Tulane’s inaugural season in the American Athletic Conference took another step toward reality Thursday when the league released dates and television broadcasts for its conference games.
The Green Wave, which completed its final season in Conference USA with a 17-17, 8-8 record, will be nationally televised in every conference game for the first time in school history as coach Ed Conroy enters his fifth season in New Orleans.
However, despite a wide-ranging broadcast deal between The American and ESPN, Tulane will not be showcased on either ESPN or ESPN2. Instead, the Green Wave will play nine games on ESPNews, four on the CBS Sports Network, three on ESPNU and are featured just twice on the online-only ESPN3.
Highlights include its first ever AAC game on Dec. 31 at East Carolina, followed by a trip to former C-USA stalwart Memphis on Jan. 4.
Tulane tussles twice with reigning national champion Connecticut. First at Devlin Fieldhouse on Saturday, Feb. 7 at 6 p.m., then in Connecticut on Feb. 22.
The season will conclude at The American Men’s Basketball Championships held March 12-15 at the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut.