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IHSA moving to single weekend format for Girls/Boys Basketball beginning in 2021

Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:12 pm
by Bluejaygrad03

Re: IHSA moving to single weekend format for Girls/Boys Basketball beginning in 2021

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:17 pm
by MidstateFan
Interesting that they only plan on a three-year trial period: 2021-22-23. The girls will play March 4-6, 2021, which is currently the weekend of the Class 3A/4A Girls Basketball State Finals, while the boys tourney will take place March 11-13, 2021. So the 1A/2A girls season will be a week longer and the Boys 3A/4A season will be a week shorter.
Still no details on how the games will be structured within the three days, though it is specified there will be the same number of team as in the current State finals. "Each class will continue to have four state final qualifying teams".

Re: IHSA moving to single weekend format for Girls/Boys Basketball beginning in 2021

Posted: Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:12 pm
by Bluejaygrad03
MidstateFan wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:17 pm
Still no details on how the games will be structured within the three days, though it is specified there will be the same number of team as in the current State finals. "Each class will continue to have four state final qualifying teams".
My hunch is 1A/2A semis on Thursday, 3A/4A semis on Friday, and championship games on Saturday with no 3rd place games.

Re: IHSA moving to single weekend format for Girls/Boys Basketball beginning in 2021

Posted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:21 am
by MidstateFan
Bluejaygrad03 wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:12 pm
MidstateFan wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 3:17 pm
Still no details on how the games will be structured within the three days, though it is specified there will be the same number of team as in the current State finals. "Each class will continue to have four state final qualifying teams".
My hunch is 1A/2A semis on Thursday, 3A/4A semis on Friday, and championship games on Saturday with no 3rd place games.
That would make the most sense, and they only said there would be four teams, not going into further details.

Re: IHSA moving to single weekend format for Girls/Boys Basketball beginning in 2021

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:35 pm
by deejay
Saturday needs to be Championship Saturday with all Classes playing for titles.

Re: IHSA moving to single weekend format for Girls/Boys Basketball beginning in 2021

Posted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 7:04 pm
by Bluejaygrad03
deejay wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 4:35 pm
Saturday needs to be Championship Saturday with all Classes playing for titles.
Which, as I pointed out above, is what I suspect they will do.