8 Fayetteville State vs. No. CIAA Player of the Year Bryanna Brown was named the CIAA Tournament MVP and was joined by Young on the All-Tournament team.

Two weeks ago, Claflin was flying right with Clark Atlanta and just behind Morehouse with one loss. 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. The SWAC, MEAC, CIAA, and SIAC men's and women's basketball tournament champions in 2022. The Broncos first Men's CIAA title since 1973. 1 Indiana (PA). The NCAA tournament is always exciting because it is the peak of intense competition with some of the most emotional outcomes in sports. The game will be played on March 11 at 1:00 p.m. and can be listened to at http://mix104.info/listen-live-mix-104-1/#. The good news for Claflin, its got back-to-back home games coming up. Howard women's basketball team reached the MEAC pinnacle after 21 years. Host of "Blow the Whistle" HBCU Legends and "Bayou Blitz" Podcasts. The SIAC champion Savannah State Tigers will be the No. 1. 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. They have a variety of guys who can score, though as six players average at least seven points per game. Jackson State becomes the first team since Alabama State in 2015 and 2016 to win back-to-back SWAC Tournament championships. Miles heads into the DII tournament following a 23-3 regular season going 17-1 in conference. The Miles Golden Bears will be the fifth seed in the South region going up against fourth-seeded Union (TN) Bulldogs. The 2021-22 basketball season for all of the major HBCU conferences had exciting regular and tournament battles. The Tigers won their second SIAC title in a row defeating Savannah State 71-69. These two teams will face each other Friday, March 11 at 5:00 p.m. and can be seen on https://mountaineast.tv/glenville/. No.

Lincoln (22-7 overall) clinches the conference's automatic bid to the NCAA Division II Tournament. 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.

7 West Virginia State vs. No. 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. 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, seven come from HBCUs. Theres Martravious Little who can score when needed and Omar Alston providing rebounding and scoring down low. They finished the regular season 25-1 with a 14-1 record against SIAC opponents. This game will also be played on March 11 at 5:00 p.m. and can be listened to athttps://uuathletics.com/watch/?Live=737&type=Live. Union went 23-2 during the season with a perfect 18-0 record against Gulf South conference opposition. The CIAA champion Fayetteville State Broncos will be the No.

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. document.getElementById( "ak_js_1" ).setAttribute( "value", ( new Date() ).getTime() ); Jarrett Hoffman is an HBCU Sports contributor and a graduate of Bowie State University. 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. https://uuathletics.com/watch/?Live=737&type=Live, http://mix104.info/listen-live-mix-104-1/#, 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. 2. This game will be played on Saturday, March 12 at a time that has not been announced. The bad news, theyve got to play the Atlanta duo. Indiana (PA) went 29-2 in the regular season with a 20-2 record against Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference (PSAC) opponents.

The HBCU Hoops Power Rankings are back. They are also extremely efficient from long-range, leading the CIAA with a 38.5 shooting percentage. 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. 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.

Lincoln defeated Elizabeth City State 67-52 in the final on Feb. 26. Their opponent, Glenville State, was spectacular in the regular season finishing a perfect 27-0 including 22-0 in conference play. 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. The Jackson State Lady Tigers had an historic run in the conference. You have entered an incorrect email address! 8 Savannah State vs. No. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. 8 seed in the Atlantic region facing off against the host number one seed Indiana (PA) Crimson Hawks. Unlike their neighbors, the Panthers dont have a primary weapon on offense. Since then, Claflin has lost four in a row to fall to fourth place in the SIAC East. Here we will be breaking down what teams are playing, who they are facing, and when they play. Then came that trip to Atlanta. 3 seed Lee Flames. 1 Glenville State. Virginia Union (19-1, 10-0): VUU hasnt looked back since an opening-game loss to Edinboro

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They made it to the semifinals of the PSAC conference tournament before being upended by the eventual champion Indiana University of Pennsylvania. 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. 2 Cal U (PA). Coach Jones in the postgame press conference credited PJ Henry and Brison Gresham for their previous NCAA Tournament experience that led to the championship. 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.

