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TheAAC Ranking
 1. Connecticut (1) 16-0(29-0) 
 2. S.Florida (20) 13-3(24-6) 
 3. Cent.Florida 12-4(20-9) 
 4. Cincinnati 10-6(18-11) 
 5. Houston 9-7(20-10) 
 6. E.Carolina 7-9(15-14) 
 7. Tulane 5-11(13-16) 
 8. Memphis 5-11(10-19) 
 9. SMU 4-12(10-19) 
 10. Temple 3-13(11-18) 
 11. Tulsa 3-13(9-20) 

TheAAC Men 2017-2018
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Points Per Game
 Kitija LAKSA
  S.Florida
  (183-F-96)
  Avg: 20.2
 1. Laksa, S.Florida20.2 
 2. Jespersen, S.Flo.18.3 
 3. Samuelson, Connecti.17.9 
 4. Morgan, Tulane15.8 
 5. Collier, Connecticut15.4 
 6. Stevens, Connecti.14.8 
 7. Nurse, Connecticut13.8 
 8. Williams, Connecticut10.6 
 9. Ferreira, S.Florida10.0 
 10. Dangerfield, Connecti.9.6 
Rebounds Per Game
 Maria JESPERSEN
  S.Flo.
  (183-F-94)
  Avg: 9.9
 1. Jespersen, S.Flo.9.9 
 2. Stevens, Connecti.7.6 
 3. Williams, Connecticut7.5 
 4. Collier, Connecticut7.5 
 5. Ferreira, S.Florida7.0 
 6. Rader, S.Florida6.0 
 7. Wyatt, Tulane5.5 
 8. Morgan, Tulane5.3 
 9. Henshaw, S.Florida5.3 
 10. Flores, S.Florida4.5 
Assists Per Game
 Laia FLORES
  S.Florida
  (170-PG-96)
  Avg: 6.3
 1. Flores, S.Florida6.3 
 2. Williams, Connecticut5.2 
 3. Dangerfield, Connecti.3.9 
 4. Samuelson, Connecti.3.7 
 5. Morgan, Tulane3.5 
 6. Ferreira, S.Florida3.3 
 7. Collier, Connecticut3.2 
 8. Nurse, Connecticut2.8 
 9. Manuirirangi, Tulane2.8 
 10. Stevens, Connecti.2.0 
Steals Per Game
 Gabby WILLIAMS
  Connecticut
  (152-F-96)
  Avg: 2.6
 1. Williams, Connecticut2.6 
 2. Collier, Connecticut1.7 
 3. Dangerfield, Connecti.1.6 
 4. Ferreira, S.Florida1.5 
 5. Nurse, Connecticut1.4 
 6. Samuelson, Connecti.1.3 
 7. Manuirirangi, Tulane1.3 
 8. Flores, S.Florida1.2 
 9. Morgan, Tulane1.1 
 10. Jespersen, S.Flo.0.8 
Blocks Per Game
 Azura STEVENS
  Connecti.
  (198-F-96)
  Avg: 2.1
 1. Stevens, Connecti.2.1 
 2. Collier, Connecticut1.8 
 3. Morgan, Tulane1.0 
 4. Rader, S.Florida0.7 
 5. Henshaw, S.Florida0.5 
 6. Wyatt, Tulane0.5 
 7. Williams, Connecticut0.5 
 8. Nurse, Connecticut0.4 
 9. Ferreira, S.Florida0.4 
 10. Jespersen, S.Flo.0.4 


University of Connecticut wins the USA TheAAC 2017-2018 title

University of Connecticut 2017-18
Geno Auriemma Geno Auriemma Auriemma
Kia Nurse
Nurse
Crystal Dangerfield
Dangerfield
Katie Samuelson
Samuelson
Gabby Williams
Williams
Napheesa Collier
Collier
# Name CM (INCH) Pos Bo NAT
11  Nurse Kia 183 (6'0'') G 96 Canada
5  Dangerfield Crystal 165 (5'5'') G 98 USA
33  Samuelson Katie 190 (6'3'') G/F 97 USA
15  Williams Gabby 152 (5'0'') F 96 USA
24  Collier Napheesa 185 (6'1'') F 96 USA
23  Stevens Azura 198 (6'6'') F 96 USA
32  Camara Batouly 188 (6'2'') F 96 USA
2  Espinoza-Hunter Andra 180 (5'11'') G 0 USA
3  Walker Megan 185 (6'1'') G/F 98 USA
10  Bent Molly 175 (5'9'') G 0 USA
25  Irwin Kyla 188 (6'2'') F 0 USA
4  Coombs Mikayla 173 (5'8'') G 0 USA
34  Gordon Alexis 183 (6'0'') G/F 0 USA
Head Coach: Geno Auriemma
Coach Assistant: Marisa Moseley
Coach Assistant: Shea Ralph


No.1 UConn captures fifth consecutive American Athletic Conference Championship - Mar 7, 2018

