#6 Rams to Face #3 Virginia Union to Open 2018 CIAA Men's Basketball Championship Tournament, Wednesday


CHARLOTTE, NC – The road to the 2018 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) men's basketball championship has been laid out as the conference announced the final seedings and the tournament bracket to crown the 2018 CIAA champion. The Rams earned the sixth seed from the CIAA Southern Division and the team will face the Virginia Union Panthers, the #3 seeded team from the CIAA Northern Division in a 12:10 p.m. game, Wednesday afternoon. 

The Rams earned the sixth seed in the CIAA Southern Division after struggling through much of the 2017-18 regular season. The Rams finished the season with a 5-21 overall record and a 1-9 record in CIAA Southern Division play. After being picked to with the CIAA South in the preseason, the Rams were hampered by some key injuries and a much improved cast of conference foes that left the Rams in sixth place in the division at the end of the regular season.

The Rams and the Virginia Union Panthers are set for a 12:10 p.m. start at the Bojangle's Coliseum in Charlotte, N.C. For more information on Rams men's basketball, contact the WSSU Office of Athletic Media Relations at (336) 750-2143 or log on to www.WSSURams.com.