The Iowa High School Athletic Association wrapped up its 2017-2018 boys basketball season with the final few games over the weekend at the Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. In the Class 1A Championship game, Grand View Christian handed North Linn-Troy Mills their first and only loss of the season as they won the game 49-46 to claim the Class 1A title. In Class 2A, it was Cascade who came away with a 49-38 win over Treynor in the Finals to earn themselves the Class 2A Championship. In Class 3A, fourth-seeded Glenwood claimed the State Title with a 66-62 win over Oskaloosa. And in Class 4A, Cedar Falls was dominant in the Finals as they were able to upend Iowa City West 65-45 for the State Championship.
The field for the 2018 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament was set last night. The number one seeds in the tournament are Virginia, Villanova, Kansas and Xavier. Two of the four play-in games will be played tomorrow night while the other two games will take place on Wednesday night before the round of 64 begins on Thursday. There will be 48 games played this Thursday thru Sunday and they will have the tournament dwindled down to 16 teams. KCHA will be pairing up the Sweet 16 with qualifiers from the Saint Paddy’s Day Pub Crawl one week from today starting at 9am. The Iowa Hawkeye, Iowa State Cyclone and UNI Panther Men’s Basketball teams were left out of all three postseason basketball tournaments, but the Drake Bulldogs will play in the CollegInsider.com Postseason Basketball Tournament. The Bulldogs will play at 1pm today against Abilene Christian in the first round.
The 2018 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament will set the field tonight and the Iowa Hawkeye Women are projected as a six seed right now. The Hawkeye women finished third in the Big Ten standings and finished the regular season with a record of 24-7. The Drake Bulldog women earned an automatic berth in the tournament as they were champions of the Missouri Valley Tournament. They are projected to have one of the 14 seeds. The NCAA Women’s selection show will be tonight at 6pm on ESPN.