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OHSAA Boys Basketball State Tournament Pairings and Information

March 17, 2019
News Release – Ohio High School Athletic Association
Jerry Snodgrass, Executive Director
For Immediate Release – March 17, 2019
Contact – Tim Stried, Director of Communications, [email protected]
OHSAA Boys Basketball State Tournament Pairings and Information
97th annual state tournament tips off at noon Thursday at the Schottenstein Center
COLUMBUS, Ohio – The 97th Annual Ohio High School Athletic Association boys basketball state tournament tips off at noon Thursday at the Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus. Nearly 800 schools began the 2018-19 season in November and now 16 have advanced to the state tournament. The state tournament pairings and schedule is listed below.
New this year, the state semifinals Thursday and Friday will be doubleheader sessions, with two games for one ticket per division. The sessions begin at noon and 6:00 Thursday and Friday. The divisional rotation this year is III, II, IV and I.
All 12 games will be available on a pay-per-view live video stream (free for Spectrum subscribers) on the OHSAA website and broadcast live by the OHSAA Radio Network. The championship games Saturday will be televised live on Spectrum News 1 (channel 1).
Basketball State Tournament Tickets
Ticket information for the OHSAA boys basketball state tournament is posted at https://www.ohsaa.org/TheSchott - which includes all-session and single-session tickets, special group ticket offers and information about suites.
Basketball State Tournament Media Credentials
For this week’s boys basketball state tournament, media are asked to apply for credentials by noon Tuesday using forms and information posted at: https://www.ohsaa.org/news/credentials
Media Teleconference Monday
The head coaches of the 16 schools that have qualified for the state tournament will be available for 10 minutes each on a media teleconference Monday. Please contact Tim Stried at the OHSAA for details.
All-Ohio Teams Announced this Week
Beginning Tuesday, the boys basketball All-Ohio teams as selected by the Ohio Prep Sportswriters Association will be announced. The Division III and IV teams will be announced Tuesday, followed by the Division I and II teams Wednesday. Ohio Mr. Basketball will be announced Thursday morning.
OHSAA Radio Network Information – 2019 Basketball State Tournaments
The OHSAA Radio Network will broadcast all 12 games from the boys basketball state tournament. The network broadcasts are available at: https://www.ohsaa.org/news/radio
Skyview Satellite will distribute the games to stations statewide and all game are available at OHSAA.org. Broadcast highlights will be available on the OHSAA’s Sound Cloud page at: https://soundcloud.com/ohsaaradio
2019 Boys Basketball State Tournament Pairings
All games at the Jerome Schottenstein Center, The Ohio State University
Rankings are from the Final Associated Press Poll released on Monday, February 18, 2019
Home Team Listed First.
Division III
No. 5 Cincinnati Purcell Marian (24-4) vs. No. 2 Canal Winchester Harvest Prep (26-2), Thursday, 12 p.m.
Cleveland Heights Lutheran East (19-8) vs. Oregon Cardinal Stritch (24-3), Thursday, 2 p.m.
Division III State Championship: Saturday, 10:45 a.m.
Division II
Thornville Sheridan (21-5) vs. No. 2 Columbus South (27-1), Thursday, 6 p.m.
Akron Buchtel (20-7) vs. No. 1 Trotwood-Madison (26-2), Thursday, 8 p.m.
Division II State Championship: Saturday, 2 p.m.
Division IV
No. 1 Berlin Hiland (27-1) vs. No. 3 St. Henry (24-3), Friday, 12 p.m.
Richmond Heights (21-6) vs. No. 2 Convoy Crestview (26-1), Friday, 2 p.m.
Division IV State Championship: Saturday, 5:15 p.m.
Division I
Lakewood St. Edward (19-8) vs. No. 1 Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller (27-0) Friday, 6 p.m.
Powell Olentangy Liberty (24-4) vs. No. 7 Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary (23-3), Friday, 8 p.m.
Division I State Championship: Saturday, 8:30 p.m.
Recapping the Girls Basketball State Tournament  
Recaps and stats from the girls basketball state tournament are posted at:
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