87th Annual State Boys Basketball Tournament In Review

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Akron SVSM won its fifth state basketball title with a 59-53 win over Dayton Thurgood Marshall (Photo by Gary Housteau)

The 87th Annual State Boys Basketball Tournament saw tournament droughts quenched, first time state title winners, power programs, the end of a coaching era, overtime thrillers, dreams fulfilled and hearts broken.

Here is a look back at all the highlights and headlines.


The 87th Annual State Boys Basketball Tournament saw tournament droughts quenched, first time state title winners, power programs, the end of a coaching era, overtime thrillers, dreams fulfilled and hearts broken.

Here is a look back at all the highlights and headlines.

Blog: Has there ever been a more wide-open state tournament? 

Division I

Preview
 · Division I Boys Basketball State Tournament Preview: Someone new will win title
    Blog:
And Mr. Basketball is…

Semifinals
· Columbus Northland uses size to overpower Warren Harding
· Fourth quarter run lifts Princeton past Toledo St. John’s to the D-I title game
    Blog:
Princeton state semifinal win extra special   

Championship
· Instant Classic: Columbus Northland survives Princeton for Division I title
· Photo Gallery: Northland Vs. Princeton

Division II

Preview
· Division II Boys Basketball State Tournament Preview: Three teams looking to add to state title haul

Semifinals
· Dayton Thurgood Marshall completes stunning fourth quarter comeback
· SVSM holds off late DeSales surge to advance to the D-II title game

Championship
· Second half defense, offensive runs lift Akron SVSM to its fifth state title 
· Photo Gallery: Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary Vs. Thurgood Marshall
   Blog: LeBron James honored at state tourney

Division III
 

Preview
· Division III Boys Basketball State Tournament Preview: Fresh faces making the trip to Columbus

Semifinals
· Cleveland Central Catholic flexes depth, advances to D-III title game
· Defiance Tinora makes stops, plays when it matters; Rams move on 

Championship
· Cleveland Central Catholic uses defense, length to earn first state championship
· Photo Gallery: CCC Vs. Tinora

Division IV

Preview
· Division IV Boys Basketball State Tournament Preview: Diverse field highlights Final Four

Semifinals
· Kalida tops Lutheran East 57-46, earns berth in D-IV title game
    Blog: OHSAA recognizes five in Circle of Champions
· Defense lifts Oak Hill past Ada for a spot in the D-IV title game
    Blog: Big weekend for Oak Hill coach Persin 

Championship
· Oak Hill outlasts Kalida in double overtime thriller, wins first state title
· Photo Gallery: Oak Hill Vs. Kalida
 

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