Boys State Tournament Preview

Division I Boys Basketball State Tourney Preview

There is no shortage of basketball tradition in this year's Division I boys basketball tournament. Between St. Xavier, Moeller and Lakewood St. Edward, there are 13 trips to states and four championships as Canton GlenOak with 7-2 C Kosta Koufos makes its first tournament appearance.

Eric Frantz previews the Division I boys basketball state tournament.

Division II Boys Basketball State Tourney Preview

Each of the teams qualified for the Division II boys basketball state tournament have been to Columbus at least once in the last five year with two teams claiming state titles in that period.

Eric Frantz takes a look at the Division II boys basketball state tournament.

Division III Boys Basketball State Tourney Preview

With three of the four state qualifiers returning from last year’s state tournament and Ohio's No. 1 ranked team also in Columbus this weekend, the Division III state basketball tournament is sure to be a showcase of some of the best basketball in the state.

Matt Natali takes a look at the Division III boys basketball state tournament.

Division IV Boys Basketball State Tourney Preview

The Division IV boys basketball state tournament features two newcomers in Harvest Prep and Georgetown while Holgate is looking for its second title in four years and Berlin Hiland is in the hunt for its second title in seven appearances following a tragic car accident involving one of its own last month.

Matt Natali takes a look at the Division IV boys basketball state tournament.

Boys State Tournament Results/Recap
* Click on game scores for full game recaps

Thursday, March 22 – Championship Semifinals
Division IV Game #1
Findlay Liberty-Benton 63, Villa Angela-St. Joseph 56
Division III Game #2
Cin. North College Hill 69,Wheelersburg Final 66 OT
Division II Game #1
Dayton Dunbar 56, Columbus St. Francis De Sales 43
Division II Game #2
Upper Sandusky 89, Poland Seminary Final 58

* State Tournament Day 1 Notebook

Friday, March 23 – Championship Semifinals
Division IV Game #1
Canal Winchester Harvest Preparatory 55, Holgate 52
Division IV Game #2
Georgetown 42, Berlin Hiland 41
Division I Game #1
Cin. St. Xavier 45, Canton GlenOak 34
Division I Game #2
Cin. Archbishop Moeller 67, Lakewood St. Edward 60

* State Tournament Day 2 Notebook

Saturday, March 24 – Championship Finals
Division III
Cin. North College Hill 50, Findlay Liberty-Benton 45
Division II
Dayton Dunbar 87, Upper Sandusky Final 85
Division IV
Georgetown 74, Canal Winchester Harvest Preparatory 66
Division I
Cin. Archbishop Moeller 43, Cin. St. Xavier Final 40

State Tournament Extras:

Diebler shows grit in title game loss

Jon Diebler, Ohio's Mr. Basketball, scored 48 points in Upper Sandusky's 87-85 loss to Dayton Dunbar in the Division II state championship game on Saturday at the Schottenstein Center. Diebler played through a broken nose and injured knee and showcased his toughness all afternoon. Dave Biddle has more.

Koufos discusses state semi's loss, future college career

Future Ohio State center/power forward Kosta Koufos was held to 13 points in Canton GlenOak's loss to Cincinnati St. Xavier in the Division I state semifinals on Friday.

We caught up with Koufos afterwards.

Ohio High TV: Diebler vs. Dayton Dunbar

With the help of ScoutingOhio.com and ONN, we have a special video presentation of Ohio State basketball verbal Jon Diebler. Diebler, Ohio's career scoring leader and the Mr. Basketball award winner, had a Division II state championship game record record 48 points for Upper Sandusky against Dayton Dunbar.

State Tournament DVDs Available:

Boys Basketball Championship DVD's Now Available

Now, you can relive the memories of the 85nd Annual OHSAA Boys Basketball State Championships. ONN, in conjunction with JJHuddle's Ohio High, is offering copies of these games individually with the participation of Gametapes.com.

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