Varsity Kansas

Class 1A basketball moves start time

Because of a conflict with Fort Hays State, which could host an NCAA Division II regional on March 13, the Class 1A basketball tournament will run from Tuesday-Friday. All other classes will be the same as usual — Wednesday through Saturday.

Below is the text of the news release:

The 1A State Basketball Tournament at Fort Hays State University will be held Tuesday, March 9 – Friday, March 12, 2010.  This change is based on the potential for Fort Hays State University hosting a NCAA regional tournament beginning Saturday, March 13.  The state tournament date change is final and will not be rescinded, even if FHSU should not be granted an NCAA regional.

Revised schedule for the 2010 1A State Basketball Tournament:

Tuesday, March 9, 2010:            Boys Quarterfinal games at 3:00 pm, 4:45 pm, 6:30 pm, & 8:15 pm

Wednesday, March 10, 2010:    Girls Quarterfinal games @ 3:00 pm, 4:45 pm, 6:30 pm, 8:15 pm

Thursday, March 11, 2010: Semifinal games

Girls at 3:00 pm and 6:30 pm

Boys at 4:45 pm and 8:15 pm

Friday, March 12, 2010:             Consolation and State Championship games

2:00 pm:  3rd Place Girls Game

3:45 pm:  3rd Place Boys Game

5:30 pm:  Girls Championship Game

7:30 pm:  Boys Championship Game

The KSHSAA had previously notified all 1A schools and the media a change was probable, and appreciates all parties working together to make the state basketball tournament a memorable event for Kansas students, schools and communities.