American Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Brackets

2016-2017 American Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Information

Tournament Dates:Mar 9 - 12, 2017
Champions:#1 Southern Methodist
Runner-Up:#2 Cincinnati
MVP/MOP:Semi Ojeleye (Southern Methodist, Jr.)
All-Tournament Team:Jalen Adams (Connecticut, So.), Sterling Brown (Southern Methodist, Sr.), Gary Clark (Cincinnati, Jr.), Jacob Evans (Cincinnati, So.), Ben Moore (Southern Methodist, Sr.)
Championship Venue:XL Center (Hartford, CT)
Attendance:N/A
Officials:Clarence Armstrong, Jose Carrion, Lee Cassell, Darron George, Darren George, Ron Groover, Karl Hess, Bill Jacobson, Byron Jarrett, Peter Juzenas, Mike Nance, Olandis Poole, Rick Randall, Alfred Smith, Zelton Steed

2016-2017 American Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Leaders

Total Points:Semi Ojeleye (Southern Methodist, Jr.) (67)
Total Rebounds:Semi Ojeleye (Southern Methodist, Jr.) (27)
Total Assists:Shake Milton (Southern Methodist, So.) (16)
Total Steals:Jarron Cumberland (Cincinnati, Fr.) (7)
Total Blocks:Amida Brimah (Connecticut, Sr.) (7)
Total Minutes:Christian Vital (Connecticut, Fr.) (117)
Total FIC:Semi Ojeleye (Southern Methodist, Jr.) (51.1)
Total Fouls:Kentan Facey (Connecticut, Sr.) (11), Amida Brimah (Connecticut, Sr.) (11)
Total Turnovers:Sterling Taplin (Tulsa, So.) (11)
Total FGs:Semi Ojeleye (Southern Methodist, Jr.) (21)
Total 3PM:Rodney Purvis (Connecticut, Sr.) (8), Jacob Evans (Cincinnati, So.) (8)
Total FTs:Gary Clark (Cincinnati, Jr.) (22)

2016-2017 American Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Bracket

First Round
8 Temple 69
9 East Carolina 80
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
7 Tulsa 66
10 Tulane 60
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
6 Connecticut 77
11 South Florida 66
 
Quarterfinals
 
1 Southern Methodist 81
9 East Carolina 77
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
4 UCF 84
5 Memphis 54
2 Cincinnati 80
7 Tulsa 61
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
3 Houston 65
6 Connecticut 74
Semifinals
 
 
 
1 Southern Methodist 70
4 UCF 59
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
2 Cincinnati 81
6 Connecticut 71
Championship Game
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 Southern Methodist 71
2 Cincinnati 56

2016-2017 American Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Participants

Seed School Ovr. Wins Ovr. Losses Ovr. Win % Conf. Wins Conf. Losses Conf. Win %
1 Southern Methodist 29  87.88% 17  94.44%
2 Cincinnati 29  87.88% 16  88.89%
3 Houston 22  10  68.75% 12  66.67%
4 UCF 21  11  65.63% 11  61.11%
5 Memphis 19  13  59.38% 50.00%
6 Connecticut 16  17  48.48% 50.00%
7 Tulsa 15  17  46.88% 10  44.44%
8 Temple 16  16  50.00% 11  38.89%
9 East Carolina 15  18  45.45% 12  33.33%
10 Tulane 25  19.35% 15  16.67%
11 South Florida 23  23.33% 17  5.56%

*Wins, Losses and Win % based on team records entering the tournament.

2016-2017 American Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Tournament Schedule

Date Away Team Home Team Result Venue Home Leaders Away Leaders
Mar 9, 2017 #9 East Carolina (W) #8 Temple (L) 80-69 XL Center PTS: 20. Obi Enechionyia
REB: 9. Quinton Rose
AST: 5. Shizz Alston
PTS: 26. Kentrell Barkley
REB: 16. Kentrell Barkley
AST: 4. Jeremy Sheppard
Mar 9, 2017 #10 Tulane (L) #7 Tulsa (W) 60-66 XL Center PTS: 15. Pat Birt
REB: 8. Jaleel Wheeler
AST: 4. Sterling Taplin
PTS: 17. Cameron Reynolds
REB: 8. Cameron Reynolds
AST: 3. Malik Morgan
Mar 9, 2017 #11 South Florida (L) #6 Connecticut (W) 66-77 XL Center PTS: 30. Rodney Purvis
REB: 7. Amida Brimah
AST: 4. Jalen Adams
PTS: 23. Geno Thorpe
REB: 7. Tulio Da Silva
AST: 6. Geno Thorpe
Mar 10, 2017 #9 East Carolina (L) #1 Southern Methodist (W) 77-81 XL Center PTS: 36. Semi Ojeleye
REB: 12. Semi Ojeleye
AST: 5. Shake Milton
PTS: 24. Kentrell Barkley
REB: 10. Andre Washington
AST: 5. Kentrell Barkley
Mar 10, 2017 #5 Memphis (L) #4 UCF (W) 54-84 XL Center PTS: 19. Matt Williams
REB: 11. Tacko Fall
AST: 5. B.J. Taylor
PTS: 12. Dedric Lawson
REB: 9. Dedric Lawson
AST: 4. Jeremiah Martin
Mar 10, 2017 #7 Tulsa (L) #2 Cincinnati (W) 61-80 XL Center PTS: 21. Kyle Washington
REB: 7. Troy Caupain
AST: 6. Troy Caupain
PTS: 15. Corey Henderson, Jr.
REB: 6. Junior Etou
AST: 5. Sterling Taplin
Mar 10, 2017 #6 Connecticut (W) #3 Houston (L) 74-65 XL Center PTS: 25. Rob Gray
REB: 7. Rob Gray
AST: 5. Galen Robinson, Jr.
PTS: 23. Jalen Adams
REB: 6. Rodney Purvis
AST: 5. Jalen Adams
Mar 11, 2017 #4 UCF (L) #1 Southern Methodist (W) 59-70 XL Center PTS: 22. Sterling Brown
REB: 8. Jarrey Foster
AST: 5. Shake Milton
PTS: 20. B.J. Taylor
REB: 7. Tacko Fall
AST: 4. Matt Williams
Mar 11, 2017 #6 Connecticut (L) #2 Cincinnati (W) 71-81 XL Center PTS: 25. Gary Clark
REB: 9. Gary Clark
AST: 5. Troy Caupain
PTS: 20. Jalen Adams
REB: 9. Christian Vital
AST: 3. Jalen Adams
Mar 12, 2017 #2 Cincinnati (L) #1 Southern Methodist (W) 56-71 XL Center PTS: 18. Sterling Brown
REB: 9. Semi Ojeleye
AST: 6. Shake Milton
PTS: 14. Jarron Cumberland
REB: 9. Gary Clark
AST: 3. Jacob Evans