INDIANA STATE BOYS BASKETBALL FINALS-SATURDAY APRIL 3

IHSAA RELEASE

(1A CHAMPIONSHIP)

KOUTS (29-2) vs. BARR-REEVE (28-2)

SATURDAY, APR. 3  10 AM ET  BANKERS LIFE FIELDHOUSE

KOUTS MUSTANGS CAPSULE

Head Coach: Kevin Duzan Record at Kouts: 107-43 (6th Year) Overall: 150-105 (11th Year)

Associated Press Poll (Four Classes): #3, Coaches Poll (Single Class): NR

An IHSAA member school since 1919, Kouts is playing in the state finals for the first time in any sport.  With a victory, Mustangs would become first 30-win Class A state champion of the multiple class era.  Mustangs rank fourth in the state in scoring (75.8 ppg) and fifth in margin of victory (23.1 ppg).  Team has reeled off 20 straight victories to reach the state championship game.  Champions of the Porter County Conference with a 7-0 record this season.  The state championship game against top-ranked Barr-Reeve will be the first ranked team the Mustangs have faced this tournament.  Won first sectional championship since 2012 with its 67-53 win over Washington Township on March 6.n Won first regional title since 2001 with its 56-42 victory over Triton on March 13.

Season Results (29-2)

11/24 Marquette Catholic W 87-71

11/27 at Hebron W 90-63

12/4 at Covenant Christian W 92-30

12/5 Kankakee Valley W 85-43

12/11 South Central W 91-58

12/12 South Bend Clay W 93-59

12/26 Bloomington South L 50-41

12/28 Terre Haute South Vigo W 80-61

12/29 Cloverdale W 68-50

12/30 Linton-Stockton W 40-35

1/12 Andrean L 73-59

1/15 at Washington Township W 92-53

1/16 Rensselaer Central W 72-53

1/19 Westville W 84-60

1/21 at South Central W 69-44

1/23 at Boone Grove W 79-50

1/29 at Boone Grove W 63-52

1/30 Westville W 87-60

2/11 Morgan Township W 58-44

2/12 at 21st Century Charter – Gary W 68-67

2/17 at Lake Station Edison W 89-46

2/19 Hanover Central W 62-32

2/20 Lowell W 69-62

2/23 at River Forest W 78-49

2/26 LaCrosse W 83-42

Kouts Sectional

3/2 Hammond Academy W 112-45

3/5 Morgan Township W 85-56

3/6 Washington Township W 67-53

Triton Regional

3/13 Fremont W 66-62

3/13 Triton W 56-42

Lafayette Jeff erson Semi-State

3/20 Southwood W 86-70

BARR-REEVE VIKINGS CAPSULE

Head Coach: Josh Thompson Record at Barr-Reeve: 79-6 (3rd Year) Overall: 189-162 (14th Year)

Associated Press Poll (Four Classes): #1 Coaches Poll (Single Class): #9

Top-ranked Barr-Reeve making school’s seventh state championship game appearance and looking for second title in boys basketball.  School looking for second state championship this school year after volleyball team won the Class 2A crown on Nov. 7.  Vikings have appeared in five Class A title games in last 12 years.  Team’s only losses have come to other state finalist teams. Lost at 4A finalist Carmel 57-55 in OT on Dec. 23 and lost to 2A finalist Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian 75-66 as part of the Hall of Fame Classic in New Castle on Dec. 30.  Ranked teams they’ve faced this tournament: def. #4 North Daviess 40-38 in the sectional semifinal def. #2 Loogootee 56-38 to win fourth straight sectional title def. #8 Tindley 72-25 to claim semi-state championship  Champions of the Blue Chip Conference with an 7-0 record this season. Head coach Josh Thompson is in his third year coaching Barr Reeve and 14th season overall. He was a member of Bloomfield High School’s Class A state runner-up team in 1998.

