Saturday, February 22, 2020






AHSAA To Televise Live all 42 Games at the 98th State Basketball Championships Feb. 24-29

   MONTGOMERY – For the first time in the history of the Alabama High School Athletic Association State Basketball Tournament, all 42 games in the upcoming 2020 AHSAA State Basketball Championships at the BJCC Legacy Center will be televised live.
   “This is outstanding news for our member schools,” said AHSAA Executive Director Steve Savarese. “It will allow more people than ever before to get to see our outstanding state tournament, and it will also give several schools the opportunity to have their games televised for the first time.  We thank the NFHS Network and WOTM TV making this happen.”
    The AHSAA’s TV and live-streaming partner, the NFHS Network, will continue to live-stream all 42 games to its subscribers. The NFHS Network will also make all boys’ and girls’ semifinal and final games in each classification available over the Alabama Cable Network and other cable companies in the bank of AHSAA’s network of cable stations across the state.
    The cable network is still being developed and may not be available in some markets. Please check with your cable company and if they are not part of the AHSAA TV Network, then urged them to join the network. The games are available to all cable networks in the state free of charge to all that join.
      WOTM TV of Sylacauga will be producing all the games with Vincent Earley as the executive producer.  Cable companies not currently in the AHSAA TV Network can contact Earley at: or call 256-225-2424. The AHSAA TV Network’s current cable affiliates can be found at the following link:

      The Alabama Cable Network (ACN) can be found on Channel 80  of most Charter Cable affiliates. Those who do not have cable access can subscribe to the NFHS Network and will receive all 42 games over the internet. For information, go to:
     Those already with subscriptions to the NFHS Network can see all championship games at no additional charge.
      The 98th State Basketball Championships will be played at the Legacy Arena Feb. 24-29 with eight games daily from Feb. 24-26. Four Class 7A semifinal games will be played on Thursday, Feb. 27, followed by the Class 1A boys’ and girls’ finals. Six championship games (2A, 3A and 4A) will be played Friday, Feb. 28, and the state tourney will conclude on Saturday, Feb. 29 with state finals for girls and boys in Classes 5A, 6A and 7A.
      The NFHS Network will once again live-stream the regional finals in all classifications at all four Regional site locations:  The Southwest Regional (Alabama State University’s Acadome); Southeast Regional (Garrett Coliseum); Northwest Regional (Wallace-Hanceville Tom Drake Coliseum); and the Northeast Regional (Jacksonville State’s Pete Mathews Coliseum).
      In addition, AHSAA member schools that are a part of the NFHS Network School Broadcast Program will live-stream their schools’ regional semifinal contests. Regional tournaments are set for Feb. 13-18) with the Southwest Regional at ASU concluding Feb. 19.


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