UAPB to open season against Green Bay


The schedule for the Nov. 8-11 HBCU Tip-Off Championship at the Atlanta Hawks’ Philips Arena has finally been set.

Arkansas-Pine Bluff will begin its season Nov. 8 against Wisconsin-Green Bay during the second game of the tournament. The tipoff for that game is 30 minutes after the conclusion of the Virginia Union-Tuskegee (Ala.) opener, which tips off at noon Central.

On Nov. 9, UAPB will play Norfolk State 30 minutes after the conclusion of the Johnson C. Smith (N.C.)-Tuskegee game, which is scheduled for a 10 a.m. Central tipoff. UAPB will be off Nov. 10 and return to action Nov. 11 to play Tuskegee at noon Central.

Green Bay, of the Horizon League, and Norfolk State, of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference, are Division I programs. Tuskegee is a Division II member.