Season Results (28-2)

12/5 at Vincennes Rivet W 75-26

12/8 Bloomington South W 41-36

12/11 Southridge W 52-19

12/12 North Harrison W 61-38

12/15 North Knox W 81-30

12/17 Northeast Dubois W 77-25

12/23 at Carmel L 55-57

12/30 Fort Wayne Blackhawk L 66-75

12/30 Blackford W 71-46

1/2 at Washington W 72-45

1/5 at Orleans W 53-42

1/8 Evansville Mater Dei W 67-31

1/15 Loogootee W 67-64

1/16 at North Daviess W 39-38

1/23 Heritage Hills W 59-35

1/29 at Shoals W 78-27

1/30 Castle W 61-54

2/1 at Wood Memorial W 67-28

2/4 at Jasper W 56-54

2/12 South Knox W 51-32

2/13 Eminence W 96-47

2/20 at Rock Creek Academy W 71-45

2/26 at Bloomfi eld W 54-41

2/27 Shakamak W 69-39

North Daviess Sectional

3/2 Washington Catholic W 81-24

3/5 North Daviess W 40-38

3/6 Loogootee W 56-38

Loogootee Regional

3/13 Trinity Lutheran W 63-38

3/13 Lanesville W 64-34

Washington Semi-State

3/20 Indianapolis Tindley W 72-25

(2A CHAMPIONSHIP)

FORT WAYNE BLACKHAWK CHRISTIAN (27-3) vs. PARKE HERITAGE (27-3)

SATURDAY, APR. 3  1:30 PM ET  BANKERS LIFE FIELDHOUSE

BLACKHAWK CHRISTIAN BRAVES CAPSULE

Head Coach: Marc Davidson Record at Blackhawk: 173-50 (8th Year) Overall: 258-120 (18th Year)

Associated Press Poll (Four Classes): #1 Coaches Poll (Single Class): #5

Top-ranked Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian making school’s third appearance in state finals and first in Class 2A. Team has won 10 straight games. School chasing second state championship in three years. High-scoring Braves lead state in that category at 82.7 points per game and also lead state in margin of victory at 25.5 points per game. Braves have defeated three other state finalist teams this season, two in overtime. Beat 3A Silver Creek 94-84 in 2OT on Dec. 12, beat 1A Barr-Reeve 75-66 in OT in the HOF Classic on Dec. 30, and beat 3A Leo 74-42 on Feb. 23. Team outscoring six tournament opponents by 29.8 ppg (80.1- 50.3 ppg). n Ranked teams they’ve faced this tournament: def. #8 Blackford 88-61 for the semi-state championship.

Season Results (27-3)

12/1 FW North Side W 98-48

12/4 New Haven W 86-33

12/5 Hamilton (OH) W 57-30

12/12 Silver Creek W 94-84

12/18 at FW Canterbury W 82-42

12/22 Gary Lighthouse CPA W 118-75

12/30 Barr-Reeve W 75-66

12/30 Shenandoah W 66-59

1/7 at FW Wayne W 77-42

1/9 FW Concordia W 107-63

1/12 at Homestead L 72-60

1/16 FW Luers W 87-71

1/21 Bowman Academy W 91-63

1/23 Lakewood Park Christian W 107-26

1/26 FW Dwenger W 57-49

2/4 at FW South Side W 89-44

2/6 Indianapolis Tindley W 67-50

2/9 at FW Snider W 88-81

2/12 Indianapolis Cathedral L 86-78

2/13 Elevation Prep L 90-82

2/17 at Marion W 89-71

2/20 at Indianapolis Attucks W 75-72

2/23 at Leo W 74-42

2/25 FW Northrop W 95-53

Bluff ton Sectional

3/2 Bluffton W 86-44

3/5 Whitko W 78-39

3/6 FW Canterbury W 93-51

North Judson-San Pierre Regional

3/13 Churubusco W 68-55

3/13 Bowman Academy W 68-52

Elkhart Semi-State

3/20 Blackford W 88-61

PARKE HERITAGE WOLVES CAPSULE

Head Coach: Rich Schelsky Record at PH: 58-22 (3rd Year) Overall: 77-52 (5th Year)

Associated Press Poll (Four Classes): #5 Coaches Poll (Single Class): NR

Fifth-ranked Parke Heritage making school’s first state finals appearance in any sport. Parke Heritage is a two-and-a-half year old consolidation of Rockville and Turkey Run high schools in west central Indiana. Team aiming for state championship in just its third state tournament. One of two three-time state finalists (Kouts, Leo) in this year’s event. Wolves rank 12th in state in points allowed (42.1 ppg).  Champions of the Wabash River Conference with a 7-0 record this season. Ranked teams they’ve faced this tournament: def. #2 Shenandoah 52-33 to win its first regional crown on March 13. Wolves won school’s first sectional championship a year ago prior to the pandemic.

