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IHSAA releases semistate pairings for boys basketball

Semistate pairings and locations are set for Saturday. The IHSAA State Finals will take place on March 23 at Bankers Life Fieldhouse. 

Semistate Pairings

CLASS A

Fort Wayne Blackhawk (26-2) vs. Lafayette Central Catholic (24-4)

GAME TIME: 4 pm ET, Elkhart.

COACHES: Marc Davidson, 121-44 in 6th year at Blackhawk, 151-59 in 8th year overall. David Barrett, 257-107 in 14th year at Central Catholic.

SAGARIN RATINGS: Blackhawk, 91.96, 12th overall, 1st in 1A. Central Catholic, 79.88, 63rd overall, 4th in 1A.

LAST OUTING: Blackhawk defeated Argos, 77-39. Central Catholic defeated North Vermillion, 80-43.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Blackhawk 327-317. Central Catholic 352-321.

SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: Central Catholic, 1-0.

LAST MEETING: Central Catholic, 74-50, Mar. 22, 2003, semistate.

ALL-TIME TOURNAMENT SERIES: Central Catholic, 1-0.

PREDICTION: Blackhawk, 68-58.

Bloomfield (20-7) vs. Barr-Reeve (25-2)

GAME TIME: 4 pm ET, Washington.

COACHES: Ron McBride, 248-161 in 17th year at Bloomfield. Josh Thompson, 25-2 in 1st year at Barr-Reeve, 135-158 in 12th year overall.

SAGARIN RATINGS: Barr-Reeve, 80.7, 58th overall, 3rd in 1A. Bloomfield, 71.39, 126th overall, 6th in 1A.

LAST OUTING: Bloomfield defeated Greenwood Christian, 52-50. Barr-Reeve defeated Lanesville, 69-36.

VS. COMMON FOES: Bloomfield 8-3; Barr-Reeve 10-1.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Bloomfield 346-331. Barr-Reeve 373-306.

SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: Barr-Reeve, 16-9.

LAST MEETING: Barr-Reeve, 42-34, Feb. 22, 2019.

ALL-TIME TOURNAMENT SERIES: No meetings.

PREDICTION: Barr-Reeve, 54-43.

CLASS 2A

Andrean (19-8) vs. Frankton (25-3)

GAME TIME: 1 pm ET, Lafayette.

COACHES: Bradley Stangel, 54-23 in 3rd year at Andrean. Brent Brobston, 183-92 in 11th year at Frankton.

SAGARIN RATINGS: Andrean, 82, 46th overall, 3rd in 2A. Frankton, 78.69, 71st overall, 6th in 2A.

LAST OUTING: Andrean defeated Westview, 60-49. Frankton defeated Covington, 73-53.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Andrean 400-274. Frankton 327-336.

SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: No meetings.

ALL-TIME TOURNAMENT SERIES: No meetings.

PREDICTION: Andrean, 60-56.

Shenandoah (26-1) vs. Linton-Stockton (26-3)

GAME TIME: 1 pm ET, Seymour.

COACHES: Dave McCollough, 88-14 in 4th year at Shenandoah, 553-247 in 35th year overall. Joey Hart, 178-58 in 9th year at Linton, 324-186 in 21st year overall.

SAGARIN RATINGS: Shenandoah, 82.15, 44th overall, 2nd in 2A. Linton, 79.98, 62nd overall, 5th in 2A.

LAST OUTING: Shenandoah defeated Northeastern, 42-37. Linton defeated Tell City, 45-36.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Shenandoah 316-326. Linton 339-331.

SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: No meetings.

ALL-TIME TOURNAMENT SERIES: No meetings.

PREDICTION: Linton, 55-54.

CLASS 3A

Culver Academy (23-3) vs. Marion (19-7)

GAME TIME: 6 pm ET, Elkhart.

COACHES: Mark Galloway, 131-85 in 9th year at Culver Academy, 266-135 in 17th year overall. James Blackmon, 105-49 in 6th year at Marion, 251-112 in 15th year overall.

SAGARIN RATINGS: Culver Academy, 94.9, 7th overall, 1st in 3A. Marion, 85.22, 29th overall, 6th in 3A.

LAST OUTING: Culver Academy defeated Hammond, 62-41. Marion defeated Delta, 45-39.

VS. COMMON FOES: Culver Academy 2-0; Marion 1-1.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Culver Academy 332-226. Marion 362-263.

SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: Marion, 1-0.

LAST MEETING: Marion, 77-46, Jan. 2, 2015.

ALL-TIME TOURNAMENT SERIES: No meetings.

PREDICTION: Culver Academy, 63-54.

Indianapolis Attucks (20-8) vs. Silver Creek (23-3)

GAME TIME: 3 pm ET, Seymour.

COACHES: Chris Hawkins, 65-17 in 3rd year at Crispus Attucks. Brandon Hoffman, 149-67 in 9th year at Silver Creek.

SAGARIN RATINGS: Silver Creek, 89.54, 15th overall, 2nd in 3A. Crispus Attucks, 88.73, 19th overall, 3rd in 3A.

LAST OUTING: Crispus Attucks defeated Beech Grove, 68-63. Silver Creek defeated Princeton, 67-58.

VS. COMMON FOES: Crispus Attucks 2-0; Silver Creek 1-1.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Crispus Attucks 371-235. Silver Creek 304-308.

SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: No meetings.

ALL-TIME TOURNAMENT SERIES: No meetings.

PREDICTION: Silver Creek, 66-63.

Class 4A

Penn (24-3) vs. Carmel (24-1)

GAME TIME: 3:30 pm ET, Lafayette.

COACHES: Al Rhodes, 165-96 in 11th year at Penn, 619-288 in 38th year overall. Ryan Osborn, 45-9 in 2nd year at Carmel.

SAGARIN RATINGS: Carmel, 103.48, 1st overall, 1st in 4A. Penn, 89.51, 16th overall, 13th in 4A.

LAST OUTING: Penn defeated Northridge, 74-72. Carmel defeated Zionsville, 53-39.

VS. COMMON FOES: Penn 1-0; Carmel 1-0.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Penn 357-292. Carmel 396-223.

SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: Carmel, 2-0.

LAST MEETING: Carmel, 91-67, Dec. 22, 2010.

ALL-TIME TOURNAMENT SERIES: No meetings.

PREDICTION: Carmel, 62-52.

Ben Davis (19-7) vs. Center Grove (21-8)

GAME TIME: 6 pm ET, Washington.

COACHES: Don Carlisle, 19-7 in 1st year at Ben Davis, 65-32 in 4th year overall. Zach Hahn, 80-49 in 5th year at Center Grove.

SAGARIN RATINGS: Ben Davis, 96.46, 5th overall, 5th in 4A. Center Grove, 94.85, 8th overall, 7th in 4A.

LAST OUTING: Ben Davis defeated New Palestine, 53-47. Center Grove defeated Bloomington South, 64-41.

VS. COMMON FOES: Ben Davis 7-6; Center Grove 5-7.

OPPONENTS' RECORDS: Ben Davis 399-246. Center Grove 422-269.

SERIES LAST 30 YEARS: Ben Davis, 13-10.

LAST MEETING: Center Grove, 56-45, Jan. 18, 2019.

ALL-TIME TOURNAMENT SERIES: Ben Davis, 1-0.

PREDICTION: Ben Davis, 58-56.