CIAA Announces Men's 2016-17 Preseason Basketball Predictions & All-CIAA Team
The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) and its Men's Basketball Coaches Association announce the 2016-17 Men's Basketball Predicted Order of Finish and the Preseason All-CIAA Team.
The defending champion Trojans of Virginia State University have been predicted to sweep the CIAA again this season. The Trojans finished last season 24-6 overall with a 14-2 conference record. VSU advanced to the NCAA Division II Atlantic Region Tournament where the team closed their season with a 90-69 loss to West Liberty in the second round. VSU's Northern Division foe, Virginia Union University has been selected to rank second in the conference. Last year, VUU was eliminated by Livingstone College in the semifinal game and finished 16-4 overall, 8-8 in the conference.