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MARCH MADNESS: 2017 Class 1A & 2A Boys Basketball

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America's Original March Madness rolls back into Peoria for the 22nd time, as the IHSA Class 1A and Class 2A Boys Basketball State Finals take center stage this weekend at the Peoria Civic Center’s Carver Arena. The state semifinals will unfold on Friday, March 10 with the third-place and state championship games to follow on Saturday, March 11.

The March Madness Experience, an interactive basketball-fueled family fun fest located in the Peoria Civic Center exhibit halls adjacent to the arena, opens on Thursday, March 9. The Country Financial Three-Point Showdown also continues Thursday at Carver Arena, as prelims will whittle competitors down to four shooters from each class. The final four shooters from Class 1A and Class 2A will shoot for their class titles between semifinal games on Friday, with the winners returning on Saturday, March 19 for a chance to be the all-class champion King of the Hill. In addition, the March Madness Experience will also play host to the IHSA’s 14th annual state wheelchair basketball tournament on Friday and Saturday.

The games and three-point shooting will air live on CSN Chicago, CSN Chicago+ and IHSA TV Network affiliates (click for local listings). The games will also be carried live on the internet via the NFHS Network at www.IHSA.tv, which will also stream the post-game press conferences. Country Financial is the presenting sponsor of the broadcasts.

Lee Hall and Telly Hughes will bring viewers the 1A action, while Dave Bernhard and IBCA Hall of Famer Mark Lindo step in to call the 2A games. CSN Chicago's Siera Santos and former Illinois State Redbird basketball player Katy Winge will handle the hosting and sideline duties.

No one covers the IHSA State Finals like the Peoria Journal Star. Check the Journal's Star state final preview, path to state, and so much more at the Peoria Journal Star website: http://www.pjstar.com/sports








TOURNAMENT HISTORY
110th year of State Series
10th year of 4-Class series
22nd year in Peoria


SITE

Carver Arena at the Peoria Civic Center (Peoria)
Directions


HOST
City of Peoria
Peoria CVB


SCHEDULE

Friday, March 10
Session 1
Class 1A Semifinals
11:00 AM - Hope Academy
vs. St. Anthony

12:45 PM - Okawville
vs. Newark

Session 2
Class 2A Semifinals

5:30 PM - Bishop McNamara
vs. Mt. Carmel

7:15 PM - Orr
vs. Monticello

Saturday, March 11
Session 3
Class 1A Finals
Third-Place - 11:00 AM
Championship - 12:45 PM

Session 4
Class 2A Finals
Third-Place - 5:30 PM
Championship - 7:15 PM


TICKETS
Purchase online
$6.50 per session
$8.50 per session
$10.50 per session
(MME admission is $2 or free with game ticket)


WATCH
Television
CSN Chicago+

Internet
NFHS Network: www.IHSA.tv


LISTEN

Stations carrying all games:
WEAI 107.1 FM (Jacksonville)
 
WHCO 1230 AM (Sparta)
Online Broadcast

WNSV 104.7 FM (Nashville)
Online Broadcast

WRHL 1060 AM (Rochelle)
Online Broadcast

Stations carrying school-specific games:
NorsemenLive (Online only)
Newark games
Online Broadcast

WXEF 97.9 FM (Effingham)
St. Anthony games
Online Broadcast

WSPY 107.1 FM (Plano)
Newark games
Online Broadcast

WXNU 106.5 FM (Kankakee)
Bishop McNamara games
Online Broadcast

WEZC 95.9 FM (Clinton)
Monticello games
Online Broadcast

WSJD 100.5 FM (Mt. Carmel)
Mt. Carmel games

 
RESULTS & LIVE STATS

IHSA Boys Basketball Page


COUNTRY FINANCIAL 3-POINT SHOWDOWN
Thursday, March 9
5:00 PM - 1A/2A Prelims

Friday, March 10
12:35 PM - 1A Finals
7:00 PM - 2A Finals


MARCH MADNESS
EXPERIENCE

2017 MME Info

Thursday, March 9

5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Friday, March 10
10:00 AM - 8:30 PM
Saturday, March 11
10:00 AM - 6:30 PM


WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL
Friday
, March 10
10:00 AM - 3:45 PM

Saturday, March 11
10:15 AM - 2:00 PM
All games played in MME, awards follow final games,

Click here for game schedule

MME is located in the Peoria Civic Center Exhibit Halls


OFFICIAL STATE FINAL
Gear from Minerva

Photos from VIP

Balls from Wilson

Souvenir Program



SOCIAL MEDIA   #IHSA
Twitter - @IHSAstate

Instagram - @IHSA_IL

Facebook.com/IHSA.IL

Classic IHSA YouTube Video


STATE SUPPORTERS
Country Financial

Wilson Sporting Goods

Gatorade

MaxPreps


HISTORY & RECORDS
Road to State

Record Book & Past Champions