 23, 2014
7:00 PM, ESPNews
at No. 23 Memphis L 59–82   11–8
(3–3)
FedEx Forum 
Memphis, Tennessee
January 26, 2014
2:00 PM, ESPNews
SMU L 68–75   11–9
(3–4)
Hofheinz Pavilion 
Houston, Texas
January 30, 2014
8:00 PM, CBSSN
at Connecticut L 43–80   11–10
(3–5)
Gampel Pavilion 
Storrs, Connecticut
February 1, 2014
3:30 PM, ESPNews
at Rutgers L 70–93   11–11
(3–6)
The RAC 
Piscataway, New Jersey
February 5, 2014
8:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 14 Louisville L 62–77   11–12
(3–7)
Hofheinz Pavilion 
Houston, Texas
February 9, 2014
1:00 PM, ESPNews
Temple W 88–74   12–12
(4–7)
Hofheinz Pavilion 
Houston, Texas
February 15, 2014
2:00 PM, ESPNU
at No. 10 Cincinnati L 62–73   12–13
(4–8)
Fifth Third Arena 
Cincinnati
February 19, 2014
7:00 PM, ESPNews
at SMU L 64–68   12–14
(4–9)
Moody Coliseum 
Dallas
February 22, 2014
1:00 PM, ESPNews
UCF W 88–84   13–14
(5–9)
Hofheinz Pavilion 
Houston, Texas
February 27, 2014
8:00 PM, CBSSN
Memphis       
Hofheinz Pavilion 
Houston, Texas
March 1, 2014
8:00 PM, ESPNU
at Temple       
Liacouras Center 
Philadelphia
March 4, 2014
7:30 PM, ESPNews
South Florida       
Hofheinz Pavilion 
Houston, Texas
March 7, 2014
6:00 PM, CBSSN
at UCF       
CFE Arena 
Orlando, Florida
2014 American Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
March 12–15, 2014
TBA, ESPN/2/U
vs. TBD   
FedEx Forum 
Memphis, Tennessee
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time.

Louisville[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
AAC Regular Season
December 31, 2013
5:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 14 at UCF W 90–65  12–2
(1–0)
CFE Arena 
Orlando, Florida
January 4, 2014
6:00 PM, CBSSN
No. 14 at Rutgers W 83–76  13–2
(2–0)
Rutgers Athletic Center 
Piscataway, New Jersey
January 9, 2014
7:00 PM, ESPN
No. 12 No. 24 Memphis L 73–67  13–3
(2–1)
KFC Yum! Center 
Louisville, Kentucky
January 12, 2014
2:00 PM, CBSSN
No. 12 SMU W 71–63  14–3
(3–1)
KFC Yum! Center 
Louisville, Kentucky
January 16, 2014
7:00 PM, CBSSN
No. 18 Houston W 91–52  15–3
(4–1)
KFC Yum! Center 
Louisville, Kentucky
January 18, 2014
9:00 PM, ESPN
No. 18 at Connecticut
ESPN College GameDay
W 76–64  16–3
(5–1)
Gampel Pavilion 
Storrs, Connecticut
January 22, 2014
7:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 12 at South Florida W 86–74  17–3
(6–1)
USF Sun Dome 
Tampa, Florida
January 30, 2014
7:00 PM, ESPN
No. 12 No. 13 Cincinnati L 66–69  17–4
(6–2)
KFC Yum! Center 
Louisville, Kentucky
February 1, 2014
9:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 12 UCF W 87–70  18–4
(7–2)
KFC Yum! Center 
Louisville, Kentucky
February 5, 2014
9:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 14 at Houston W 77–62  19–4
(8–2)
Hofheinz Pavilion 
Houston, Texas
February 14, 2014
7:00 PM, ESPN
No. 13 at Temple W 82–58  20–4
(9–2)
Liacouras Center 
Philadelphia
February 16, 2014
6:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 13 Rutgers W 102–54  21–4
(10–2)
KFC Yum! Center 
Louisville, Kentucky
February 18, 2014
7:00 PM, CBSSN
No. 11 South Florida W 80–54  22–4
(11–2)
KFC Yum! Center 
Louisville, Kentucky
February 22, 2014
12:00 PM, CBS
No. 11 at No. 7 Cincinnati W 58–57  23–4
(12–2)
Fifth Third Arena 
Cincinnati
February 27, 2014
9:00 PM, ESPN
No. 7 Temple   
KFC Yum! Center 
Louisville, Kentucky
March 1, 2014
2:00 PM, CBS
No. 7 at Memphis   
FedEx Forum 
Memphis, Tennessee
March 5, 2014
7:00 PM, CBSSN
at SMU   
Moody Coliseum 
Dallas
March 8, 2014
2:00 PM, CBS
Connecticut
Senior Day
  
