Quick look at UConn’s AAC schedule

On Thursday afternoon the American Athletic Conference released its 2014-15 men’s basketball schedule. The defending national champion UConn Huskies will open conference play on Dec. 31 at home against Temple, marking the first time in three years they will not be on the road for New Year’s Eve.

Highlights of the schedule include: three 9 p.m. starts, including a Valentine’s Day visit to SMU. The Huskies will play the Mustangs again at home on CBS March 1. An 11 a.m. home game with Cincinnati on Jan. 10 and Feb. 19 game at Memphis. UConn will play ever opponent in the conference home-home except for the University of Central Florida, which will only come to Connecticut (Jan. 22).

UConn (32-8) went 12-6 last season in The American, tying for third place. The Huskies reached the championship game, but lost to Louisville. The Cardinals and Mustangs swept the Huskies last season and the other two regular-season loses came at Cincinnati and at Houston.

This season’s American Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Championship will take place March 12-15 at the XL Center in Hartford.

The breakdown of UConn’s home venues as well as game times will be announced at a later date.

Here’s a look at UConn’s schedule in the AAC this season:

Wednesday, Dec. 31

Temple at UConn                 TBD                             ESPN2

Tuesday, Jan. 6

UConn at USF                       7 p.m.                         ESPN2

Saturday, Jan. 10

Cincinnati at UConn             11 a.m.                        ESPN2

Tuesday, Jan. 13

UConn at Tulsa                     TBD                            CBSSN

Thursday, Jan. 22

UCF at UConn                       7 p.m.                         CBSSN

Sunday, Jan. 25

USF at UConn                       Noon                          CBSSN

Thursday, Jan. 29

UConn at Cincinnati             8 p.m.                         ESPN2

Sunday, Feb. 1

UConn at Houston               3 p.m.                         CBSSN

Saturday, Feb. 7

UConn at Tulane                  6 p.m.                         CBSSN

Thursday, Feb. 12

Tulsa at UConn                     7 p.m.              ESPN/ESPN2

Saturday, Feb. 14

UConn at SMU                      9 p.m.                           ESPN

Thursday, Feb. 19

UConn at Memphis              9 p.m.              ESPN/ESPN2

Sunday, Feb. 22

Tulane at UConn                  4 p.m.                         CBSSN

Wednesday, Feb. 25

UConn at East Carolina       7 p.m.                        ESPNU

Sunday, March 1

SMU at UConn                      2 p.m.                              CBS

Thursday, March 5

Memphis at UConn              9 p.m.              ESPN/ESPN2

Saturday, March 7

UConn at Temple                 TBD                  ESPN/ESPN2


William Paxton