UCF’s American Athletic Conference Announce Plans for 2020-21 Men’s Basketball Season
By UCF Knights // October 9, 2020
complete scheduling format consists of a 20-game, double round-robin conference schedule
ORLANDO, FLORIDA – American Athletic Conference Commissioner Mike Aresco announced the scheduling format and timelines for conference play in the 2020-21 men’s basketball season on Wednesday, which includes 20 league games.
The plan was developed in consultation with The American’s athletic directors, senior woman administrators and COVID-19 Medical Advisory Group and was approved unanimously by the member institutions.
The complete scheduling format consists of a 20-game, 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.”
In previous seasons, the conference utilized an 18-game schedule for conference games.
Conference play will begin with three windows for games in December: Dec. 14-17, Dec. 21-23, and Dec. 28-31.
The American men’s basketball championship will be contested at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas. The tournament is set to take place March 11-14.
The full conference schedule, along with television selections and game times, will be announced at a later date.