MARCH MADNESS: 2013 IHSA Class 1A/2A Boys Basketball State Finals

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MARCH MADNESS: 2013 IHSA Class 1A/2A Boys Basketball State Finals

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The March Madness action shifts 38 miles to the west down Route 74, 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 8 with the third-place and state championship games to follow on Saturday, March 9.

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 7. 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 16 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 tenth annual state wheelchair basketball tournament on Friday and Saturday.

The Class 1A field features a group of schools with state final experience. Two-time state champ Madison returns and will meet Eastland in the first 1A semifinal at noon, followed by a 2:00 p.m. meeting between Nokomis and 2012 third-place finisher Illini Central.

The Class 2A field features three of the Top 4 teams from the final Associated Press poll of the season in #1 Harrisburg, #2 Winnebago and #4 Seton Academy. Winnebago, the state's lone remaining undefeated squad, meets Seton Academy at 6:30 p.m. in a rematch of a 2009 state semifinal contest. Harrisburg and St. Joseph-Ogden will then meet in Friday's final contest at 8:15 p.m.


Carver Arena at the Peoria Civic Center (Peoria)


Friday, March 8
Session 1
Class 1A Semifinals
Noon - Madison vs. Eastland

2:00 p.m. - Illini Central vs. Nokomis

Session 2
Class 2A Semifinals

6:30 p.m. - Seton Academy vs. Winnebago

8:15 p.m. - St. Joseph-Ogden vs. Harrisburg

Saturday, March 9
Session 3
Class 1A Finals
Third-Place - Noon
Championship - 2:00 p.m.

Session 4
Class 2A Finals
Third-Place - 6:30 p.m.
Championship - 8:15 p.m.

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Games available on IHSA TV Network. Click here for carriers and channels or check local listings.



Stations carrying all games:
WEAI 107.1 FM (Jacksonville)
WFMB 104.5 FM (Springfield)
Online Broadcast

WHCO 1230 AM (Sparta)
Online Broadcast

WNSV 104.7 FM (Nashville)
Online Broadcast

WQRL106.3 FM (Benton)
WRHL 1060 AM (Rochelle)
Online Broadcast

Stations carrying school-specific  games:
WCCI 1003. FM (Savanna)
Eastland games
Internet Broadcast

WFPS 92.1 FM (Freeport)
Eastland games
Internet Broadcast

WSMI 1540 AM/106.1 FM (Litchfield) Nokomis games
Internet Broadcast

WEBQ 102.3 FM (Harrisburg)
Harrisburg games
Internet broadcast

WXPN 104.9 FM (Gibson City) St.Joseph-Ogden games
Internet Broadcast

WDWS 1400 AM (Champaign) - St. Joseph-Ogden games
Internet Broadcast


IHSA Boys Basketball Page

Thursday, March 7
5:00 p.m. - 1A/2A Prelims

Friday, March 8
1:45 p.m. - 1A Finals
8:00 p.m. - 2A Finals


Thursday, March 7
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday, March 8
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 9
10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

, March 8
10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.

Saturday, March 9
10:15 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
All games played in MME, awards follow final games,

Click here for game schedule

MME is located in the Peoria Civic Center Exhibit Halls

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

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