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  1. SMU and Gonzaga close to agreement for home-and-home beginning this season

    Apr 15, 2014, 10:13 PM EDT

    AP

    The Mustangs and Bulldogs are looking to meet in a home-and-home series.

  2. Orlando Antigua adds Rod Strickland, brother Oliver Antigua, to staff at South Florida

    Apr 14, 2014, 7:48 PM EDT

    Orlando Antigua

    New South Florida head coach Orlando Antigua made some additions to his staff on Monday as former NBA veteran Rod Strickland and Antigua’s brother Oliver were added as assistant coaches.

  3. Emmanuel Mudiay hopes to push SMU into next year’s NCAA Tournament

    Apr 2, 2014, 5:15 PM EDT

    (Photo credit: McDonald's All-American Game)

    McDonald’s All-American guard Emmanuel Mudiay is hoping to stay home in Dallas and take the SMU Mustangs to the next level.

  4. Report: Houston to hire Kelvin Sampson with five-year deal

    Apr 2, 2014, 3:58 PM EDT

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    Kelvin Sampson re-entered college basketball’s coaching scene on Wednesday as he agreed to a deal with the Houston Cougars, according to reports.

  5. Temple forward Daniel Dingle receives medical redshirt

    Mar 28, 2014, 10:51 AM EDT

    Texas v Temple

    Temple sophomore forward Daniel Dingle, who played in ten games before suffering a torn meniscus, received some good news as his medical hardship waiver request was approved.

  6. Wichita State will play Memphis in South Dakota next season

    Mar 18, 2014, 9:30 PM EDT

    Ron Baker, Fred VanVleet, Cleanthony Early

    Will a game with the Tigers quiet those who claim the Shockers don’t play anybody?

  7. American Tournament: Role players help No. 21 UConn hold off No. 13 Cincinnati

    Mar 15, 2014, 12:27 AM EDT

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    No. 21 UConn advances to the American Athletic Conference title game, and they’ve got their role players to thank for it.

  8. AAC Tournament: Houston upsets No. 25 SMU

    Mar 13, 2014, 3:24 PM EDT

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    Houston has now won five of its last six games as the Cougars upset No. 25 SMU, 68-64, on Thursday in an American Athletic Conference Tournament quarterfinal game.

  9. 2014 American Athletic Conference Tournament Preview: Louisville looks to win its only year in the AAC

    Mar 11, 2014, 3:00 PM EDT

    montrezl harrell

    The American came into this season as a big unknown, but with five likely NCAA Tournament teams and three All-Americans, this is one of the better leagues in college basketball this season. Can Louisville win the league in its only year in the American or will Cincinnati, Memphis, SMU or UConn get in the way?

  10. No. 19 UConn’s offense continues to struggle in embarrassing road loss at No. 11 Louisville

    Mar 8, 2014, 6:15 PM EDT

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    No. 19 UConn has struggled to crack 70 points during a recent six-game stretch and it could lead to an early exit for the Huskies in the postseason.

  11. Coin flip lands Cincinnati top seed in American Athletic Conference tournament (VIDEO)

    Mar 8, 2014, 6:01 PM EDT

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    The top seed in next week’s American Athletic Conference was determined by an old school method Saturday afternoon.

  12. Senior starters once again carry No. 15 Cincinnati

    Mar 6, 2014, 9:49 PM EDT

    Sean Kilpatrick, Corey Allen Jr.

    That regular-season title in the AAC is within the Bearcats’ claws.

  13. Turnovers prove costly for No. 18 SMU in loss to No. 11 Louisville

    Mar 5, 2014, 10:10 PM EDT

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    No. 18 SMU entered Wednesday’s game against No. 11 Louisville with an outside shot of winning the American Athletic Conference regular season title, which would have been a monumental achievement for Larry Brown’s program. But the Mustangs dropped an 84-71 decision to the Cardinals, and while Russ Smith’s 26-point night will get most of the…

  14. UConn will need to be better as games get tougher

    Feb 26, 2014, 9:42 PM EDT

    napier

    “I definitely enjoy it. I kinda hate playing against teams we’re just going to demolish. I really do. I think I play bad in those games because I don’t even want to play. But I understand that these games right here are much-needed and I think we did what we had to do to win…

  15. SMU picks up much-needed quality road win at No. 21 UConn

    Feb 23, 2014, 4:38 PM EDT

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    Larry Brown’s SMU Mustangs have been much-improved this season, entering Sunday’s game at No. 21 UConn with 21 wins and a 10-4 record in American Athletic Conference play. Among those results are home victories over the Huskies, No. 11 Cincinnati and No. 22 Memphis, but something was missing from their resume: a quality win away…

