Virginia Union vs. Bowie State
Where: Spectrum Center (Charlotte, N.C.) When: 7 p.m.
Records: No. 1N VUU 22-6, 14-2; No. 4N Bowie State 13-14, 9-7
Rundown: Virginia Union will face the Bulldogs in its first game of the tournament. Virginia Union beat Bowie State twice during the regular season — a 70-69 victory in Bowie before a 100-67 blowout in Barco-Stevens Hall. After the loss at Barco, the Bulldogs won their final three games of the regular season, including a win over Virginia State. ... Bowie State guard Ahmaad Wilson leads the Bulldogs in scoring at 16.4 points per game. Virginia Union is scoring 78.1 points per game, second most in the conference. ... Bowie State defeated Johnson C. Smith Wednesday night.
Virginia State vs. Winston-Salem State
Where: Spectrum Center (Charlotte, N.C.) When: 9 p.m.
Records: No. 2N VSU 21-5, 13-3 CIAA; No. 3S WSSU 13-13, 8-8
Rundown: Each team’s first game of the tournament. Neither has played since Feb. 18. The Trojans won the two teams only meeting of the year, an 84-66 win in Winston-Salem on Jan. 5. ... The Rams won the last three games of their regular season, and have the highest scoring average in the league at 78.3 points per game. Robert Colon, a Winston-Salem guard, is tied for second in the CIAA in scoring average (17.5) and is fourth in 3-point shooting percentage (39). ... Virginia State has allowed the fewest points per game in the CIAA (64.3).