Thank goodness for John Harrell and his spectacular basketball database. He makes it easy for all of us to get our fill of basketball facts and figures heading into the tournament. We give you some of John's best links, together with a few others to stoke the fires. Sectional action gets underway tonight in two venues, but the majority of the action starts Tuesday.
JH SECTIONAL LINEUPS
Gives a sectional-by-sectional lineup with team records and in-season results between sectional opponents.
JH SECTIONAL PAIRINGS
The same schedule put out by the IHSAA, but with team records. Includes locations and game times with time zones. (We can all agree that Indiana is one messed up state with our time zones.)
JH PREVIEW CAPSULES
Monday - Tuesday - Wednesday - Thursday - Friday - Saturday
Want to know how your team fared against their sectional opponent last time out, or head-to-head Sagarin ratings for the games in your sectional? You can get it all in the preview capsules, including coaching records, common foes, series outcome over the last five years and more for each team. Also a great resource for radio coverage. Check out the "Game Time" line to see who's broadcasting the game locally. (We know Thursday's not on the sectional schedule, but then again, the weather doesn't know that, so we've go you hooked up just in case.)
JH BEST RECORDS
Who has a perfect record on the line for the tournament? Just three teams in the state, on each in 1A, 2A and 3A. Four teams have just one misstep so far this season and 11 with two.
Need help in predicting the winners for your sectional? We all know that records don't mean a hill of beans sometimes, but it sure is fun to speculate. Jeff Sagarin's ratings will help you make the best possible choices with his scientific evaluation of each team's record.
IHSAA OFFICIAL BRACKETS - 4A | 3A | 2A | 1A
Want to track the path to sectional championship night on Saturday? These printable brackets from the IHSAA will help you get it all together.
We've got enough to get you started below, but check back Tuesday. We'll be updating this section with the latest online preview coverage.
JH GAME DAY SCORES
Catch the latest scores as they come in for posting. If you'd like to help with reporting scores, register ahead of time for John's Post Scores Board, so you can let the world know when your team gets the big win. You must be registered to even view the board, including the results and discussion that is posted there, so don't wait until the last minute to get your login.
RRR REPORT SCORES BOARD
If you don't want to register for another board, list your results on our Report Scores board. John checks it out regularly, so you can get the job done there, too.
LIVE VIDEO BROADCAST - Hamilton SE v. Carmel
IHSAAsports.org will be video broadcasting Game 2 on Tuesday at the Carmel Sectional. Sagarin #7 Carmel (16-4) will take on Sagarin #13 Hamilton Southeastern (16-4) on the Greyhounds home court. Broadcast start is 7:15 pm (6:15 pm CDT). Last time these two duked it out it was November and HSE walked away with a four-point win. HSE comes in with a four-game winning streak, while Carmel has won eight of their last 10, including an OT thriller against Center Grove last week. Should be a good one. But be sure to register with IHSAAsports.org (for free) in advance to view this broadcast, so you don't miss a minute of the action.