UCF’s AAC Conference Announces 2020-21 Women’s and Men’s Basketball Schedule Format
By Sade Teel // October 19, 2020
plan was approved unanimously by the member institutions
ORLANDO, FLORIDA – American Athletic Conference commissioner Mike Aresco announced the scheduling format and timelines for conference play in the 2020-21 men’s and women’s basketball season, which includes 20 league games.
The plan was developed in discussion with The AAC athletic directors, senior woman administrators and COVID-19 Medical Advisory Group.
The plan was approved unanimously by the member institutions.
The complete scheduling format consists of a 20-game for both men’s and women’s basketball, double round-robin conference schedule for each of The American’s 11 member institutions.
“This format provides a sensible and fair path for all of our teams in what will be a challenging upcoming season,” said Aresco.
“It allows each of our teams to play a consistent number of conference games and will ensure that they are competing against teams that are utilizing our strong health and safety protocols.”
For men’s basketball, conference play will begin with three windows for games in December: Dec. 14-17, Dec. 21-23, and Dec. 28-31.
For women’s basketball, conference play will begin with four windows in December: Dec. 14-17, Dec. 18-20, Dec. 21-23 and Dec 28-31.
The 2021 American Athletic Conference Championships for both women and men’s basketball will be held at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas, as announced by Aresco in June.
The women’s tournament will be held March 8-11 in conjunction with the men’s championship, which is set to take place March 11-14, marking the first time in conference history that both of the AAC basketball tournaments will be held in the same city and site.
The full conference schedule, along with television selections and game times, will be announced at a later date.