KFC Yum! Center 
Louisville, Kentucky
2014 American Athletic Conference Tournament
March 12–15, 2014
TBA, ESPN/2/U
vs.    
FedEx Forum 
Memphis, Tennessee
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

Memphis[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
City, State
AAC Regular Season
December 31, 2014
6:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 18 at South Florida W 88–73  10–2
(1–0)
USF Sun Dome 
Tampa, Florida
January 4, 2014
11:00 AM, ESPN2
No. 18 Cincinnati L 53–69  10–3
(1–1)
FedEx Forum 
Memphis, Tennessee
January 9, 2014
6:00 PM, ESPN
No. 24 at No. 12 Louisville W 73–67  11–3
(2–1)
KFC Yum! Center 
Louisville, Kentucky
January 11, 2014
2:00 p.m., ESPN2
No. 24 at Temple W 79–69  13–3
(3–1)
Liacouras Center 
Philadelphia
January 16, 2014
6:00 PM, ESPN
No. 17 Connecticut L 73–83  13–4
(3–2)
FedEx Forum 
Memphis, Tennessee
January 23, 2014
7:00 PM, ESPNews
No. 23 Houston W 82–59  14–4
(4–2)
FedEx Forum 
Memphis, Tennessee
January 26, 2014
1:00 PM, CBSSN
No. 23 South Florida W 80–58  15–4
(5–2)
FedEx Forum 
Memphis, Tennessee
January 29, 2014
6:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 22 at UCF W 69–59  16–4
(6–2)
CFE Arena 
Orlando, Florida
February 1, 2014
1:00 PM, CBSSN
No. 22 at SMU L 72–87  16–5
(6–3)
Moody Coliseum 
Dallas, Texas
February 4, 2014
6:00 PM, CBSSN
No. 24 Rutgers W 101–69  17–5
(7–3)
FedEx Forum 
Memphis, Tennessee
February 8, 2014*
8:00 PM, ESPN
No. 24 No. 23 Gonzaga
ESPN College GameDay
W 60–54  18–5
FedEx Forum 
Memphis, Tennessee
February 12, 2014
8:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 20 UCF W 76–70  19–5
(8–3)
FedEx Forum 
Memphis, Tennessee
February 15, 2014
11:00 AM, ESPN
No. 20 at No. 24 Connecticut L 81–86 OT 19–6
(8–4)
XL Center 
Hartford, Connecticut
February 20, 2014
6:00 PM, CBSSN
No. 22 at Rutgers W 64–59  20–6
(9–4)
The RAC 
Piscataway, New Jersey
February 22, 2014
8:30 p.m., ESPNU
No. 22 Temple W 82–79 OT 21–6
(10–4)
FedEx Forum 
Memphis, Tennessee
February 27, 2014
8:00 PM, CBSSN
No. 21 at Houston       
Hofheinz Pavilion 
Houston, Texas
March 1, 2014
1:00 PM, CBS
No. 21 No. 7 Louisville       
FedEx Forum 
Memphis, Tennessee
March 6, 2014
6:00 PM, ESPN
at Cincinnati       
Fifth Third Arena 
Cincinnati, Ohio
March 8, 2014
11:00 AM, ESPN2
SMU       
FedEx Forum 
Memphis, Tennessee
2014 American Athletic Conference Tournament
March 12–15, 2014
 ESPNU
vs. TBD
First Round
  
FedEx Forum 
Memphis, Tennessee
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time.

