The rookies in charge will get a lot of the preseason attention, but it's the second season that could make or break the tenure of these coaches.
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As the countdown to the 2019-20 college basketball season continues, ESPN's conference predictions series lands on the AAC.
- Dooley returns to ECU for 2nd coaching stint
- ECU approves exit agreement for AD Compher
- ECU coach Jeff Lebo resigns after 7 seasons
- ECU coach Lebo out indefinitely after hip surgery
Markis McDuffie registered 15 points as Wichita State beat East Carolina 73-57 in the American Athletic Conference Tournament first round on Thursday night.
March is about celebrating the best in college basketball, but the College Basketball Misery Index seeds which fans feel the worst when March Madness starts.
GREENVILLE, N.C. -- Sophomore forward Tyler Polley scored 16 of his 19 points in the second half to lift Connecticut to a 82-73 win over East Carolina on Sunday in the American Athletic Conference season finale for both teams.
Markis McDuffie had 16 points as Wichita State defeated East Carolina 72-55 on Tuesday night.
Curran Scott had a season-high 23 points as Tulsa defeated East Carolina 91-78 on Sunday.
Corey Davis Jr. matched his career high with 26 points to help eighth-ranked Houston beat East Carolina 99-65 on Wednesday night in a game that included multiple technical fouls against the Pirates and three ejections after halftime.
Shawn Williams scored a season-high 27 points as East Carolina narrowly defeated Tulane 85-81 on Saturday night.
Martins Igbanu had 16 points to lead six Tulsa players in double figures as the Golden Hurricane edged past East Carolina 77-73 in overtime on Sunday. Jeriah Horne added 12 points for the Golden Hurricane. Elijah Joiner chipped in 11, DaQuan Jeffries...
Jeremiah Martin had 31 points as Memphis beat East Carolina 79-69 on Wednesday night.
David Collins had 21 points as South Florida narrowly defeated East Carolina 72-68 in overtime on Sunday.
Samajae Haynes-Jones scored 18 points as Wichita State beat East Carolina 65-49 on Wednesday night to notch its third-straight win.
Josh Carlton had his best night in a Connecticut uniform, scoring 20 points and grabbing 16 rebounds to lead the Huskies to a 76-52 win over East Carolina Sunday.
Isaac Fleming scored five of his 11 points in the final four minutes to help East Carolina pull away to beat Tulane 66-65 on Thursday night and snap a five-game skid.
Alexis Yetna scored a career-high 28 points with 13 rebounds and South Florida used the second half to break away from East Carolina for a 77-57 on Saturday.
Armoni Brooks scored 17 points, Corey Davis Jr. added 12 and No. 17 Houston hit 16 3-pointers while beating East Carolina 94-50 on Wednesday night.
Shizz Alston Jr. scored 23 points with career-high tying seven 3-pointers, Quinton Rose added 19 points and Temple beat East Carolina 85-74 on Wednesday night.
Will Tacko Fall and the Knights take the American, or will Houston, Cincinnati, UConn, Memphis or another challenger emerge?
The biggest additions to the AAC come in the coaching ranks, as Memphis and UConn are hoping new hires will change their fortunes in 2018-19.
Coming off a fourth straight losing season, East Carolina has hired Joe Dooley from Florida Gulf Coast as its new men's basketball head coach. It is Dooley's second stint with the Pirates, as he led them to a 57-52 record from 1995 to 1999.
Jeff Compher, who ushered East Carolina into the AAC during his tenure as athletic director, will step down from his post May 1 after reaching an exit agreement.