3A's state basketball brackets are out; 2A and 1A set for regionals

Sterling Resurrection Christian boys basketball

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The Class 3A state basketball brackets were released on Sunday, with Kent Denver (girls) and Sterling (boys) earning the top seeds.

Find the full brackets here:

Both 3A tournaments will narrow their fields to eight teams after next weekend. Once they do, they will move to the University of Denver for their Great 8 and beyond on March 8-10.

Kent Denver, which enters at 19-3-0, finished as No. 1 in the final 3A girls RPI standings of the season. The Sun Devils won the Metro League district tournament over the weekend.

Other high seeds in 3A girls include No. 2 Pagosa Springs, No. 3 St. Mary's, No. 4 Colorado Springs Christian, No. 5 Centauri, No. 6 Cedaredge, No. 7 Sterling and No. 8 Moffat County. Those teams will each host four teams in their quadrant this coming Friday and Saturday.

Lamar, the defending champion, is seeded No. 10 and will play at Sterling's quadrant.

On the boys side, Sterling (22-0) is No. 1. The Tigers are defending champions, and finished atop the final 3A boys RPI standings.

Also hosting quadrants in 3A boys are No. 2 Alamosa, No. 3 Coal Ridge, No. 4 Platte Valley, No. 5 Vanguard, No. 6 Faith Christian, No. 7 Bayfield and No. 8 DSST-Stapleton.

2A and 1A set for regionals

Regional brackets for 2A and 1A are also out Sunday. The 1A brackets will be published as they are sent to the CHSAA office. Find them here:

Those district brackets will also narrow to eight teams for a state tournament field, which will be announced next Sunday. The 2A tournaments are at the Budweiser Events Center in Loveland, with 1A at Northern Colorado. Both tourneys will play their title games at Budweisier Events Center.

Like 3A, those brackets will play their Great 8 and beyond on March 8-10.