Mar 11 - 13, 2021

MEAC 50th Anniversary Men's & Women's Basketball Tournament
Presented by Air Force Reserve

Download the official Men's and Women's championship schedules here.

Tickets will not be sold this year, however, live streaming options are available. The schedule of events is as follows:

Thursday, March 11 - Friday, March 12:

Saturday, March 13: 

  • The Men’s Championship Game will be broadcast on ESPN2. 
  • The Women’s Championship Game will be broadcast on ESPN3, then re-air on ESPNU.

Saturday, March 13: 

  • MEAC Virtual Watch Party at Town Point Park, sponsored by VisitNorfolk and FestEvents. For more information regarding the watch party, please visit

About the MEAC Basketball Tournament:
The MEAC Basketball Tournament is a single-elimination championship playoff that involves Division I historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) located across the Atlantic coastline: Bethune-Cookman, Coppin State, Delaware State, Florida A&M, Howard, Maryland Eastern Shore, Morgan State, Norfolk State, North Carolina A&T State, North Carolina Central and South Carolina State.

The tournament games are played at the Norfolk Scope Arena in Virginia. Both the men’s and women’s champions will receive an automatic bid to the NCAA Division I Tournament. The Bethune-Cookman Lady Wildcats and North Carolina Central Eagles won the 2019 women’s and men’s titles, respectively, and received bids to the NCAA Tournament. The 2020 Tournament was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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