In honor of this, my 10th girls' Sweet Sixteen, I'm expecting more than the traditional aluminum or tin gifts.
Instead, I'll take getting at least 10 of my region predictions correct this year ...
1 Louisville signee Sara Hammond and Rockcastle County haven't lost to an in-state opponent all season. Can the Rockets keep that going for another nine games?
2 Will seeing the state's first McDonald's All-American on the floor (Hammond) make fans want to go get a Big Mac between sessions?
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3 Hammond seems to have this year's Miss Basketball all but wrapped up, but next year it could be an interesting battle.
Will big play in the big dance be a big boost for junior hopefuls Sydney Moss (Boone County), Kendall Noble (Perry County Central) or April Wilson (Manual)?
4 No pressure on Moss, but the 9th Region is one of just three regions in the state to never ride back with a trophy on its bus. She could be just the player to change that for the Rebels.
5 The other regions on the clock are the 3rd and the 15th. They're still without a title, too.
6 Oh, and it might be nice to see Boone County Coach Nell Fookes — one of the state's all-time coaching leaders — win a championship after 26 seasons of stomping from the sideline.
7 It's tough to pick against Scott County repeating in the 11th Region when the Cardinals beat the second-highest rated team in the region (Lafayette) by 20 points in January.
8 It's worth noting that it has been exactly 10 years since Lexington Catholic (led by a player named Chelsea Chowning, who won the MVP trophy) upset Manual to win the Sweet Sixteen championship.
Could this year's Knights (now led by one Coach Chowning) make a similar Cinderella run?
9 Not too many players can say they've helped guide two schools to the Sweet Sixteen. In two weeks, Noble will be able to say that she did, first at Breathitt County and now at Perry County Central.
10 Owensboro Catholic hasn't lost a game since it won the All "A" Classic championship a few weeks ago. Can the Aces parlay that to the bigger tournament?
11 Will the state's scoring leader, Rebecca Greenwell — who scores a whopping 33 points a game, more than half of Owensboro Catholic's average — be able to break a state tournament scoring record?
12 In the 5th Region, Marion County and Elizabethtown is a coin toss. The Panthers won when I flipped mine.
13 They say it takes doing something 21 times to form a habit, but I'd argue Henderson County already has one: playing in the state tournament. The Colonels are shooting for seven trips in a row this year.
14 For 10 straight years, a team from either Louisville or Lexington has won the state title. Is this the year that streak ends?
15 Seems unlikely because the 7th Region is loaded with four teams in the top 25, including three (Manual, Mercy and Sacred Heart) among the state's top five.
It's the 7th Region's tournament to lose.
16 Bowling Green made its first-ever trip to the Sweet Sixteen last year. It won't have to wait so long for its second trip.