CIAA Tournament knowledge

Six things to know about the other dance in town

Updated: February 11, 2010, 11:24 AM ET
By Bobcats guard and Shaw University alum Ronald "Flip" Murray (as told to Anna Katherine Clemmons) | ESPN The Magazine
Getty ImagesFlip Murray, working out as a Piston. The CIAA Tournament helped craft him as such.

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."