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The American Athletic Conference announced on Tuesday that FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn. will be the location of the conference’s first men’s basketball championship in 2014.
According to the conference’s announcement, the tournament will be begin with two first round games on Wednesday, March 12, and will conclude with the championship game on Saturday, March 15.
Reports throughout the selection process suggested that Hartford, Cincinnati, Philadelphia and Louisville were considered for the tournament.
“We are very excited to have the first American Athletic Conference championship at FedExForum,” AAC commissioner Mike Aresco said. “We received significant interest from many outstanding venues. FedExForum is an outstanding facility and the Forum, the city of Memphis, the University of Memphis and the local community will combine to create a wonderful inaugural event that our teams, coaches, administrators and fans will embrace and enjoy.”
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The new American Athletic Conference will hold its first men's basketball tournament at the FedExForum in Memphis next March.
The tournament will be held March 12-15 with all games televised by ESPN's networks and the championship on ESPN.
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