WOMEN’S BASKETBALL SEEDED NO. 5, LADY BEARS TO FACE BOWIE STATE TUESDAY

WOMEN’S BASKETBALL SEEDED NO. 5, LADY BEARS TO FACE BOWIE STATE TUESDAY

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) releases the official 44th Annual Women's Basketball Tournament bracket.  The 2018 CIAA Basketball Tournament will be held from Tuesday, February 27 – Saturday, March 3 at both the Bojangles Coliseum and the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, NC.  Women's competition will kick-off at 10 a.m. EST.

With the conclusion of regular season competition, the 2018 Women's Basketball Tournament pairings and bracket have been announced by the CIAA Basketball Tournament Committee.  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.

Shaw concluded the regular-season 6-22 overall, 3-13 in the conference and 2-8 within the Southern Division. Shaw will enter the tournament as the No. 5 seed (South) and will compete on Tuesday, Feb. 27 at 10 a.m. versus No. 4 from the North, Bowie State University at the Bojangles Coliseum in the first round.

Should Shaw advance, the Lady Bears would participate in the quarterfinals, starting at 4:30 p.m. versus the No. 1 seed from the South, Fayetteville State. If Shaw wins, the Lady Bears will compete in the semifinal round at 1 p.m. on Friday, following the championship game at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the Spectrum Center.

For a complete bracket for the 2018 CIAA Basketball Tournament, visit www.ciaatournament.org.

For the most up-to-date information on Shaw basketball and its 13 varsity sport teams, please visit www.shawbears.com.