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NBC Sports Chicago Leads Broadcast Coverage of IHSA Girls Basketball State Finals February 19, 2019

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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) Girls Basketball State Championships on Friday, February 22 & Saturday, February 23 (Class 1A & 2A) and Friday, March 1 & Saturday, March 2 (Class 3A & 4A) from Illinois State University’s Redbird Arena in Norma.

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 Girls 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 Girls 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 Girls 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, Patricia Babcock-McGraw, Piper Shaw
Class 2A: Dave Bernhard, Rachel Galligan, Joe Brand
Class 3A: Nate Baliva, Rachel Galligan, Piper Shaw
Class 4A: Dave Bernhard, Patricia Babcock-McGraw, 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 championship editions of High School Lites on Friday, February 22 & Friday, March 1 (both nights live at 11:00 PM) for a complete rundown of every girls championship game, including expanded highlights and player/coaches interviews, along with the latest highlights and playoff scenarios for the upcoming IHSA Boys Basketball State Championships, which will take place the weekends of March 7-9 & March 15-16 at Carver Arena in Peoria, IL. (NOTE: Full schedule details regarding NBC Sports Chicago’s live coverage of the 2019 Boys Basketball State Championships to be announced soon.)

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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