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Inaugural HBCU All-Star Game to Be Held at UNO Lakefront Arena in New Orleans During Final Four Weekend

HBCU All-Stars LLC has announced that the 2022 HBCU All-Star Game, a college basketball showcase highlighting the best HBCU players in the country, will be held at UNO Lakefront Arena in New Orleans on Sunday, April 3 at 4:00 PM, ET.

Tickets for the 2022 HBCU All-Star Game will go on sale starting today, Friday, November 12, 2021 and can be purchased through UNO Lakefront Arena at  The HBCU All-Star Game, which begins this season, will feature the best talent from the four Historically Black Athletic Conferences, representing the legendary coaches Team John McClendon (MEAC & SIAC) and Team Clarence “Big House” Gaines (SWAC & CIAA) along with Tennessee State, Hampton, and North Carolina A&T State Universities.  The game will be held annually on the Sunday of Final Four weekend in the host city.

Travis L. Williams, HBCU All-Stars, LLC Founder/CEO and former head coach at two HBCUs Tennessee State University and Fort Valley State University shared, “The University of New Orleans Lakefront Arena is a perfect location for this inaugural event. We are truly excited about the opportunity to honor HBCUs contribution to the great game of college basketball and showcase the nation’s best HBCU student-athletes and brilliant coaches on a national stage during college basketball’s biggest weekend.  This historic endeavor with CBS Sports will raise national awareness of our prestigious HBCUs rich legacy of academic and athletic achievement.”

The HBCU All-Star Game will air live on the CBS Television Network and be available to stream on Paramount+.   

UNO Lakefront Arena serves as the home of University of New Orleans basketball and is a multi-purpose facility located in the metro-New Orleans area.

This event is far more than a basketball game.  It will celebrate Black culture, Black excellence, and Black history through the HBCU Experience and will be highlighted by a college admissions fair. Also surrounding the game, HBCU All-Stars LLC will stage the HBCU All-Star Game Experience, a week-long festival that will kick off the week on Tuesday, March 29 and conclude the following Tuesday after the National Championship game (April 5).

The HBCU All-Star Game will generate black tourism dollars to stimulate the local New Orleans community and invest in youth and senior citizens outreach programs.  A portion of proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the HBCU All-Stars Scholarship Fund.  For more information, please go to and To request media credentials and group ticket accommodations email [email protected]