Warsaw won the first IHSAA State Girls Basketball title in 1976

(1-23-22) Today the Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) drew brackets for the 2022 Girls Basketball Sectionals in four classes. Indiana does not seed teams in any bracket, games are selected in a blind draw.

About the Draw
To conduct the random drawing for the girls basketball state tournament, the IHSAA places ping-pong balls representing each school in each sectional into a lottery-style air mix machine. A motorized fan in the bottom of the machine blows the balls around the inside of the transparent container and air then forces each ball up through a tube in random order. For example, the first ball retrieved from the machine will be the visiting team in game one with the second ball representing the home team in game one. The third ball to come out is the visitor in game two and the fourth ball the home team in game two. That same method is followed through all 64 sectionals and 16 regionals.

IHSAA Commissioner Paul Neidig just said that the girls basketball state finals will go back to a more traditional format with a morning session and an evening session of state championship games on Feb. 26.


Some brackets below for all four divisions….