The American Athletic Conference announced today the basketball conference opponents for the 2015-16 season, and Tulsa will play eight opponents twice, including defending champion SMU, UConn, Cincinnati and Temple.
American Athletic Conference teams play an 18-game league schedule with each team playing eight of its 10 opponents twice and the other two opponents once each, one at home and one away.
The Golden Hurricane, which finished second in The American last season in its first year as a member of the league, will play home-and-home against SMU, UConn, Cincinnati, Temple, Tulane, East Carolina, UCF and Houston. TU will host USF and play at Memphis, facing those two schools just once.
The Hurricane swept the season series last year over Temple, Tulane, East Carolina and Houston, and won the only meeting against UCF. Tulsa split the regular season meetings with UConn, while SMU and Cincinnati won regular season matchups against TU.
SMU and Cincinnati played in the NCAA Tournament last season, while Temple and UConn joined Tulsa in the NIT.
The American Athletic Conference Championship will take place March 10-13, 2016 at the Amway Center in Orlando. The complete American Conference schedule with dates and times will be announced at a later date.