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American Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Release - November 14

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Four American Athletic Conference teams are in action on Tuesday, November 14, including SMU hosting Texas A&M at 8 p.m. Eastern on ESPN+.


IN THE RANKINGS

Florida Atlantic has been tabbed No. 10 in the latest Associated Press Menís Basketball Preseason Top 25 and the USA Today Coaches Poll. Memphis is receiving votes in both polls.


PROTECTING THE BALL

SMUís B.J. Edwards has started out the season by providing 17 assists through three games with only one turnover. That 17.0 assist-to-turnover ratio is tied for the nationís lead with Stanfordís Jared Bynum and South Carolinaís Taílon Cooper.


DOUBLING UP

Templeís Jahlil White has started off the season with a pair of double-doubles, including 21 points and 10 rebounds in the Owlsí win over Navy on Friday, November 10. It is the first time a Temple player has recorded back-to-back double-doubles since February 2020.


HOME COOKING

Florida Atlantic is tied for the second-longest active home win streak at 18. The Owls are tied with Liberty and UMass Lowell, and only UCLA (27) has a longer streak.

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14

Eastern Michigan at Florida Atlantic (ESPN+) 7 p.m.

Temple at Drexel…………………………………………………… 7 p.m.

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

Texas A&M at SMU (ESPN+)……………………………… 8 p.m.


WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 15

Utah Valley at Charlotte (ESPN+)…………………… 7 p.m.

USC Upstate at East Carolina (ESPN+)………… 7 p.m.

Central Michigan at South Florida (ESPN+).. 7 p.m.

Rice at Texas (Longhorn Network)………………. 9 p.m.


THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16

North Texas vs. St. Johnís (ESPNU)…………. 1:30 p.m.

Wichita State vs. Coastal Carolina (ESPNU) 4:30 p.m.

Jackson State at Tulsa (ESPN+)…………………….. 8 p.m.

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


FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17

North Texas vs. Dayton/LSU……………………………….. TBD

Wichita State vs. Furman/Liberty…………………….. TBD

Sacramento State at Tulane (ESPN+)………….. 7 p.m.

Alabama State at Memphis (ESPN+)……………. 8 p.m.

UTSA at Texas State (ESPN+)…………………….. 8:15 p.m.


SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18

Columbia at Temple (ESPN+)……………………………. 1 p.m.

Bryant at Florida Atlantic (ESPN+)………………… 6 p.m.


SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19

North Texas vs. Towson/Wake Forest…………….. TBD

Wichita State vs. Vermont/Saint Louis………….. TBD

Northeastern at East Carolina (ESPN+)………2 p.m.

Northern Iowa at South Florida (ESPN+)…….5 p.m.

Charlotte at George Mason …………………….5:30 p.m.


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 20

Charlotte vs. UCF/South Dakota State…………… TBD

Georgia Southern at East Carolina (ESPN+) 6 p.m.

UTSA at Houston Christian (ESPN+)………………7 p.m.

South Carolina State at Tulsa (ESPN+)………..8 p.m.

SMU vs. West Virginia (FS1)……………………..8:30 p.m.

Tulane vs. Bradley (CBSSN)…………………….10:30 p.m.
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Tuesday Finals:

Eastern Michigan 57, FAU 100

Temple 66, Drexel 64

UTSA 82, Lamar 90

Texas A&M 79, SMU 66
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Wednesday Finals:

Utah Valley 45, Charlotte 62   

USC Upstate 83, East Carolina 81   

Central Michigan 68, South Florida 63

Rice 64, #19 Texas 80
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Rick said

Wednesday Finals:

Utah Valley 45, Charlotte 62   

USC Upstate 83, East Carolina 81   

Central Michigan 68, South Florida 63

Rice 64, #19 Texas 80
Posted On: Nov 15th 2023, 9:31 PM #417991

1-3 Wed night
2-2 Tue night
3-5 for the week

Conference has been taking it on the chin so far this week.

Thu night we have a good chance to go 4-0.
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Thursday Finals:

North Texas 52, St. John's 53

Wichita State 86, Coastal Carolina 77

Jackson State 52, Tulsa 72

Alcorn State 77, UAB 80
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So far only one team stands out for me as competition for FAU and that is Memphis. UAB was a 17 point favorite tonight at home and needed late heroics and a complete mismanagement of the clock by Alcorn state as time winded down to pull off a win.

Thought they may be a consideration, but so far - nope. Maryland win means nothing when you can't put away teams you are supposed to beat handily at home.
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Rick said

So far only one team stands out for me as competition for FAU and that is Memphis. UAB was a 17 point favorite tonight at home and needed late heroics and a complete mismanagement of the clock by Alcorn state as time winded down to pull off a win.

Thought they may be a consideration, but so far - nope. Maryland win means nothing when you can't put away teams you are supposed to beat handily at home.
Posted On: Nov 16th 2023, 9:28 PM #418009

I watched the Blazers game. They are not playing well right now. At least the coach sees it. He called out a few problems during his on-court interview after the game.

I'm sure the Blazers will get it figured out, but they need to get it done quick.

Hopefully the Tigers will look sharp tomorrow night against Alabama State. The Hornets are coached by former Tiger player and Penny teammate Tony Madlock. Madlock is a native Memphian who played his high school ball at Melrose in Memphis. He holds the record for most games played by a Tiger at 128.
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I hope Wichita state keeps winning - they could be our hope for a 3rd bid AAC team
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faufan2017 said

I hope Wichita state keeps winning - they could be our hope for a 3rd bid AAC team
Posted On: Nov 16th 2023, 10:35 PM #418011

Good point. They're 4-0 to start the season. A couple of decent wins over Western KY and Coastal Carolina.

Hopefully Tulane continues to build from last season. It'd be great if they have a nice season.

I'm pulling for all our conference mates. That is, of course, until they play us. ;)
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AAC is silently/not so silently flying under the radar in MBB. Personally  ,if everyone remains healthy, watch for a FAU-Memphis final that should be more like a sweet 16 match up. Love college sports.
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