Charlotte's Johnson C. Smith headed into halftime of the men's quarterfinals with a 2-point lead over Chowan University. This is the second year JCSU and Chowan met in the quarterfinals. At halftime, a Soul Train line broke out with the JCSU cheerleaders and fans doing old school moves to Roger and Zapp. In the Rock The Rooftop area, a DJ named Mr. Goodstuff who looked more like Rufus, the Bobcats' mascot kept the crowd moving with more old-school tunes.
The crowd in the arena is a mix of older and really young. The crowds are growing, but is traffic jamming yet?
The older crowd, 40 plus, knows how to party, too. The difference between them and the under-35 crowd is they wait until the game is over. They aren't the day party crowd.
Chowan doesn't have a band, so the J.C. Smith International Institution of Sound basically put on a concert. Best song: Kanye West's Power.
Trevin Parks, the CIAA player of the year, transferred to JCSU from UNC-Charlotte. He makes a big impact on the court for the Golden Bulls.
For a Wednesday night, it was pretty crowded in the arena. You could tell the home team was playing.
Mr. Goodstuff has become almost as big as Mr. CIAA, who I didn't see at the JCSU-Chowan game.
JCSU avoids the loss to CIAA neophytes Chowan with a 67-60 win. Trevin Parks is the Food Lion MVP of the game.
After the JCSU win, the arena emptied out pretty quickly. JCSU plays Bowie State University at 9 p.m. Thursday night.