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OHSAA Boys Basketball State Tournament Information

By LOGAN GRESZLER Reflector Sportswriter logangreszler@norwalkreflector.com • Mar 19, 2017 at 5:56 PM

COLUMBUS –— The pairings and schedule for the 95th Annual Ohio High School Athletic Association Boys Basketball State Tournament were finalized Sunday by the OHSAA. The state tournament tips off Thursday morning at the Jerome Schottenstein Center at The Ohio State University.

State Tournament TV, Streaming and Radio Coverage

Spectrum Sports is the official television partner of the OHSAA and will televise the boys basketball state championship games live Saturday. In addition, all 12 games will be streamed live at http://www.myspectrumsports.com/ for Spectrum subscribers.

The OHSAA Radio Network will broadcast every game of the state tournament. Details are posted at: http://ohsaa.org/news/radio - which includes the link to listen to every game. Stations can contact Tim Stried for information about affiliate options.

Boys Basketball Media Teleconference

The OHSAA will host a media teleconference Monday featuring the head coaches of the boys basketball teams that have advanced to the state tournament. The teleconference begins at 10:00 a.m., with each coach having a 10-minute session. Please contact Tim Stried for the schedule and call-in details.

Special Awards Announced Tuesday

The 2017 induction class into the OHSAA Circle of Champions will be announced Tuesday. The four-member class will be enshrined during halftime ceremonies on Saturday. In addition, many other awards will be presented throughout the weekend, including the prestigious OHSAA Ethics and Integrity Award and many coaches awards.

Boys Basketball State Tournament Tickets

Ticket information for the OHSAA’s state tournaments at the Schottenstein Center is posted at http://www.ohsaa.org/TheSchott - which includes all-session and single-session tickets, special group ticket offers and information about suites and RV parking.

Tickets are available online at Ticketmaster.com, Search OHSAA, at the Schottenstein Center ticket office, and at the 16 state tournament qualifying schools. Tickets available include single-session and all-session ticket books (12 games) in the Entry Level, Club Level, Terrace Level and in the Center Court Club. Single-session ticket prices are $15 each for the Entry and Club Levels and $12 for the Terrace Level. All-session ticket books are $144 for the Entry and Club Levels or $120 for the Terrace Level. The limited quantity Center Court Club tickets, which cost $498 per book, are located very close to the court and also give fans the opportunity to remain in the arena between games in a special hospitality area.

Two special “Four Pack” ticket offers are also available. The first special is for “Championship Saturday” that includes a ticket to each of the four championship games in the Terrace Level for $36. The second special includes four tickets together in the Terrace Level for any of the 12 games for $36 (a savings of $3 per ticket).

Schottenstein Center Suites and RV Parking Available

Fans interested in watching the state tournaments from a suite inside the Schottenstein Center can contact Justin Doyle at doyle.106@osu.edu for pricing and availability. Overnight RV parking will be available for $25 per day in the Buckeye Lots north of the Schottenstein Center.

2017 Boys Basketball State Tournament Pairings

Home Team Listed First. Rankings are from Associated Press Final State Poll.

All games played at the Jerome Schottenstein Center, Columbus, Ohio.

DIV. II

No. 8 Wauseon (26-1) vs. Cols. Eastmoor Academy (22-6), Thursday at 10:45 a.m.

No. 11 Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary (23-5) vs. No. 2 Trotwood-Madison (25-2), Thursday at 2:00 p.m.

State Final: Saturday at 10:45 a.m.

DIV. IV

Delphos St. John’s (21-4) vs. Cle. Hts. Lutheran East (18-9), Thursday at 5:15 p.m.

Columbus Wellington (21-7) vs. Lima Perry (24-3), Thursday at 8:30 p.m.

State Final: Saturday at 2:00 p.m.

DIV. III

No. 8 Cle. Villa Angela-St. Joseph (21-6) vs. No. 4 Proctorville Fairland (25-1), Friday at 10:45 a.m.

No. 10 Cin. Roger Bacon (24-4) vs. Archbold (22-5), Friday at 2:00 p.m.

State Final: Saturday at 5:15 p.m.

DIV. I

No. 2 Pickerington Central (26-2) vs. No. 1 Cin. Archbishop Moeller (27-0), Friday at 5:15 p.m.

Lakewood St. Edward (23-5) vs. No. 4 Massillon Jackson (26-2), Friday at 8:30 p.m.

State Final: Saturday at 8:30 p.m.

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