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American chooses Mohegan Sun for women's tournament


Mohegan Sun has been chosen to host the women's basketball tournament for the new American Athletic Conference.
The conference announced Monday it will hold its 2014 tournament at the casino in southeastern Connecticut that includes a 10,000-seat arena that is home to the WNBA's Connecticut Sun.
The tournament will be held March 7-10, 2014.
The casino also has applied to host the men's tournament, though it is considered a long shot. Cities such as Louisville, Cincinnati, and Memphis are also in the running. That announcement is expected in the next few weeks.
Mohegan beat out several other venues for the tournament, including Hartford's XL Center, where the American's predecessor, the Big East, held its tournament every year since 2004.

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