The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Conference men's and women's basketball tournaments are in Charlotte this week. Tournament week brings a variety of unofficial parties and other events in and around uptown, including the Charlotte Convention Center.
CMPD and local officials have changed their party permitting process and say they have security plans in place after shootings at tournament-related events in recent years.
Early round games Tuesday and Wednesday are at Bojangles Coliseum. On Thursday, play shifts to the Hornets' Spectrum Arena uptown. Championship games are Saturday.
Virginia Union and Fayetteville State are top seeds in the women's tournament. For the men, Virginia State and Johnson C. Smith University of Charlotte are the top seeds.
Find the tournament schedule, brackets and other information at http://www.ciaatournament.org/