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American Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Release - February 21st, 2024

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American Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Release - February 21st, 2024


Below is the American Athletic Conference men’s basketball release for Wednesday, February 21.


COMPETITIVE CONFERENCE PLAY

The American has had 31 of the 90 conference games in the 2023-24 season either finish within three and/or gone to overtime. The percentage of close games, 34.4 percent, is the highest amongst major conferences (next closest is the Big 12 at 25.6 percent).
 
BULLS RIDING HIGH

South Florida has won 11 consecutive games and is 11-1 in league action, the best start in league play in program history. The 11-game win streak in conference play the longest in program history and is the second-longest overall win streak, trailing a 12-game streak set during the 1980-81 season. The 11-game streak is the third-longest in the country, trailing Saint Mary’s (14) and Colgate (12).
 
HAGGERTY LEADING THE WAY

Tulsa redshirt freshman PJ Haggerty leads the nation in scoring for a freshman at 20.2 points per game. He has been named The American’s Freshman of the Week 11 times this season, breaking the previous single-season record of nine, set by UCF’s Taylor Hendricks in 2022-23.
 
Haggerty also has recorded 187 made free throws, which ranks seventh in the nation.
 
BLAZERS AND RANKED WINS

UAB has picked up wins over Memphis (Jan. 28) and Florida Atlantic (Feb. 8), the first time the Blazers have beaten multiple ranked opponents in the same season since the 2009-10 campaign.
 
PUTTING THE BALL IN THE BUCKET

Memphis’ David Jones leads The American and is sixth in the nation in scoring at 22.0 points per game.
 
CRANKING UP THE DEFENSE

North Texas ranks fifth in the country in scoring defense at 61.1 ppg allowed. In field goal percentage defense, the Green Wave are 12th at 39.7 percent, followed by SMU at 39.8 percent.
 
 
SCHEDULE/RESULTS
 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14

South Florida 69, Tulsa 50
 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 15

Charlotte 79, UTSA 70

East Carolina 68, Wichita State 55

No. 24 Florida Atlantic 80, Temple 68

SMU 87, Tulane 79

North Texas 76, Memphis 66
 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 17

Tulsa 93, Rice 82 (OT)


SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 18

South Florida 90, No. 24 Florida Atlantic 86

Charlotte 72, Wichita State 61

Temple 83, UTSA 77

East Carolina 81, Tulane 67

UAB 71, North Texas 62

SMU 106, Memphis 79
 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 21

Charlotte at Memphis (ESPN+)………………………. 8 p.m.

Rice at UAB (ESPN+)………………………. 8 p.m.

South Florida at UTSA (ESPN+)………………………. 8 p.m.

Tulsa at Wichita State (ESPNU)………………………. 9 p.m.

 
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 22

SMU at Florida Atlantic (ESPN2)………………………. 7 p.m.
 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 24

East Carolina at Rice (ESPNU)……………………………….. 2 p.m.

UTSA at North Texas (ESPNU)………. 4 p.m.

Charlotte at Tulsa (ESPNU)… 8 p.m.
 

SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 25

SMU at South Florida (ESPN2)………………………………………….. Noon

Florida Atlantic at Memphis (ESPN). 2 p.m.

UAB at Tulane (ESPN2)………………. 4 p.m.

Temple at Wichita State (ESPN)……………………………………. 4 p.m.
 

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 28

North Texas at Tulane (ESPN+). 7 p.m.

Wichita State at UAB (ESPN+)………………. 8 p.m.

Tulsa at UTSA (ESPN+)……………………………………. 8 p.m.

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


THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 29

Memphis at East Carolina (ESPN2)…………………….. 7 p.m.
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Wednesday Finals:

Charlotte 52, Memphis 76

Tigers blow out the 49ers, who were 5 point favorites. Charlotte drops to 3rd, but still owns tie-breaker with FAU.


South Florida 66, UTSA 61

Bulls survive a tightly contested game on the road as UTSA can't convert a needed score and also commit a flagrant one down the stretch. The Roadrunners led by five with 4:00 to play.


Rice 94, UAB 71

The western Owls completely dismantle the Blazers at home as 12 point underdogs behind a blistering shooting performance (60% FG, 58% 3PT).


Tulsa 63, Wichita State 79
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These results show precisely how equal the AAC is. Honestly, six, maybe seven teams  could make a run and win the tournament.  Preseason we  thought two.  Makes for a very entertaining finish.
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Thursday Final:

SMU 70, FAU 80

LETS GO! 🦉
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Saturday Finals:

ECU 52, Rice 70

UTSA 64, North Texas 62

Charlotte 67, Tulsa 69

Owls can clean jump the 49ers with a win tomorrow.
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Sunday Basketball Finals:


SMU 68 at South Florida 79

Florida Atlantic 74 at Memphis 78

UAB 78 at Tulane 67

Temple 72 at Wichita State 66
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The American Athletic Conference has announced the winners of the league’s weekly men’s basketball honors for the 16th week of the regular season.
 
PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Nae’Qwan Tomlin, Sr., F, Memphis
Tomlin averaged 18.5 points and 7.5 rebounds as the Tigers defeated Charlotte and Florida Atlantic. The senior had 16 points and seven rebounds against the 49ers on Wednesday before dropping 21 points and eight rebounds against the Owls on Sunday.
 
FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK
PJ Haggerty, G, Tulsa
Haggerty averaged 20.5 points and 7.0 rebounds in a pair of games for the Golden Hurricane. He recorded 24 points and seven rebounds at Wichita State on Wednesday before having a stat line of 17 points, seven rebounds and seven assists in a win over Charlotte on Saturday.
 
HONOR ROLL
Yaxel Lendeborg, Jr., F, UAB
Lendeborg recorded a pair of double-doubles and averaged 21.0 points and 11.5 rebounds as the Blazers went 1-1 last week.
 
Vladislav Goldin, Jr., C, Florida Atlantic
Goldin averaged 21.5 points and 6.5 rebounds in a pair of games for the Owls last week.

 
Travis Evee, Sr., G, Rice
Evee averaged 22.5 points and 4.0 rebounds as the Owls defeated UAB and East Carolina last week.
 
Kasean Pryor, Jr., F, South Florida
Pryor averaged 15.5 points and 9.5 rebounds as the Bulls defeated UTSA and SMU to clinch at least a share of The American’s regular-season title.
 
Shane Dezonie, Jr., G, Temple
Dezonie dropped 14 points and grabbed 11 rebounds as the Owls came from behind to defeat Wichita State on Sunday.
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