2019-20 American Athletic Conference preview: After UConn, the league is wide open

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ALBANY, NY – MARCH 29: Connecticut Huskies Guard Crystal Dangerfield (5) dribbles the ball past UCLA Bruins Guard Japreece Dean (24) defending during the first half of the game between the UCLA Bruins and the University of Connecticut Huskies on March 29, 2019, at the Times Union Center in Albany NY. (Photo by Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

USF, UCF, and Cincinnati could all challenge for tournament bids

The American Athletic Conference held its media day on Monday in Philadelphia and aside from the obvious — that UConn is the overwhelming pick to win the league in its seventh and final season — the only other thing that’s really clear is that nothing is really clear.

USF was picked to finish second but underperformed last year in an injury-plagued nightmare. UCF was picked right behind them, but returns the best non-UConn player in the conference in Kay Kay Wright. Cincinnati matched the Knights in total points, but Houston could very well finish ahead of the Bearcats with a few fortunate eligibility waivers.

The list goes on.

While the Huskies are virtually guaranteed to march toward another AAC title, the second and maybe third NCAA Tournament bid from the conference is up in the air.

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