Season Results (27-3)

11/28 North Knox W 60-53

11/28 at Linton L 56-65

12/4 at Riverton Parke W 82-45

12/5 South Vermillion W 56-42

12/12 North Putnam W 57-44

12/19 at South Putnam W 74-36

12/26 North Central (Farmersburg) W 60-47

12/28 Greencastle L 51-63

12/29 Northview W 47-45

1/2 Crawfordsville W 60-52

1/8 at North Vermillion W 81-33

1/15 at Covington W 62-48

1/16 at Cloverdale W 65-48

1/23 Cascade W 64-41

1/26 South Vermillion W 50-38

1/29 at Riverton Parke W 73-44

1/30 at Lafayette Jefferson L 49-54

2/4 Attica W 63-15

2/6 Tri-West W 62-48

2/12 Fountain Central W 74-36

2/13 Lafayette Central Catholic W 46-30

2/19 Seeger W 64-38

2/23 at Southmont W 64-54

Cloverdale Sectional

3/2 Cloverdale W 48-25

3/5 Southmont W 66-34

3/6 North Putnam W 48-42

Greenfield-Central Regional

3/13 Triton Central W 47-30

3/13 Shenandoah W 52-33

Washington Semi-State

3/20 Southridge W 40-36

(3A CHAMPIONSHIP)

LEO (24-4) vs. SILVER CREEK (24-4)

SATURDAY, APR. 3  5 PM ET  BANKERS LIFE FIELDHOUSE

LEO LIONS CAPSULE

Head Coach: Cary Cogdell Record at Leo: 240-151 (17th Year) Overall: 251-181 (19th Year)

Associated Press Poll (Four Classes): #9 Coaches Poll (Single Class): NR

Leo making school’s first appearance in the boys basketball state finals. Lions rallied from a 16-point halftime deficit to defeat South Bend St. Joseph 61-59 in the semi-state championship. Blake Davison connected on a runner high off the glass with 1.3 seconds remaining for the final margin. Lions won first 11 games of the season but dropped three of the last four regular season games before getting hot in the tournament. Leo is one of three first-time state finalists (Kouts, Parke Heritage) in this year’s event.  Champions of the Northeast 8 Conference with a 7-0 record this season. Ranked teams they’ve faced this tournament: def. #5 South Bend St. Joseph 61-59 for first semi-state title n Fell to 2A finalist Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian 74-42 on Feb. 23. Avenged a regular season loss to Fort Wayne Bishop Dwenger with a 55-45 win for its second straight sectional crown on March 6. Head coach Cary Cogdell is a 1994 graduate of Leo High School and played on sectional championship teams as a junior and senior.

Season Results (24-4)

