Posted June 11, 2013 on AP on Fox
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. FedExForum, which seats 18,400, is off historic Beale Street and home to the Memphis Grizzlies and the University of Memphis men's basketball team. The arena will host the NCAA tournament's South Regional two weeks after the American Athletic Conference tournament. The announcement was made by Commissioner Mike Aresco, who lauded the tournament as a ''wonderful event that our teams, coaches, administrators and fans will embrace and enjoy.'' Memphis athletic director Tom Bowen called it an exciting day after a collaboration involving the arena, the university and city of Memphis. ''This is monumental and dynamic for this new conference,'' Bowen said. ''We believe it will be a great tourna...
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