The Missouri boys state basketball championship tournament begins Friday at the Mizzou Arena in Columbia with the Class 5 semifinals. They feature two of the top-six teams in the state in McCluer North, a school 15-miles northwest of St. Louis, and Lee’s Summit North.
McCleur is led by MaxPreps Top-100 and Arkansas recruit B.J. Young, whose 32 points in the quarterfinal single-handedly took over the game as they upset Chaminade of St. Louis. Chaminade entered the game as the top-ranked team in Missouri and top-40 in the nation.
Lee’s Summitt North, located a half hour southeast of Kansas City, is led by MaxPreps top-100 David Kravish, a 6-foot-9 power forward who is headed to the University of California. He’s averaging 12.9 points and 9.1 rebounds per game.
The winner will play in the Class 5 championship game Saturday evening. The Class 4 title game will be held earlier in the day.
The state championship tournament will conclude March 19th with championship games in Class 1, 2 and 3.
Missouri at a Glance - All Games CST
Friday, March 11 @ Mizzou Arena - Columbia
Class 4 Third Place Game
Noon - Lafayette - St. Joseph vs. Soldan International Studies
Class 5 Semifinals
3:20 p.m. - McCluer North vs. Lee’s Summit North
5 p.m. - Troy Buchanan vs. Rock Bridge
Saturday, March 12 @ Mizzou Arena - Columbia
Class 4 Final
3 p.m. - Sikeston vs. St. Francis Borgia
Class 5 Third Place Game
11:30 a.m. - To Be Determined
Class 5 Final
6:40 p.m. - Championship Game
Thursday, March 17 @ Mizzou Arena and Hearnes Center - Columbia
Class 1 Semifinals
12:00 p.m. - Semifinal Game 1
1:40 p.m. - Semifinal Game 2
Class 2 Semifinals
3:20 p.m. - Semifinal Game 1
5 p.m. - Semifinal Game 2
Class 3 Semifinals
6:40 p.m. - Semifinal Game 1
8:20 p.m. - Semifinal Game 2
Friday, March 18 @ Mizzou Arena and Hearnes Center - Columbia
Noon - Class 1 Third Place Game
3:20 p.m. - Class 3 Third Place Game
6:40 p.m. - Class 2 Third Place Game
Saturday, March 19 @ Mizzou Arena and Hearnes Center - Columbia
11:30 a.m. - Class 1 Championship Game
3:10 p.m - Class 3 Championship Game
6:50 p.m - Class 2 Championship Game