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Championship Information

Girls Basketball


Neutral Site Tournament Venues

Coronado High School (CHS)
7501 E. Virginia Ave.
Scottsdale, AZ 85257

Dobson High School (DHS)
1501 W. Guadalupe Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85202

Eastmark High School (EHS)
9560 E. Ray Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85212

Mesquite High School (MHS)
500 S. McQueen Rd.
Gilbert, AZ 85233

Rancho Solano Prep (RSP)
9180 E. Via De Ventura
Scottsdale, AZ 85258

Scottsdale Christian Academy (SCA)
14400 N. Tatum Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85032

St. John Paul II Catholic High School (SJP)
3120 N. 137th Ave.
Avondale, AZ 85392

Admission Fees

State Tournament All Rounds:
$10.00 per person all fans

Pre-sale tickets available through Go Fan
Ticket sales for all AIA state championship events will be conducted digitally. Spectators can only attend events in the postseason by ordering their tickets online through the association's official partner GoFan. Click here to access GoFan's site and from there you will be able to select your championship event. Basketball tickets will first be distributed to the participating schools and all remaining tickets from that allotment will be made available to the public.

AZPreps365.com/NFHSNetwork.com Webcasting

All available basketball games on NFHS Network

Please note that live streaming rights of all postseason events are held by 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 or third party may broadcast using the following three options:

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.

NFHS Network Affiliate Program: A third party wanting to become an NFHS Network affiliate will be granted exclusive rights to a postseason event at no cost. The outlet must stream the event solely to the NFHS Network. The outlet may broadcast the event in its own manner and may keep its advertising. Outlet will also be eligibile for royalties. Sample Affiliate Agreement

Any other means: Outside entities may be able to broadcast an NFHS Network "declined event" with non-exclusive rights. Permission must be granted through the AIA by completing a Media Rights Agreement and agreeing to rights fees. click here for agreement

 

2020-21 State Tournament Schedule

6A:
First Round: Tue., March 9, 7 p.m., High Seed
Quarterfinals: Fri., March 12, 7 p.m. High Seed
Semifinals: Wed., March 17, 7 p.m., High Seed
State Championship: Sat., March 20, 5 p.m., MHS

5A:
First Round: Tue., March 9, 7 p.m., High Seed
Quarterfinals: Fri., March 12, 7 p.m. High Seed
Semifinals: Wed., March 17, 7 p.m., High Seed
State Championship: Sat., March 20, 12 p.m., MHS

4A:
First Round: Tue., March 9, 7 p.m., High Seed
Quarterfinals: Fri., March 12, 7 p.m. High Seed
Semifinals: Wed., March 17, 7 p.m., High Seed
State Championship: Sat., March 20, 12 p.m., SJP

3A:
First Round: Tue., March 9, 7 p.m., High Seed
Quarterfinals: Fri., March 12, 7 p.m. High Seed
Semifinals: Wed., March 17, 7 p.m., High Seed
State Championship: Sat., March 20, 3 p.m., EHS

2A:
First Round: Wed., March 10, 7 p.m., High Seed&
Quarterfinals: Sat., March 13, 7 p.m. High Seed
Semifinals: Fri., March 19, 5 p.m., See Bracket
State Championship: Sat., March 20, 5 p.m., SJP

1A:
First Round: Sat., March 6, 7 p.m., High Seed
Quarterfinals: Wed., March 10, 7 p.m. High Seed
Semifinals: Sat., March 13, times TBD, CHS
State Championship: Tue., March 16, 5 p.m., DHS

& - If a school is hosting both boys and girls, the girls game will tip off at 5 p.m.

Note: AIA passes not accepted due to COVID restrictions

Note: Neutral site games are subject to relocation. Factors include, but are not limited to: location of high seed, contractual obligations, broadcast commitments, seating capacity and travel considerations of participating schools.

Conference Play-In Tournament

2A: Fri., March 5, 7 p.m., High Seed

Note: Dates/Times/Locations Subject to Change

State Tournament Qualifying

4A/5A/6A (16-team bracket): In order to qualify, a school must have played a minimum of 10 games. Teams ranked No. 1 through No. 16 will earn an automatic bid to the state tournament. The state tournament bracket will be seeded according to overall ranking of the teams. The state tournament will consist of four rounds and be single elimination.

  • 4A/5A/6A: Teams ranked Nos. 1-16

3A (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 to the state tournament bracket. The remaining nine (9) teams will be selected at-large for the state tournament based on AIA rankings powered by MaxPreps, with all teams seeded according to the rankings. The state tournament will consist of four rounds and be single elimination.

  • 3A: Seven (7) region champions and nine (9) at-large qualifiers

2A (16-team bracket): In order to qualify, a school must have played a minimum of eight (8) games. Based on region standings the top two 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 overall ranking of the 16 teams. The state tournament will consist of four rounds and be single elimination.

  • 2A: Teams ranked Nos. 1-8, and eight (8) conference play-in winners

1A (16-team bracket): In order to qualify, a school must have scheduled a minimum of 10 games and played each regional opponent. The top three (3) teams in each of the four (4) regions will receive an automatic bid to the state tournament. The remaining four (4) at-large bids will be determined by, and the state tournament bracket will be seeded by, 1A Conference leadership (criteria to include region finish, strength of region, AIA and MaxPreps rankings, comparable games and strength of schedule). The state tournament will consist of four rounds and be single elimination.

  • 1A: Top three (3) teams in each region and four (4) at-large qualifiers