IHSAA condenses boys’ basketball state contest to 5 days

September 5, 2017 - Basketballs

All 4 boys’ basketball state championship games will now be played on a Friday of state contest week, a IHSAA announced Tuesday.

The IHSAA Board of Control authorized a revised state contest report that condenses a contest from 6 days to five, still during Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines.

This year’s contest is Mar 5-9. Each day will be deliberate a singular session, definition a sheet is good for any game.

“Our idea in relocating a state basketball contest to a five-day eventuality is to revoke conflicts with college basketball tournaments and open breaks that many propagandize districts are intent in and yield a schools, communities and fans a shorter contest week experience,” IHSAA Executive Director Alan Beste pronounced in a statement.

Monday and Tuesday will both underline 7 games, while 6 games will be played any of a subsequent 3 days.

Championship games in a smaller dual classes are changed adult a few hours Friday to 2 p.m. (1A) and 3:45 p.m. (2A). 3A and 4A championship games are now Friday night instead of Saturday, with 3A commencement during 6:30 p.m. and 4A during 8:15 p.m. It’s a initial time a contest is not scheduled to finish on a Saturday.

“We trust we can emanate some-more of a championship sourroundings by personification all championship games on a same day – Championship Friday,” Beste said.

Consolation games will remain. 1A and 2A will take place Thursday during 10:30 a.m. and 12:15 p.m., with 3A and 4A following Friday during a same times.

The IGHSAU hosts a five-class girls’ state basketball contest in 6 days during a same venue, though but satisfaction games.

“Personally like this pierce by @ihsaa_iowa,” Cascade Coach Jacob Brindle pronounced on Twitter. “Love rejecting of “sessions” and all finals on same day. Think it’s a pro-bball move.”

Here’s a finish revised report from a IHSAA:

Monday, Mar 5

Class 1A Quarterfinals

9:30 a.m.

11:15 a.m.

1 p.m.

2:45 p.m.

Class 2A Quarterfinals

4:30 p.m.

6:30 p.m.

8:15 p.m.

Tuesday, Mar 6

Class 2A Quarterfinals

9:30 a.m.

Class 3A Quarterfinals

11:15 a.m.

1 p.m.

2:45 p.m.

4:30 p.m.

Class 4A Quarterfinals

6:30 p.m.

8:15 p.m.

Wednesday, Mar 7

Class 4A Quarterfinals

10:30 a.m.

12:15 p.m.

Class 1A Semifinals

2 p.m.

3:45 p.m.

Class 2A Semifinals

6:30 p.m.

8:15 p.m.

Thursday, Mar 8

Consolations

10:30 a.m., 1A

12:15 p.m., 2A

Class 3A Semifinals

2 p.m.

3:45 p.m.

Class 4A Semifinals

6:30 p.m.

8:15 p.m.

Friday, Mar 9

Consolations

10:30 a.m., 3A

12:15 p.m., 4A

Championships

2 p.m., 1A

3:45 p.m., 2A

6:30 p.m., 3A

8:15 p.m., 4A

source ⦿ http://www.thegazette.com/subject/sports/preps/boys-basketball/ihsaa-condenses-boys-basketball-state-tournament-to-5-days-20170808

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