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Louisville puts the wraps on AAC title

Louisville puts the wraps on AAC title

The day before they landed a No. 4 seed in the NCAA Tournament, the Louisville Cardinals took ownership of the hardware that goes with being crowned the winners of the inaugural American Athletic Conference Men's Basketball Championship.

The defending national champions thumped the University of Connecticut 71-61 at the FedExForum on Saturday. It was the seventh win for Louisville in the last eight contests against the Huskies.

The Cardinals (29-5) are set to square off against 13th-seeded Manhattan (25-7) on Thursday in the Mid-West Region in Orlando, Fla. UConn (26-8) is the seventh-seed in the East Region and will play No. 10-seed Saint Joseph's (24-9) on Thursday in Buffalo, N.Y. at the First Niagara Center.

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  • Written by Kelley Evans
  • Category: Original

UConn and Louisville advance to AAC Final

UConn and Louisville advance to AAC Final

The inaugural American Athletic Conference semifinals played out Friday night at FedExForum and moving on are the Louisville Cardinals and the University of Connecticut Huskies.

The two schools met in the 2011 Big East Conference Final and played two regular season games, with Louisville winning both contests (76-64 and 81-48).

Louisville, the conference's second seed, flew pass the University of Houston, blowing out the Cougars 94-65 in the Cardinals' semifinal match-up.

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What do Dwight Howard, Peyton Manning and Diana Nyad have in common?

What do Dwight Howard, Peyton Manning and Diana Nyad have in common?

Professionals and amateurs alike have discovered a new technology, Neurobands, to optimize their performance on the field and alleviate pain from current and prior injuries.

Developed with the help of a 16-member team of physicians, trainers and other specialists, Neurobands mimic contractions that stimulate neuron pathways in specific muscles so they continuously adjust muscle balance to keeping the skeleton in alignment.

"Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, who's had repeated neck and back injuries and multiple surgeries, now has eight therapeutic shirts with built-in Neurobands and wears them pretty much every day," says Bill Schultz, who brought the technology to market via his company, AlignMed, www.alignmed.com.

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Tigers bounced – no kicked – from AAC Tourney

Tigers bounced – no kicked – from AAC Tourney

The buzz about the University of Memphis' debut in the inaugural American Athletic Conference was short-lived, with the debut degenerating into a cameo appearance.

In front of 13,801 fans at FedExForum on Thursday night, the Tigers (fifth-seeded) took a beating from the fourth-seeded University of Connecticut Huskies.

The final score was 72-53 and it didn't feel that close.

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  • Written by Kelley Evans
  • Category: Original

AAC Tourney crown up for grabs

AAC Tourney crown up for grabs

The inaugural American Athletic Conference Tournament is being played out in Memphis, with University of Memphis fans hopeful that their fifth-seeded Tigers can claim the tourney championship.

With Cincinnatti, Louisville, SMU and UConn seeded ahead of them, the Tigers are especially happy to have what amounts to home court. Whether it proves to be an advantage will start to show on Thursday when Memphis takes on UConn in a game set to be shown on ESPNU at 8 p.m.

Memphis fans will need no prodding to get up for UConn. The Huskies took both games from the Tigers, with Memphis falling short in an overtime challenge at the FedExForum.

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Grizz roll on with home-court winning streak

Grizz roll on with home-court winning streak

One game at a time. That's how the Memphis Grizzlies are taking it. And it's showing up in the Grind House, aka FedExForum.

Notching their seventh-straight home win with seven more home games left in the regular season, the Grizzlies defeated the Portland Trailblazers on Tuesday (109-99).

The Grizzlies are back to playing tough defense and they've developed a fierce second unit that's garnering more and more playing time.

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  • Written by Kelley Evans
  • Category: Original

Tigers rack up All-American Athletic Conference honors

Tigers rack up All-American Athletic Conference honors

University of Memphis' Shaq Goodwin and Joe Jackson earned All-American Athletic Conference second team honors, the league office released Tuesday. Memphis was one of four teams to have two players receive all-conference distinction.

Freshman Austin Nichols was the lone unanimous selection to the American Athletic Conference All-Rookie Team.

It is the third-straight season that the Tigers placed two or more players on the all-conference squads. Nichols' honor gave Memphis an all-rookie/freshman team selection for the 11th time in the last 14 seasons.

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