It's section championship week in Minnesota boys' basketball

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