NBA HBCU Classic at the Wolstein Center at Cleveland State University – Cleveland, OH

February 19, 2022

February 19, 2022

Wolstein Center at Cleveland State University, 2000 Prospect Ave E, Cleveland, OH, United States, 44115

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The NBA and the NBPA will highlight the HBCU community with a Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference matchup between Howard University and Morgan State University men’s basketball teams.

The men’s basketball teams from Howard and Morgan State will play a showcase game during All-Star Weekend in Cleveland as the NBA seeks to expand its support of historically Black colleges and universities.

The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference rivals will face off in the inaugural HBCU Classic on Feb. 19 at Cleveland State’s Wolstein Center. Howard had been scheduled to host Morgan State at Burr Gymnasium on that date. Instead, the HBCU Classic is expected to air on multiple networks between the All-Star Game practice session and the traditional All-Star Saturday slate, which includes the skills challenge, the three-point contest and the slam dunk contest.

“That rivalry between Howard and Morgan State, between Washington, D.C., and Baltimore, we thought that was a great rivalry to take advantage of [for the inaugural event] and it wouldn’t require too much maneuvering from their regular schedule,” NBA Deputy Commissioner Mark Tatum said Wednesday. “We hope to showcase and feature other schools down the road, but this seemed to be a pretty good one to start with.”

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