2017 FRONTIER COMMUNICATIONS AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE MEN'S BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP MARCH 9-12 | XL CENTER | HARTFORD, CT

FIRST ROUND

No 9 East Carolina 80, No. 8 Temple 69

Kentrell Barkley scored 26 points on 9-for-17 shooting from the field, including 3-for-6 from behind the arc. He set the conference tournament record for rebounds in a single game with 16.
Obi Enechionyia led Temple with a team-high 20 points, while Quinton Rose added 13.

No. 7 Tulsa 66, No. 10 Tulane 60

Tulsa used a balanced attack to beat the Green Wave with three players finishing in double figures. Pat Birt led the Golden Hurricane with 15 points on 5-for-9 shooting, Corey Henderson had 12 points and Sterling Taplin added 10 points.
Cameron Reynolds led the Green Wave with 17 points, followed by teammate Melvin Frazier (13 points).

No. 6 UConn 77, No. 11 USF 66

Rodney Purvis led UConn with a career-high 30 points in the win. Amida Brimah finished with 13 points and Christian Vital added 11 for the Huskies.
Geno Thorpe led the Bulls with 23 points going 4-for-6 from the three-point line.

QUARTERFINALS

No. 1 SMU 81, No. 9 East Carolina 77

Semi Ojeleye had a career-high 36 points and 12 rebounds on 12-of-19 shooting and made 11-of-13 free throws to guide SMU to the win.
East Carolina scored 56 second half points in its comeback effort.

No. 4 UCF 84, No. 5 Memphis 54

UCF shot over 54 percent from the field and made 14 threes on route to an 84-54 win over Memphis
Dedric Lawson led Memphis with 12 points and his brother K.J. finished with 10.

No. 2 Cincinnati 80, No. 7 Tulsa 61

Kyle Washington led Cincinnati with 21 points, Jacob Evans finished with 20 points, while Troy Caupain chipped in 15 points.
Corey Henderson Jr. and Sterlin Taplin reached double figures for the Golden Hurricane with 15 points and 10 points.

No. 6 UConn 74, No. 3 Houston 65

Jalen Adams poured in 23 points and Rodney Purvis added 18 as UConn advanced to the quarterfinals
Rob Gray led Houston with a game-high 25 points, while Galen Robinson Jr. added 17 of his own.

SEMIFINALS

No. 1 SMU 70, No. 4 UCF 59

Three Mustangs finished in double-figures, led by Sterling Brown with 22 points on 6-of-9 shooting. Semi Ojeleye had 17 and Shake Milton finished contributed 16.
B.J. Taylor led the Knights with 20 points and Nick Banyard added 16 on 6-for-9 shooting.

No. 2 Cincinnati 81, No. 6 UConn 71

Gary Clark connected on 15-of-16 free throw attempts en route to a 25 point performance to guide Cincinnati into the conference title game. Jacob Evans added 21 points and Troy Caupain finished with 18, as well.
Jalen Adams led the Huskies with 20 points, Christian Vital added 18 points and Rodney Purvis had 10 points.

CHAMPIONSHIP GAME

No. 1 SMU 71, No. 2 Cincinnati 56

Coach Jankovich joined Hali Oughton and Mike O'Donnell on the set of the American Athletic Conference Championship Live Postgame Show

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