Bowie State Women’s Hoops Earn Bye; Will Play on Thursday, Men’s Hoops to Face Shaw Tuesday in CIAA Tourney


The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) announced the brackets for its 2023 Women’s and Men’s Basketball Tournament. Bowie State women’s basketball earned the No. 4 seed and Bowie State men’s basketball were named the No. 10 seed.

The single-elimination tournament will be held in CFG Bank Arena in Baltimore, Md., on February 21-25. Championship games will tip-off at 1 p.m. for the men followed by the women at 4 p.m. on Saturday, February 25. Each bracket is seeded 1 through 12 based on conference winning percentage.  

As the No. 4 seed in the women’s bracket, the Bulldogs will have a bye and will face the winner between Elizabeth City State (No. 5) and St. Augustine’s (No. 12) on Thursday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. 

The Bulldogs men’s squad will square off with the No. 7 seed Shaw during the opening round of the men’s basketball bracket on Tuesday, Feb. 21 at 6:40 p.m.

All 22 games will be broadcast exclusively on ESPN+ ( with the championship games also being shown on ESPNU.

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