A pair of third-round playoff clashes on Tuesday match Top 10 teams in the MaxPreps Texas Top 25.
The top-rated team, Judson (Converse) faces No. 7 Churchill (San Antonio) in a Region IV quarterfinal scheduled for 6:30 p.m. at UT-San Antonio's Convocation Center.
Judson (33-1) is riding a 31-game winning streak. Churchill (31-3) hasn't lost in the 2014 portion of its schedule.
No. 3 North Shore (Houston) collides with No. 4 Manvel in a Region III quarterfinal set for 7 p.m. Tuesday at Clear Springs (League City).
Since losing at Port Arthur Memorial on Jan. 3, North Shore (30-3) has won in dominant fashion. No game has been closer than 11 points.
Manvel (30-4) survived a difficult area-round playoff test, taking out defending Class 5A state champion Fort Bend Travis (Richmond) 61-59.Be sure to visit the MaxPreps UIL Boys Basketball Playoff Brackets
Winners on Tuesday advance to UIL regional tournaments Friday and Saturday.
Here is this week's best boys basketball teams in Texas.
MaxPreps Texas Top 25 Basketball Rankings
*Indicates season ended1. Judson (Converse) 33-1 (Last week 1)
The Rockets began their playoff run with a 60-34 throttling of Johnson (San Antonio) and then Rayshon Winn
scored 18 points in a 62-39 area rout of Steele (Cibolo). Next is a showdown with Churchill (San Antonio) in a Region IV quarterfinal.2. DeSoto 28-3 (2)
The Eagles knocked out Killeen 42-33 in bi-district and Lewisville 63-49 in area behind
19 points. Next is a Region II quarterfinal against Harker Heights Tuesday in Waco.3. North Shore (Houston) 30-3 (3)
The Mustangs look playoff-ready after a 77-43 bi-district win over Rayburn (Pasadena) followed by a 71-43 area rout of Fort Bend Elkins (Missouri City). Junior Kerwin Roach
had 18 points against Elkins. Next is a Region III quarterfinal showdown with Manvel. 4. Manvel 30-4 (4)
The Mavericks cleared a big hurdle by edging 2013 Class 5A state champion Fort Bend Travis (Richmond) 61-59 in an area playoff. Leon Gilmore
led Manvel with 15 points. In the bi-district round, Manvel eliminated La Porte, 46-39. Next is a Region III quarterfinal against North Shore (Houston).5. Fort Bend Bush (Richmond) 28-5 (5)
The Broncos survived a slowdown in the bi-district round, defeating Clear Falls (League City) 24-18. In the area round Brandon Jones
led with 17 points in a 53-48 victory over Pearland. Up next is a Region III quarterfinal against Port Arthur Memorial.6. Plano West (Plano) 23-6 (6)
After disposing of Richardson 90-57 in bi-district, the Wolves took out Longview 75-65 in area with Avery Johnson Jr.
scoring 25. Next is a Region II quarterfinal against Berkner (Richardson) in Garland.7. Churchill (San Antonio) 31-3 (7)
poured in 33 points to spark the Chargers to a 63-43 area rout of Brandeis (San Antonio). In its playoff opener, Churchill tamed Smithson Valley (Spring Branch) 68-56. Next is a showdown with No. 1 Judson (Converse) in a Region III quarterfinal.8. Atascocita (Humble) 27-6 (13)
led four double-figure scorers with 17 points in a 74-57 area triumph over Akins (Austin). In the opening round, the Eagles crushed The Woodlands 73-48. Up next is College Park (The Woodlands) in a Region II quarterfinal.9. Lancaster 29-4 (14)
Following an 88-63 bi-district blowout over Jacksonville, the Tigers cruised past Wylie 70-54 in area as Antwon Portley
scored 22. Up next is Whitehouse in a Class 4A Region II quarterfinal in Athens.10. Hebron (Carrollton) 25-7 (16)
After struggling to get past Nimitz (Irving) 44-40 in bi-district, the Hawks took out South Grand Prairie 44-34 in the area round.
