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More Live Hoops Bring Winter Schedule To Conclusion

Contact:  John Johnson
 517.332.5046 or media@mhsaa.com

EAST LANSING, Mich. – March 21 – Two straight weekends of MHSAA Basketball Finals, presented  by Sparrow Health,  wrap up this week on the radio, on cable and online through the combined forces of on MHSAA.tv, the MHSAA Network and FOX Sports Detroit.

The week starts with two Class A Quarterfinal games on Tuesday (March 22) at 7 p.m., with Midland and Macomb Dakota meeting at Grand Blanc, and Hudsonville and Lansing Everett playing at Lansing Everett live on MHSAA.tv.  These games are the last of 25 tournament events produced by MHSAA members participating in the School Broadcast Program.  Montrose High School will be producing the game at Grand Blanc, and Haslett High School will cover the game at Lansing Eastern.

The MHSAA Boys Basketball Finals will take place Thursday through Saturday (March 24-26) at the Breslin Student Events Center in East Lansing.

Carrying all the games will be the MHSAA Championship Radio Network, which will stream audio of each contest at MHSAANetwork.com.  An over-the air network of over 30 stations across the state will broadcast the games, and WVFN, East Lansing, will again serve as the flagship station and also air the Semifinals.

Here is a complete list of outlets carrying the Boys Basketball Finals.  Consult local listings for the games to be broadcast in these markets: 

Adrian - WABJ; Alma - WQBX; Alpena - WKJZ; Alpena - WZKT; Battle Creek - WBCK; Cadillac - WKAD; Cheboygan - WCBY; East Lansing – WVFN(Flagship station carry all Semifinal & Final games) ; Escanaba - WCHT; Escanaba - WDBC; Escanaba - WUPF; Gaylord - WMJZ; Grand Rapids - WMAX; Grayling - WGRY; Hancock - WMPL; Holland - WHTC; Houghton - WHKB; Jackson - WIBM; Kalamazoo - WQLR; Ludington - WKLA; Marquette - WZAM; Marquette - WFDX; Marquette - WUPZ; Midland - WMPX; Mt. Pleasant - WMMI; Muskegon - WLCS; Newberry - WMJT; Petoskey - WMBN; Pinconning - WLUN; Rogers City - WHAK-FM; Sault St. Marie - WUPN; Sault St. Marie - WSOO-AM; St. Joseph – WJSM-FM; St. Joseph - WJSM-AM; Sturgis - WBET; and Tawas City – WKJC.

The Finals will be shown live on FOX Sports Detroit-PLUS.  The Finals will also be streamed live through the FoxSportsDetroit.com Website and FOX Sports Go, and but all games will be available for free on demand viewing shortly after their completion on MHSAA.tv.

The Semifinal games will be streamed live on a subscription basis on MHSAA.tv.  The Basketball coverage is part of six straight weekends of live MHSAA Championship coverage on MHSAA.tv and online viewers can catch both days of the Semis for one low cost of $14.95.  A Day Pass is available for $9.95.  All events will be available for free on-demand viewing by Wednesday the week following their initial live airing. 

Here is the complete live video streaming schedule for the Boys Basketball Semifinals this week on MHSAA.tv:

Thursday – March 24 – Class C
Kalamazoo Hackett/Grandville Calvin Christian winner v. McBain/Ishpeming Westwood winner  – 1 p.m.
Flint Beecher/Ithaca winner v. Hanover-Horton/Detroit Loyola winner – 2:50 p.m.

Thursday – March 24 – Class D
Wyoming Tri-unity Christian/Adrian Lenawee Christian winner v. Waterford Our Lady/Marine City Cardinal Mooney winner – 6 p.m.
Fulton/Bellaire winner v.  Onaway/Powers North Central winner – 7:50 p.m.

Friday – March 25 – Class A
Ypsilanti Community/Detroit U-D Jesuit winner v. Macomb Dakota/Midland winner  – 1 p.m.
North Farmington/Sterling Heights Stevenson winner v. Lansing Everett/Hudsonville winner – 2:50 p.m.

Friday – March 25 – Class B
Detroit Henry Ford/New Haven winner v. Williamston/River Rouge winner – 6 p.m.
Essexville Garber/Big Rapids winner v. Stevensville Lakeshore/Hudsonville Unity Christian winner – 7:50 p.m.

In addition, there will be free live video streams of all post-game press conferences; the post-game award ceremonies; presentations of the Scholar-Athlete Award, Charles E. Forsythe Award, and the Mr. Basketball Award from the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan; and the Three Point and Free Throw Shooter’s Challenges. 

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