Ryan Boatright and Niels Giffey guided a late Connecticut push before Sean Kilpatrick's potential game-tying layup rolled off the rim, allowing the Huskies to hold on for a 58-56 victory over Cincinnati in the semifinals of the American Athletic Conference Tournament.
Former Big East foes collide when the top- seeded Cincinnati Huskies meet up with the fourth-seeded Connecticut Huskies in the semifinals of the American Athletic Conference Tournament on Friday night at FedExForum.
The top-seeded Cincinnati Bearcats will begin their quest for the American Athletic Conference Tournament crown on Thursday evening, as they match up with the ninth-seeded UCF Knights in quarterfinal-round action at FedExForum.
Sean Kilpatrick scored five of his 24 points in the final 1:08 as No. 15 Cincinnati secured at least a share of the inaugural American Athletic Conference regular-season title with a 70-66 win over Rutgers.