By Michael O'Brien
739 Illinois high school boys basketball teams had dreams of playing in Peoria in March. Only four of them get the right to call themselves state champs. Two schools have already been crowned.
While Chicagoans are anxious to see a SimeonProviso East match-up for the Class 4A championship, downstaters are eager to see a Peoria CentralSpringfield Lanphier duel for the Class 3A title.
By Joe Collins and Taylor Bell
1 Simeon (30-1)
Results: Defeated Whitney Young 52-42 and Marist 65-44
Whether your favorite playoff basketball team is in 1A, 2A, 3A or 4A, we will have you covered this weekend.