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MARCH MADNESS: 2015 Class 1A/2A Boys Basketball

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March Madness rolls back into Peoria for the 20th year, 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 13 with the third-place and state championship games to follow on Saturday, March 14.

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 12. 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 21 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 12th annual state wheelchair basketball tournament on Friday and Saturday.

The games will air live on Comcast SportsNet, Comcast SportsNet+ and IHSA TV Network affiliates (click for local listings). The games will also be carried live on the internet via the NFHS Network at, which will also stream the post-game press conferences live.

Lee Hall and Camron Smith 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 from the March Madness Experience, while Michelle McMahon handles the sideline duties.

108th year of State Series
20th year in Peoria


Carver Arena at the Peoria Civic Center (Peoria)


Friday, March 13
Session 1
Class 1A Semifinals
Noon - Meridian (Mounds) vs.

2:00 p.m. - Ridgeview vs.

Session 2
Class 2A Semifinals

6:30 p.m. - St. Teresa vs.

8:15 p.m. - Uplift vs.
Mater Dei

Saturday, March 14
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.


State Final Photos

State Final Gear

Live on Comcast SportsNet & Comcast SportsNet Plus. Click here for channel schedule & information.



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:
WEKZ 1380 AM (Freeport)
Forreston games
Internet Broadcast

WGCY 106.3 FM (Gibson City)
Ridgeview games
Internet Broadcast

WRMJ 102.3 FM (Aledo)
Rockridge games
Internet Broadcast

ESPN 1050 AM (Decatur)
St. Teresa games
Internet Broadcast

WSOY 1340 AM (Decatur)
St. Teresa games
Internet Broadcast

WCXO 96.7 FM (Carlyle)
Mater Dei games


IHSA Boys Basketball Page

Thursday, March 12
5:00 p.m. - 1A/2A Prelims

Friday, March 13
1:45 p.m. - 1A Finals
8:00 p.m. - 2A Finals


Thursday, March 12
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Friday, March 13
10:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Saturday, March 14
10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

, March 13
10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.

Saturday, March 14
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)

Record Book & Past Champions

Classic IHSA games on IHSA Archives