First Round Playoff Action in the Big 8 Conference
By: Tyler Zavadsky Twitter: @TylerZonESPN
The brackets have been released for the WIAA State Basketball Tournament and the games involving Big 8 teams are as follows. All Big 8 teams are seeded in the SECTIONAL #3 bracket of the tournament. I have named the first bracket in SECTIONAL #3 “North” and the second bracket “South” for clarity. Big 8 teams are featured in bold.
Tuesday, February 19:
*North: #8 Verona Wildcats vs. #9 Oconomowoc Raccoons
-Game hosted at Verona Area High School
*South: #8 Kenosha Bradford Red Devils vs. #9 Janesville Parker Vikings
-Game hosted at Kenosha Bradford High School
Friday, February 22:
#1 Sun Prairie Cardinals vs. *Winner of Verona vs. Ocnomowoc*
-Game hosted at Sun Prairie High School
#5 Madison West Regents vs. #4 Middleton Cardinals
-Game hosted at Middleton High School
#6 Watertown Goslings vs. #3 Madison La Follette Lancers
-Game hosted at Madison La Follette High School
#7 Madison East Purgolders vs. #2 Madison Memorial Spartans
-Game hosted at Madison Memorial High School
#1 Mukwonago Indians vs. *Winner of Kenosha Bradford vs. Janesville Parker*
-Game hosted at Mukwonago High School
#5 Beloit Memorial Purple Knights vs. #4 Kenosha Tremper Trojans
-Game hosted at Kenosha Tremper High School
#6 Badger Badgers vs. #3 Janesville Craig Cougars
-Game hosted at Janesville Craig High School
#7 Muskego Warriors vs. #2 Burlington Demons
-Game hosted at Burlington High School
* -The second round of regionals will be hosted on Saturday, February 23 at the highest ranking teams home gym. Example: If Sun Prairie wins on Friday, Feb. 22, they will host on Saturday, Feb. 23 against the winner of Madison West and Middleton.
* -The sectional games for SECTIONAL #3 will be hosted at Watertown High School for the “North” bracket and at Burlington High School for the “South” bracket of SECTIONAL #3 on Thursday, February 28.
* -The Sectional Final will be hosted at Sun Prairie High School on Saturday, March 2 and will feature the winner of the “North” bracket vs. the winner of the “South” bracket.
* -The WIAA State Tournament Semifinals will be held on Friday, March 8 and will feature the winner of the SECTIONAL #3 vs. the winner of SECTIONAL #4.
* -The WIAA State Tournament Championship Game will be held on Saturday, March 9 and will feature the winner of the SECTIONAL #1 vs. SECTIONAL #2 game vs. the winner of the SECTIONAL #3 vs. SECTIONAL #4 game.
Link to the bracket:
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