2017 State Basketball Tournament Tips Off

The excitement of the 2017 GHSA / Dr. Ralph Swearngin State Basketball Tournament tips-off February 17 and runs through March 11.  Finals destination for 480 teams will be March 8-11 as the University of Georgia and Georgia Tech host 17 state championships.  These games will mark the return of the basketball finals to Georgia Tech for the first time since 2003 and will be the first ever for the University of Georgia.  All semifinals and state championships will be streamed live on NFHS Network.

"The University of Georgia and Georgia Tech have two of the premier basketball complexes in the state," said GHSA Executive Director Gary Phillips.  "Both schools worked tirelessly with the GHSA to devise a schedule that eliminates any conflict between the state championship games and the Bulldogs’ and Yellow Jackets’ own use of these marvelous facilities.  The primary goal of the GHSA is to promote the best interests of Georgia’s high school student-athletes, and we are thrilled at the experience these venues will offer to the teams, their schools and their fans."

First Round:  Feb. 17-19
Second Round:  Feb. 22-23
Quarterfinals:  Feb. 28 - March 1
Semifinals:  March 4
State Championships:  March 8-11

Where - Semifinals (March 4)

Where - Championships
Stegeman Coliseum (March 8-9)
100 Smith Street
Athens, GA 30602

McCamish Pavilion (March 10-11)
965 Fowler St., NW
Atlanta, GA 30332

Additional Information
Please note the following when coming to the Finals:
* No outside food or drink will be allowed into the arena
* No noisemakers will be allowed into the arena
* No posters or signs larger than 8.5" x 11" will be allowed into the arena
* No drones will be allowed into the arena

Championship Schedule
Wed., March 8 - Univ. of Georgia
2:00 pm -  Girls TBD
4:00 pm -  Boys TBD
6:00 pm -  Girls TBD
8:00 pm -  Boys TBD

Thurs., March 9 - Univ. of Georgia
11:00 am - AAASP Wheelchair Championship
2:00 pm -  Girls TBD
4:00 pm -  Boys TBD
6:00 pm -  Girls TBD
8:00 pm -  Boys TBD

Fri., March 10 - Georgia Tech
2:00 pm -  Girls TBD
4:00 pm -  Boys TBD
6:00 pm -  Girls TBD
8:00 pm -  Boys TBD

Sat., March 11 - Georgia Tech
2:00 pm -  Girls TBD
4:00 pm -  Boys TBD
6:00 pm -  Girls TBD
8:00 pm -  Boys TBD

Admission fee for the First Round through the Quarterfinal Round is $7.00 for single games and $10.00 for doubleheaders. Admission fee for the Semifinal and Final Rounds is $12.00 per day.  

Pre-event tickets for Semifinals and Championship Finals (UGA / GT *TBD) can be purchasedon GoFan.  Tickets purchased on GoFan must be presented on a smart phone for entry.

NFHS Network - Video Streaming
All Semifinal and Championship Finals  are Live at NFHSNetwork.com/GHSA.  There will also be select playoff games by NFHS Network member schools, who will stream their own games.  A 30-day subscription is $9.95 for an all-access, unlimited viewing pass on any device for all events, any sport and even access to other member state association.  DVDs can also be ordered at NFHSNetwork.com. Spread the word to family, friends and fans.  NFHS Network - High School Happens Here!

Live Stats
Get live statistics for and play-by-play from championship finals will be at www.wgtcathletics.com/ghsa courtesy of West Georgia Technical College.

Event Program
Event programs produced by ScoreAtlanta. Free to fans at semifinals & championship finals venues.

State championship merchandise will be available on site by Team IP.

Sports Medicine
Sports medicine coverage at finals provided by Sports Medicine South and Gwinnett Medical Center.

Playoff Brackets
Girls Playoff Brackets
Boys Playoff Brackets

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