The regular season is over. But who cares? The real season will start tomorrow as the American Athletic Conference baseball tournament gets going tomorrow afternoon at Bright House Field in Clearwater, Fla., home of the Clearwater Threshers and the spring training home of the Philadelphia Phillies.
But before we digress to much, let's get back to it. There's a there's a tournament and you know what tournaments mean? That's right, brackets. Here's a little hit to help you reverse the NCAA Tournament withdrawal you've been feeling since early April.
Now, let's focus on what really matters: where do the Bearcats fit in? Despite winning two extra-inning affairs against Memphis over the weekend, UC fell short of claiming the No. 1 seed and the AAC regular season crown. Instead, the Bearcats settled for the No. 4 seed, which pits them against No. 5 Houston in game one of the tournament. They are on the same side of the bracket as No. 1 Tulane and No. 8 UCF, while the other side of the bracket has No. 7 USF against No. 2 East Carolina and No. 6 Memphis against No. 3 UConn. Here's the full schedule for the week since you asked. (We have telekinetic powers. Deal with it).
Game 1 - No. 5 Houston vs. No. 4 Cincinnati (3 p.m.)
Game 2 - No. 8 UCF vs. No 1 Tulane (7 p.m.)
Game 3 - No. 7 USF vs. No 2. East Carolina (11 a.m.)
Game 4 - No. 6 Memphis vs. No. 3 UConn (3 p.m.)
Game 5 - Loser of Games 1 vs. Loser of Game 2 (7 p.m.)
Game 6 - Loser of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4 (11 a.m.)
Game 7 - Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2 (3 p.m.)
Game 8 - Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4 (7 p.m.)
Game 9 - Loser of Game 7 vs. Winner of Game 5 (11 a.m.)
Game 10 - Loser of Game 8 vs. Winner of Game 6 (3 p.m.)
Game 11 - Winner of Game 7. vs. Winner of Game 9 (10 a.m.)
Game 12 - Winner of Game 8 vs. Winner of Game 10 (1 p.m.)
Game 13 - Loser of Game 11 vs. Winner of Game 11 (if necessary, 4:30 p.m.)
Game 14 - Loser of Game 12 vs. Winner of Game 12 (if necessary, 7:30 p.m.)
Game 15 - Semifinal winners (12 p.m.)
(All possible elimination games are highlighted in bold.)
How can I watch these?
Tuesday's games can be found on CBS Sports Network but from there, all games are on the American Digital Network except for Sunday's final which will find a broadcasting home on ESPNews. Check in tomorrow for a full preview of this week of shenanigans.