11/28 at Fort Wayne South Side W 66-56

12/2 Fort Wayne Wayne W 49-39

12/4 Fort Wayne Snider W 91-84

12/8 Fort Wayne Bishop Luers W 57-51

12/19 Shenandoah W 59-43

12/21 Fort Wayne Concordia W 75-57

12/30 at Warsaw W 69-55

1/5 at Fort Wayne Canterbury W 74-33

1/9 Norwell W 53-43

1/15 New Haven W 68-52

1/23 at East Noble W 46-30

1/25 at Fort Wayne North Side L 68-72

1/27 at Huntington North W 44-37

1/30 Bellmont W 47-43

2/6 Carroll (Fort Wayne) W 39-37

2/8 at DeKalb W 57-53

2/9 Angola W 62-43

2/12 Columbia City W 69-52

2/17 at FW Bishop Dwenger L 56-60

2/19 at Lakewood Park W 70-35

2/23 Fort Wayne Blackhawk L 42-74

2/26 at Woodlan L 43-46

Woodlan Sectional

3/3 Angola W 64-38

3/5 Fort Wayne Bishop Luers W 76-70

3/6 FW Bishop Dwenger W 55-45

New Castle Regional

3/13 Mississinewa W 79-43

3/13 Northwood W 47-46

Elkhart Semi-State

3/20 South Bend St. Joseph W 61-59

SILVER CREEK DRAGONS CAPSULE

Head Coach: Brandon Hoffman Record at SC: 200-73 (11th Year) Overall: 200-73 (11th Year)

Associated Press Poll (Four Classes): #2 Coaches Poll (Single Class): #9

Silver Creek returns to boys basketball state championship game for second time in three years aiming for second title. Dragons will look to replicate the school’s girls team which won the 3A state title on Feb. 27. With a victory, Silver Creek would become third school to achieve the girls-boys sweep in the same year (Oregon-Davis 2007, Warren Central 2018). Team enters state championship game on a 13-game win streak. n Finished second in the Mid-Southern Conference with an 8-1 record this season.  Silver Creek avenged one of its regular season losses defeating #8 conference champion North Harrison 44-41 in the sectional semifinals. Ranked teams they’ve faced this tournament: def. #8 North Harrison 44-41 in the sectional semifinals def. #4 Heritage Hills 52-48 in the regional semifinals def. #6 Guerin Catholic 54-46 for semi-state crown. Fell to 2A finalist Fort Wayne Blackhawk Christian 94-84 in 2OT on Dec. 12. Head coach Brandon Hoffman is a 1998 Silver Creek graduate where he play basketball all four years for the Dragons.

Season Results (24-4)

11/25 at Columbus East W 106-81

12/1 at Charlestown W 78-31

12/4 Clarksville W 76-38

12/11 at North Harrison L 61-63

12/12 Fort Wayne Blackhawk L 84-94

12/18 Jeffersonville W 77-67

12/29 Providence W 62-41

12/30 Clarksville W 95-49

01/02 Bedford North Lawrence W 74-51

1/8 Eastern (Pekin) W 95-34

1/15 at Brownstown Central W 61-40

1/16 Bloomington North W 94-74

1/22 at New Albany L 72-81

1/29 at Madison W 69-56

1/30 at Bloomington South L 41-42

2/4 at Salem W 105-66

2/9 at Floyd Central W 68-59

2/12 Scottsburg W 94-46

2/19 Corydon Central W 92-54

2/20 Plainfield W 68-61

2/24 Austin W 87-51

2/26 Seymour W 72-56

Charlestown Sectional

3/2 Corydon Central W 77-42

3/5 North Harrison W 44-41

3/6 Madison W 83-71

Washington Regional

3/13 Heritage Hills W 52-48

3/13 Connersville W 31-30

Seymour Semi-State

3/20 Guerin Catholic W 54-46

(4A CHAMPIONSHIP)

CARMEL (25-2) vs. LAWRENCE NORTH (28-2)

SATURDAY, APR. 3  8:30 PM ET  BANKERS LIFE FIELDHOUSE

CARMEL GREYHOUNDS CAPSULE

Head Coach: Ryan Osborn Record at Carmel: 90-18 (4th Year) Overall: 90-18 (4th Year)

Associated Press Poll (Four Classes): #2 Coaches Poll (Single Class): #2

Carmel returns to its third state championship game in four years aiming for school’s fifth boys basketball crown. With a win, Carmel would become fourth school with five or more state championships (Marion, Muncie Central, Washington). Greyhounds will face conference rival Lawrence North in the third straight 4A title game between Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference teams. Second meeting this season between the two schools following the Greyhounds’ 63-49 road win on Feb. 4. Ranked teams they’ve faced this tournament: def. #1 Homestead 60-49 in regional semifinals def. #8 Lafayette Jefferson 50-49 for regional title def. 10 Gary West Side 53-50 in OT for semi-state crown Carmel defense ranks sixth in the state allowing only 40.4 ppg. Both regular season losses were one-point decisions – 51-50 vs. Indianapolis Cathedral and 35-34 at Fishers. Champions of the Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference with a 7-0 record this season.

