Oak Ridge (30-2) will play Brentwood (26-8) in a quarterfinal game in the Class AAA boys’ state basketball tournament on Wednesday.
The Oak Ridge-Brentwood game starts at 2:45 p.m. Central time (3:45 Eastern) on Wednesday, March 15, in Murphy Center at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro.
Here are the other three quarterfinal games on Wednesday:
- Bearden (22-9) versus Independence (23-10) at 10 a.m. Central (11 a.m. Eastern)
- Southwind (31-6) versus Oakland (24-7) at 11:30 a.m.
- East Hamilton (25-10) versus Memphis East (33-3) at 1:15 p.m.
The semifinal games are Friday morning at MTSU, and the championship game is at 1 p.m. Saturday.
The Wildcats were undefeated in District 3-AAA, and they have not lost to a Tennessee team this season. They’ve won their last 18 games.
Brentwood, which is south of Nashville, was the District 11-AAA runner-up this season and the Region 6-AAA runner-up.
The Bruins did not make it to the state tournament last year, but they finished as Class AAA runner-up in 2015, when they beat Memphis East, the 2016 state champion, in a semifinal game.
Brentwood made it to a state semifinal game in 2013 and 2014.
Bearden, of Knoxville, was the District 4-AAA champion and Region 2-AAA runner-up.
Independence, which is also south of Nashville, was the District 11-AAA and Region 6-AAA champion, beating Brentwood in both games.
Southwind, of Memphis, was the District 15-AAA champion and Region 8-AAA runner-up, losing to Memphis East.
Oakland, of Murfreesboro, was the District 7-AAA runner-up and Region 4-AAA champion.
East Hamilton-Memphis East
East Hamilton, of Chattanooga, was the District 5-AAA runner-up and Region 3-AAA champion.
Memphis East was the 2016 state champion. This year, the Mustangs were the District 16-AAA tournament champion and the Region 8-AAA champion.
Memphis East eliminated Oak Ridge in a Class AAA quarterfinal in 2015 before being eliminated by Brentwood in a semifinal.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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