Bridge Builder Classic to bring new HBCU basketball experience to Mobile

Mobile will host the inaugural Bridge Builder Classic on Saturday, January 29, 2022 at the University of South Alabama’s Mitchell Center.

The exhibition game was created to enhance exposure for Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) and highlight the roles that HBCUs play in educating aspiring professionals and developing future leaders.

The Bridge Builder Classic will serve as the “ultimate HBCU basketball experience” in the City of Mobile.

The HBCU basketball experience will feature regional SWAC teams including Alabama State University, Jackson State University, Grambling State University and Bethune-Cookman University. The event will also feature several Alabama high school teams including Williamson Mobile County High School (Mobile, Ala.), C.F. Vigor High School (Prichard, Ala.), Mattie T. Blount High School (Prichard, Ala.),George W. Carver High School (Montgomery, Ala.), Jess Lanier High School (Bessemer, Ala.), and John L. Leflore High School (Mobile, Ala.).

Tentative Schedule:

High School Games:

10:00 am – Williamson Mobile County High School vs C.F. Vigor High School

12:00 pm – Mattie Blount High School vs George W. Carver High School

2:00 pm – Jess Lanier High School vs John L. Leflore High School

College Games:

5:00 pm – Jackson State University vs Grambling State University

7:00 pm – Bethune-Cookman University vs Alabama State University

For information about schedule of events, tickets and much more, please visit or follow the event on Facebook and Instagram @bridgebuilderclassic.

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