(CBS Connecticut) –– The 2015 American Athletic Conference men’s basketball tournament will be held at the XL Center in Hartford.

Commissioner Mike Aresco announced the decision Monday  afternoon  on a conference call with Global Spectrum,  operators of the XL Center, and with the Capital Region Development Authority.

Aresco  says with the UConn men’s and women’s national championships,  Connecticut is currently the center of the college basketball universe,  and will bring extra attention to the conference tournament.

He thanked Memphis for hosting the first tournament.




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