Championship Information

Boys Basketball


Neutral Site Tournament Venues

Gila River Arena (GRA)
9400 W. Maryland Ave.
Glendale, AZ 85305

Grand Canyon University Arena (GCU)
3300 W. Camelback Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85017

Prescott Valley Event Center (PVEC)
3201 N. Main St.
Prescott Valley, AZ 86314

Admission Fees

State Tournament All Rounds:
$10.00 Adults
$5.00 Students with High School ID
Children five and under admitted free

Lodging Information

Prescott/Prescott Valley Hotel Guildelines

AZPreps365.com/NFHSNetwork.com Webcasting

Please note that live streaming of any postseason event must be done through AZPreps365.com and/or NFHSNetwork.com. Events broadcasted by AZPreps365.com and/or the NFHS Network are exclusive to those entities for postseason competition. If AZPreps365.com or the NFHS Network are not broadcasting, a school may broadcast using the following two options:

YouTube or Ustream broadcasting: If a school plans to stream a postseason event and has YouTube or Ustream account, it can simulcast the event for free through AZPreps365.com by working with the athletic director.

NFHS Network School Broadcast Program broadcasting: If a school plans to stream a postseason event and has an NFHS Network School Broadcast Program account, it can stream through the NFHS Network.

None of the above for broadcasting: Please contact the AIA at info@azpreps365.com with a request to stream an event.

State Tournament Schedule

6A:
First Round: TBD, High Seed
Quarterfinals: TBD, High Seed
Semifinals: TBD
Final: TBD

5A:
First Round: TBD, High Seed
Quarterfinals: TBD, High Seed
Semifinals: TBD
Final: TBD

4A:
First Round: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 6:30 p.m., High Seed
Quarterfinals: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, 6:30 p.m., High Seed
Semifinals: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 4 & 7:30 p.m., GCU
Final: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 1:30 p.m., GCU

3A:
First Round: Wed., Feb. 14, 2018, 6:30 p.m., High Seed
Quarterfinals: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, See Bracket
Third Round: Tue., Feb. 20, 2018, See Bracket, PVEC
Semifinals: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, TBD, GRA
Final: Mon., Feb. 26, 2018, TBD, GRA

2A:
First Round: Fri., Feb. 16, 2018, See Bracket, Prescott sites*
Quarterfinals: Sat., Feb. 17, 2018, See Bracket, Prescott sites*
Semifinals: Fri., Feb. 23, 2018, 12 p.m. & 6 p.m., PVEC
Final: Sat., Feb. 24, 2018, 5 p.m., PVEC

1A:
First Round: Fri., Feb. 16, 2017, See Bracket, Prescott sites*
Quarterfinals: Sat., Feb. 17, 2017, See Bracket, Prescott sites*
Semifinals: Fri., Feb. 23, 2017, 9 a.m. & 3 p.m., PVEC
Final: Sat., Feb. 24, 2017, 1 p.m., PVEC

*Times/Locations for the 1A and 2A first and second round in the Prescott area will be determined prior to the release of the bracklets on Sunday, Feb. 11.

Note: Dates/Times/Locations Subject to Change

Conference Play-In Tournament

6A: TBD, High Seed

5A: TBD, High Seed

4A: Fri, Feb. 9, 2018, 6:30 p.m., High Seed 

2A: Fri, Feb. 9, 2018, 6:30 p.m., High Seed

Note: Dates/Times/Locations Subject to Change

State Tournament Qualifying

6A, 5A (16-team bracket): In order to qualify, a school must have scheduled a minimum of 14 games. Based on region standings, the top team in each region (except 6A Southern) will earn an automatic bid at minimum to the conference play-in tournament. The automatic bid in 6A Southern will be the winner of the No. 1 Tucson division team vs. the No. 1 Yuma division team. The conference play-in tournament will match up teams ranked No. 9 through No. 24. Teams ranked No. 1 through No. 8, along with the eight winning teams from the conference play-in tournament, will make up the 16-team state tournament. The state tournament bracket will be seeded according to the overall ranking of the 16 teams, and will consist of four rounds and will be single elimination.

  • 6A, 5A: Teams ranked No. 1 to 8 and eight (8) conference play-in winners

4A: (16-team bracket): In order to qualify, a school must have scheduled a minimum of 10 games. Based on region standings, the top team in each region will earn an automatic bid at minimum to the conference play-in tournament. The conference play-in tournament will match up teams ranked No. 9 through No. 24. In addition, any region champ in the play-in tournament will be reseeded to be at minimum a No. 16 seed to be guaranteed a home game. Teams ranked No. 1 through No. 8, along with the eight winning teams from the conference play-in tournament, will make up the 16-team state tournament. The state tournament bracket will be seeded according to the overall ranking of the 16 teams, and will consist of four rounds and will be single elimination.

  • 4A: Teams ranked No. 1 to 8 and eight (8) conference play-in winners

3A, (24-team bracket): In order to qualify, a school must have scheduled a minimum of 14 games. Based on region standings (except 3A East), the top three teams in each region will earn an automatic bid to the state tournament. 3A East will qualify its three teams from the region tournament. The state tournament bracket will be seeded according to the overall ranking of the 24 teams, and will consist of five rounds and will be single elimination.

  • 3A: 18 automatic bids and six (6) at-large qualifiers based on ranking

2A (16-team bracket): In order to qualify, a school must have scheduled a minimum of 14 games. Based on the region standings or the region tournament (as determined by the region), the top two (2) teams in each region will earn an automatic bid at minimum to the conference play-in tournament.  The conference play-in tournament will match up teams ranked No. 9 through No. 24. Teams ranked No. 1 through No. 8, along with the eight winning teams from the conference play-in tournament, will make up the 16-team state tournament. The state tournament bracket will be seeded according to the overall ranking of the 16 teams, and will consist of four rounds and will be single elimination.

  • 2A: Eight (8) automatic bids and eight (8) conference play-in winners

1A (16-team bracket): In order to qualify, a school must have scheduled a minimum of 14 games. Based on region standings, the top two teams in 1A South will earn an automatic bid to the state tournament.  The top two qualifiers in 1A East and 1A West will come from the region tournament. In 1A Central and 1A North, the regular season region champion and the region tournament champion will make up the two qualifiers; however, should the region tournament champion be the same as the regular season champion, the runner-up from the region tournament will be the second automatic qualifier. The state tournament bracket will be seeded according to overall ranking of the 16 teams, and will consist of four rounds and will be single elimination.

  • 1A: 10 automatic bids and six (6) at-large qualifiers based on ranking