WSSU and ECSU Take Home the CIAA Basketball Championship 2023

The city of Baltimore, Maryland was filled with HBCU pride, for the CIAA basketball tournament, which took place from Feb 21-25 2023. CIAA fans lined up all week leading up to the final championship game that took place on Saturday. Special guest included music artist Lil Mo, and Tamar Braxton who both performed during the championship halftimes shows, along with legendary producer and rapper Doug E. Fresh.

For the women’s game, Elizabeth City State University defeated Shaw University 55-40, resulting in its first-ever CIAA women’s basketball title at CFG Bank Arena. The Vikings trio of NyAsia Blango, Armfield and King were selected to the CIAA All-Tournament team.

For the men’s game, Winston-Salem State University won their 13th championship title, winning 62-57 over Lincoln University of PA. The Rams’ trio of Alston, Gibson and Teel were named to the CIAA Men’s All-Tournament Team.

Checkout some of our photos from the weekend below

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