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MARCH MADNESS: 2014 Class 1A/2A Boys Basketball

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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 14 with the third-place and state championship games to follow on Saturday, March 15.

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 13. 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 22 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 11th annual state wheelchair basketball tournament on Friday and Saturday.

This weekend's games will air live on the IHSA TV Network (click for local listings) and will also be carried live on the internet at Lee Hall and Sean Harrington, who led Elgin to state before starring at Illinois, will bring viewers the 1A action, while Dave Bernhard and IBCA Hall of Famer Mark Lindo step in to call the 2A games. Matt Rodewald will handle the hosting and sideline duties, along with the Country Financial Three-Point Showdown.

Carver Arena at the Peoria Civic Center (Peoria)


Friday, March 14
Session 1
Class 1A Semifinals
Noon - Heyworth vs. Sesser-Valier

2:00 p.m. - Mendon Unity vs. Mooseheart

Session 2
Class 2A Semifinals

6:30 p.m. - PORTA/AC-Central (Coop) vs. Nashville

8:15 p.m. - Bloomington Central Catholic vs. Providence-St. Mel

Saturday, March 15
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)
Online Broadcast
WRHL 1060 AM (Rochelle)
Online Broadcast

Stations carrying school-specific  games:
WXAN 103.9 FM (Ava)
Online Broadcast

WTAD 930 AM (Quincy
Mendon Unity
Online Broadcast

WJBC 1230 AM (Bloomington)
Central Catholic-Friday
Internet Broadcast


IHSA Boys Basketball Page

Thursday, March 13
5:00 p.m. - 1A/2A Prelims

Friday, March 14
1:45 p.m. - 1A Finals
8:00 p.m. - 2A Finals


Thursday, March 13
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday, March 14
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 15
10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

, March 14
10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.

Saturday, March 15
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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