CIAA Tournament knowledge

Flip Murray, working out as a Piston. The CIAA Tournament helped craft him as such. Getty Images

This article appears in the Feb. 22 issue of ESPN The Magazine.

1. THERE'S MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE. "Though the CIAA is a Division II
conference of black colleges, its tourney [Feb. 23-27] is a really big deal.
It completely takes over Charlotte. Every hotel is booked. I guess you could
say we have passionate fans."