The Minnesota State High School League is in the beginning discussion phases of a potential change to class 4A boys and girls basketball tournaments. The idea is to create an NCAA style 64-team tournament, based on competitive balance rather than geographic location.
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Boys' Basketball Tournament: BBE remains perfect to win 1A; Plainview-Elgin-Millville wins 2A; DeLaSalle, Osseo win thrillers in 3A, 4A
Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa topped Southwest Minnesota Christian 54-45 to win the 1A championship -- and remain perfect for the season. In Class 2A Plainview-Elgin-Millville defeated Litchfield 55-39. In the 3A championship game, DeLaSalle hit a last-second two-pointer to squeak by Minneapolis Washburn 57-56. The 4A championship was also a buzzer-beater finish -- Osseo held on to beat Lakeville North 49-47.
Should Minnesota prep basketball tournament adopt NCAA seeding?
A proposal before the Minnesota State High School League would seed boys' and girls' teams in Class 4A basketball much like the popular NCAA bracket format, with metro and outstate teams mixed throughout eight regions. The idea is to make sure the best teams meet in the state tournament, and not in regional play.
High school state tournaments to expand seeding to five teams
The Minnesota State High School League has passed a ruling to seed five teams rather than four teams for sports that use a seeding process at the state tournament.
Top 20 Minnesota boys basketball players in state tournament history
The boys' state basketball tournament begins Wednesday at Target Center and Williams Arena. That means there isn't a better time than now to look back at the best players to play in the tournament. Khalid El-Amin, Randy Breuer and Blake Hoffarber all make the top 20 list.
Girls' basketball tournament: Hopkins, DeLaSalle, Maranatha Christian Academy defend titles; Providence Academy also wins
Hopkins defended its title against Osseo in the the Class AAAA championship game. In Class AAA, DeLaSalle powered past Richfield for its second state title. Maranatha Christian Academy won its second straight Class A title and Providence Academy took the Class AA championship at the State Girls' Basketball Tournament.
State wrestling: To seed or not to seed the individual tournament
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