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CIAA Tournament

CIAA 2023 Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament

February 20-26, 2023 in Baltimore

All tournament passes now on sale, including single session tickets to all seven sessions. Complete the experience by booking your hotel early for a special tournament rate while supplies last. Baltimore’s prime location on the East Coast is easy to get to via train, plane or car, and once you’re here there’s plenty to do all within walking distance of the CIAA Tournament and events.

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Register Now for these Free Visit Baltimore Events

As your host, Visit Baltimore has created a series of free events to bring together local Baltimoreans with CIAA athletes, students, alunmi and fans.

CIAA events

Youth Cheer Clinic

Cheer clinicFebruary 18, 2023
Middle Branch Fitness & Wellness Center

The Black Mermaid Cheer Clinic will introduce basic cheer movements, sideline cheers and chants, some dance and unique movements, discuss the mental and health aspects of cheering, and show career opportunities in the sport.

Youth Sports Clinic

youth sports clinicFebruary 18, 2023
Middle Branch Fitness & Wellness Center

The day is filled with fun, work, and education to help develop a well rounded athlete. Students are welcomed with a healthy breakfast, and then escorted to orientation to learn about opportunities. Afterwards, a team of local coaches and trainers work with the students on their physical sports development and soft skills through a series of workshops.

Health & Wellness Summit

health and wellness summitFebruary 23, 2023
Reginald F. Lewis Museum

Tapping some of our local athletes and medical professionals to lend their expertise, the panels will delve into a variety of topics that affect our student athletes and our community, like mental health, COVID-19, nutrition, diabetes and more.

Tech Summit House

tech summitFebruary 24, 2023
Rita Rossi Colwell Center

The Tech Summit House has become a staple at CIAA Attracting some of tech’s brightest minds from the African American community, panel discussions foster conversations around growing ecosystems, career opportunities, digital equity and upcoming innovations. The summit has showcased exhibitions by Google, Dell, plus local emerging tech companies  and celebrates tech, music and culture.

Money Moves: Financial Summit

money moves financial summitFebruary 25, 2023
Rita Rossi Colwell Center

Learn from local entrepreneurs and financial leaders about topics like investing, real estate, networking and negotiating to help gain confidence in the business world and grow your net worth.

Tournament Schedule

All basketball games take place at CFG Bank Arena.

Tuesday, February 21

10:00 a.m. Women’s Game – Session A
12:10 p.m. Women’s Game – Session A
2:20 p.m. Women’s Game – Session A
4:30 p.m. Women’s Game – Session A
6:40 p.m. Men’s Game – Session A
8:50 p.m. Men’s Game – Session A

Wednesday, February 22

10:00 a.m. Men’s Game – Session B
12:10 p.m. Men’s Game – Session B
2:20 p.m. Women’s Game – Session B
4:30 p.m. Women’s Game – Session B
6:40 p.m. Men’s Game – Session B
8:50 p.m. Men’s Game – Session B

Thursday, February 23

12:00 p.m. Women’s Quarterfinals – Session C
2:00 p.m. Women’s Quarterfinals – Session C
6:00 p.m. Men’s Quarterfinals – Session D
8:00 p.m. Men’s Quarterfinals – Session D

Friday, February 24

12:00 p.m. Women’s Semi-Finals – Session E
2:00 p.m. Men’s Semi-Finals – Session E
6:00 p.m. Men’s Quarterfinals – Session F
8:00 p.m. Women’s Semi-Finals – Session F

Saturday, February 25

1:00 p.m. Men’s Championship – Session G
4:00 p.m. Women’s Championship – Session G

Shuttle Bus

Free CIAA shuttles will be running all week to get you where you need to go.

Shuttles run Tuesday, Feb. 21 through Saturday, Feb. 25 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Routes stop at CIAA hotels, CFG Arena, the Baltimore Convention Center and Power Plant Live*
*Power Plant Live stop available Thursday-Saturday only

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Black-Owned Business Directory

Discover Black museums, restaurants, shops & cultural attractions in Baltimore.

Trumpeter playing to a starry sky in front of a colorful building

Access the BoP Pass for exclusive deals and discounts at some of Baltimore’s Black-owned businesses and attractions. Explore cultural institutions and landmarks like the National Great Blacks In Wax Museum, the Frederick Douglass-Issac Myers Maritime Park Museum, the Reginald F. Lewis Museum of Maryland African American History and Culture.

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Local Involvement

How locals can help make the CIAA Tournament a success, including promoting your business, hosting an event or volunteering your time.

Visit Baltimore Merch

Show off your Baltimore pride in style with t-shirts, hats and hoodies featuring the Visit Baltimore logo. Plus get your hands on our one-of-a-kind posters.