Season Results (25-2)

11/24 Columbus North W 61-51

12/4 Lawrence Central W 64-35

12/5 Zionsville W 49-34

12/11 at Noblesville W 64-36

12/18 at North Central W 56-49

12/19 at New Albany W 50-42

12/23 Barr-Reeve W 57-55

12/30 Anderson W 44-30

1/8 at Center Grove W 51-44

1/9 Westfield W 54-30

1/13 Cathedral L 50-51

1/19 at Perry Meridian W 58-34

1/22 at Pike W 73-55

1/23 Brownsburg W 58-45

1/29 Ben Davis W 67-41

1/30 at New Castle W 72-25

2/4 at Lawrence North W 63-49

2/5 at Fishers L 34-35

2/12 Hamilton Southeastern W 49-30

2/13 at Carroll W 43-34

2/19 Warren Central W 56-47

2/23 at Crispus Attucks W 64-32

Carmel Sectional

3/5 Hamilton Southeastern W 46-33

3/6 Westfield W 53-27

Logansport Regional

3/13 Homestead W 60-49

3/13 Lafayette Jefferson W 50-49

Lafayette Jefferson Semi-State

3/20 Gary West Side W 53-50

LAWRENCE NORTH WILDCATS CAPSULE

Head Coach: Jack Keefer Record at LN: 787-304 (45th Year) Overall: 848-330 (49th Year)

Associated Press Poll (Four Classes): #3 Coaches Poll (Single Class): #3

Lawrence North making its fifth appearance in the state finals, aiming for fifth crown in boys basketball and first since 2006.  With a win, Lawrence North would become fourth school with five or more state championships (Marion, Muncie Central, Washington).  Wildcats, riding a 12-game winning streak, are 4-0 in previous state championship games.  Second meeting this season between the two schools following the Wildcats’ 63-49 home loss on Feb. 4.  Ranked teams they’ve faced this tournament: def. #5 Indianapolis Cathedral 75-63 in sectional first round def. #7 Warren Central 46-45 in sectional semifinals def. #6 Plainfield 43-39 for its first regional crown in 15 years. Finished second to Carmel in the Metropolitan Interscholastic Conference race with a 6-1 record this year. Head coach Jack Keefer, in his 45th season, has been the only coach in school history, and is the second-winningest coach in state history (848 wins). He trails only J.R. Holmes of Bloomington South (861 wins), LN’s opponent in the semi-state.

Season Results (28-2)

12/5 Hammond W 52-51

12/9 Lawrence Central W 58-53

12/12 Cincinnati Moeller (Ohio) W 58-57

12/19 at Fort Wayne Northrop W 89-42

12/22 Fishers W 65-60

12/29 Indianapolis Tindley W 84-49

12/30 Gary West W 61-60

1/2 at Indianapolis Attucks W 67-56

1/8 Warren Central W 63-43

1/12 North Central (Indianapolis) W 69-59

1/13 at Lawrence Central W 81-67

1/15 Pike W 64-62

1/16 Warren Central W 59-56

1/22 North Central (Indianapolis) W 64-60

1/23 Homestead L 50-55

1/29 at Center Grove W 45-35

1/30 Jeffersonville W 55-50

2/4 Carmel L 49-63

2/6 at Connersville W 40-36

2/12 at Ben Davis W 57-39

2/13 at Fort Wayne Snider W 95-70

2/19 at Pike W 75-67

2/20 Floyd Central W 66-49

2/23 at Hamilton Southeastern W 68-42

Indpls. Aresenal Tech Sectional

3/3 Indianapolis Cathedral W 75-63

3/5 Warren Central W 46-45

3/6 North Central (Indianapolis) W 62-49

Southport Regional

3/13 Ben Davis W 58-44

3/13 Plainfield W 43-39

Seymour Semi-State

3/20 Bloomington South W 54-52