IHSAA committee votes to change basketball tournament format
By: Mike Stiles - Wednesday, June 29, 2022

(photo courtesy of IHSAA)

(INDIANAPOLIS) – The Indiana High School Athletic Association has announced a change in the format of the boys and girls basketball tournaments. The IHSAA Executive Committee, made up of school principals and athletic directors voted 15-2 to make the Regional round a single game, and the semi-state round a two game format. That will begin with the 2022-2023 season. The previous format of a two round Regional and one game semi-state had been in place since 2002. Regional pairings will be drawn and announced at the same time as the traditional Sectional pairings, with two Regional championship games being played at the same site and potentially from different classes. In addition, the Executive Committee voted to have an additional draw, and announcing the semi-state pairings the day after the Regional championship games.