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A look back at CIAA basketball greats

Updated: February 17, 2010, 2:06 PM ET
By Donald Hunt

The oldest black college sports conference in the country, the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association has a long and storied history. The CIAA, consisting of 11 historically African-American colleges, held its first basketball tournament during the 1945-46 season.

For more than six decades, the tournament has been one of the largest sporting events for African-Americans in the nation. The 2010 CIAA tournament will be held Feb. 23-27 at Charlotte Bobcats Arena in Charlotte, N.C., and ...

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