National Qualifying Tournament Teams, Schedule & Advancement

As of January 16, 2020, here are the teams competing:

Host Competing Teams

Dillard University
New Orleans, LA
(10 teams in 2 rooms)

Saturday February 8

Alabama A&M Univ.
Albany State Univ.
Dillard Univ.
Jackson State Univ.
Lincoln Univ. - Missouri
Miles College
Philander Smith College
Southern Univ.-New Orleans
Univ. Arkansas Pine Bluff
Xavier Univ.

Claflin Univ.
Orangeburg, SC
(5 teams in 1 room)

Friday February 7

Allen Univ.
Claflin Univ.
Harris-Stowe State Univ.
Oakwood Univ.
Paine College

Winston-Salem State Univ.
Winston-Salem, NC
10 teams in 2 rooms)

Saturday February 8

Benedict College
Bennett College
Fayetteville State Univ.
Fisk Univ.
Grambling State Univ.
Livingstone College
North Carolina A&T State Univ.
Talladega College
Voorhees College
Winston-Salem State Univ.

Prairie View A&M Univ.
Prairie View, TX
(10 teams in 2 rooms)

Saturday February 8

Alcorn State Univ.
Huston-Tillotson Univ.
Jarvis Christian College
Langston Univ.
Mississippi Valley State Univ.
Paul Quinn College
Prairie View A&M Univ.
Southern Univ. Baton Rouge
Texas College
Wiley College

Morehouse College
Atlanta, GA
(10 teams in 2 rooms)

Saturday February 8

Clark Atlanta Univ.
Edward Waters CollegeĀ 
Florida A&M Univ.
Kentucky State Univ.
Morehouse College
Savannah State Univ.
Spelman College
Stillman College
Tennessee State Univ.
Tuskegee Univ.

Morgan State Univ.
Baltimore, DC
(10 teams in 2 rooms)

Saturday February 8

Alabama State Univ.
Bowie State Univ.
Cheyney Univ.
Howard Univ.
Lincoln Univ. - PA
Morgan State Univ.
North Carolina Central Univ.
Univ. of Maryland Eastern Shore
Univ. District of Columbia

Virginia State Univ.
Petersburg, VA
(10 teams in 2 rooms)

Saturday February 8

Chicago State Univ.
Elizabeth City State Univ.
Hampton Univ.
Morris College
Norfolk State Univ.
Shaw Univ.
Virginia State Univ.
Virginia Union Univ.
West Virginia State Univ.

Weather Alert

We hope that the weather is clear, but we advise all participating HBCUs to exercise caution in the event of inclement weather. If the weather prevents teams from traveling or from a tournament being held we will use our best judgment to identify teams to advance to the NCT.

Tournament Schedule

Each tournament is a bit different, so please refer to the schedule sent by the host HBCU. Teams MUST arrive by 8 am for registration. The tournament meeting and random draw is at 8:30 am. Games begin no later than 9:30 am. If there are no delays, the tournaments are planned to conclude by 6 pm.

How will teams for the NCT be determined?

Automatically Advancing Teams: The top teams at each NQT, as determined by the results of the NQT playoffs:
1 division tournaments will advance 1 team automatically (playoff winner)
2 division tournaments will advance 2 teams automatically (playoff winner and runner-up)
3 division tournaments will advance 3 teams automatically (playoff winner, runner-up and 3rd place team. 3rd place is the highest scoring team of the 2 teams advancing to the playoffs in the only playoff game they play).

Performance Advancing Teams: After the automatically advancing teams, the round robin performance of all remaining teams will be evaluated across all NQTs. This formula takes into consideration win-loss record, points scored and strength of field.

Other Advancing Teams: The final 25% of teams advancing will be selected.

Teams advancing to the NCT will be announced by February 21st, 2020.