(2-20-22) The Indiana High School Athletic Association (IHSAA) held the 2022 Boys Basketball Tournament ‘Blind Draw’.

Three hundred ninety-nine (399) teams were drawn today
and placed into brackets for the 112th Annual IHSAA Boys
Basketball State Tournament presented by the Indiana
Pacers and Indiana Fever.

By Class:

  • 100 – 4A teams
  • 98 – 3A teams
  • 101 – 2A teams
  • 100 – 1A teams

Sectional games are scheduled to begin Tuesday, March 1,
and run through Saturday, March 5, with the regional round slated for March 12 and semi-states on March 19. The four state championship games that make up the state finals will be played on Saturday, March 26 at newly renovated and re-named Gainbridge Fieldhouse in Indianapolis.

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.