May 28, 2014
KEY BISCAYNE, Fla. (American/SMU) - The American Athletic Conference announced its schedule format for the 2014-15 men's basketball season today. SMU will play eight conference opponents twice, including defending NCAA Champion Connecticut and NCAA Tournament teams Cincinnati, Memphis and Tulsa. SMU will also face UCF, Houston, USF, and Temple twice. The Mustangs have only one matchup with East Carolina (home) and Tulane (away).
The league also announced the men's basketball championship will be played March 12-15 (Thursday-Sunday) at the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut.
SMU enters 2014-15 following a 27-10 season that saw it earn a No. 1 seed in the NIT and eventually reach the title game. SMU was in the top 25 in four of the last five regular season polls, one of five American Athletic Conference teams ranked in the final week of the regular season. SMU finished tied for third in the inaugural season of The American, going 12-6 with two wins over Connecticut as well as wins over Cincinnati and Memphis.
The Mustangs went 18-1 at home, setting a record for home victories that included a 12-1 mark inside Moody Coliseum. SMU also broke its season attendance record and sold out nine of 13 games in Moody.
SMU 2014-15 AAC opponents
Home & Away: UCF, Cincinnati, UConn, Houston, Memphis, USF, Temple, Tulsa
Home only: East Carolina
Away only: Tulane