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American Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Release - February 6th, 2024

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American Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Release - February 6th, 2024


Below is the American Athletic Conference menís basketball release for Tuesday, February 6.


IN THE RANKINGS

Florida Atlantic is ranked No. 20 in the AP Top 25 this week and No. 22 in the USA Today Coaches Poll, while Memphis is receiving votes in the AP poll.
 

COMPETITIVE CONFERENCE PLAY

The American has had 23 of the 62 conference games in the 2023-24 either finish within three and/or gone to overtime. The percentage of close games, 37.1 percent, is the highest amongst major conferences (next closest is the Big 12 at 25.4 percent).
 

BULLS RIDING HIGH

South Florida has won seven consecutive games in American Athletic Conference play and is 8-1 in league action, the best start in league play in program history.
 

49ERS ON A ROLL

Charlotte is on an 8-game winning streak, all of which has been during American Athletic Conference play. It marks the 49ersí first 8-game win streak in conference play in program history.
 

PILING UP THE WINS

Florida Atlantic has 53 victories since the start of the 2022-23 season, most in Division I.
 
Wins Since Start of 2022-23 Season
1.   Florida Atlantic  53
2.   Houston               52
3.   UConn                  50
     Purdue                 50
5.   San Diego State  49
 

LENDEBORGíS BIG GAMES

UABís Yaxel Lendeborg recorded a 23-point, 16-rebound performance in the Blazers win over No. 19 Memphis on January 28. It was Lendeborgís fourth game with at least 23 points and 15 rebounds this season.
 
According to Sports-Reference.com, Lendeborg is tied for the nation lead with four games of the kind,  alongside Zach Edey of Purdue.
 

CRANKING UP THE DEFENSE

North Texas ranks fourth in the country in scoring defense at 60.2 points per game allowed. In field goal percentage defense, SMU is eighth at 38.7 percent and is fourth in 3-point field goal percentage defense, at 27.5 percent.
 

TAKING ADVANTAGE AT THE CHARITY STRIPE

Tulane ranks second in the nation in free throws made per game (20.1) and is third in free throws attempted per game (27.1).
 

PUTTING THE BALL IN THE BUCKET

Memphisí David Jones leads The American and is sixth in the nation in scoring at 21.8 points per game.
 
Tulsaís PJ Haggerty is the nationís leading freshman scorer at 19.8 points per game, and ranks seventh overall in the nation with 152 made free throws.

 
SCHEDULE/RESULTS

 
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 31

South Florida 71, East Carolina 60

Tulsa 79, Wichita State 68

Rice 74, Memphis 71

UAB 82, North Texas 79 (OT)
 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 1

SMU 80, Tulane 76
 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 3

Memphis 65, Wichita State 63

Charlotte 67, East Carolina 52

Rice 80, UTSA 76

No. 20 Florida Atlantic 102, Tulsa 70

South Florida 60, North Texas 55
 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 4

Tulane 92, Temple 80 (OT)

SMU 72, UAB 69
 

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 6

Charlotte at South Florida (ESPN2)……………… 9 p.m.
 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7

UTSA at Wichita State (ESPN+)………………… 7:30 p.m.

SMU at Rice (ESPN+)…………………………………………… 8 p.m.

North Texas at Tulsa (ESPN+)…………………………. 8 p.m.
 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8

Memphis at Temple (ESPN2)…………………………… 7 p.m.

Florida Atlantic at UAB (ESPN2)…………………….. 9 p.m.
 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 10

South Florida at Rice (ESPN+)…………………………. 3 p.m.

East Carolina at UTSA (ESPNU)………………………. 4 p.m.
 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 11

Florida Atlantic at Wichita State (ESPN2)….. Noon

Tulane at Memphis (ESPN2/ESPNU)…………….. 2 p.m.

North Texas at SMU (ESPN2/ESPNU)…………… 2 p.m.

Charlotte at Temple (ESPN+)…………………………… 2 p.m.

UAB at Tulsa (ESPN+)………………………………………….. 2 p.m.
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Tuesday Final:

Charlotte 69, USF 72

Bulls battle back from 17 down to pull off the win in a 2:30 game.
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Rick said

Tuesday Final:

Charlotte 69, USF 72

Bulls battle back from 17 down to pull off the win in a 2:30 game.
Posted On: Feb 6th 2024, 11:31 PM #420932



Charlotte was winning the whole game, then went super cold down the stretch.
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This works out well for us. If we win out, we would win the AAC regular season. Memphis is looking a lot more beatable than earlier in the season and we have SMU at home. Gotta keep it rolling Owls!
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Clemson beat UNC too. I would like to see Purdue and Uconn get a couple more losses also... GO OWLS!!!!!
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Wednesday Finals:

UTSA 64, Wichita State 84

SMU 95, Rice 69

North Texas 68, Tulsa 55
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Thursday Final Number One:

Memphis 84, Temple 77
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Thursday Final Number Two:

FAU 73, UAB 76 OT
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Saturday Finals:

USF 69, Rice 65

ECU 84, UTSA 73
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Sunday Finals:

No. 20 FAU 95, Wichita State 82 OT

Tulane 78, Memphis 90

North Texas 68, SMU 71

Charlotte 73, Temple 70

UAB 70, Tulsa 63
 

A lot of 60's and 70's today except for the Owls | Shockers.
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