With its win at No. 20/19 Cincinnati on Sunday afternoon, No. 12/12 Houston claimed the outright American Athletic Conference regular season title and will be the No. 1 seed in the 2019 Air Force Reserve American Athletic Conference Men’s Basketball Championship, held March 14-17 at FedExForum in Memphis, Tenn.,Houston has been a top-three seed in The American Championship in each of the past three seasons and will take on the winner of No. 8 Tulsa and No. 9 UConn on Friday, March 15 at noon ET/11 a.m. CT.,The Bulls played their last two games without starting point guard Laquincy Rideau who should be ready to make his return on Thursday, March 14 when USF faces No. 9 UConn in first game of the 2019 Championship at 1 p.m. ET/noon CT.,With the Huskies’ regular-season finale victory against the Pirates, UConn will take on No. 8 USF in the tip-off game of the tournament on Thursday, March 14 at 1 p.m. ET/noon CT.,No. 9 UConn vs. No. 8 USF, 1 p.m. ET/noon CT (ESPNU)

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Playing its first game as a ranked team this season, No. 23 Oklahoma owns eight wins away from Norman while facing the second toughest strength of schedule according to the NCAA NET Rankings.,• Oklahoma is off to its fourth start of 11-1 (or better) during Kruger’s eight seasons as head coach (also third in the last four seasons).,• Oklahoma is 8-1 in games away from Norman this season (includes “home” victories in OKC and Tulsa).,• Oklahoma averages 34.6 paint points per game and is averaging 44.0 paint points over its last three games.,• Oklahoma has won 19 of its last 21 games inside Lloyd Noble Center and 21 of its last 23 “home” games (includes victories in OKC and Tulsa).

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James Batemon III was an NJCAA All-American both of the years he spent in a North Dakota State College of Science uniform.,Now in his senior year, Batemon is taking on a role as the team’s leader.,Batemon’s led his team in points and assists in the two years he’s been in LA.,When the two teams squared off in the West Coast Conference Tournament last year, Batemon dropped 27 on national television.,They’ll probably be the toughest team we face again this year,” Batemon said.

NORMAN – Oklahoma graduate guard Miles Reynolds was named the Big 12 Co-Newcomer of the Week on Wednesday for games played Dec. 17-25.,Earning the honor for the first time in his career, Reynolds averaged 12.0 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists in a pair of Oklahoma wins.,In his lone year with the Sooners as a graduate transfer, Reynolds is Oklahoma's second-leading scorer with season averages of 10.9 points, 2.9 rebound and 1.3 assists.,Oklahoma and Gonzaga are the only schools with wins over five different major conferences during non-conference play.,OU, Gonzaga and Kansas are also the only programs with at least five wins over major conference teams in non-league play.