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Tue March 4, 2014
Sports

TSSAA State Basketball Championship Returns to MTSU Campus

Credit tssaa.org

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Hundreds of high school athletes and their supporters will converge this week on Middle Tennessee for the annual state high school basketball championships.

The Tennessee Secondary Schools Athletic Association tournament will be held again this year at Murphy Center on the campus of Middle Tennessee State Univeristy.

Twenty-four Division One girls teams play this week with six games a day scheduled for Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Three finals games will be played on Saturday. Twenty-four Division One boys teams will follow the same schedule next week.

The TSSAA’s Matthew Gillespie says Murfreesboro’s own Blackman High is a favorite going into the tournament.

“They are one of the teams that a lot of people are looking forward to winning the whole thing and rightfully so. They’ve been ranked number one in the state the entire year and some publications have them number one in the country.  So that’s certainly an attraction to see a team with that high of a profile come in and compete with the type of talent they’ve got.”

Gillespie says some of the games will be broadcast statewide. Visit the TSSAA website for the details.