Changes Coming to the Structure of the IHSA Basketball Post-Season Starting in 2021

Changes Coming to the Structure of the IHSA Basketball Post-Season Starting in 2021

The IHSA announced that the basketball state tournament will be held on one three-day weekend starting in March 2021.

Reports say the girls state tournament will be held on March 4-6, 2021 and the boys state tournament will be held March 11-13, 2021.

Currently, the Class 1A and Class 2A post-season begin one week prior to the start of the Class 3A and 4A post-season.

Under the new format, according to the IHSA, each class will still have four state teams qualify for the state finals.

The girls post-season will begin one week prior to the state of the boys post-season tournament beginning in 2021.

All four classes are expected to begin the Regionals at the same time and play title games on the same Saturday.

The IHSA also announced it will soon start accepting bids to host the new format tournaments in 2021. The girls currently play at Illinois State University’s Redbird Arena. The boys currently play at Carver Arena in Peoria. Both cities are expected to submit their bid to once again host the state tournament.