Boys Basketball Tournament Live Blog: The Final Fours

Fairfield Preps' Paschal Chukwu gets over Hillhouse's Raiquan Clark during the 4th quarter during the Class LL boys basketball quarterfinals.  (Peter Casolino-New Haven Register)

Fairfield Preps’ Paschal Chukwu gets over Hillhouse’s Raiquan Clark during the 4th quarter during the Class LL boys basketball quarterfinals. (Peter Casolino-New Haven Register)

It’s March Madness, Connecticut-style, as the 2014 boys basketball state tournaments tip off  with Class L and S first round games Monday night, March 10 and the Class LL and M first round game beginning Tuesday, March 11.

The whole thing wraps up in two weeks at Mohegan Sun Arena.

If you’re unable to hit the games, just hang back and follow updates from around the state’s media and fans. We’ll be  updating schedules and brackets as the games commence.

Here are all the links you’ll need:

TOURNAMENT OUTLOOKS AND MORELLI’S PREDICTIONS

BRACKETS: CLASS LL | CLASS L | CLASS M | CLASS S

SCHEDULE / RESULTS  | PRE-TOURNAMENT TOP 10

 TOP 10 STORYLINES TO WATCH | TOP 5 PLAYERS TO WATCH

Comments

  1. Rob (OCEC) says

    I noticed earlier today that Valley Regional (The Defending 2013 Class M Champions) are situated in the Class S tournament. How is it, that with a Class M sized school that won their Class Tournament the previous year dropped a class size? Are they in the category known as a “School of Choice” like Ledyard (Vocational and Agricultural Programs), New London (Magnet School) or 2/3 town Co-Ops? It just seemed out of place based on tournament success and their football program was a Class M this year as well. It has no actual effect on me or the team I support, however I see it as a flaw that I would at least like to understand how it happened. So if anyone knows how the formula for calculating a teams class assignment put Valley Regional into the Class S, I would enjoy the knowledge.

    • rccfrusso@comcast.net says

      Valley/lyme/Old Lyme is class M in football as a coop team. Valley has consistently been a Class S school, we got moved up to M in basketball because of success in the S tournament, however the CIAC hanged those rules for this year so we are back to S based on enrollment. We are not a “school of choice” or a magnet school.

  2. browniw says

    FYI,

    Top ten list of all-time State basketball champions in Connecticut.

    1. Hillhouse 22 titles
    2. Wilbur Cross 14
    3. Warren Harding 11
    4. St. Joes 11
    5. Branford 9
    6. Cromwell 8
    7. New Canaan 7
    8. Hartford Weaver 7 Four teams tied with seven titles
    9. Middletown 7
    10. Tourtolotte 7

  3. brownie says

    Mistake made on the top ten list. New London has won 9 state tittles and is tied with Branford. My error

  4. Rob (OCEC) says

    I guess no one has the answer to the question in my first post? Just seems odd that a team that won in a given class one year would be in a class lower the next. I would have figured Valley Regional to stay in the Class M at least.

  5. Rob (OCEC) says

    Wasn’t Crosby ranked in the New Haven Register’s poll all year? Maybe the CIAC should have allowed Ledyard to stay Class M or go down a level like the Class M champions from last year. You know Valley Regional? Should be entertaining in the Floyd Athletic Center tomorrow night.

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