led the way with 15 points. Next is Duncanville in a Region I quarterfinal set for UT-Arlington.11. Andress (El Paso) 29-2 (10)
The Eagles secured safe passage to a Class 4A Region I quarterfinal against Palo Duro (Amarillo) with playoff wins over San Alizarin (78-36) and Lubbock (90-59). 12. Madison (Dallas) 25-4 (12)
The defending Class 3A state champions breezed through the first two playoff rounds, routing Anna 82-35 and Ranchview (Irving) 80-50 with Admon Gilder
leading the way with 15 points. Next is Wilmer-Hutchins (Dallas) Tuesday in Dallas.13. Bowie (Arlington) 27-4 (15)
The Volunteers squeezed out two playoff wins by a total of three points. First, a 47-45 bi-district triumph over Northwest (Justin) followed by a 65-64 thriller over Tascosa (Amarillo). David Chavlovich
led Bowie with 23 points. Next is a Region I quarterfinal against Coronado (El Paso) in Midland.14. Allen 24-7 (20)
No problem in the first two rounds for the Eagles, a 70-47 bi-district elimination of Jesuit (Dallas) and a 49-30 ousting of Mesquite in area. Up next is Lakeview Centennial (Garland) in a Region II quarterfinal set for Berkner (Richardson).15. Keller 24-5 (21)
The Indians have a date in Abilene for a Region I quarterfinal against Coronado (Lubbock) after a 58-49 bi-district win over Paschal (Fort Worth) and 59-53 area victory over Permian (Odessa). 16. Harker Heights 27-4 (NR)
shot on the run with seven seconds remaining in overtime was the difference in a 63-62 overtime victory over Marcus (Flower Mound) in an area playoff. Next is No. 2 DeSoto in a Region I quarterfinal.17. Prestonwood Christian (Plano) 32-4 (23)
The Lions advanced two rounds in the TAPPS state tournament, defeating St. Joseph (Brownsville) 77-41 and Bishop Dunne (Dallas) 71-59 with D.J. McGee
scoring 25. Next is a state semifinal against Cathedral (El Paso) Friday in Mansfield.18. Marcus (Flower Mound) 25-5 (17)*
The playoffs started well for the Marauders, a 75-44 bi-district thumping of Irving. But in the area round, Harker Heights ended Marcus' season in overtime, 63-62. Michael Mayhew
led Marcus with 20 points.19. Cypress Woods (Cypress) 26-5 (NR)
The Wildcats survived a couple of tight playoff wins, 69-65 over Nimitz (Houston) and 66-64 over Westside (Houston). Samir Sehic
led Woods with 22 points against Westside. Up next is a Region III quarterfinal against Seven Lakes (Katy).20. Cypress Lakes (Katy) 26-5 (NR) Nick Garth
had 29 points and De'Aaron Fox
posted 27 in an 82-74 area win over Bellaire. It came on the heels of a 68-54 bi-district win over Davis (Houston). Up next is Alief Taylor (Houston) in a Region III quarterfinal.21. Tascosa (Amarillo) 25-2 (9)*
The Rebels breezed in bi-district, 62-44 over Franklin (El Paso), but saw a dream season come to an end in a 65-64 area-round loss to Bowie (Arlington).22. Duncanville 20-11 (24)
The Panthers fought back from a 12-point halftime deficit in a 55-44 overtime win over Coppell in an area playoff as
scored 23 points. Duncanville, a 64-57 bi-district winner over Copperas Cove, faces Hebron at UT-Arlington in a Region I quarterfinal.23. South Grand Prairie 23-7 (8)*
Last year's Class 5A state finalist defeated Shoemaker (Killeen) 64-61 in bi-district, but was eliminated by Hebron 44-36 in an area rematch of last year's Region I title game. D.J. Thorpe
led the Warriors with 17.24. Wheatley (Houston) 28-4 (25)
The Wildcats are in a Region III quarterfinal after playoff wins over Tomball Memorial (63-51) and Texas City (88-85) with Gerald Thomas
scoring 19 in the latter. Up next is Fort Bend Marshall (Missouri City) in a Class 4A Region III quarterfinal.25. Seven Lakes (Katy) 28-6 (NR)
Junior forward Kameron McGusty
scored 27 points in the Spartans' 69-53 area victory over Langham Creek (Houston). Seven Lakes disposed of Sam Houston (Houston) 60-51 in bi-district. Next is Cypress Woods (Houston) in a Region III quarterfinal.Dropped out:
No. 11 Dunbar (Fort Worth), No. 18 Trinity (Euless), No. 19 Bel Air (El Paso), No. 22 Clear Lake (Houston).On the bubble
24-10, College Park (The Woodlands)
29-4, Cypress Lakes (Katy)
26-5, Fort Bend Marshall (Missouri City)
26-7, Heritage (Frisco)
26-3, John Paul II (Plano)
25-5, Madison (San Antonio)
26-6, Port Arthur Memorial (Port Arthur)
25-7, South Oak Cliff (Dallas)
26-6, Yates (Houston)