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Nebraska high school girls state basketball pairings, schedule
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Nebraska high school girls state basketball pairings, schedule

Jake Anderson and Mike Patterson discuss the Class A boys district basketball brackets and early storylines in Class B girls state basketball. Plus, which teams have an edge in Class A girls districts?​

The state’s first five-day high school state basketball tournament opens Tuesday at Pinnacle Bank Arena with Class B first-round games.

Top-seeded Norris will play Bennington at 9 a.m., followed by York-Omaha Skutt at 11:15. The remaining Class B games are Wednesday, with Elkhorn North-Omaha Gross and Crete-Scottsbluff. Scottsbluff’s game was placed for travel considerations.

Other top seeds are Lincoln Pius X in A, Grand Island Central Catholic in C-1, Crofton in C-2, Pleasanton in D-1 and Humphrey St. Francis in D-2.

Pinnacle Bank Arena will be used for all championship-bracket games save for the first-round games in Classes C-2, D-1 and D-2, which will be played Wednesday in high school gyms.

Because of the pandemic, tickets must be purchased online through GoFan and redeemed on a mobile device. No tickets will be sold at the gate. Tickets are good for one game only, except for the two-game sessions Saturday.

Tickets are $7 for adults, $5 for students. An all-day pass, good only at PBA on Tuesday through Friday, will be $25.

The girls ticket link went live Saturday morning. Because of the limited capacity to accommodate social distancing, tickets for Wednesday’s games in C-2, D-1 and D-2 and the third-place games will be released to the participating schools ahead of the general public.

CLASS A

Tuesday at Pinnacle Bank Arena

1:30 p.m.: No. 1 Lincoln Pius X (22-0) vs. No. 8 Millard North (14-9)

4 p.m.: No. 4 Lincoln SW (19-2) vs. No. 5 Omaha Central (22-3)

6:15 p.m.: No. 2 Millard South (23-1) vs. No. 7 Lincoln East (13-9)

8:30 p.m.: No. 3 Fremont (21-3) vs. No. 6 North Platte (16-6)

Semifinals Friday: LPX-MN winner vs. LSW-OC winner, 6:15 p.m.; MS-LE winner vs. F-NP winner, 8:30.

Final Saturday: 7 p.m.

CLASS B

Tuesday at Pinnacle Bank Arena

9 a.m.: No. 1 Norris (20-2) vs. No. 8 Bennington (14-10)

11:15 a.m.: No. 4 York (20-3) vs. No. 5 Omaha Skutt (19-4)

Wednesday at Pinnacle Bank Arena

9 a.m.: No. 2 Elkhorn North vs. No. 7 Omaha Gross (17-6)

11:15 a.m.: No. 3 Crete (21-3) vs. No. 6 Scottsbluff (18-6)

Semifinals Friday: N-B winner vs. EN-OG winner, 1:30 p.m.; C-SB winner vs. Y-OS winner, 4. Final Saturday: 2 p.m.

CLASS C-1

Wednesday at Pinnacle Bank Arena

1:30 p.m.: No. 1 Grand Island CC (21-2) vs. No. 8 Winnebago (15-10)

4 p.m.: No. 4 Broken Bow (23-1) vs. No. 5 North Bend (21-3)

6:15 p.m.: No. 2 Lincoln Lutheran (19-2) vs. No. 7 Sidney (18-6)

8:30 p.m.: No. 3 Hastings SC (22-2) vs. No. 6 Syracuse (21-3)

Semifinals Friday: GICC-W winner vs. BB-NB winner, 9 a.m.; LL-Sid winner vs. HSC-Syr winner, 11:15. Final Saturday: 10:45 a.m.

CLASS C-2

Wednesday at Lincoln Southeast

1:30 p.m.: No. 1 Crofton (23-3) vs. No. 8 Centennial (23-2)

4 p.m.: No. 4 Bridgeport (23-3) vs. No. 5 Nebraska City Lourdes (20-4)

6:15 p.m.: No. 2 Wood River (24-2) vs. No. 7 BRLD (20-4)

8:30 p.m.: No. 3 West Point GACC (23-3) vs. No. 6 Ponca (19-4)

Semifinals Thursday at PBA: Crof.-Cent. winner vs. NCL-B winner, 6:15 p.m.; WR-BRLD winner vs. GACC-P winner, 8:30. Final Saturday: 8:45 p.m.

CLASS D-1

Wednesday at Lincoln Southwest

1:30 p.m.: No. 1 Pleasanton (25-1) vs. No. 8 Elmwood-Murdock (12-11)

4 p.m.: No. 4 Fremont Bergan (15-9) vs. No. 5 Humphrey/LHF (19-4)

6:15 p.m.: No. 2 Weeping Water (21-5) vs. No. 7 BDS (18-7)

8:30 p.m.: No. 3 Hartington CC (18-7) vs. No. 6 South Platte (20-2)

Semifinals Thursday at PBA: P-EM winner vs. FB-HLHF winner, 1:30 p.m.; WW-BDS winner vs. HCC-SP winner, 4. Final Saturday: 9 a.m.

CLASS D-2

Wednesday at Lincoln North Star

1:30 p.m.: No. 1 Humphrey SF (22-0) vs. No. 8 Sterling (15-7)

4 p.m.: No. 4 Mullen (24-2) vs. No. 5 Exeter-Milligan (23-4)

6:15 p.m.: No. 2 Falls City SH (24-2) vs. No. 7 Maywood-HC (24-2)

8:30 p.m.: No. 3 CWC (23-1) vs. No. 6 Wynot (19-6)

Semifinals Thursday at PBA: HSF-Ster winner vs. Mul-EM winner, 9 a.m.; FCSH-MHC winner vs. CWC-Wy winner, 11:15. Final Saturday, 3:45 p.m.

Third-place games at Lincoln Northeast: Friday, D-2 at 9 a.m.; D-1 at 11:30 a.m.; C-2 at 2 p.m. Saturday, C-1 at 9 a.m.


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