VUU men's, women's basketball teams win CIAA Championship

Virginia Union women's team wins the CIAA Championship (Source: Virginia Union University)
Virginia Union women's team wins the CIAA Championship (Source: Virginia Union University)

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The Virginia Union University men's and women's basketball teams both captured the CIAA Championship on Saturday.

The men's team defeated Johnson C. Smith 82-52 late Saturday night.

Earlier in the day, the Lady Panthers crushed Bowie State 73-57.

In the men's Division II tournament, VUU (18-14) earned a No. 8 seed and won't have to travel far as the team faces off against Virginia State (24-4) on Saturday at 5 p.m.

In the women's tournament, VUU will host the first round as the team earned a No. 1 seed. They'll face No. 8 seed Bowie State (20-9) on Friday at 5 p.m.

Virginia State (23-5) will also be playing a first-round game at VUU as they'll face off against Edinboro (26-3), on Friday at 7:30 p.m.

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