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Open Thread: UConn vs. Cincinnati, AAC Quarterfinals | 2 p.m., ESPN2

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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


Fairfield County: The Blind Rhino or TK's American Café

Hartford: The Black Bear Saloon - Hartford or Buffalo Wild Wings - Wethersfield

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

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