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CIAA Tournament: Half family reunion, half sporting event

As February turns into March, most college basketball fans turn their attention to March Madness and the NCAA Tournament.

But with all the tradition and fanfare the NCAA Tournament creates, all the excitement pales in comparison to the CIAA Tournament. The nation’s oldest historically black basketball tournament is marked on the calendar of HBCU fans and party goers. The third most attended basketball tournament for all divisions of NCAA, the CIAA tourney is half family reunion, half sporting event.