Showdowns in California, Indiana and North Carolina highlight the slate as seven Xcellent 25-ranked squads face elimination games.
In California, No. 6 Mater Dei (Santa Ana)
and No. 15 Long Beach Poly
will look to advance to next Monday's Southern Section Division I-AA final against Loyola (Los Angeles)
, respectively. Loyola – nationally-ranked during the early part of the season – and Etiwanda own a combined 53-5 record.
In Indiana, No. 20 Hamilton Southeastern (Fishers)
takes on North Central (Indianapolis)
in the postseason opener for both teams. Hamilton Southeastern is ranked No. 1 in the MaxPreps Indiana Freeman Rankings while North Central is No. 3.
In North Carolina, defending Class 4A state champion West Charlotte
looks to end a special season for No. 21 Olympic (Charlotte)
, who is 28-1 and led by star junior guard Allerik Freeman
Read on for a complete look at Tuesday night's slate and check back throughout the night for updated results.No. 2 Marcus (Flower Mound) – 78Mansfield Timberview (Arlington) – 56Texas Class 5A regional quarterfinalNo. 4 Simeon (Chicago) – 63Oak Lawn – 25Illinois Class 4A regional semifinalNo. 5 Chester – 67Wissahickon (Ambler) – 52Pennsylvania AAAA District 1 semifinalNo. 6 Mater Dei (Santa Ana) – 61Loyola (Los Angeles) – 58California Southern Section Division I-AA semifinalNo. 7 Ridgeway (Memphis) – 57Memphis Central – 59Tennessee Region 8-AAA semifinalNo. 12 Proviso East (Maywood) – 68Hoffman Estates – 43Illinois Class 4A regional semifinalNo. 15 Long Beach Poly – 56Etiwanda – 47California Southern Section Division I-AA semifinalNo. 19 Scotlandville (Baton Rouge) – 64New Iberia – 42Louisiana Class 5A quarterfinalNo. 20 Hamilton Southeastern (Fishers) – 86North Central (Indianapolis) – 83Indiana Class 4A first round sectionalNo. 21 Olympic (Charlotte) – 57West Charlotte – 78North Carolina Class 4A regional semifinalNo. 24 Fort Bend Travis (Richmond) – 67North Shore (Houston) – 49Texas Class 5A regional quarterfinal
With 11 nationally-ranked teams taking the floor in postseason contests, Tuesday will be one of the most significant nights of the 2011-12 season.