Final basketball tournament proposal presented to IHSAA committee

The final proposal to alter the state basketball tournaments was presented to the IHSAA Executive Committee Thursday for its consideration.
It was a result of two years of study by the Indiana Basketball Coaches Association (IBCA) in cooperation with the Indiana Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association (IIAAA) and the IHSAA. The Executive Committee will vote on it on Oct. 2.
Following the next realignment, which begins with the 2015-16 school year, the largest 64 schools by enrollment would make up Class 4A. Sixteen sectionals would be played, containing four teams each and all games would be played on a Saturday. The remaining schools in Classes 3A, 2A and A (approximately 114 in each) would then be evenly distributed among 16 sectionals in each classification.
Those games would be played as they are now in a Tuesday-Wednesday-Friday-Saturday format. Currently, teams are equally distributed across all four classes with an average of 101 schools in each.
The football state tournament was conducted last year using a similar model with the top 32 teams comprising Class 6A with the next 34 making up 5A.
In summation, this is another attempt to address the discrepancy in the size of schools from the largest to the smallest within Class 4A.

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