The American Athletic Conference Announces 2018-19 Schedule Pairings

by Dan M | Posted on Saturday, June 16th, 2018

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PROVIDENCE, R.I. –The American Athletic Conference has announced the 2018-19 men’s basketball conference pairings.

Each team in The American will play seven of its 11 conference opponents twice, and the other four opponents once each – two at home and two away.

Entering 2018-19, 10 of the 12 teams in The American return more than 50 percent of their points and minutes from last season. UCF, Memphis and Temple all return more than 70 percent of their points from last season, while ECU, SMU and UConn join the aforementioned trio as bringing back at least 60 percent of their minutes from a year ago.

Three new head coaches – Dan Hurley at UConn, Penny Hardaway at Memphis, and Joe Dooley at ECU – join an already impressive lineup of coaches across The American.

The American earned its best seeds in the 2018 NCAA Tournament, with Cincinnati receiving a No. 2 seed, Wichita State a No. 4 and Houston a No. 6. Both Cincinnati and Houston were within seconds of Sweet Sixteen bids in the NCAA Tournament. On June 21, the conference will likely eclipse its previous high for picks in a single NBA Draft.

The complete 2018-19 men’s basketball schedule with dates and times will be announced at a later date.

American Men’s Basketball 2018-19 home and away pairings:

Play Only Home Play Only Away Home and Away
UCF ECU, Tulsa Tulane, Wichita State Cincinnati, UConn, Houston, Memphis, USF, SMU, Temple
Cincinnati USF, Tulane ECU, Temple UCF, UConn, Houston, Memphis, SMU, Tulsa, Wichita State
UConn Houston, Tulane Memphis, Tulsa UCF, Cincinnati, ECU, USF, SMU, Temple, Wichita State
ECU Cincinnati, Temple UCF, SMU UConn, Houston, Memphis, USF, Tulane, Tulsa, Wichita State
Houston Memphis, Wichita State UConn, Tulane UCF, Cincinnati, ECU, USF, SMU, Temple, Tulsa
Memphis UConn, SMU Houston, USF UCF, Cincinnati, ECU, Temple, Tulane, Tulsa, Wichita State
USF Memphis, Wichita State Cincinnati, Tulsa UCF, UConn, ECU, Houston, SMU, Temple, Tulane
SMU ECU, Tulsa Memphis, Temple UCF, Cincinnati, UConn, Houston, USF, Tulane, Wichita State
Temple Cincinnati, SMU ECU, Wichita State UCF, UConn, Houston, Memphis, USF, Tulane, Tulsa
Tulane UCF, Houston Cincinnati, UConn ECU, Memphis, USF, SMU, Temple, Tulsa, Wichita State
Tulsa UConn, USF UCF, SMU Cincinnati, ECU, Houston, Memphis, Temple, Tulane, Wichita State
Wichita State UCF, Temple Houston, USF Cincinnati, UConn, ECU, Memphis, SMU, Tulane, Tulsa
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