2016 American Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament
|2016 American Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament|
|Champions||Connecticut (1st title)|
|Winning coach||Kevin Ollie (1st title)|
|Television||ESPN, ESPN2, |
|2015–16 American Athletic Conference men's basketball standings|
|No. 24 SMU*||13||–||5||.722||25||–||5||.833|
|*Ineligible for postseason due to postseason ban|
† American Athletic Conference Tournament Champions
|Rankings from AP Poll|
The 2016 American Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament was the conference tournament for the American Athletic Conference during the 2015–16 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. It was held from March 10–13, 2016 at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. The Tournament was won by the #5 Seed Connecticut Huskies, who beat the #6 Seed Memphis Tigers in the final by a score of 72–58.
Teams are seeded by conference record, with a ties broken by record between the tied teams followed by record against the regular-season champion, if necessary. With SMU ineligible for postseason play, the top six seeds will receive first round byes.
|2||Houston||12–6||1–0 vs Memphis|
|3||Tulsa||12–6||0–1 vs Memphis|
|4||Cincinnati||12–6||0–2 vs Temple|
|8||East Carolina||4–14||1–1 vs. Temple|
|9||South Florida||4–14||0–2 vs. Temple|
All tournament games are nationally televised on an ESPN network:
|First round – Thursday, March 10|
|1||1||3:30 pm||#9 South Florida 71 vs. #8 East Carolina 66||ESPNU||8,723|
|2||6:00 pm||#10 Tulane 65 vs. #7 UCF 63||ESPNews|
|Quarterfinals – Friday, March 11|
|2||3||12:00 pm||#9 South Florida 62 vs. #1 Temple 79||ESPN2||7,475|
|4||2:00 pm||#5 Connecticut 104 vs. #4 Cincinnati 97 (4OT)|
|3||5||7:00 pm||#10 Tulane 72 vs. #2 Houston 69||ESPNU||7,218|
|6||9:00 pm||#6 Memphis 89 vs. #3 Tulsa 67|
|Semifinals – Saturday, March 12|
|4||7||3:00 pm||#5 Connecticut 77 vs. #1 Temple 62||ESPN2||7,465|
|8||5:00 pm||#10 Tulane 54 vs. #6 Memphis 74|
|Championship – Sunday, March 13|
|5||9||3:15 pm||#5 Connecticut 72 vs. #6 Memphis 58||ESPN||7,990|
|*Game times in ET. #-Rankings denote tournament seeding.|
Thursday, March 10
Friday, March 11
Saturday, March 12
Sunday, March 13
* denotes overtime period
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