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CIAA Women's And Men's Tournament Quarterfinals And Semifinals Game Updates and Events

CIAA Tournament updates for the 2024 Women's and Men’s Tournament Quarterfinals and Semifinals.
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CIAA Tournament updates for the 2024 Women's and Men’s Tournament Quarterfinals and Semifinals.

Coming Up Friday is the Men’s and Women’s Semifinals

Scores from Thursday, February 29:

  • Women’s Tournament Quarterfinals:
    • Claflin University 71 vs. Shaw University 45
    • Virginia State University 51 vs. Johnson C. Smith University 42
  • Men’s Tournament Quarterfinals:
    • Claflin University 75 vs. Virginia State University 69
    • Virginia Union University 61 vs. Bluefield State University 55 
  • Women’s Tournament Presented by Food Lion Semifinals - Semifinals, 12:00 pm; 6:00 pm ET

  • Men’s Tournament Presented by Food Lion Semifinals - Semifinals 2:00 pm; 8:00 pm ET

OTHER EVENTS (Friday, March 1)

  • Breakfast Served at 8:00 a.m.
  • Program Begins at 9:00 a.m.

John B. McLendon, Jr. CIAA Hall of Fame Breakfast

Baltimore Convention Center | Ballroom

  • 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Samaritan's Feet Shoe Distribution presented by COKE

  • 2 locations: Furley Elementary School, Baltimore + Legion Hall, in collaboration with the Bea Gaddy Center.
  • 10:00 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Tech House Summit presented by Visit Baltimore

The Rita Rossi Caldwell Center

  • 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

CIAA Fan Fest presented by Nationwide

Baltimore Convention Center | Hall C-G

Charles Street Lobby

  • 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

CIAA Battle of The Bands

Baltimore Convention Center | Hall Swing, F-G

Sprite Soundstage, Charles Street Lobby

  • 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

CIAA DJ KOD's Big GoGo Day Party featuring Rare Essence

Rams Head Live

  • 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Watch the Throne Official CIAA Young Alumni Party Music by DJ King 1906 & DJ Diesel

Rams Head Live

  • Doors Open at 6:00 p.m.
  • Show Starts at 7:00 p.m.

Wendy's CIAA Step Show Throwdown presented by Wells Fargo – Greek vs. Greek

Baltimore Convention Center | Halls Swing, F, G

Sprite Soundstage, Charles Street Lobby

4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.- Private event

Food Lion Presidents Dinner

CFG Bank Arena 


  • Tickets: General admission ticket packages, which include all men’s and women’s games held during the tournament week, are available HERE.
  • ESPN Coverage of Men’s & Women’s Basketball Tournament: As part of the CIAA’s multi-year partnership with ESPN, all 26 games will be broadcast exclusively on ESPN+ ( with the championship games also being shown on ESPNU.
  • Community Impact Events - Event listings available: HERE: In addition to the 26 games featured in this year’s Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship Tournament, the CIAA will again offer fan-favorite events for all ages, including Fan Fest, High School Education Day, CIAA Career Expo, Super Saturday, The 8th Annual Samaritan's Feet “Shoes of Hope” initiative, The John B. McClendon Jr. CIAA Hall of Fame Breakfast, and other exciting events.
  • The CIAA is partnering with Visit Baltimore to offer the 3rd annual series of town halls and symposiums to include a Tech Summit House, Money Moves Financial Summit, Health & Mental Wellness Forum, and more.
  • Fans will also enjoy the annual entertainment events CIAA Fan Fest: The free, two-day CIAA Fan Fest will take place at the Baltimore Convention Center in Halls E-G on Friday, March 1 (10 am - 8 pm) and Saturday, March 2 (12:00 pm - 8:00 pm) featuring interactive sponsor activations, concerts and other family-friendly entertainment. Fans, visitors and Baltimore residents are invited to this free event.
  • Additionally, fans will enjoy the annual entertainment events happening during Tournament week such as the CIAA Legends of Hip Hop Party, CIAA Greek Step Shows, CIAA Alumni party and others. Artists confirmed to perform during the Tournament and at events Tournament week include DJ Skillz, DJ Shakim, Chubb Rock, DJ Kool, Sugar Bear, Rare Essence, BDaht, DJ Kid Capri, Fatman Scoop, Keith Murray, Mr Cheeks, SAINTED Trap Choir, LeVelle, Gabby Simone, The Hamiltones, Rudy Currence, Kevin Ross, Shelby J, Mike Phillips and More.


  • Founded in 1912, the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) is the first African-American athletic conference and one of the most recognized conferences in Division II.
  • The CIAA is an event that has become a celebration of family, culture and accomplishments that uplift and strengthen the African American community.
  • The CIAA Basketball Championship Tournament is a precursor to March Madness, and also intentionally falls during the last week in February, Black History Month.
  • The CIAA has hosted the men’s basketball tournament for 79 years and the women’s basketball tournament for 50 years.
  • This is the 4th year the Tournament has taken place in Baltimore.
  • As one of the country’s top 10 cities with the highest percentage of Black or African-American residents, one that honors and amplifies Black culture, Baltimore is the perfect destination for the CIAA Tournament. Since its move to Baltimore, the CIAA Tournament has generated a total economic impact of $29.6 million for Charm City supporting 1,504 part-time and full-time jobs and generating $2.5 million in state and local taxes.
  • This year marks the 25th anniversary of the CIAA Ball Girl, Ball Boy program – A fixture of tournament week, the Ball Girl/Boy program is a one-of-its-kind initiative that puts local youth right in the middle of the action throughout tournament week. Led by Ben Piggot and Robert Chadwick of Operation Future, the program provides ball boys and girls for the tourney, and gives many area youth an opportunity to get their first taste of the HBCU Experience.
  • This is the 20th Anniversary of the MISS CIAA competition. Over two decades, the MISS CIAA competition has transformed into an emblem of women's empowerment and HBCU pride. It distinguishes itself from traditional pageants by recognizing individuals who stand out in the areas of professionalism, academics, campus and community involvement, and public service; showcasing the holistic excellence of HBCU scholars dedicated to making a meaningful difference.
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