We're posting the open thread a little bit earlier than normal in case you've got nerves and would like to get started discussing today's matchup.
We've got lots of preview material for you to check out as you get ready for the game.
The UConnBlog-cketology: Post-Thursday Championship Week Edition - The UConn Blog
Where does UConn stand in our latest bracket prediction?
UConn vs. Cincinnati AAC Tournament Preview: Q&A with Down the Drive - The UConn Blog
Get the inside scoop on Friday afternoon's opponent!
AAC Tournament Quarterfinal Preview: UConn vs. Cincinnati | TV: 2 p.m., ESPN2 - The UConn Blog
The Huskies begin postseason play in the American conference tournament with a tough match-up against a tough Cincinnati team which beat them twice in the regular season.
UConn Projected by KenPom to Win AAC Tournament - The UConn Blog
Despite being the 5-seed, Ken Pomeroy's analytics give UConn the best chance to win the American tournament in a year where the best team, SMU, is banned from the postseason.
Also, in case you should find yourself free this afternoon, maybe check out one of the game-watches in your area. The UConn Alumni Association has curated a list which is being updated regularly so check it out if you can!
Phoenix: Majerle's - Desert Ridge Location
Los Angeles: Sonny McLean's Irish Pub
San Francisco: Dobbs Ferry Bar
San Diego: The Tavern at the Beach - Pacific Beach
Sacramento: Clubhouse 56
Denver: Stoney's Bar and Grill
New Haven: Orange Ale House
Southeastern CT: Par 4 Restaurant
District of Columbia
Washington, D.C.: Parlay
Orlando: Avenue Gastrobar
Chicago: George Street Pub
New York City: Van Diemens
Cincinnati: Dogberry Brewing
Columbus: Caribbean Jerks
Philadelphia: Tavern on Broad
Austin: Cover 3
Dallas: The Nodding Donkey - SMU Boulevard
Houston: Champps - Uptown