jfuchs91: Thanks for putting together the visitors guide. I am one of a (likely) very small group representing USF making the trip for the tournament, but have been to Hartford before for several of the womens tournaments. The last time I was here in 2011, if I recall correctly, there was some construction just west of the arena -- perhaps those are for the newer bars and restaurants. Before, it was tough to get a table and a meal between sessions, just with the womens bball crowd. Also, it looks like maybe the St Patricks Day parade might be back on, as I saw a few signs along the highway warning of exit closures this weekend.
Regarding the Tulane coach, Lisa Stockton: in the early 2000s, we beat them in New Orleans when they were ranked, and the radio broadcasters mentioned that she didn't shake CJF's hand after the game. Couldn't find independent confirmation of this, and if I remember correctly, it was the Tulane radio show on the web.
Here's what I have regarding the seeding: With one more round of games (5) this weekend, no seed is yet locked in for the AAC tournament.
1/2: SMU/Tulsa tied. They play each other. Winner is 1, loser is 2.
3/4:Cincy/Temple tied. Cincy holds tie-breaker for 3, so Temple only flips with them with a win and UC loss.
5/6: Memphis/UConn tied. Memphis holds tiebreaker and so UConn gets the 5 and the final bye only with a win and a Memphis loss.
7/8/9: Will be between ECU/Tulane/UCF. UCF is finished with the regular season, but can move from 9 to 8 with a Tulane loss. ECU gets the 7 with a win or Tulane loss. ECU gets the 8 with a loss and a Tulane win. Tulane gets the 7 with a win and an ECU loss. Tulane gets the 8 with a win and an ECU win. Tulane gets the 9 with a loss.
10/11: Houston/USF tied. Houston has tiebreaker but USF can get the 10 with a win and a UH loss.
If we get the 10, we would play 7-ECU (ECU would have clinched the 7-seed in this scenario). The winner of that game then faces the 2-seed (loser of Tulsa/SMU).
If USF is the 11, we would play the 6 who would be either the host UConn or Memphis. Right now, UConn is 6 and loses the tiebreaker to Memphis. UConn would need to win AND have Memphis lose in the finale to drop Memphis to the 6.
For those looking ahead, here is what I have for the AAC tournament seedings. After the three 7:00 games, locked into their spots are:
Houston will be #11 and SMU #10 unless UH wins and SMU loses in the remaining games tonight. Right now ECU is ahead of Tulane for the 5-seed, and this will hold if Temple beats lowly Houston. If Temple loses, the three-way tie would drop ECU to the 6-seed, and give Tulane the #5.
Thanks for the updates. Unable to watch as I am in Cincinnati for the men's game. Fans here couldn't handle my horns and security made me take them off. Thanks to the ladies for really sticking it to the Bearcats.
Made it home and just finished watching the women's game on ESPN3 (withheld knowing the outcome and watched as if live). I had a choice to go to either game today. WBB at Memphis was a bit closer (and more likely to be a victory) but I had never before been to Tulsa for a sporting event and ended up seeing a pretty good game. Glad I went despite the loss. I didn't hear the broadcast but did get a chance to talk with the radio crew a bit before the game.