The NSAA announced the official pairings for the Boys State Basketball Tournament next Thursday through Saturday, Mar. 13-15 in Lincoln.
In Class C-1, district champions, Falls City High, hot off their upset of second-ranked Lincoln Christian Monday night, are seeded third and face defending champions Wahoo at 10:45 a.m. at the Devaney Sports Center.
Falls City Sacred Heart dropped a heartbreaker in overtime, 63-60, to top-ranked Exeter-Milligan Tuesday night in Norris and dropped from the top seed to number two. The Irish face last year’s third-place game opponent, Leyton, Thursday at 10:45 at Lincoln Southeast.
Potential semifinal opponents for the Tigers are either No. 2 Wayne or No. 7 Cozad, with that semifinal to be held at 9 a.m. Friday morning at the new Pinnacle Bank Arena (PBA). The C-1 State Championship game is Saturday morning at 9 at PBA, while the third-place game will be played at Noon Saturday at Lincoln Southeast High School.
A win Thursday for the Irish and they face either No. 3 Bancroft-Rosalie or No. 6 Hitchcock County at 7 p.m. Friday at Devaney. The D-2 State Championship is Saturday night at 8:30 at PBA and the third-place consolation will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday at Lincoln Southeast High School.
At Bob Devaney Sports Center
No. 7 Cozad (17-8) vs. No. 2 Wayne (23-4), 9 a.m.
No. 6 Wahoo (20-5) vs. No. 3 Falls City (24-2), 10:45 a.m.
No. 1 Columbus Scotus (21-4) vs. No. 8 Kearney Catholic (15-11), 2 p.m.
No. 4 Bishop Neumann (19-6) vs. No. 5 Boone Central/Newman Grove (19-6), 3:45 p.m.
At Pinnacle Bank Arena
No. 2 Wayne or 7 Cozad vs. No. 3 Falls City or No. 6 Wahoo, 9 a.m.
No. 1 Columbus Scotus or No. 8 Kearney Catholic vs. No. 4 Bishop Neumann or Boone Central/Newman Grove, 10:45 a.m.
Saturday’s C-1 Final, 9 a.m., PBA
Saturday’s C-1 Third-place Consolation, Noon, Lincoln SE
At Lincoln Southeast
No. 3 Bancroft-Rosalie (23-4) vs. No. 6 Hitchcock County (21-3), 9 a.m.
No. 7 Leyton (18-5) vs. No. 2 Falls City Sacred Heart (23-4), 10:45 a.m.
At Lincoln East
No. 4 High Plains (25-1) vs. No. 5 Exeter-Milligan (22-3), 7 p.m.
No. 1 Spalding/Spalding Academy (22-3) vs. No. 8 Elwood (14-10), 8:45 p.m.
At Devaney Sports Center:
No. 3 Bancroft-Rosalie or No. 6 Hitchcock County vs. No. 7 Leyton or No. 2 FC Sacred Heart, 7 p.m
No. 4 High Plains or No. 5 Exeter-Milligan vs. No. 1 Spalding/SA or No. 8 Elwood, 8:45 p.m.
Saturday’s D-2 Final, 8:30 p.m., PBA
Saturday’s D-2 Third-place Consolation, 2 p.m., Lincoln SE