AAC unveils 2014-15 regular season schedule pairings

By Matt Norlander | Staff Writer

Amida Brimah (left) and Ryan Boatright will guide UConn in 2014-15. (USATSI)

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The intra-league schedule for the American Athletic Conference has been released.

We don't have dates or times or TV info yet (that comes over the summer), but we do now know which AAC teams will be playing each other. This is the second year of the league's existence, and unlike 2013-14, which had a 10-team league, more realignment means the AAC can't operate under a true round-robin.

Or at least it's opted not to.

Louisville is off to the ACC and Rutgers leaves for the Big Ten. East Carolina, Tulane and Tulsa are joining the ranks. The AAC will now be at 11 members and the league schedule will stay at 18 games. Eight of the 10 opponents for each team will be home-and-home, with the final two splitting between home and road games.

"We are very pleased with the schedule format we have put together for the 2014-15 season," league commish Mike Aresco said at the league's meetings in Florida. "We took into consideration rivalries, marquee matchups and geographical and travel considerations. The move of our championship to a Thursday-Sunday format offers our traveling fans more convenience while affording us significantly better coverage [TV coverage]."

The American will play its 2015 league tournament in Hartford, then move to Orlando for 2016 and 2017.

The conference boasts the defending national champs in UConn, and an SMU team that made the NIT championship game after a surprise snub from the 2014 NCAA Tournament.

Per the league, here's who plays who next season.

UCF
Home: Cincinnati, East Carolina, Houston, Memphis, USF, SMU, Temple, Tulane, Tulsa
Away: Cincinnati, UConn, East Carolina, Houston, Memphis, USF, SMU, Temple, Tulane

Cincinnati
Home: UCF, UConn, East Carolina, Houston, Memphis, USF, SMU, Temple, Tulane
Away: UCF, UConn, East Carolina, Houston, Memphis, SMU, Temple, Tulane, Tulsa

UConn
Home: UCF, Cincinnati, East Carolina, Memphis, USF, SMU, Temple, Tulane, Tulsa
Away: Cincinnati, East Carolina, Houston, Memphis, USF, SMU, Temple, Tulane, Tulsa

East Carolina
Home: UCF, Cincinnati, UConn, Houston, Memphis, USF, Temple, Tulane, Tulsa
Away: UCF, Cincinnati, UConn, Houston, Memphis, USF, SMU, Temple, Tulsa

Houston
Home: UCF, Cincinnati, UConn, East Carolina, Memphis, USF, SMU, Tulane, Tulsa
Away: UCF, Cincinnati, East Carolina, Memphis, USF, SMU, Temple, Tulane, Tulsa

Memphis
Home: UCF, Cincinnati, UConn, East Carolina, Houston, SMU, Temple, Tulane, Tulsa
Away: UCF, Cincinnati, UConn, East Carolina, Houston, USF, SMU, Tulane, Tulsa

USF
Home: UCF, UConn, East Carolina, Houston, Memphis, SMU, Temple, Tulane, Tulsa
Away: UCF, Cincinnati, UConn, East Carolina, Houston, SMU, Temple, Tulane, Tulsa

SMU
Home: UCF, Cincinnati, UConn, East Carolina, Houston, Memphis, USF, Temple, Tulsa
Away: UCF, Cincinnati, UConn, Houston, Memphis, USF, Temple, Tulane, Tulsa

Temple
Home: UCF, Cincinnati, UConn, East Carolina, Houston, USF, SMU, Tulane, Tulsa
Away: UCF, Cincinnati, UConn, East Carolina, Memphis, USF, SMU, Tulane, Tulsa

Tulane
Home: UCF, Cincinnati, UConn, Houston, Memphis, USF, SMU, Temple, Tulsa
Away: UCF, Cincinnati, UConn, East Carolina, Houston, Memphis, USF, Temple, Tulsa

Tulsa
Home: Cincinnati, UConn, East Carolina, Houston, Memphis, USF, SMU, Temple, Tulane
Away: UCF, UConn, East Carolina, Houston, Memphis, USF, SMU, Temple, Tulane

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