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Sweet 16 Formats Coming For Class AA and B

Wednesday, April 19, 2017


A sweet 16 format for all three classes for high school basketball and volleyball is one vote away after the SDHSAA Board of Directors voted for the new format yesterday.

The Board Directors voted 8-1 for the Class B format, which will eliminate District tournaments and teams will play within their region until the final two teams will go into a Sweet 16. It will be a one game playoff, which will set up the eight teams for the state tournament.

The Class AA Sweet 16 format passed by a vote of 6-3. The top 16 teams determined by seed points would play a one game playoff to get into the state tournament. Class A is already on the Sweet 16 format.

The Board is expected to make the changes when they will vote on the matter in their June meeting. If this gets approved the Sweet 16 format will be used next season.   

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