The state high school basketball tournament has begun, Illinois' signature event, the original March Madness.
By Joe Collins and Taylor Bell
1 Simeon (30-1)
Results: Defeated Whitney Young 52-42 and Marist 65-44
Jim Brown always believed that his 1954 Du Sable team was one of the best ever produced in Illinois and surely was destined to win the state championship with a lineup featuring Paxton Lumpkin, Swe
Theo Williams remembers the way it was when Du Sable was one of the most successful basketball programs in the city.
Pinckneyville is 26-4 and isn't ranked among the top 25 teams in Class 2A in Illinois. Pinckneyville unranked? You're kidding, right?