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.
- Written by Kelley Evans
- Category: Original