Rutgers[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
AAC Regular Season
January 1, 2014
8:00 PM, ESPNU
Temple W 71–66  7–7
(1–0)
The RAC 
Piscataway, New Jersey
January 4, 2014
6:00 PM, CBSSN
No. 14 Louisville L 76–83  7–8
(1–1)
The RAC 
Piscataway, New Jersey
January 11, 2014
6:00 PM, CBSSN
at Cincinnati L 51–71  7–9
(1–2)
Fifth Third Arena 
Cincinnati
January 15, 2014
7:00 PM, ESPNews
UCF W 85–75  8–9
(2–2)
The RAC 
Piscataway, New Jersey
January 19, 2014
02:00 PM, CBSSN
at Houston L 55–77  8–10
(2–3)
Hofheinz Pavilion 
Houston, Texas
January 21, 2014
8:00 PM, ESPNews
at SMU L 56–70  8–11
(2–4)
Moody Coliseum 
Dallas
January 25, 2014
7:00 PM, ESPNU
Connecticut L 71–82  8–12
(2–5)
The RAC 
Piscataway, New Jersey
January 29, 2014
7:00 PM, ESPNNEWS
at Temple L 82–88  8–13
(2–6)
Liacouras Center 
Philadelphia
February 1, 2014
4:30 PM, ESPNNEWS
Houston W 93–70  9–13
(3–6)
The RAC 
Piscataway, New Jersey
February 4, 2014
7:00 PM, CBSSN
at No. 24 Memphis L 69–101  9–14
(3–7)
FedEx Forum 
Memphis, Tennessee
February 8, 2014
8:00 PM, ESPNEWS
at South Florida W 79–69  10–14
(4–7)
USF Sun Dome 
Tampa, Florida
February 14, 2014
7:00 PM, ESPNEWS
No. 23 SMU L 65–77  10–15
(4–8)
The RAC 
Piscataway, New Jersey
February 16, 2014
6:00 PM, ESPN2
at No. 13 Louisville L 54–102  10–16
(4–9)
KFC Yum! Center 
Louisville, Kentucky
February 20, 2014
7:00 PM, CBSSN
No. 22 Memphis L 59–64  10–17
(4–10)
The RAC 
Piscataway, New Jersey
February 26, 2014
7:00 PM, ESPNU
at UCF   
CFE Arena 
Orlando, Florida
March 1, 2014
12:00 PM, ESPNEWS
South Florida   
The RAC 
Piscataway, New Jersey
March 5, 2014
7:00 PM, ESPNU
at Connecticut   
Gampel Pavilion 
Storrs, Connecticut
March 8, 2014
12:00 PM, ESPNNEWS
Cincinnati   
The RAC 
Piscataway, New Jersey
2014 American Athletic Conference Tournament
March 12–15, 2014
TBA, ESPN/2/U
vs. TBA   
FedEx Forum 
Memphis, Tennessee
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

SMU[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
City, State
AAC Regular Season
January 1, 2014
6:00 PM, ESPNU
at Cincinnati L 57–65  10–3
(0–1)
Fifth Third Arena 
Cincinnati
January 4, 2014
1:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 17 Connecticut W 74–65  11–3
(1–1)
Moody Coliseum 
Dallas, Texas
January 12, 2014
1:00 PM, CBSSN
at No. 12 Louisville L 63–71  11–4
(1–2)
KFC Yum! Center 
Louisville, Kentucky
January 15, 2014
6:00 PM, ESPNU
South Florida W 71–54  12–4
(2–2)
Moody Coliseum 
Dallas, Texas
January 18, 2014
11:00 AM, ESPNews
at UCF W 58–46  13–4
(3–2)
CFE Arena 
Orlando, Florida
January 19, 2014*
12:00 PM, ESPN3
Hofstra
Postponed from 12/07/2013
W 73–49  14–4
Moody Coliseum 
Dallas,TX
January 21, 2014
7:00 PM, ESPNews
Rutgers W 70–56  15–4
(4–2)
Moody Coliseum 
Dallas
January 26, 2014
2:00 PM, ESPNews
at Houston W 75–68  16–4
(5–2)
Hofheinz Pavilion 
Houston, Texas
January 28, 2014
6:00 PM, ESPNews
at South Florida L 71–78  16–5
(5–3)
USF Sun Dome 
Tampa, Florida
February 1, 2014
1:00 PM, CBSSN
No. 22 Memphis W 87–72  17–5
(6–3)
Moody Coliseum 
Dallas
February 6, 2014
7:00 PM, ESPNews
Temple W 75–52  18–5
(7–3)
Moody Coliseum 
Dallas
February 8, 2014
6:30 PM, ESPNU
No. 7 Cincinnati W 76–55  19–5
(8–3)
Moody Coliseum 
Dallas
February 14, 2014
6:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 23 at Rutgers W 77–65  20–5
(9–3)
The RAC 
Piscataway, New Jersey
February 16, 2014
1:00 PM, CBSSN
No. 23 at Temple L 64–71  20–6
(9–4)
Liacouras Center 
Philadelphia
February 19, 2014
7:00 PM, ESPNews
Houston W 68–64  21–6
(10–4)
Moody Coliseum 
Dallas
February 23, 2014
1:00 PM, CBSSN
at No. 21 Connecticut W 64–55  22–6
(11–4)
Gampel Pavilion 
Storrs, Connecticut
March 1, 2014
3:00 PM, ESPNews
No. 23 UCF   
Moody Coliseum 
Dallas
March 5, 2014
6:00 PM, CBSSN
Louisville   
Moody Coliseum 
Dallas
March 8, 2014
11:00 AM, ESPN2
at Memphis   
FedEx Forum 
Memphis, Tennessee
2014 American Athletic Conference Tournament
March 12–15, 2014
TBA, ESPN/2/U
vs. TBA   
FedEx Forum 
Memphis, Tennessee
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Central Time.

