In the Mountain East Conference tournament, Glenville State fell short in the championship game losing to the University of Charleston. document.getElementById( "ak_js_1" ).setAttribute( "value", ( new Date() ).getTime() ); Jarrett Hoffman is an HBCU Sports contributor and a graduate of Bowie State University. The SWAC, MEAC, CIAA, and SIAC men's and women's basketball tournament champions in 2022. postgame press conference credited PJ Henry and Brison Gresham, Jackson State becomes the first team since Alabama State, Norfolk State and senior Joe Bryant Jr battled their way to a 72-57 win, Lady Bison won 61-44 against Norfolk State. The CIAA champion Lincoln (PA) Lions make it into the Division II tournament as the eighth seed in the Atlantic region opening up against the host number one seed Glenville State Pioneers. The West Virginia State Yellow Jackets receive the seventh seed in the Atlantic region matching up with second seed Cal U (PA) Vulcans. 2. Guest on WWL New Orleans (Mike Detillier/Bobby Hebert), KCOH AM 1230 Houston (Ralph Cooper), FOX26 in Houston with host Isiah Carey, WBOK New Orleans (Reggie Flood/Ro Brown), 103.7 The Game (Jordy Hultberg/Clint Domingue), College Kickoff Unlimited (Emory Hunt), and Offscript TV on YouTube. The SIAC dominates the mens top five while the ladies of the CIAA have it going on. 8 Savannah State vs. No. The good news for Claflin, its got back-to-back home games coming up. 8 seed in the Atlantic region facing off against the host number one seed Indiana (PA) Crimson Hawks. Lincoln defeated Elizabeth City State 67-52 in the final on Feb. 26. Lincoln (12-6, 7-3): Fourth best spot in the CIAA North is still good for fifth best on this list. The Tigers won their second SIAC title in a row defeating Savannah State 71-69. Here we will be breaking down what teams are playing, who they are facing, and when they play. 8 Fayetteville State vs. No.

Fayetteville State was 18-8 in the regular season going 13-3 in CIAA play. Unlike their neighbors, the Panthers dont have a primary weapon on offense. The Jackson State Lady Tigers had an historic run in the conference. This will just be Fayetteville States second tournament appearance their first coming in the same year as their last CIAA title win. Virginia State (17-2, 7-2): Currently third in the CIAA Northern Division with just two lossses. They have a variety of guys who can score, though as six players average at least seven points per game. 3. They made it to the semifinals of the PSAC conference tournament before being upended by the eventual champion Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Jackson State becomes the first team since Alabama State in 2015 and 2016 to win back-to-back SWAC Tournament championships. WVSU will look to get their redemption in the NCAA tournament against a California University of Pennsylvania team that had a 20-8 regular season record and 15-7 against PSAC teams. The Texas Southern men with head coach Johnny Jones are back-to-back conference champions. Virginia Union (19-1, 10-0): VUU hasnt looked back since an opening-game loss to Edinboro My Notable Interviews: Deion Sanders (Jackson State University, Head Coach), Demario and Tamala Davis (NFL Player), Jerry Rice (Hall of Famer), Doug Williams (HBCU & NFL Legend), James "Shack" Harris (HBCU & NFL Legend), Travis Williams (Founder of HBCU All-Stars, LLC), Malcolm Jenkins (NFL Player), Drew Brees (Former NFL QB), Deuce McAllister (Former NFL RB), Willie Roaf (NFL Hall of Fame), Jim Everett (Former NFL Player), Quinn Early (Former NFL Player), Dr. Reef (NFL Players' Trainer Specialist), Nataria Holloway (VP of the NFL). They also have the biggest scoring margin in the conference, winning by an average of nearly 13 points per game. Also read:Report: Mo Williams to be named next Jackson State head coach, No. Brandon Morris has a strong case for SIAC Player of The Year as he is fourth in the conference in scoring at 18 points per game and second in rebounds (9.2) while shooting 54 percent from the field. Their opponent, Glenville State, was spectacular in the regular season finishing a perfect 27-0 including 22-0 in conference play. These two teams will play on March 12 at 5:00 p.m. No.

Savannah State is playing in their first tournament since they returned to the Division II ranks in 2019. These two teams will face each other Friday, March 11 at 5:00 p.m. and can be seen on

