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Dennis Love is jetting back to Los Angeles and, truth be told, he's sorry to be leaving the Queen City.

"Everybody's so pleasant, everybody's so relaxed," Love said. "Just a good feeling,"

Dennis and his friend, Walter, were in Charlotte, enjoying basketball and having fun.

"I made my first trip in 1992 and I was, I got the bug and so I said oh, you know, I kept coming and coming," remembers Love.

It turns out, the CIAA  will be coming back, too.

The tournament has committed to Charlotte for another six years. It will also move its headquarters from Hampton, VA to Charlotte.

CIAA Commissioner, Jacqie Carpenter is excited about extending the conference's partnership with the city.

 "it's a great opportunity for us. I don't think we could go anywhere else and get the type of deal that we're about to encounter now.

Charlotte Mayor Patrick D. Cannon couldn't hide his joy, stating, "if I could sing that song, "happy" that would do it for me. I am so happy about this."
 
While Dennis's team didn't win the title, he is still leaving with a smile.

If he had to grade Charlotte on CIAA weekend?

"I would give them an A," he said. "I think that from my perspective and where I was, I'm going home on a high. I really am."

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