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NBC Sports Chicago Leads Broadcast Coverage of IHSA Boys Basketball State Finals

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NBC Sports Chicago - THE Home of the #AuthenticFan - will be airing LIVE cross-platform coverage of the 2019 Illinois High School Association (IHSA) Boys Basketball State Championships on Friday, March 8 & Saturday, March 9 (Class 1A & 2A) and Friday, March 15 & Saturday, March 16 (Class 3A & 4A) from Carver Arena inside the Peoria Civic Center.

Longstanding IHSA partner COUNTRY Financial will once again be the presenting sponsors of the March Madness broadcasts.

Over the next two weekends, Illinois preps hoops fans can look forward to seeing every action-packed semifinal, consolation and championship battle starting Friday at 11:00 AM featuring four, live semifinal matchups, along with a pair of consolation and two huge state championship title games on Saturday. The 2019 IHSA Boys Basketball State Championships will be produced by the IHSA & PlayOn! Sports.

Viewers are encouraged to visit NBC Sports Chicago's channel guide or the IHSA's channel guide for out-of-market coverage.

Every IHSA Boys Basketball State Championship telecast on NBC Sports Chicago, including surrounding pre/postgame coverage, will be streamed LIVE on and on the NFHS Network. Authenticated NBC Sports Chicago subscribers can watch live IHSA Boys Basketball State Championships action from anywhere in the United States. The live streaming service is currently available to customers of Comcast/Xfinity, DIRECTV, DISH Network, AT&T U-verse, Mediacom, RCN, WOW!, Time Warner Cable and Charter among numerous other carriers. In addition, NBC Sports Chicago is also available on numerous streaming services including DIRECTV NOW, Hulu, fuboTV, Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, and YouTube TV. For a full list of carriers and more information about NBC Sports Chicago’s live streaming service, viewers are urged to visit

The following broadcast crews will anchor the coverage (PxP, analyst, sidelines):
Class 1A: Lee Hall, Camron Smith, Piper Shaw
Class 2A: Dave Bernhard, Mark Lindo, Kate Constable
Class 3A: Laurence Holmes, Jason Goff, Piper Shaw
Class 4A: Dave Bernhard, Mark Lindo, Kate Constable

In addition,’s IHSA Preps section ( will feature highlight packages from all games over the next two weekends, plus – NBC Sports Chicago viewers can look forward to a special Boys Basketball State Championships recap edition of High School Lites on Saturday, March 16 at 11:00 PM for a complete rundown of every boys championship game, including expanded highlights and player/coaches interviews.

Once again, viewers are encouraged to visit NBC Sports Chicago's channel guide or the IHSA's channel guide for out-of-market coverage.

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