American Athletic Conference to hold women's basketball tournament at Mohegan Sun casino

The new American Athletic Conference will hold its first women's basketball tournament at the Mohegan Sun casino.

The conference announced Monday that the 2014 tourney would be played at the resort in southeastern Connecticut, which includes a 10,000-seat arena that is home to the WNBA's Connecticut Sun.

The tournament will take place March 7-10.

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 event, including Hartford's XL Center, where the American's predecessor, the Big East, held its women's tournament every year since 2004.