South Florida[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
City, State
AAC Regular Season
December 31, 2013
7:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 18 Memphis L 73–88  9–5
(0–1)
USF Sun Dome 
Tampa, Florida
January 4, 2014
4:00 PM, CBSSN
Houston L 58–67  9–6
(0–2)
USF Sun Dome 
Tampa, Florida
January 9, 2014
7:00 PM, ESPNU
at Temple W 82–75  10–6
(1–2)
Liacouras Center 
Philadelphia
January 15, 2014
7:00 PM, ESPNU
at SMU L 54–71  10–7
(1–3)
Moody Coliseum 
Dallas
January 18, 2014
5:00 PM, ESPNU
Cincinnati
19
L 54–61  10–8
(1–4)
USF Sun Dome 
Tampa, Florida
January 22, 2014
7:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 12 Louisville L 47–86  10–9
(1–5)
USF Sun Dome 
Tampa, Florida
January 26, 2014
2:00 PM, CBSSN
at No. 23 Memphis L 58–80  10–10
(1–6)
FedEx Forum 
Memphis, Tennessee
January 28, 2014
7:00 PM, ESPNews
SMU W 78–71  11–10
(2–6)
USF Sun Dome 
Tampa, Florida
February 2, 2014
12:00 PM, CBSSN
at No. 13 Cincinnati L 45–50  11–11
(2–7)
Fifth Third Arena 
Cincinnati
February 5, 2014
7:00 PM, ESPNews
at UCF W 79–78 OT 12–11
(3–7)
CFE Arena 
Orlando, Florida
February 8, 2014
8:00 PM, ESPNews
Rutgers L 69–79  12–12
(3–8)
USF Sun Dome 
Tampa, Florida
February 12, 2014
7:00 PM, ESPN2
at No. 24 Connecticut L 40–83  12–13
(3–9)
XL Center 
Hartford, Connecticut
February 15, 2014
1:30 PM, ESPNews
UCF L 74–75  12–14
(3–10)
USF Sun Dome 
Tampa, Florida
February 18, 2014
7:00 PM, CBSSN
at No. 11 Louisville L 54–80  12–15
(3–11)
KFC Yum! Center 
Louisville, Kentucky
February 26, 2014
7:00 PM, CBSSN
Connecticut       
USF Sun Dome 
Tampa, Florida
March 1, 2014
12:00 PM, ESPNews
at Rutgers       
RAC 
Piscataway, New Jersey
March 4, 2014
8:30 PM, ESPNews
at Houston       
Hofheinz Pavilion 
Houston, Texas
March 8, 2014
2:00 PM, ESPNews
Temple       
USF Sun Dome 
Tampa, Florida
2014 American Athletic Conference Tournament
March 12–15, 2014
TBD, ESPN/2/U
vs. TBD   
FedEx Forum 
Memphis, Tennessee
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