Savannah State completed an amazing tournament streak by routing Benedict76-62to hoist the 2022 Championship Trophy. The CIAA champion Fayetteville State Broncos will be the No. Miles heads into the DII tournament following a 23-3 regular season going 17-1 in conference. 1. Union went 23-2 during the season with a perfect 18-0 record against Gulf South conference opposition. It is March, which means its time to do some dancing as we enter the NCAA basketball tournament season. They won their second straight conference tournament defeating Lee University 58-44 in the final. They face a Nova Southeastern team that is the only team that comes into the tournament with an unbeaten record at 28-0. It helps when you have a potential All-American in the form of Ty Walker, but the Maroon Tigers are more than a one-man show. The Broncos first Men's CIAA title since 1973. The Lady Bison won 61-44 against Norfolk State. The Trojans dont have a volume scorer at this point, as big man Richard Granberry leads the way with just over 13 ppg. Savannah State had a less than spectacular regular season finishing 11-13 with an 8-9 conference record. Follow me on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @ktmoze. Last season TSU shocked Mount St. Mary's 60-52 in the "First Four" upset. Theyve got three players averaginging between 11 and 13 points, led by Akil Douglas. Having one loss as January ends is usually enough to secure the top spot on this list, let alone the top dog status in your neighborhood. Host of "Blow the Whistle" HBCU Legends and "Bayou Blitz" Podcasts. This will be Lincolns first-ever tournament appearance following a regular season in which it finished the regular season 19-7 overall and 12-4 in the conference. Central State (17-4, 11-2): Winners of eight of its last nine games. Morehouse Alum, McDonogh #35 Roneagles (NOLA), Drum Major of the Tenacious Four. You have entered an incorrect email address! Kicking off this exciting time is the NCAA Division II basketball tournament with the bracket having been revealed Monday.

Lee lost to Union in the conference tournament final. The one major question for each school heading into SWAC Media Travis Hunter was seen wearing a walking boot at SWAC Media FBI, AG join search for missing Ole Miss student, Angela Simmons Is Having A Second Career as a BBW Lingerie ModelUH OH, Billy Napier says stint as an HBCU assistant shaped his career, Nick Saban says he would play ASU and A&M. Clark Atlanta (13-7, 11-2): CAU peaking at just the right time, has won 11 of last 13. JSU will learn its NCAA destination on Sunday at 7:00 PM ET.Most Valuable PlayerDaysha Rogan, Jackson State All-Tournament TeamAmeshya Williams-Holliday, Jackson StateMiya Crump, Jackson StateAyana Emmanuel, Alabama StateJayla Crawford, Alabama StateAlexus Holt, Grambling State, Norfolk State Spartans; Credit: Nick Sutton/MEAC. Union (TN) had a 21-7 regular season record including a 15-5 record against Gulf South opponents. Of the 128 teams selected to the big dance for the men and women respectively, six come from HBCUs. Of the 128 teams selected to the big dance for the men and women respectively, seven come from HBCUs. 2022 MEAC Basketball Tournament Mens All-Tournament TeamJalen Hawkins, Norfolk StateJoe Bryant, Jr., Norfolk State*Nendah Tarke, Coppin State^Jesse Zarzuela, Coppin StateMalik Miller, Morgan State Outstanding Performer: Joe Bryant, Jr., Norfolk StateOutstanding Coach: Robert Jones, Norfolk State, Howard University Lady Bison win the 2022 MEAC Tournament Championship; Credit: MEAC. No.

