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CIF STATE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 8, 2015

34th ANNUAL CIF STATE BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIPS BEGIN MARCH 11 AT HOME SITES
Complete Brackets Announced

SACRAMENTO – The 34th annual CIF State Basketball Championships Presented by Farmers begin Wednesday, March 11 with the First Round of the Regionals and concludes with the Championship Finals being held Friday-Saturday, March 27-28 at Hass Pavilion – UC Berkeley (March 17 NorCal Division VI only).

The tournament consists of boys and girls teams from across California competing in six (seven in North) divisions (eight to 16 team brackets). Complete brackets are available online at www.cifstate.org. Entry and Seeding information can be found below:

Northern California Regional
The Central Coast Section (CCS), North Coast Section (NCS), Northern Section (NS), Oakland Section (OS), Sac-Joaquin Section (SJS), and San Francisco Section (SFS) will participate in the CIF Northern California Regional Tournament. The number of eligible team entries are listed below:

OPEN Division I Division II Division III Division IV Division V Division IV
CCS TBD* 4 4 4 4 4 N/A
NCS TBD* 4 4 4 4 4 4
NS TBD* 0 2 2 2 4 2
OS TBD* 2 0 0 0 0 N/A
SFS TBD* TBD** TBD** TBD** TBD** TBD** N/A
SJS TBD* 4 4 4 4 4 2
**SF will have two automatic berths and their entries will be placed into their respective division.

Southern California Regional
The San Diego Section (SDS), Los Angeles City Section (LACS), Southern Section (SS) and the Central Section (CS) will participate in the CIF Southern California Regional. The number of eligible team entries are listed below:

OPEN Division I Division II Division III Division IV Division V
CS TBD* 2 2 4 4 2
LACS TBD* 4 3 2 2 2
SDS TBD* 2 3 2 2 4
SS TBD* 8 8 8 8 8

*OPEN DIVISION – There are four regional OPEN brackets. Each regional OPEN division bracket has a maximum of eight teams, but could have less if the tournament committee feels that there are not eight qualified teams. The tournament committee selects the teams for the OPEN division before they seed the other five divisions of the State Tournament. Teams selected by the committee for the OPEN Division compete in the OPEN Division ONLY and cannot opt out.


CIF BASKETBALL STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS SCHEDULE

Date Round Location Times
Wed., March 11 Round I (Divisions I-VI) Host School 7:00 pm

Fri., March 13 Round I (Open Division) Host School 7:00 pm

Sat., March 14 Round II (Divisions I-VI) Host School 6:00 pm

Tue., March 17 Regional Semi-Finals Host School 7:00 pm
(Divisions Open-V)

Tue., March 17 NorCal Regional Finals Host School 7:00 pm
(Divisions VI ONLY)

Sat., March 21 Northern Regional Finals Sleep Train Arena (Open Division-II)
American Canyon HS (Division III-V)

Southern Regional Finals The Pyramid – Long Beach State (Open Division-II)
Colony HS (Division III-V)

Fri.-Sat., March 27-28 State Finals Haas Pavilion – UC Berkeley

Ticket Pricing
Ticket prices for single games in preliminary rounds prior to the Regional and Championship Finals are $9 for adults and $5 for seniors (65+), children (5+) and students with a valid ASB card. Doubleheader game prices are $10 for adults and $6 for seniors (65+), children (5+) and students with a valid ASB card.

General admission tickets for the Northern Regional Finals (March 21) at Sleep Train Arena start at $17 for adults and $10 for seniors (65+), children (5+) and students with a valid ASB card. General admission tickets for the Northern Regional Finals (March 21) at American Canyon High School are $12 for adults and $8 for seniors (65+), children (5+) and students with a valid ASB card.

General admission tickets for the Southern Regional Finals (March 21) at The Pyramid – Long Beach State start at $18 for adults and $10 for seniors (65+), children (5+) and students with a valid ASB card. General admission tickets for the Southern Regional Finals (March 21) at Colony High School are $12 for adults and $8 for seniors (65+), children (5+) and students with a valid ASB card.

General admission tickets for the Championships Finals (March 27-28) at Hass Pavilion – UC Berkeley start at $16 for adults and $10 for seniors (65+), children (5+) and students with a valid ASB card

More detailed information about the event, as well as complete tournament brackets, can be found on the State CIF website at www.cifstate.org.

MEDIA NOTE:
Media who have not already requested credentials for the NorCal and SoCal Regional Championship Finals on Saturday, March 21, may do so by completing the appropriate credential request form, available in the Media Center on the CIF State website at www.cifstate.org. The deadline for requests is Wednesday, March 18 at Noon. Regular season CIF Section media passes and CPSWA (California Prep Sports Writers Association) cards will grant admission to all preliminary rounds (including NorCal Division VI Finals). State Championship Credential Request forms will be made available on the evening of Saturday, March 21.


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