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2022 AAC Tournament Odds, Schedule, Bracket: Houston Massive Favorites to Repeat as Champions

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The AAC Tournament will tip off on Thursday at noon CT in Texas.

Houston is a ridiculous favorite at -150 to take down this conference tournament.

That’s because it’s ranked No. 5 in the country, according to advanced metrics. The Cougars are 22 spots higher than next-highest ranked Memphis at No. 27.

Memphis is the second-best favorites to win this conference at +300. Memphis and Houston won’t have to play each other until the final.

Standing in their way will be SMU, though, which is ranked a respectable 57th in the country.

Memphis and SMU would meet in the semifinals on Saturday should they both get through the quarterfinals.

SMU won both of its matchups this season. The Mustangs are +700 to win the conference tournament, and are one of the bubble teams heading into March Madness. A win in the quarterfinals and semifinals may guarantee their spot in the NCAA Tournament.

A loss in the quarterfinals against the winner of Tulsa vs. Wichita State likely means no dance for the Mustangs.

Same goes for Memphis, although the Tigers likely have more leeway, even if they lose in the semifinals. A loss in the quarterfinals may spell doom for Memphis, though.

For reference, Houston split its season series with SMU and lost both games to Memphis.

2022 AAC Tournament Bracket

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2022 AAC Tournament Schedule

All times CT. Each game will be aired on ESPN and its affiliate channels.

Game Time
No. 8 Cincinnati vs. No. 9 East Carolina Thurs., 3/10, 12 p.m.
No. 7 Wichita State vs. No. 10 Tulsa Thurs., 3/10, 2 p.m.
No. 6 UCF vs. No. 11 South Florida Thurs., 3/10, 6 p.m.
Quarterfinal 1 Fri., 3/11, 12 p.m.
Quarterfinal 2 Fri., 3/11, 2 p.m.
Quarterfinal 3 Fri., 3/11, 6p.m.
Quarterfinal 4 Fri., 3/11, 8 p.m.
Semifinals 1 Sat., 3/12, 2 p.m.
Semifinals 2 Sat., 3/12, 4 p.m.
Final Sun., 3/13, 2:15 p.m.

Past Winners

A note that this conference has only been around since 2014.

Year Winner
2014 Louisville
2015 SMU
2016 Connecticut
2017 SMU
2018 Cincinnati
2019 Cincinnati
2020 N/A
2021 Houston
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