Totino-Grace Demarion Watson carries the trophy to the fans after winning the Class 3A championship game at the State Boys’ Basketball Tournament at Williams Arena in Minneapolis on Saturday, March 26, 2022. Totino-Grace won 50-44. (Craig Lassig / Special to the Pioneer Press)
With what is expected to be the most competitive tournament in Class 4A and an impressive number of unseeded opponents, there is no layup quarterfinal.
Top seed Park Center meets a conference opponent in Andover they beat 97-91 in the regular season. Second-ranked Lakeville North gets a Buffalo roster that swept Hopkins. Wayzata’s reward for placing 3rd is a date with a White Bear Lake team that won 15-3 in the ever-contested Suburban East Conference.
The Class 4A Tournament has a chance to make March really crazy.
The Class 4A quarterfinals and half of the Class 2A quarterfinals will be played at the Target Center, while the other quarterfinals will be held at Williams Arena.
All semi-finals and finals will be played at the Timberwolves and Lynx home arenas and will be broadcast locally on KSTC channel 45. Quarterfinals will be streamed at prepspotlight.tv/MSHSL.
Full brackets including consolation and third place information can be found on the MSHSL website. Brackets will be updated here daily throughout the tournament.
BOYS STATE TOURNAMENT 2023
(Note: Category A was not released on Saturday morning as the final of the eighth section of Class A was completed on Saturday.)
Quarterfinals on Tuesday: No. 1 Park Center vs. Andover, 10 a.m.; No. 4 Minnetonka vs. No. 5 Eastview, 12 p.m.; No. 2 Lakeville North vs. Buffalo, 2 p.m.; #3 Wayzata vs White Bear Lake, 4 p.m
Quarterfinals on Thursday: Early Quarterfinal Winner, 6pm; Late Quarterfinal Winners, 8pm
Final on Saturday: Semi-final winner, 8 p.m
Quarterfinals on Tuesday: No. 1 Totino-Grace vs. St. Francis, 10 a.m.; #4 Mankato East vs. #5 Alexandria Area, 12 p.m.; No. 2 Orono vs. Hermantown, 2 p.m.; No. 3 DeLaSalle v Stewartville, 4 p.m
Quarterfinals on Thursday: Early Quarterfinal Winner, 12 p.m.; Late quarterfinal winners, 2 p.m
Final on Saturday: Semi-final winner, 5 p.m
Quarterfinals on Tuesday: No. 1 Holy Family vs. Eden Valley-Watkins, 6 p.m. at Target Center; #4 Maple River vs. #5 Minnehaha Academy, 8 p.m. at Target Center; No. 2 Albany vs. Pequot Lakes, 6 p.m. at Williams Arena; No.3 Plainview-Elgin-Millville vs. Dilworth-Glyndon-Felton, 8 p.m. at Williams Arena.
Semifinals on Friday: Quarterfinalist Winners at Target Center, 6:00 p.m.; Quarterfinal Winners at Williams Arena, 8 p.m
Final on Saturday: Semi-final winner, 1 p.m