No. 1 seed UConn (32-0) shot 50 percent from the field on the way to winning its fifth consecutive American Athletic Conference Championship title with a 70-54 victory over No. seed 2 USF (26-7). It marked the fourth straight year these teams met in the conference championship game.
The Huskies will head to the NCAA Tournament for the 30th straight year, as they captured their 46th conference title. UConn has advanced to the NCAA Final Four for the past 10 seasons, as this year's will take place in Columbus Ohio from March 30-April 1.
UConn's Crystal Dangerfield (5'5''-G-98), Katie Samuelson (6'3''-G/F-97) and Gabby Williams (5'0''-F-96) were placed on The American's All-Championship team, while Azura Stevens (6'6''-F-96) was selected as the Most Outstanding Performer. USF's Maria Jespersen (6'0''-F-94) and Kitija Laksa (6'0''-F-96) also made the conference All-Championship team.
The Huskies put four players in double-figure scoring with Williams pacing the offense, shooting 9-of-11 from the field for a team-best 19 points. She added five steals and seven rebounds to the win. Stevens had 13 points, seven rebounds and three blocks, while Napheesa Collier and Samuelson chipped in with 12 points each.
Laksa led all scorers with a game-high 26 points, scoring five baskets from behind the arc with 21 of her points coming in the second half.
Both teams shot 57 percent from the field in the opening quarter, as Kia Nurse (6'0''-G-96) drained a buzzer-beater 3-pointer to give the Huskies a 21-17 lead at the first intermission. The Huskies held USF to six points in the second quarter, while tacking on another 16 after Katie Samuelson scored a trey in the final five seconds to stretch her team's lead out to 37-23 at halftime. UConn had seven first half steals, as Williams accounted for four of them and led the Huskies with 11 points at the break.
Laksa and Laura Ferreira (5'11''-F-95) scored fast-break layups for USF to open the second half, briefly closing the gap to 10 points before the Huskies used a 7-0 run fueled by two field goals from Williams to lengthen its lead to 44-27 at the 6:09 mark. UConn shot 63.6 percent in the third quarter and outscored the Bulls 11-5 in the final six minutes to expand out to a 23-point lead. Stevens swatted away a shot from Tamara Henshaw in the final three seconds of the third to keep it a 55-22 game at the end of the quarter.
USF outscored UConn 22-15 in the fourth quarter and got within 14 points after Laksa scored 16 final frame points, but the Bulls would get no closer, as UConn continued to shoot well and pulled away to secure its fifth straight American Athletic Conference title with the 24-point win.

AAC Tournament Final: UConn - USF 70-54
AAC Tournament Semifinals:
UConn - Cincinnati 75-21
USF - UCF 74-59

Courtesy of TheAmerican.org


All-AAC Awards 2018 - Mar 7, 2018

All-AAC 1st Team 2018
Napheesa Collier
Collier
Kia Nurse
Nurse
Katie Samuelson
Samuelson
Gabby Williams
Williams
Maria Jespersen
Jespersen

All-Tournament MVP: Azura Stevens (6'6''-F-96) of Connecticut
Player of the Year: Katie Samuelson (6'3''-G/F-97) of Connecticut
Defensive Player of the Year: Kia Nurse (6'0''-G-96) of Connecticut
Freshman of the Year: Iimar'I Thomas (5'11''-F) of Cincinnati
Newcomer of the Year: Azura Stevens (6'6''-F-96) of Connecticut
Most Improved Player of the Year: Tanaya Atkinson (6'0''-G) of Temple
Sixth Player of the Year: Azura Stevens (6'6''-F-96) of Connecticut
Scholar-Athlete of the Year: Kitija Laksa (6'0''-F-96) of S.Florida
Coach of the Year: Jose Fernandez of S.Florida

1st Team
F: Napheesa Collier (6'1''-F-96) of Connecticut
G: Kia Nurse (6'0''-G-96) of Connecticut
G/F: Katie Samuelson (6'3''-G/F-97) of Connecticut
F: Gabby Williams (5'0''-F-96) of Connecticut
F: Maria Jespersen (6'0''-F-94) of S.Florida
F: Kitija Laksa (6'0''-F-96) of S.Florida
G: Tanaya Atkinson (6'0''-G) of Temple

2nd Team
G: Zakiya Saunders (5'9''-G-95) of Cent.Florida
F: Azura Stevens (6'6''-F-96) of Connecticut
G: Jasmyne Harris (5'8''-G) of Houston
G: Kolby Morgan (5'8''-G-96) of Tulane
F: Rangie Bessard (6'1''-F-96) of Wichita St.

3rd Team
G: Ana Owens (5'6''-G-96) of Cincinnati
G: Crystal Dangerfield (5'5''-G-98) of Connecticut
G: Angela Harris (5'6''-G) of Houston
F: Cheyenne Creighton (6'1''-F-96) of Memphis
G: Brea Elmore (5'9''-G) of Memphis
G: McKenzie Adams (5'9''-G-95) of SMU

All-Tournament Team
G: Crystal Dangerfield (5'5''-G-98) of Connecticut
G/F: Katie Samuelson (6'3''-G/F-97) of Connecticut
F: Gabby Williams (5'0''-F-96) of Connecticut
F: Maria Jespersen (6'0''-F-94) of S.Florida
F: Kitija Laksa (6'0''-F-96) of S.Florida

All-Freshman Team
F: Masseny Kaba (6'3''-F) of Cent.Florida
F: Iimar'I Thomas (5'11''-F) of Cincinnati
G: Lashonda Monk (5'6''-G) of E.Carolina
G: Ariana Whitfield (5'6''-G) of SMU
F: Mia Davis (6'0''-F) of Temple
G: Emani Mayo (5'8''-G) of Temple


 

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