Plenty at stake entering Area, regional playoffs
Are you ready to run the gauntlet, playoff teams?
Several high school basketball squads have come face-to-face with a grim reality this coming weekend.
Win or go home.
Every basketball team dreams of playing in the state tournament and making the trip to The Big House in Oklahoma City or the Mabee Center in Tulsa.
The reality is that only two teams from each Area tournament advance to their respective state tournament. The playoff system the OSSAA designed rewards the good teams — typically your regional champions — by giving you two cracks at a state tournament berth in the same weekend.