The Dagger will be previewing this week's marquee conference tournaments. Here's our look at the American Athletic Conference:
American Athletic Conference Tournament
Dates: March 12-15
Site: Memphis (FedExForum)
Top four seeds: 1. Cincinnati 2. Louisville 3. SMU 4. UConn
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Best draw: Louisville. The Cardinals lost three league games this season. None of those losses came against teams in their half of the bracket. Not only did Louisville sweep likely semifinal opponent SMU in the regular season, the Cardinals also won by 13 in Dallas last week. That's a much more favorable path than, say, one including host Memphis, which beat Louisville twice in the regular season.
Worst draw: UConn. The four-five game was going to be a nightmare no matter what in this five-deep league, but it got worse for UConn when the Huskies drew the host school in the quarterfinals. Memphis did lose to UConn at home back in January, but the Tigers have beaten Louisville and SMU at FedEx Forum thisRead More »from American Preview: Louisville hopes to build more March momentum