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SHAW LADY BEARS ENTER 2020 CIAA TOURNAMENT AS NO. 6 SEED, FACES NO. 3 SEED BOWIE STATE FIRST ROUND

SHAW LADY BEARS ENTER 2020 CIAA TOURNAMENT AS NO. 6 SEED, FACES NO. 3 SEED BOWIE STATE FIRST ROUND

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) announced the brackets for its 2020 Women's and Men's Basketball Tournament. Shaw University women's basketball will be the No. 6 seed, following a 2-10 record in the Southern Division during the regular season.

The single-elimination tournament will be held in two venues again this year: Bojangles' Coliseum February 25-26 and Spectrum Center February 27-29. Championship games will tip-off at 1:00 p.m. for the women followed by the men at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 29.

After finishing the regular season 6-20 overall and 2-15 in the CIAA, the Lady Bears will take on the No. 3 seed, Bowie State University (22-4, 12-3 CIAA, 6-2 Northern Division) on Tuesday, Feb. 25 from the Bojangles Coliseum at 12:10 p.m. The two teams met twice this season, with the Bulldogs claiming both wins, including a 42-33 victory over Shaw back on Jan. 18 in Bowie, Md.

If the Lady Bears advance to the quarterfinal round, Shaw will meet the No. 2 seed of the South, Johnson C. Smith on Thursday, Feb. 27 at 3 p.m. from the Spectrum Center.

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