By John Johnson
MHSAA Communications Director
An unprecedented six straight days of MHSAA Girls and Boys Basketball Tournament coverage will take place this week on MHSAA.tv and FOX Sports Detroit.
The week starts out with three days of Boys Regional and Girls Quarterfinal coverage produced by participants in the MHSAA’s School Broadcast Program.
The championship live streaming this week begins at 1 p.m. Thursday with the first of two Class C Semifinal games in the Girls Basketball Tournament, and concludes on Saturday when FOX Sports Detroit will provide coverage for the 19th consecutive year. The boys coverage includes two reigning champions – Flint Beecher in Class C and Powers North Central in Class D. Here’s the complete video basketball schedule for the coming week:
Monday – Class D Boys Basketball Regional Semifinals at Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart
Fulton v. Baldwin – 6 p.m.
Monday – Class C Boys Basketball Regional Semifinals at Flint Hamady
Southfield Christian vs. Sandusky – 6 p.m.
Monday – Class D Boys Basketball Regional Semifinals at Negaunee
Tuesday – Class A Girls Basketball Quarterfinal at Fenton
Port Huron Northern v. St. Johns – 7 p.m.
Tuesday – Class B Girls Basketball Quarterfinal at Fowlerville
Tuesday – Class D Girls Basketball Quarterfinal at Negaunee
Newberry v. Stephenson – 7 p.m.
Wednesday – Boys Basketball Regional Finals
Class D at Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart – 7 p.m.
Class C at Flint Hamady – 7 p.m.
Class D at Negaunee – 7 p.m.
The boys basketball games at Mt. Pleasant Sacred Heart are being produced by the School Broadcast Program at the Mt. Pleasant Tech Center. The games at Flint Hamady are being produced by the SBP at Flint Kearsley; and the games at Negaunee are being produced by Negaunee High School. The Girls Basketball Quarterfinal at Fenton is being produced by the SBP at Montrose High School, and Haslett High School is producing the game at Fowlerville.
Thursday – Class C Girls Basketball Quarterfinals
Niles Brandywine/Grand Rapids Covenant Christian winner v. Traverse City St. Francis/St. Ignace winner – 1 p.m.
Flint Hamady/Ithaca winner v. Ypsilanti Arbor Prep/Grosse Pointe Woods University Liggett winner – 2:50 p.m.
Thursday – Class D Girls Basketball Quarterfinals
Friday – Class A Girls Basketball Quarterfinals
Ann Arbor Huron/Detroit M.L. King winner v. Port Huron Northern/St. Johns winner – 1 p.m.
Northville/Warren Cousino winner v. East Lansing/Hudsonville winner – 2:50 p.m.
Friday – Class B Girls Basketball Quarterfinals
Detroit Mumford/Detroit Country Day winner v. Grand Rapids South Christian/Dearborn Heights Robichaud winner – 6 p.m.
Bay City John Glenn/Manistee winner v. Marshall/Grand Rapids Catholic Central winner – 7:50 p.m.
Saturday – Finals – FOX Sports Detroit – All games streamed live on FOX Sports Go!
10 a.m. – Class D – LIVE
Noon – Class A – LIVE
4 p.m. – Class C – LIVE
10 p.m. – Class B – Same Day Delay
In addition, there will be free live video streams of all postgame press conferences, the postgame award ceremonies, the 3-Point and Free Throw Shooter’s Challenges and the presentation of the Miss Basketball Award by the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan. The FOX Sports Detroit telecasts also will be posted on MHSAA.tv for on demand viewing following each contest.
The continued Basketball coverage is part of six straight weekends of live MHSAA Championship coverage on MHSAA.tv, and online viewers can catch every weekend of action for one low cost of $14.95.
A Month Pass on MHSAA.tv for $14.95 will give a viewer access to events over a 30-day period from the time it is purchased. Over the next two weeks of live winter championship coverage, the following events will be featured:
- Boys Basketball Regionals – March 14-16
- Girls Basketball Quarterfinals – March 15
- Girls Basketball Semifinals – March 17-18
- Boys Basketball Quarterfinals – March 22
- Boys Basketball Semifinals – March 24-25
A Day Pass is available for $9.95. All events will be available for free on-demand viewing by three days following their initial live airing.
The School Broadcast Program gives members an opportunity to showcase excellence in their schools by creating video programming of athletic and non-athletic events with students gaining skills in announcing, camera operation, directing/producing and graphics. The program also gives schools the opportunity to raise money through advertising and viewing subscriptions.