INDIANAPOLIS (WLFI) — IHSAA Commissioner Paul Neidig announced Monday that the boys basketball state finals would be delayed one week to April 3.
The change comes as a result of the NCAA's March Madness tournament taking place in Bankers Life Fieldhouse during March 27th, the original date scheduled for the state finals.
Sectional, regional, and semi-state games are still scheduled for their original dates.
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“Our Executive Committee felt it was most important to preserve the experience for our young people of playing for a state championship in Bankers Life Fieldhouse,” Neidig said in a statement on Monday. “In a year that has seen plenty of disruption, we also felt this arrangement would cause the least amount of disruption and impact the fewest number of schools."
The full press release can be found here.
This is the second time in tournament history that the state finals will take place in April.