2017 ScheduleAll times ET

2017 Schedule
19-13, 5th in American

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Memphis has fared better since the beginning of the century when John Calipari is on the sidelines. The Tigers did not make the NCAA tournament this season while Calipari has led Kentucky to the Elite Eight following a victory over UCLA in Memphis.

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Calipari's inelegant exit from Memphis lingers (2:58)
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Calipari treasures his time at Memphis (0:57)

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

John Calipari on returning to Memphis: "It was a terrific ride ... I've been back here, but this is firs time back coaching in this building."

Jeff Goodman ESPN Insider 

John Calipari now heading back to Memphis for Sweet 16 matchup. So. Good.

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Putting it all on the line (4:47)
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Beware the bid thief in the AAC (0:41)
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2017 AAC basketball tournament: Bracket and schedule

The American Athletic Conference tournament at the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut will begin Thursday and wrap up on Sunday. Check out the conference tournament bracket, and come back for updates as title games from each conference go final.

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SMU uses deep ball to crush Memphis (0:32)
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Watch: SMU seeks outright AAC crown

The Mustangs go into Moody Coliseum having won 12 straight and 22 of 23 -- with all of seven scholarship players. The Tigers have lost their last three conference road games. (4 p.m. ET on ESPN2/WatchESPN)

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Vitale's end of the year awards

With the men's college basketball season winding down, it's time for Dick Vitale to give out his awards for Player of the Year, Diaper Dandy of the Year and Coach of the Year is each conference.

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Houston holds off Memphis 72-71

Damyean Dotson scored 31 points, including five 3-pointers, Galen Robinson Jr. had a game-saving block and Houston got a 72-71 win over Memphis on Sunday that clinched a first-round bye for the C

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Clark rocks the gym with one-handed slam for Bearcats (0:19)
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Cincinnati picks up 25th victory of season (0:55)

C.L. Brown ESPN Staff Writer 

This just might be Mick Cronin's best team in his 11 seasons at Cincinnati. Bearcats not as limited offensively as they've been in the recent past, but still play lock down defense

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Watch: Bearcats favored heavily vs. rival Tigers

ESPN's BPI sees Cincinnati as an overwhelming favorite at home against Memphis on Thursday. A victory would give the Bearcats their best start during Mick Cronin's tenure. (7 p.m. ET, ESPN/WatchESPN)

Team Stats

Points Per Game74.0162nd
Rebounds Per Game36.6124th
Assists Per Game15.935th
Points Allowed70.7131st

Tournament History

Final Fours3
Tournament Record34-26
Championship SeasonsNone
Tournament Appearances26