CIAA has new tournament bracket format

Shera White, CIAA
February 20, 2009

Tomorrow tips-off the 64th and 34th Annual Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Men's and Women's Basketball Tournament at Time Warner Cable Arena, 7 p.m. This year's tournament features a new, reduced 5-day format. With the week shortened by one day, the women's tournament will begin on Tuesday, February 24, with two games at 7 pm and 9 pm. On Wednesday, February 25 the men's tournament will begin; joining continued play of the women's tournament. Men's games begin at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. Find a complete listing of men's and women's tournament games in succession below: Tuesday, February 24 Women #8 Livingstone vs #9 Virginia Union 7 pm Women # 7 St. Augustine's vs #10 Elizabeth City State 9 pm Wednesday, February 25 Women #4 Virginia State vs #5 St. Paul's at 11 am Women #3 Johnson C. Smith vs #6 Shaw at 1 pm Women #1 Bowie State vs 8/9 at 3 pm Women #2 Fayetteville State vs #7/10 at 5 pm Men #7 Virginia State vs #10 St. Paul's at 7 pm Men #8 Livingstone vs #9 Fayetteville State at 9 pm Thursday, February 26 Men #4 Bowie State vs #5 St. Augustine's at 1 pm Men #2 Elizabeth City State vs #7/10 at 3 pm Men #3 Johnson C. Smith vs #6 Shaw at 7pm Men #1 Virginia Union vs #8/9 at 9 pm Friday, February 27 Women at 1 pm Women at 3 pm Men at 7 pm Men at 9 pm Saturday, February 28 Food Lion Women's Championship Game at 5 pm Ford Men's Championship Game at 8 pm The men's quarterfinals, men's and women's semifinals and championship games will be televised on ESPN Classic and ESPN2. For more tournament information visit, www.ciaatourment.org.