Temple[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
City, State
AAC Regular Season
January 1, 2014
8:00 PM, ESPNU
at Rutgers L 66–71  5–6
(0–1)
RAC 
Piscataway, New Jersey
January 4, 2014
4:00 PM, ESPNews
at UCF L 76–78  5–7
(0–2)
CFE Arena 
Orlando, Florida
January 9, 2014
7:00 PM, ESPNU
South Florida L 75–82  5–8
(0–3)
Liacouras Center 
Philadelphia
January 11, 2014
3:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 24 Memphis L 69–79  5–9
(0–4)
Liacouras Center 
Philadelphia
January 14, 2014
9:00 PM, CBSSN
at No. 19 Cincinnati L 58–69  5–10
(0–5)
Fifth Third Arena 
Cincinnati
January 18, 2014*
12:00 PM, ESPN2
La Salle L 68–74  5–11
Palestra 
Philadelphia
January 21, 2014
7:00 PM, CBSSN
at Connecticut L 66–90  5–12
(0–6)
XL Center 
Hartford, Connecticut
January 26, 2014
4:00 PM, CBSSN
No. 15 Cincinnati L 76–80  5–13
(0–7)
Liacouras Center 
Philadelphia
January 29, 2014
7:00 PM, ESPNews
Rutgers W 88–82  6–13
(1–7)
Liacouras Center 
Philadelphia
February 1, 2014*
4:00 PM, CBSSN
No. 9 Villanova L 74–90  6–14
Liacouras Center 
Philadelphia
February 6, 2014
8:00 PM, ESPNews
at SMU L 52–75  6–15
(1–8)
Moody Coliseum 
Dallas, Texas
February 9, 2014
2:00 PM, ESPNews
at Houston L 74–88  6–16
(1–9)
Hofheinz Pavilion 
Houston, Texas
February 14, 2014
6:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 13 Louisville L 58–82  6–17
(1–10)
Liacouras Center 
Philadelphia
February 16, 2014
2:00 PM, CBSSN
No. 23 SMU W 71–64  7–17
(2–10)
Liacouras Center 
Philadelphia
February 20, 2014
9:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 21 Connecticut L 55–68  7–18
(2–11)
Liacouras Center 
Philadelphia
February 22, 2014
9:30 PM, ESPNU
at No. 22 Memphis L 79–82 OT 7–19
(2–12)
FedEx Forum 
Memphis, Tennessee
February 27, 2014
9:00 PM, ESPN
at No. 7 Louisville   
KFC Yum! Center 
Louisville, Kentucky
March 1, 2014
9:00 PM, ESPNU
Houston   
Liacouras Center 
Philadelphia
March 4, 2014
6:30 PM, ESPNews
UCF   
Liacouras Center 
Philadelphia
March 8, 2014
2:00 PM, ESPNews
at South Florida   
USF Sun Dome 
Tampa, Florida
2014 American Athletic Conference Tournament
March 12–15, 2014
 ESPN/2/U
vs. TBD   
FedEx Forum 
Memphis, Tennessee
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

UCF[edit]

Date
Time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site
City, State
AAC Regular Season
December 31, 2013
5:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 14 Louisville L 65–90  8–4
(0–1)
CFE Arena 
Orlando, Florida
January 4, 2014
4:00 PM, ESPNews
Temple W 78–76  9–4
(1–1)
CFE Arena 
Orlando, Florida
January 11, 2014
6:00 PM, ESPNU
at Connecticut L 61–84  9–5
(1–2)
Gampel Pavilion 
Storrs, Connecticut
January 15, 2014
7:00 PM, ESPNews
at Rutgers L 75–85  9–6
(1–3)
The RAC 
Piscataway, New Jersey
January 18, 2014
12:00 PM, ESPNews
SMU L 46–58  9–7
(1–4)
CFE Arena 
Orlando, Florida
January 23, 2014
9:00 PM, CBSSN
at No. 15 Cincinnati L 51–69  9–8
(1–5)
Fifth Third Arena 
Cincinnati
January 29, 2014
7:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 22 Memphis L 59–59  9–9
(1–6)
CFE Arena 
Orlando, Florida
February 1, 2014
9:00 PM, ESPNU
at No. 12 Louisville L 70–87  9–10
(1–7)
KFC Yum! Center 
Louisville, Kentucky
February 5, 2014
7:00 PM, ESPNews
South Florida
War on I-4
L 78–79 OT 9–11
(1–8)
CFE Arena 
Orlando, Florida
February 9, 2014
6:00 PM, ESPN2
No. 22 Connecticut L 55–75  9–12
(1–9)
CFE Arena 
Orlando, Florida
February 12, 2014
9:00 PM, ESPNU
at No. 20 Memphis L 70–75  9–13
(1–10)
FedEx Forum 
Memphis, Tennessee
February 15, 2014
4:30 PM, ESPNews
at South Florida
War on I-4
W 75–74  10–13
(2–10)
USF Sun Dome 
Tampa, Florida
February 19, 2014
7:00 PM, ESPNU
No. 7 Cincinnati L 49–77  10–14
(2–11)
CFE Arena 
Orlando, Florida
February 22, 2014
2:00 PM, ESPNews
at Houston L 84–88  10–15
(2–12)
Hofheinz Pavilion 
Houston, Texas
February 26, 2014
7:00 PM, ESPNU
Rutgers   
CFE Arena 
Orlando, Florida
March 1, 2014
4:00 PM, ESPNews
at SMU   
Moody Coliseum 
Dallas
March 4, 2014
6:30 PM, ESPNews
at Temple   
Liacouras Center 
Philadelphia
March 7, 2014
7:30 PM, CBSSN
Houston   
CFE Arena 
Orlando, Florida
2014 American Athletic Conference Tournament
March 12–15, 2014
TBA, ESPN/2/U
vs. TBA   
FedEx Forum 
Memphis, Tennessee
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time.

