ESPN’s 2013-14 American Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Schedule

AAC_Primary_LogoBasketball Begins First Year of Rights Agreement with League

ESPN’s 2013-14 American Athletic Conference men’s college basketball regular-season schedule will feature 63 conference games across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPNEWS. The 10-member conference includes Cincinnati, UConn, Louisville, Rutgers and USF, plus first-year members UCF, Houston, Memphis, SMU and Temple.

ESPN and the American Athletic Conference enter into the first year of a wide-ranging, multiyear rights agreement. The deal grants ESPN exclusive worldwide distribution rights across all media for football, men’s basketball and select women’s basketball and Olympic sports through 2019-20 – starting with the 2013-14 basketball season.

All games will be available through WatchESPN, accessible online at WatchESPN.com, on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app, through ESPN on Xbox LIVE to Gold members and on Apple TV to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.

Three American schools appear in ESPN.com’s preseason top 25 poll: No. 2 Louisville; No. 15 Memphis and No. 21 UConn. Overall, ESPNEWS will offer 23 games, while ESPNU will televise 20 matchups.

The schedule also includes a Saturday Primetime Presented by DIRECTV game and an evening stop of a split College GameDay Covered by State Farm telecast for Louisville at UConn (January 18, at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN). The two-hour Saturday morning show will air from the historic Palestra in Philadelphia on ESPNU at 10 a.m. and at 11 a.m. on ESPN, prior to the non-conference matchup between Temple and La Salle (Noon on ESPN/ESPN2). The one-hour evening edition at 8 p.m. on ESPN will originate from Storrs, Conn. College GameDay is hosted by Rece Davis with analysts Jay Bilas, Digger Phelps and Jalen Rose.

A schedule of American non-conference games on ESPN networks will be announced at a later date.

ESPN Networks 2013-14 American Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Schedule

(subject to change)

Date Time (ET) Game Network
Tue, Dec 31 5 p.m. No. 2 Louisville at UCF ESPN2
  7 p.m. No. 15 Memphis at USF ESPN2
  9 p.m. No. 21 UConn at Houston ESPN2
Wed, Jan 1 6 p.m. SMU at Cincinnati ESPNU
  8 p.m. Temple at Rutgers ESPNU
Sat, Jan 4 Noon Cincinnati at No. 15 Memphis ESPN2
  2 p.m. No. 21 UConn at SMU ESPNU
  4 p.m. Temple at UCF ESPNEWS
Thu, Jan 9 7 p.m. No. 15 Memphis at No. 2 Louisville ESPN or ESPN2
  USF at Temple ESPNU
Sat, Jan 11 3 p.m. No. 15 Memphis at Temple ESPN2
  6 p.m. UCF at No. 21 UConn ESPNU
Wed, Jan 15 7 p.m. USF at SMU ESPNU
  UCF at Rutgers ESPNEWS
Thu, Jan 16 7 p.m. No. 21 UConn at No. 15 Memphis ESPN or ESPN2
Sat, Jan 18 Noon SMU at UCF ESPNEWS
  5 p.m. Cincinnati at USF ESPNU
  9 p.m. No. 2 Louisville at No. 21 UConn ESPN
Tue, Jan 21 8 p.m. Rutgers at SMU ESPNEWS
Wed, Jan 22 7 p.m. No. 2 Louisville at USF ESPNU
Thu, Jan 23 8 p.m. Houston at No. 15 Memphis ESPNEWS
Sat, Jan 25 7 p.m. No. 21 UConn at Rutgers ESPNU
Sun, Jan 26 3 p.m. SMU at Houston ESPNEWS
Tue, Jan 28 7 p.m. SMU at USF ESPNEWS
Wed, Jan 29 7 p.m. No. 15 Memphis at UCF ESPNU
  Rutgers at Temple ESPNEWS
Thu, Jan 30 7 p.m. Cincinnati at No. 2 Louisville ESPN or ESPN2
Sat, Feb 1 4:30 p.m. Houston at Rutgers ESPNEWS
  9 p.m. UCF at No. 2 Louisville ESPNU
Wed, Feb 5 7 p.m. USF at UCF ESPNEWS
  9 p.m. No. 2 Louisville at Houston ESPNU
Thu, Feb 6 7 p.m. No. 21 UConn at Cincinnati ESPN or ESPN2
  8 p.m. Temple at SMU ESPNEWS
Sat, Feb 8 7:30 p.m. Cincinnati at SMU ESPNU
  8 p.m. Rutgers at USF ESPNEWS
Sun, Feb 9 2 p.m. Temple at Houston ESPNEWS
  6 p.m. No. 21 UConn at UCF ESPN2
Wed, Feb 12 7 p.m. USF at No. 21 UConn ESPN or ESPN2
  9 p.m. UCF at No. 15 Memphis ESPNU
Thu, Feb 13 7 p.m. No. 2 Louisville at Temple ESPN or ESPN2
  SMU at Rutgers ESPNEWS
Sat, Feb 15 Noon No. 15 Memphis at No. 21 UConn ESPN or ESPN2
  3 p.m. Houston at Cincinnati ESPNU
  4:30 p.m. UCF at USF ESPNEWS
Sun, Feb 16 6 p.m. Rutgers at No. 2 Louisville ESPN2
Wed, Feb 19 7 p.m. Cincinnati at UCF ESPNU
  8 p.m. Houston at SMU ESPNEWS
Thu, Feb 20 9 p.m. No. 21 UConn at Temple ESPN or ESPN2
Sat, Feb 22 2 p.m. UCF at Houston ESPNEWS
  9:30 p.m. Temple at No. 15 Memphis ESPNU
Wed, Feb 26 7 p.m. Rutgers at UCF ESPNU
Thu, Feb 27 9 p.m. Temple at No. 2 Louisville ESPN or ESPN2
Sat, Mar 1 Noon Cincinnati at No. 21 UConn ESPN or ESPN2
  USF at Rutgers ESPNEWS
  4 p.m. UCF at SMU ESPNEWS
  9 p.m. Houston at Temple ESPNU
Tue, Mar 4 6:30 p.m. UCF at Temple ESPNEWS
  8:30 p.m. USF at Houston ESPNEWS
Wed, Mar 5 7 p.m. Rutgers at No. 21 UConn ESPNU
Thu, Mar 6 7 p.m. No. 15 Memphis at Cincinnati ESPN or ESPN2
Sat, Mar 8 Noon SMU at No. 15 Memphis ESPN or ESPN2
  Cincinnati at Rutgers ESPNEWS
  2 p.m. Temple at USF ESPNEWS

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