Stu Pospisil of the Omaha World Herald has released his high school boys basketball rankings heading into this week’s boys state basketball tournament. Two area teams make the Class D1 top ten. Burwell is ranked #1. The Longhorns are undefeated heading into the tournament at 24-0. The Longhorns will face Central Valley in the opening round of the state tournament on Wednesday. Central Valley is 17-6 and is ranked #9. The OWH has Ansley/Litchfield ranked #6 in Class D1. The Spartans are 20-4 and will open state tournament play against North Platte St. Pat’s. The Irish are 21-5 and ranked #2 in D1 by the Herald.
Mullen is ranked #2 in Class D2. The Broncos are also the #2 seed in the D2 state tournament bracket. Mullen is 23-3 and will face defending D2 state champion Falls City Sacred Heart on Wednesday. Sacred Heart is 17-7 and ranked #5 in D2 by the Omaha World Herald going into the tournament.
All Ansley/Litchfield and Mullen games will be broadcast on KBBN 95.3 FM and kbbn.com
The Boys state basketball tournament begins today with all opening round games in Class A and two opening round games in Class B taking place at Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln. Today’s first game is in Class B as top seed Norris faces Blair at 9 am followed by Platteview against Elkhorn. The winners will advance to Friday’s semifinal round. In Class A, matchups include #1 Millard North vs #8 Millard South, #4 Lincoln Pius X vs #5 Millard West, #2 Bellevue West vs #7 Lincoln East, and #3 Creighton Prep vs #6 Papio South.