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It's section championship week in Minnesota boys' basketball

The section title games determine who makes it to the state tournament.

The hockey and wrestling tournaments are in the books and that means it's time for basketball March Madness in Minnesota, as the girls' state tournament happens Wednesday-Saturday and the boys' section tournaments decide which teams will be in next week's state tourney. 

Most of the section championships are set in Class 4A and 3A, while Tuesday-Wednesday will feature many of the section semifinals games in Class 2A and 1A. Here's what's on tap this week. 

Class 4A

Section 1: #1 Lakeville South vs. #2 Rochester Mayo (Friday)

Section 2: #1 Eden Prairie vs. #3 Shakopee (Friday)

Section 3: Semifinals Tuesday

  • Eastview vs. Apple Valley
  • Rosemount vs. Lakeville North

Section 4: #1 East Ridge vs. #2 Cretin-Derham Hall (Thursday)

Section 5: Semifinals Tuesday

  • Park Center vs. Mounds View
  • Spring Lake Park vs. Champlin Park

Section 6: #1 Hopkins vs. #2 Robbinsdale Cooper (Wednesday)

Section 7: #1 Cambridge-Isanti vs. #2 Duluth East (Thursday)

Section 8: #1 Maple Grove vs. #3 Buffalo (Thursday

Class 3A

Section 1: #1 Austin vs. #2 Albert Lea (Friday)

Section 2: #1 Mankato East vs. #2 Marshall (Thursday)

Section 3: #1 Richfield vs. #2 Holy Angels (Thursday)

Section 4: #1 Minnehaha Academy vs. #2 Totino-Grace (Thursday)

Section 5: #1 Delano vs. #3 Fridley (Thursday)

Section 6: #1 DeLaSalle vs. #2 Waconia (Thursday)

Section 7: #1 Princeton vs. #2 Hermantown (Thursday)

Section 8: #1 St. Cloud Apollo vs. #3 Alexandria (Thursday)

Section 2A

Section 1: #1 Caledonia vs. #2 Stewartville (Thursday)

Section 2: MN Valley Lutheran vs. Jordan, Waseca vs. Blue Earth 

Section 3: #1 Jackson County Central vs. #2 Minnewaska Area (Thursday)

Section 4: Semifinals Tuesday

  • St. Croix Prep vs. Cristo Rey Jesuit
  • Concordia Academy vs. Twin Cities Academy

Section 5: Semifinals Wednesday

  • Minneapolis North vs. Maranatha
  • Rockford vs. Blake

Section 6: Semifinals Wednesday

  • Eden Valley-Watkins vs. Melrose
  • Mora vs. Pine City

Section 7: Semifinals Wednesday

  • Esko vs. Duluth-Marshall
  • Virginia vs. Pierz

Section 8: Semifinals Wednesday

  • East Grand Forks vs. Perham
  • Fergus Falls vs. Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton

Class 1A

Section 1: #1 Blooming Prairie vs. #2 Hayfield (Thursday)

Section 2: #4 Springfield vs. #3 New Ulm Cathedral (Friday)

Section 3: #1 Southwest MN Christian vs. #2 Central MN Christian (Thursday)

Section 4: Semifinals Wednesday

  • Christ's Household of Faith vs. Hope Academy
  • Legacy Christian vs. Trinity

Section 5: Semifinals Wednesday

  • Nevis vs. BBE
  • East Central vs. Hinkley-Finlayson

Section 6: #1 Henning vs. #2 West Central Area (Thursday)

Section 7: Semifinals Wednesday

  • Nashwauk-Keewatin vs. Fon du Lac Ojibwe
  • Ely vs. North Woods

Section 8: #1 Cass Lake-Bena vs. #2 Ada-Borup (Friday)

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