With teams now in the thick of conference play, what better time is there to evaluate who the top HBCUs are in their division? 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. They also have the biggest scoring margin in the conference, winning by an average of nearly 13 points per game. Howard returned to the NCAA Tournament after 21 years. These two teams will play on March 12 at 5:00 p.m. No.

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. The Bulldogs made it to the final of the Gulf South tournament but lost 86-72 to Alabama-Huntsville.

This will just be Fayetteville States second tournament appearance their first coming in the same year as their last CIAA title win. Johnny Jones' Tigers played the classic "team basketball" throughout the entire season to win their second-consecutive SWAC Men's Basketball Tournament Championship. Morehouse Alum, McDonogh #35 Roneagles (NOLA), Drum Major of the Tenacious Four. Fayetteville defeated Virginia Union 65-62 in the final on Feb. 26. 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. 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. They face a Nova Southeastern team that is the only team that comes into the tournament with an unbeaten record at 28-0. Savannah State is playing in their first tournament since they returned to the Division II ranks in 2019.

The West Virginia State Yellow Jackets receive the seventh seed in the Atlantic region matching up with second seed Cal U (PA) Vulcans. 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.

Central State (17-4, 11-2): Winners of eight of its last nine games. 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. Fayetteville State was 18-8 in the regular season going 13-3 in CIAA play. 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. 1 Union (TN). 8 seed in the South region facing the host number one seed Nova Southeastern Sharks. The Broncos capped off the CIAA tournament by defeating Virginia Union 65-62 their first conference title since 1973. SIAC tournament champion Benedict enters the NCAA tournament as the sixth seed in the South Region against No. The Texas Southern men with head coach Johnny Jones are back-to-back conference champions. 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. Lee went 22-6 in the regular season and 15-5 in the Gulf South Conference. No. 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. They are the only team in the tournament that had a record below .500 in the regular season. The Lady Tigers repeated as the SWAC Women's Basketball Tournament Champions with a dominant 101-80 win over the Lady Hornets. 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. The Lady Bison won 61-44 against Norfolk State. Coach Ty Grace and her squad will head to the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2001. The Trojans dont have a volume scorer at this point, as big man Richard Granberry leads the way with just over 13 ppg. 1 Nova Southeastern. Benedict College squeaked out a 71-69 win over Savannah State to capture the SIAC Women's Basketball Championship. Of the 128 teams selected to the big dance for the men and women respectively, six come from HBCUs.

No. The team then raced through the PSAC tournament claiming its third straight championship beating Millersville 63-52.

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4. They won their second straight conference tournament defeating Lee University 58-44 in the final. 3. Theyve got three players averaginging between 11 and 13 points, led by Akil Douglas.

It is March, which means its time to do some dancing as we enter the NCAA basketball tournament season. 8 Savannah State vs. No. The SIAC dominates the mens top five while the ladies of the CIAA have it going on.

The Sharks mowed their way through the Sunshine State Conference tournament culminating in a 98-85 win over Barry in the final. 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. I am building a new team of journalists, podcasters, videographers, and interns. For media requests, interviews, or interest in joining HBCU Legends, please contact me at kmosley@hbcusi.com. No one in HBCU basketball, regardless of division, is playing better basketball than Morehouse right now. The SIAC and CIAA had couple of firsts as well to round out the tournament season. Follow me on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook @ktmoze. They advanced to the SIAC championship game where they fell short against Benedict. In the Mountain East Conference tournament, Glenville State fell short in the championship game losing to the University of Charleston. West Virginia State went 23-6 overall record in the regular season and an 18-4 record against Mountain East conference opponents.

2022 RASHAD MEDIA - ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Texas Southern dominated Alcorn in the second half to pull ahead for an 87-62 victory. 5.

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. Lee lost to Union in the conference tournament final. With a 17-5 record. 8 Lincoln (PA) vs. No.

Savannah State had a less than spectacular regular season finishing 11-13 with an 8-9 conference record. Virginia State (17-2, 7-2): Currently third in the CIAA Northern Division with just two lossses. Morehouses perfection has been a major emergence this season, but lets not forget that CAU is the defending champ and have won 14 straight. Lincoln (12-6, 7-3): Fourth best spot in the CIAA North is still good for fifth best on this list.