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ESPN To Air CIAA Basketball Tournament February 22-26 on ESPN Plus and ESPN U
CHARLOTTE – The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), the nation’s
oldest historically black athletic conference, announces the on-air talent for broadcast
coverage of the 2022 CIAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournament on ESPN Plus
The tournament will take place February 22-26 at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, MD.
The men’s tournament is celebrating its 76th year, while it will be the 47th edition of the
To help kick-off the conference’s celebration of the 50 th anniversary of Title IX, play-by-
play, and color commentary for both men’s and women’s games on Tuesday and
Wednesday will feature several minority women including ESPN trio Tiffany Greene,
Angel Gray, and Terrika Foster-Brasby as well as veteran color analyst Helen Williams.
This is the first year of a multi-year partnership between the CIAA and ESPN. For the
first time in the conference’s history, all 22 games for both the CIAA Men’s and
Women’s Basketball Tournaments will be available on an ESPN platform with both
Championship games being carried on ESPNU this year.
“We strive annually to provide access and opportunities for both women and men to be
in positions of leadership and to grow their craft. It is intentional to support the
development of the pipeline of women and Black and Brown professionals in our
industry and who believe in our platform,” said CIAA Commissioner Jacqie McWilliams.
“The 50th anniversary of Title IX coupled with partnerships such as ESPN allow us to
amplify many of the established goals that are highlighted in our strategic plan.”
Greene, a 10-year veteran of the network, is a play-by-play commentator for ESPN,
covering a variety of collegiate sports including basketball, football, softball, and
volleyball. She is the first African American woman to serve as a play-by-play
commentator for college football on ESPN.
Gray currently serves as play-by-play for both the WNBA and college basketball with
ESPN and the ACC Network. She’s worked as an analyst and play-by-play for NCAA
women’s basketball and the WNBA for various sports networks including NBATV, Bally
Sports South and CBS throughout her 11-year career.
A former CIAA student-athlete at Saint Augustine’s University, Foster-Brasby has
covered the NBA, NFL, MLB, and NCAA Men’s Basketball for outlets such as espnW,
ESPN’s The Undefeated, the New York Times, FanSided, and Slam Magazine. She is
most notably known as one of the two voices on ESPN’s Around the Rim women’s
Williams is a former assistant coach and head coach at the collegiate level. She has
served as a color analyst for the ACC Network, American East Conference, Ohio Valley
Conference, and the Atlantic Sun Conference.
Also joining the talent lineup for early round games will be Sean Robertson. An alumnus
of CIAA member Virginia State University, Robertson is an award-winning sports anchor
and reporter for WTVR CBS 6 (Richmond) that has experience as a play-by-play
analyst, pre-game host, and sideline reporter for both the Richmond Spiders and the
Games for Thursday through Saturday, including both championship games on ESPNU,
will feature CIAA veteran tandem Stan Lewter (color) and Scott Pryzwansky (play-by-
play) on call.
Lewter has covered the CIAA for more than two decades and also serves as an analyst
on ESPN for college basketball and football. Pryzwansky has served as a reporter and
host for live telecasts of the ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament, ACC Football, SEC
Football and, in addition to the CIAA, has handled play-by-play duties for the
Greensboro Swarm and others.
For more information about the CIAA, visit CIAA.com. You can also like us
on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, Instagram, and on Twitch. To get the latest updates
on the CIAA Tournament or to sign up for the CIAA Newsletter,
Tues. Feb. 22 Play by Play Color Time
Game #1 – Women Angel Gray Terrika Foster-
Game #2 – Women Angel Gray Terrika Foster-
Game #3 – Women Tiffany Greene Helen Williams 2:20 p.m.
Game #4 – Women Tiffany Greene Helen Williams 4:30 p.m.
Game #5 – Men Sean Robertson Angel Gray 6:40 p.m.
Game #6 – Men Sean Robertson Angel Gray 8:50 p.m.
Weds. Feb. 23 Time
Game #1 – Men Terrika Foster-Brasby Helen Williams 10:00 a.m.
Game #2 – Men Terrika Foster-Brasby Helen Williams 12:10 p.m.
Game #3 – Women Tiffany Greene Terrika Foster-
Game #4 – Women Tiffany Greene Terrika Foster-
Game #5 – Men Sean Robertson Helen Williams 6:40 p.m.
Game #6 – Men Sean Robertson Helen Williams 8:50 p.m.
Thurs-Sat. Feb. 24- Time
ALL GAMES Scott Pryzwansky Stan Lewter Varies
*All games, including championships, will be shown on ESPN+, Championship games
will also be shown on ESPNU
About the CIAA
Founded in 1912, the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) is the first, and
longest running, African American athletic conference in the U.S. and one of the most
recognized conferences in Division II. The CIAA conducts 14 championships attended
by more than 150,000 fans from around the country. In 2020, the conference celebrates
the special 75th anniversary of its Championship Basketball Tournament – an event that
has become a must-see in the African American community. The Basketball
Tournament has been honored as a 2019 Champion of Economic Impact in Sports
Tourism by Sports Destination Management, the leading publication with the largest
circulation of sports event planners and tournament directors in the sports tourism
market, for both 2018 and 2019.
Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, the CIAA is governed by the Presidents
and Chancellors of its 12 member-institutions: Bowie State University, Claflin University,
Elizabeth City State University, Fayetteville State University, Johnson C. Smith
University, Lincoln University of Pennsylvania, Livingstone College, Saint Augustine’s
University, Shaw University, Virginia State University, Virginia Union University, and
Winston-Salem State University. Chowan University is an associate member in football
and women’s bowling. For more information on the CIAA, visit theciaa.com, like us
on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter and Instagram.