Weekly honors[edit]

Throughout the conference regular season, the American Athletic names a player of the week and rookie of the week each Monday.

Postseason[edit]

2015 American Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament seeds and results
Seed School Conf. Over. Tiebreaker First Round
March 12
Quarterfinals
March 13
Semifinals
March 14
Championship
March 15
1. Cincinnati ‡† 15-3 26-5 Won coin toss Bye vs. #9 UCF – W, 61-58 vs. #4 Connecticut – L, 56-58
2. Louisville ‡† 15-3 26-5 Bye vs. #7 Rutgers – W, 92-31 vs. #6 Houston – W, 94–65 vs. #4 Connecticut – W, 71–61
3. SMU † 12-6 23-8 2–0 vs Connecticut Bye vs. #6 Houston – L, 64–68
4. Connecticut † 12-6 24-7 2–0 vs Memphis Bye vs. #5 Memphis – W, 72-53 vs. #1 Cincinnati – W, 58–56 vs. #2 Louisville – L, 61–71
5. Memphis † 12-6 23-8 0–2 vs Connecticut Bye vs. #4 Connecticut – L, 53–72
6. Houston † 8-10 16-15 Bye vs. #3 SMU – W, 68-64 vs. #2 Louisville – L, 65-94
7. Rutgers 5-13 11-20 vs. #10 South Florida – W, 72–68 vs. #2 Louisville – L, 31–92
8. Temple 4-14 9-21 1–1 vs. SMU vs. #9 UCF – L, 90-94 2OT
9. UCF 4-14 12-17 0–2 vs. SMU vs. #8 Temple – W, 94–90 2OT vs. #1 Cincinnati – L, 58–61
10. South Florida 3-15 12-19 vs. #7 Rutgers – L, 68-72
‡ – American regular season champions.
† – Received a single-bye in the conference tournament.

NCAA Tournament[edit]

Seed Region School First Four Round of 64 Round of 32 Sweet 16 Elite Eight Final Four Championship
4 Midwest Louisville Bye vs. #13 Manhattan – W, 71-64 vs. #5 Saint Louis – W, 66-51 vs. #8 Kentucky – L, 69-74
5 East Cincinnati Bye vs. #12 Harvard – L, 57-61
7 East Connecticut Bye vs. #10 St. Joseph's – W, 89-81 OT vs. #2 Villanova – W, 77-65 vs. #3 Iowa State – W, 81-76 vs. #4 Michigan State – W, 60-54 vs. #1 Florida – W, 63-53 vs. #8 Kentucky – W, 60-54
8 East Memphis Bye vs. #9 George Washington – W, 71-66 vs. #1 Virginia – L, 60-78
W–L (%): 0–0 – 3–1 .750 2–1 .667 1–1 .500 1–0 1.000 1–0 1.000 1–0 1.000 Total: 9–3 .750

National Invitation Tournament[edit]

Seed Bracket School First round Second round Quarterfinals Semifinals Finals
1 SMU SMU vs. #8 UC Irvine – W, 68-54 vs. #5 LSU – W, 80-67 vs. #2 California – W, 67-65 vs. #3 Clemson – W, 65-59 vs. #1 Minnesota – L, 63-65
W–L (%): 1–0 1.000 1–0 1.000 1–0 1.000 1–0 1.000 0–1 .000 Total: 4–1 .800

References[edit]