The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) has released the official 42nd Annual Women’s and Men’s Basketball Tournament brackets. The 2016 CIAA Basketball Tournament will be held from Tuesday, February 23rd – Saturday, February 27th at the Time Warner Cable Arena in Charlotte, North Carolina. The women’s competition will kick-off at 10:00 a.m. EST and the men’s competition is scheduled to begin at 6:40 p.m. EST.
Pairings are based on the highest divisional winning percentage. In the event of a tie, the tiebreaker rule begins with head-to-head competition results followed by head-to-head point differential. If a tie situation remains, the highest conference winning percentage will be utilized. The No. 1 and No. 2 seeds of each division receive a first round bye.
“This is the most exciting time of CIAA basketball. We have great pairings, great parody, and you never know who is going to be crowned champion”, says CIAA Commissioner Jacqie McWilliams. “The twenty-two game schedule will definitely be the highlight of this year’s tournament experience as the legacy continues.”
Make sure to check back with us for our tournament coverage all week.