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State Boys, Girls Hoops Tickets Now On Sale

LATHAM, NY – The New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) has announced tickets are now sale for the 2020 NYSPHSAA Boys and Girls Basketball State Championships, presented by the American Dairy Association North East. Both events will take place March 20-22; the girls at Hudson Valley Community College for the 25th straight year, and the boys returning to Cool Insuring Arena in Glens Falls for the first time since 2016.

For each tournament, tickets are $10 per session and general admission. Online tickets for each event are just $8 per session and can be purchased prior to games by visiting www.gofan.co/NYSPHSAA.   For the boys tournament, tickets can also be purchased in person at the Cool Insuring Arena box office during business hours prior to the tournament.

“There is a lot of excitement and enthusiasm in Glens Falls and Troy to host these events once again,” said Dr. Robert Zayas, NYSPHSAA Executive Director. “There are many great volunteers in place, upgrades to both venues, and hard-working tournament directors and committees ready to provide a top-notch experience to student-athletes, coaches and fans. We can’t wait until the first games tip off on March 20th at these two great venues.”

The schedule for the 2020 NYSPHSAA BOYS Basketball Tournament, presented by the American Dairy Association North East, is as follows:

Friday, March 20

SESSION #1                   9:30 am & 11:15 am                        Class D Semifinals

1:00 pm & 2:45 pm                          Class C Semifinals

SESSION #2                    6:00 pm & 7:45 pm                          Class AA Semifinals

Saturday, March 21

SESSION #3                   9:00 am & 10:45 am                        Class A Semifinals

12:30 pm & 2:15 pm                       Class B Semifinals

SESSION #4                    5:15 pm                                               Class D Finals

 7:00 pm                                               Class C Finals

                                         8:45 pm                                               Class AA Finals

Sunday, March 22 

SESSION #5                   1:00 pm                                               Class A Finals

3:00 pm                                               Class B Finals

Glens Falls, which hosted the tournament for 36 consecutive years (1981-2016), will begin the first year of a new three-year term following three years at the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena in Binghamton (2017-19).

“My committee, which includes 77 volunteers, is excited about welcoming the coaches, players and athletes back to Warren County and Hometown USA (Glens Falls),” said Chip Corlew, NYSPHSAA Boys Basketball Tournament Director. “We have been working very hard over the last year to provide a great experience for everyone involved and excited to be the home of the NYSPHSAA Basketball Championships.”

The schedule for the 2020 NYSPHSAA GIRLS Basketball Tournament, presented by the American Dairy Association North East, is as follows:

Friday, March 20

SESSION #1                  10:00 am & 11:45 am                     Class AA Semifinals

1:30 pm & 3:15 pm                          Class D Semifinals

SESSION #2                    6:15 pm & 8:00 pm                          Class C Semifinals

Saturday, March 21

SESSION #3                    9:00 am & 10:45 am                        Class B Semifinals

12:30 pm & 2:15 pm                       Class A Semifinals

4:00 pm                                               Class AA Finals

SESSION #4                      7:00 pm                                               Class D Finals

                                           8:45 pm                                               Class C Finals

Sunday, March 22 

SESSION #5                   1:00 pm                                               Class B Finals

3:00 pm                                               Class A Finals

The girls tournament has been at HVCC since 1996 and also begins its first year of a new three-year bid through 2022.

“Throughout its history, the NYSPHSAA Girls Basketball State Championships has distinguished itself as one of the finest tournaments in the nation combining outstanding teams with exceptional students representative of their communities,” said Karen Bonitatibus, NYSPHSAA Girls Basketball Tournament Director. “We celebrate 25 years at Hudson Valley with once again a crew of nearly 100 volunteers to successfully conduct this event and help create memorable and fantastic displays of girls basketball.”

This year’s Boys and Girls Basketball Championships, presented by the American Dairy Association North East, will each give 320 student-athletes from 20 different schools the opportunity to pursue a state crown. Champions from Class AA, A, and B of both the NYSPHSAA Basketball Tournaments will advance to the New York State Federation Tournament of Champions the following weekend at Fordham University to compete against champions of the New York City Public School Athletic League (PSAL), the Association of Independent Schools (AIS), and the Catholic High School Athletic Association (CHSAA).

The NFHS Network, official streaming partner of NYSPHSAA, will stream all boys and girls basketball state semifinals and finals live for the second consecutive year. The Association entered into a partnership with the NFHS Network in the fall of 2018 and has since increased broadcast coverage of its state championships to over 90% of all its sponsored state tournaments.  

For live or tape delay broadcasts on radio, media outlets must contact NYSPHSAA Director of Communications, Chris. Watson at 518.690.0771 or cwatson@nysphsaa.org to secure a contract and technical arrangements for tournament games. If you would like to request a media credential, please submit your request via email to Mr. Watson.  


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