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How to follow the Kentucky girls’ Sweet Sixteen basketball state tournament

Scott County celebrates after beating Franklin County 77-54, in the finals of the girls 11th Region tournament, Saturday, March 3, 2018, at EKU's McBrayer Arena in Richmond.
Scott County celebrates after beating Franklin County 77-54, in the finals of the girls 11th Region tournament, Saturday, March 3, 2018, at EKU's McBrayer Arena in Richmond.

The 57th St. Elizabeth Healthcare/KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen basketball state tournament tips off Wednesday at Northern Kentucky University’s BB&T Arena in Highland Heights.

This guide will help you stay on top of the action for the duration of the tournament. Below you’ll find schedules, broadcast links, details about the Herald-Leader’s coverage plans and more.

Schedule

2018 TOURNAMENT BRACKET

Wednesday, March 7

Johnson Central (20-12) vs. Owensboro Catholic (26-7), noon

Elizabethtown (33-2) vs. Bowling Green (20-12), 1:30 p.m.

Murray (32-2) vs. Mercer County (32-3), 6:30 p.m.

Clark County (26-7) vs. Harlan County (28-2), 8 p.m.

Thursday, March 8

Mercy (22-9) vs. Knott County Central (24-9), noon

Scott County (31-2) vs. Manual (21-8), 1:30 p.m.

Boyd County (27-4) vs. Webster County (28-6), 6:30 p.m.

Ryle (28-6) vs. Simon Kenton (20-10), 8 p.m.

Friday, March 9

Johnson Central-Owensboro Catholic winner vs. Murray-Mercer County winner, noon

Clark County-Harlan County winner vs. Elizabethtown-Bowling Green winner, 1:30 p.m.

Ryle-Simon Kenton winner vs. Mercy-Knott County Central winner, 6:30 p.m.

Boyd County-Webster County winner vs. Scott County-Manual winner, 8 p.m.

Saturday, March 10

Semifinals, 6:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.

Sunday, March 11

Finals, 2 p.m.

Our coverage

Wednesday: Josh Moore (@HLpreps on Twitter) will provide live updates, reaction and reports from Wednesday’s first-round games.

Thursday: Jared Peck (@JPSaysHere on Twitter) will provide live updates, reaction and reports from Thursday’s first-round games

Friday: Josh Sullivan (@sullyjosh on Twitter) will provide live updates, reaction and reports from Friday’s quarterfinals.

Saturday: Josh Sullivan will provide live updates, reaction and reports from Saturday’s semifinals

Sunday: Josh Moore will provide live updates, reaction and reports from Sunday’s championship game

Video streaming

Video coverage of every girls’ Sweet Sixteen game will be available through KHSAA.tv as part of the NFHS Network, which requires a subscription.

The NFHS Network currently only offers one subscription option — a monthly pass for $9.95 that will renew automatically until the subscription is canceled. The monthly pass would provide fans access to the girls’ Sweet Sixteen games as well as the boys’ Sweet Sixteen games next week. A subscription also grants users access to games aired by the NFHS Network from other states.

Links to every girls’ Sweet Sixteen video broadcast are below:

Game one (Johnson Central vs. Owensboro Catholic)

Game two (Elizabethtown vs. Bowling Green)

Game three (Murray vs. Mercer County)

Game four (Clark County vs. Harlan County)

Game five (Mercy vs. Knott County Central)

Game six (Scott County vs. Manual)

Game seven (Boyd County vs. Webster County)

Game eight (Ryle vs. Simon Kenton)

Game nine (noon quarterfinal)

Game 10 (1:30 p.m. quarterfinal)

Game 11 (6:30 p.m. quarterfinal)

Game 12 (8 p.m. quarterfinal)

Game 13 (6:30 p.m. semifinal)

Game 14 (8 p.m. semifinal)

Game 15 (championship)

Radio streaming

Audio coverage of every girls’ Sweet Sixteen game will be provided freely by the KHSAA through Mixlr.com. You can download the Mixlr app or click on the following game links to listen live.

Additionally, radio coverage will be provided via local affiliates across the state. Click here for a list of participating affiliates.

Mixlr links for every girls’ Sweet Sixteen audio broadcast are below:

Game one (Johnson Central vs. Owensboro Catholic)

Game two (Elizabethtown vs. Bowling Green)

Game three (Murray vs. Mercer County)

Game four (Clark County vs. Harlan County)

Game five (Mercy vs. Knott County Central)

Game six (Scott County vs. Manual)

Game seven (Boyd County vs. Webster County)

Game eight (Ryle vs. Simon Kenton)

Game nine (noon quarterfinal)

Game 10 (1:30 p.m. quarterfinal)

Game 11 (6:30 p.m. quarterfinal)

Game 12 (8 p.m. quarterfinal)

Game 13 (6:30 p.m. semifinal)

Game 14 (8 p.m. semifinal)

Game 15 (championship)

Other tips

Here are some more helpful links provided by the Kentucky High School Athletic Association:

Purchase tickets

Official tournament program (includes complete rosters and team photos)

Directions to BB&T Arena

List of KHSAA girls’ Sweet Sixteen state champions and tournament scores

List of KHSAA girls’ Sweet Sixteen state tournament records

Josh Moore: 859-231-1307, @HLpreps

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