Friday is cutoff date for state tournament

By Marc Narducci

Friday is the cutoff date for the boys’ and girls’ state tournament. Teams will be seeded based on their winning percentage after Friday’s games. Ties don’t factor into a team’s record for seeding purposes.

Unlike in the past, when teams needed a .500-or-better record, the top 16 teams in each group will be eligible. That means there will be more participants but less suspense heading into the cutoff date.