American Athletic Basketball: Louisville Looks For Its Footing

The American Athletic basketball conference—an offshoot of the old Big East, sans the Jesuit basketball-only schools—could go one of two ways when the seasons started. With defending national champion Louisville as their foundation, the Cardinals could be joined by up-and-comer Memphis to give the league two national powers, with UConn and Cincinnati leading a secondary group that could lead to American putting half of its ten teams in the NCAA Tournament.