The 97th Annual Ohio High School Athletic Association boys basketball state tournament tips off at noon Thursday at the Jerome Schottenstein Center in Columbus. Nearly 800 schools began the 2018-19 season in November and now 16 have advanced to the state tournament. The state tournament pairings and schedule is listed below.
New this year, the state semifinals Thursday and Friday will be doubleheader sessions, with two games for one ticket per division. The sessions begin at noon and 6:00 Thursday and Friday. The divisional rotation this year is III, II, IV and I.
2019 Boys Basketball State Tournament Pairings
All games at the Jerome Schottenstein Center, The Ohio State University
Rankings are from the Final Associated Press Poll released on Monday, February 18, 2019
Home Team Listed First.
No. 5 Cincinnati Purcell Marian (24-4) vs. No. 2 Canal Winchester Harvest Prep (26-2), Thursday, noon
Cleveland Heights Lutheran East (19-8) vs. Oregon Cardinal Stritch (24-3), Thursday, 2 p.m.
Division III State Championship: Saturday, 10:45 a.m.
Thornville Sheridan (21-5) vs. No. 2 Columbus South (27-1), Thursday, 6 p.m.
Akron Buchtel (20-7) vs. No. 1 Trotwood-Madison (26-2), Thursday, 8 p.m.
Division II State Championship: Saturday, 2 p.m.
No. 1 Berlin Hiland (27-1) vs. No. 3 St. Henry (24-3), Friday, noon
Richmond Heights (21-6) vs. No. 2 Convoy Crestview (26-1), Friday, 2 p.m.
Division IV State Championship: Saturday, 5:15 p.m.
Lakewood St. Edward (19-8) vs. No. 1 Cincinnati Archbishop Moeller (27-0) Friday, 6 p.m.
Powell Olentangy Liberty (24-4) vs. No. 7 Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary (23-3), Friday, 8 p.m.
Division I State Championship: Saturday, 8:30 p.m.