(3-21-22) The 100th OHSAA State Boys Basketball Championships at UD Arena is the first state tournament clear of COVID 19 protocols since 2019. This year due to the NCAA First Four being played on Tuesday and Wednesday in Dayton at UD….the OHSAA decided to play the games on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Numbers from the State Final games are well down from the 2019 tournament that was played at the the Schottenstein Center in Columbus. Although the D I and D III finals were very close to the 2019 number.

2022 OHSAA State Final Games (Sunday, 3-20-22)

  • 4,520  – D IV – Tri-Village vs Richmond Heights
  • 7,105 – D III – Cincinnati Taft vs Ottawa-Glandorf
  • 3,845 – D II – Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary vs Gilmour Academy
  • 8,561 – D I – Centerville vs. Pickerington Central

2022 State Final Games Total: 24,031

Indiana 2022 State Championships in Indianapolis on 3-26-22

First session (Class A, 2A) was 8,826

Second session (Class 3A, 4A) was 11,743

Total = 20,569

2019 OHSAA State Final Games (Saturday, 3-23-19)

  • 7,714 – DIII – Harvest Prep vs. Lutheran East
  • 9,881 – DII – Columbus South vs. Trotwood-Madison
  • 9,105  – DIV – Berlin Hiland vs. Crestview
  • 8,675 – DI – Cincinnati Moeller vs. Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary

2019 State Finals Total Attendance – 35,375 (1,272 less then 2018)

2018 OHSAA State Final Games

Attendance -Saturday

3-24-18 at Value City Arena

  • 9,620 – DIV- Marion Local vs Cornerstone Christian
  • 8,705 – DIII – Columbus Africentric vs Deer Park
  • 9,096 – DII – Trotwood-Madison vs. Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary
  • 9,226 – DI – Cincinnati Moeller vs Solon

**2018 State Finals Total Attendance = 2018 – 36,647 – 2017- 40, 870
Saturday Championship Games Attendance

  • 2014 – Saturday Night Total – 50,340
  • 2015 – Saturday Night Total – 40,779
  • 2016 – Saturday Night Total – 48,884
  • 2017 – Saturday Night Total – 40,870
  • 2018 – Saturday Night Total – 36,647
  • 2019 – Saturday Night Total – 35,375
  • 2020 – No Tournament – Pandemic
  • 2021 – Limited attendance due to COVID
  • 2022 – Sunday Night Total – 24,031

2022 State Semifinal Games (Friday and Saturday)

Friday – 3-18-22

  • D III – 5,273 + 3,717 = 8,980
  • D II – 5,131 + 5,194 = 10,325

TOTAL = 19,305

Saturday – 3-19-22

  • D IV – 3,750 + 5,883 = 9,633
  • D I – 4,721 + 8,452 = 13,173

TOTAL =

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