11 March 2015
2015 American Tournament Predictions
Here are my 2015 American Tournament predictions.
All games held at XL Center in Hartford
First Round - Thursday, March 12th
8 East Carolina vs. 9 UCF - ESPNU, 3:30
Pick: East Carolina
7 Tulane vs. 10 Houston - ESPNEWS, 6:00
6 Connecticut vs. 11 South Florida - ESPNEWS, 8:00
Quarterfinals - Friday, March 13th
1 SMU vs. 8 East Carolina - ESPN2, 12:00
4 Temple vs. 5 Memphis - ESPN2, 2:00
2 Tulsa vs. 10 Houston - ESPNU, 7:00
3 Cincinnati vs. 6 Connecticut - ESPNU, 9:00
Semifinals - Saturday, March 14th
1 SMU vs. 4 Temple - ESPN2, 3:00
The more balanced attack of the Mustangs will power them past the defensive-heavy Owls.
2 Tulsa vs. 6 Connecticut - ESPN2, 5:00
Neither team scores particularly well but I think the strong offense of the Huskies and the favorable crowd will be the difference.
Championship - Sunday, March 15th
1 SMU vs. 6 Connecticut - ESPN, 3:15
UConn will be a chic pick in this game as mentioned earlier but I think even with playing basically a home game, the superior club will come out on top.