The NCAA tournament is always exciting because it is the peak of intense competition with some of the most emotional outcomes in sports. 2 Cal U (PA). The Lions went on to claim the CIAA championship defeating Elizabeth City State 67-52 in the tournament final. 8 Lincoln (PA) vs. No. Lee went 22-6 in the regular season and 15-5 in the Gulf South Conference. They are also extremely efficient from long-range, leading the CIAA with a 38.5 shooting percentage. Johnny Jones' Tigers played the classic "team basketball" throughout the entire season to win their second-consecutive SWAC Men's Basketball Tournament Championship. They advanced to the SIAC championship game where they fell short against Benedict. The Broncos capped off the CIAA tournament by defeating Virginia Union 65-62 their first conference title since 1973. 1 Glenville State. The Bulldogs made it to the final of the Gulf South tournament but lost 86-72 to Alabama-Huntsville. He also gets scoring help from Dimitri Cook and Cairo Brown who both average over 13 points per game and Jelani Watson-Gayle who is averaging better than 12 points. Fayetteville defeated Virginia Union 65-62 in the final on Feb. 26. The SIAC and CIAA had couple of firsts as well to round out the tournament season. Coach Jones in the postgame press conference credited PJ Henry and Brison Gresham for their previous NCAA Tournament experience that led to the championship. This game will also be played on March 11 at 5:00 p.m. and can be listened to at 1 Union (TN). Like Morehouse, VSU went through its non-conference schedule unscathed, but its found some resistance in the CIAA. This game will be played on Saturday, March 12 at a time that has not been announced. 1 Nova Southeastern. 8 seed in the South region facing the host number one seed Nova Southeastern Sharks. Learn how your comment data is processed. The Tigers appear in the DII tournament for the first time since 2017 after recording a 20-7 record in the regular season and 12-3 in the conference. Coach Ty Grace and her squad will head to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2001. No one in HBCU basketball, regardless of division, is playing better basketball than Morehouse right now. The Lady Tigers repeated as the SWAC Women's Basketball Tournament Champions with a dominant 101-80 win over the Lady Hornets. Entering the SIAC tournament as the third seed in the East division, the Tigers weaved their way through higher-ranked opponents Tuskegee and Morehouse on their way to knocking off Benedict 76-62 in the championship game. virginia state 7k Morehouses perfection has been a major emergence this season, but lets not forget that CAU is the defending champ and have won 14 straight. The team then raced through the PSAC tournament claiming its third straight championship beating Millersville 63-52. The Miles Golden Bears will be the fifth seed in the South region going up against fourth-seeded Union (TN) Bulldogs. The game will be played on March 11 at 1:00 p.m. and can be listened to at 8 Savannah State vs. No. They are the only team in the tournament that had a record below .500 in the regular season. Since then, Claflin has lost four in a row to fall to fourth place in the SIAC East. Indiana (PA) went 29-2 in the regular season with a 20-2 record against Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) opponents. There was the loss against St. Aug, close calls against Winston-Salem State and Elizabeth City State, and then a 10-point loss to a Bowie State team that had underachieved to that point. 1 Indiana (PA). No. 4. The Sharks mowed their way through the Sunshine State Conference tournament culminating in a 98-85 win over Barry in the final. Lincoln (22-7 overall) clinches the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Division II Tournament. My Father, Mother, Grandmother, Aunts and Uncles were HBCU graduates and Grandmother taught at an HBCU! Howard women's basketball team reached the MEAC pinnacle after 21 years. As the second overall seed in the Mountain East conference tournament, the Yellow Jackets were one-and-done losing to Alderson Broaddus in the quarterfinals. The SWAC, MEAC, CIAA, and SIAC men's and women's basketball tournament champions in 2022. One could make a case for Benedict to be higher as two of its four conference losses came in back-to-back heartbreakers in Atlanta, Saturday against CAU and that legendary Monday night game against Morehouse. Howard returned to the NCAA Tournament after 21 years. Deion Sanders said It doesnt make sense to move Bethune-Cookman matchup Southland commissioner would consider adding HBCUs in conference expansion, SWAC commissioner talks future conference expansion, possible FBS move. SIAC tournament champion Benedict enters the NCAA tournament as the sixth seed in the South Region against No. Texas Southern dominated Alcorn in the second half to pull ahead for an 87-62 victory. 2022 MEAC Basketball Tournament All-Tournament TeamDestiny Howell, HowardIyanna Warren, HowardDeja Francis, Norfolk StateCamille Downs, Norfolk StateZamara Haynes, Maryland Eastern Shore Outstanding Performer: Destiny Howell, HowardOutstanding Coach: Ty Grace, Howard. Norfolk State and senior Joe Bryant Jr battled their way to a 72-57 win over seventh-seeded Coppin State Saturday in the finals of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Basketball Tournament in the Scope Arena. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. West Virginia State went 23-6 overall record in the regular season and an 18-4 record against Mountain East conference opponents. Benedict College squeaked out a 71-69 win over Savannah State to capture the SIAC Women's Basketball Championship.,, Report: Mo Williams to be named next Jackson State head coach, North Carolina Central releases 2022 football schedule, HBCUnited The Basketball Tournament run ends with loss in Rucker Park regional final, Thomas Snacks Lee is part of another magical HBCU basketball run, Trasity Totten, daughter of Willie Totten, named Mississippi Valley State mens assistant basketball coach. The 2021-22 basketball season for all of the major HBCU conferences had exciting regular and tournament battles.

I am Kyle T. Mosley, the Managing Editor and Reporter for the HBCU Legends and Saints News Network on Sports Illustrated's FanNation channel since October 2019. CIAA Player of the Year Bryanna Brown was named the CIAA Tournament MVP and was joined by Young on the All-Tournament team. Most Valuable PlayerPJ Henry, Texas Southern All-Tournament TeamPJ Henry, Texas SouthernJohn Walker III, Texas SouthernBrison Gresham, Texas SouthernJustin Thomas, Alcorn StateJalen Johnson, Alabama A&M. Then came that trip to Atlanta. The HBCU Hoops Power Rankings are back. The Savannah State Tigers enter the DII tournament as the eight seed in the South region opening against the host number one seed Union (TN) Bulldogs. Whether its close games like the thriller against Benedict last Monday or blowouts like the ones handed to Paine (100-57) and Lane (85-53), Morehouse has a knack for getting it done. The bad news, theyve got to play the Atlanta duo. Two weeks ago, Claflin was flying right with Clark Atlanta and just behind Morehouse with one loss. 5. With a 17-5 record.

7 West Virginia State vs. No. Theres Martravious Little who can score when needed and Omar Alston providing rebounding and scoring down low. 2022 RASHAD MEDIA - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. They had a disappointing exit in the SIAC tournament losing 66-49 to Benedict, a team that controversially did not receive an invite, in the semifinals. This game will be played on March 12 at 6:30 p.m. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. 3 seed Lee Flames. No. I am building a new team of journalists, podcasters, videographers, and interns.

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