  16. Louisville’s win at Cincinnati shows they can make another run

    Feb 22, 2014, 5:17 PM EDT

    Montrezl Harrell, James Michael McAdoo

    By knocking off No. 7 Cincinnati on the road for an American Athletic Conference win on Saturday, No. 11 Louisville earned its biggest win of the season and came back to beat a Bearcat team that beat them at home earlier in the year. It was Louisville’s first win over a ranked opponent on the…

  17. No. 11 Louisville wins wild game thanks to Russ Smith heroics over No. 7 Cincinnati

    Feb 22, 2014, 2:40 PM EDT

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    Louisville and Cincinnati have been together playing basketball in other leagues before. In its second matchup in the American Athletic Conference, the top two teams in the league grinded-out an ugly, low-scoring contest as No. 11 Louisville knocked off No. 7 Cincinnati for a huge 58-57 road win. Russ Smith (10 points, five assists, three steals) came…

  18. Louisville gets a defensive makeover

    Feb 21, 2014, 6:32 PM EDT

    Rick Pitino

    Even though Louisville beat Houston by double-digits in early February, coach Rick Pitino was not pleased with his team’s performance. Specifically, he thought the Cardinals were defensively lacking. Through the squad’s first ten AAC games, Louisville had held teams to .93 points per possession, a certainly stingy mark but one that must have seemed poor…

  19. No. 23 SMU’s loss at Temple damages a resume that lacks quality road wins

    Feb 16, 2014, 4:33 PM EDT

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    With home wins over UConn, Memphis and Cincinnati, No. 23 SMU has three quality wins that look good on their NCAA tournament resume. Based largely upon those results, Larry Brown’s Mustangs look to be well-positioned to make their first NCAA tournament appearance since 1993. However, results like Sunday’s 71-64 loss at Temple won’t do SMU…

  20. Sean Kilpatrick, Justin Jackson lead No. 10 Cincinnati past Houston

    Feb 15, 2014, 5:37 PM EDT

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    No. 10 Cincinnati, a team few discussed when assessing the American Athletic Conference race back in November, has proven to be the class of the conference to this point in the season thanks in large part to the play of their seniors. And that was once again the case on Saturday, as Sean Kilpatrick and…

  21. No. 20 Memphis’ infrequent trips to the foul line prove problematic on Saturday

    Feb 15, 2014, 3:19 PM EDT

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    No. 20 Memphis did not play particularly well in its first meeting with No. 24 UConn, with DeAndre Daniels scoring 31 points and the Huskies grabbing 52% of its missed shots in their 83-73 win. With that game as a reference point, two of the objectives for Memphis were clear entering the rematch with both…

  22. No. 24 UConn holds on for overtime victory over No. 20 Memphis

    Feb 15, 2014, 2:37 PM EDT

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    No. 24 UConn picked up a season sweep over Memphis with its solid 86-81 American Athletic Conference win on Saturday at home. The Huskies (20-5, 8-4) needed overtime and some Shabazz Napier heroics to advance past Memphis (19-6, 8-4), but Kevin Ollie’s bunch will be happy with the win over a talented Memphis team. Napier…

  23. American Athletic Conference, Rutgers announce settlement

    Feb 12, 2014, 5:11 PM EDT

    Eddie Jordan, Robert Barchi

    When Rutgers made the decision in 2012 to accept an invitation to join the Big Ten, two questions that needed answering were when the school would make the move and how much it would cost them. Some programs involved in conference realignment have simply waited after making their decision, choosing to negotiate their exit fee,…

  24. Joe Jackson’s block sparks second-half rally for No. 24 Memphis (VIDEO)

    Feb 9, 2014, 12:19 AM EDT

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    No. 24 Memphis was struggling in the first six-plus minutes of the second half in their non-conference battle with No. 23 Gonzaga. Gonzaga led by just three point at the half, but they outscored the Tigers 17-9 to open the second stanza and led 42-31 with 13:41 remaining. Memphis needed a spark, and it was…

  25. Second-half offensive execution does in No. 22 UConn in Cincinnati

    Feb 6, 2014, 9:54 PM EDT

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    No. 22 UConn entered Thursday’s game at No. 7 Cincinnati shorthanded, with junior forward and second-leading scorer and rebounder DeAndre Daniels ruled out due to a case of back spasms. Without Daniels, and with the Bearcats among the nation’s best when it comes to offensive rebounding, at first glance it seemed as if rebounding would…

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