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Charlotte, NC - The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) will televise 13 basketball games in 2016. Nine CIAA institutions will be featured in five regular season broadcasts. Eight tournament games during the last week of February, including the women’s and men’s championship games, will complete the television package. Each game is expected to reach over 50 million U.S. households.2016 ciaa trn logo

Reigning back-to-back men’s champion Livingstone College will tip-off the broadcast schedule on Saturday, January 9th when the Blue Bears visit Virginia State University. The contest will be played at the Daniels Gymnasium in Petersburg, Virginia. The Trojans currently lead the CIAA Northern Division with a 3-0 start and 8-3 overall record. VSU was recently ranked No. 8 in the first Division II Atlantic Region D2SIDA Media Poll. Livingstone is 7-6 overall and 2-0 in conference play.

Lincoln (Pa.) University will host its first-ever CIAA broadcast game on Saturday, January 16th at the Manuel Rivero Gymnasium in Lincoln University, Pennsylvania.  The Lions will play host to the Bulldogs of Bowie State University.  BSU ranks second in the conference in points per game, averaging 82.6 points for the season and 88.5 against CIAA opponents.

Chowan University will host Virginia Union University on January 30th at the Helms Center in Murfreesboro, North Carolina. During the halftime activities, the university will recognize its all-time winningest basketball coach and hall of famer, Mr. Bob Burke, with naming the basketball court in his honor. Coach Burke coached at Chowan for 22 seasons, posting a 419-217 record, highlighted by a 337-124 mark over a fifteen year span. He led his programs to three NJCAA “Sweet 16” appearances, one of which was a fourth place showing in the National Championships. The Hawks currently lead the conference with 84.3 points per game with a conference best 49.5 shooting percentage and 38.0% in three-pointers.

CIAA Southern Division rivals Winston-Salem State University and Fayetteville State University will tip-off against each other Saturday, February 13th in Fayetteville, North Carolina in Felton J. Capel Arena.

Bowie State University will close out the regular season broadcast schedule with a showdown against Elizabeth City State University at the A.C. Jordan Arena in Bowie, Maryland.

All of the regular season broadcasts will begin at 4 p.m EST.

The CIAA men’s basketball tournament quarterfinals on Thursday, February 25th and semifinals on Friday will be televised. The women’s championship game on Saturday, February 27th at 4 p.m. will be broadcast exclusively on the ASPiRE network. The 8 p.m. men’s championship will be aired exclusively on ESPNU.

2016 CIAA Basketball Television Schedule

January 9

Livingstone at Virginia State

Petersburg, Va.

4 p.m. EST

January 16

Bowie State at Lincoln (Pa.)

Lincoln University, Pa.

4 p.m. EST

January 30

Virginia Union at Chowan

Murfreesboro, N.C.

4 p.m. EST

February 13

Winston-Salem State at Fayetteville State

Fayetteville, N.C.

4 p.m. EST

February 20

Elizabeth City State at Bowie State

Bowie, Md.

4 p.m. EST

February 25

Men’s Quarterfinals Game #1

Charlotte, N.C.

1 p.m. EST

 

Men’s Quarterfinals Game #2

Charlotte, N.C.

3 p.m. EST

 

Men’s Quarterfinals Game #3

Charlotte, N.C.

7 p.m. EST

 

Men’s Quarterfinals Game #4

Charlotte, N.C.

9 p.m. EST

February 26

Men’s Semifinals Game #1

Charlotte, N.C.

7 p.m. EST

 

Men’s Semifinals Game #2

Charlotte, N.C.

9 p.m. EST

February 27

Women’s Championship Game

Charlotte, N.C.

4 p.m. EST

 

Men’s Championship Game

Charlotte, N.C.

8 p.m. EST

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