Here are the region pairing for the boys high school Sweet 16 in March. In parentheses are the teams in each region ranked in the Top 20. Looks like the 7th region has an incredibly easy run to the state finals, as 5 of the 7 other regions on that side of the bracket have no ranked teams. Although it seems somewhat appropriate as to even get through the 7th region tournament will be quite a task.
Scott County was given a murderous draw though. If they can even get out of the 11th region, they then have to most likely play an always good Warren Central team, then Holmes, who has already beaten them, then the survivor of the 10th region/Elliot County.
My guess is an Eastern/Scott County state final, with Scott County pulling it out. Be warned though, Eastern has a really, really good team.
Wednesday, March 18
-12th Region (None) vs. 14th Region (#19 Perry County Central), noon
-Third Region (None) vs. Fifth Region (None), 1:30 p.m.
-Sixth Region (None) vs. First Region (None), 6:30 p.m.
-Seventh Region (#4 Eastern, #5 Ballard,#6 Jeffersontown, #16 Seneca) vs. 13th Region (#13 Corbin), 8 p.m.
Thursday, March 19
-11th Region (#1 Scott County, #9 Bryan Station, #11 Lexington Catholic, #18 Paul Dunbar) vs. Fourth Region (#12 Warren Central), noon
-Ninth Region (#3 Holmes, #10 Boone County, #17 Highlands) vs. Second Region (#15 Christian County), 1:30 p.m.
-10th Region (#7 Mason County, #14 Clark County, #20 Scott High) vs. 15th Region (#8 Shelby Valley), 6:30 p.m.
-Eighth Region (None) vs. 16th Region (#2 Elliott County), 8 p.m.