By Selena Alexander
The Virginia State University Trojans are the CIAA conference champions after outlasting two-time defending champion Livingstone College in Charlotte on Saturday.
Livingstone led 36-35 at the half, but Virginia State opened the second half on a 12-0 run and never looked back.
“Defense, defense, defense,” Williams said. “He didn’t say anything about offense.”
The game MVP Javon Moore added 30 points and 4 steals.
The Trojans, the number 1 seed coming into the day’s matchup with a 14-2 conference record, earned themselves an automatic NCAA tournament bid and will get the opportunity to represent the often overlooked CIAA conference in The Big Dance this March.
“We’re ready to take on the challenge,” Moore said.