When Are the PIAA State Basketball Playoffs Held?


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The Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association conducts its boys' and girls' basketball tournaments in February and March. The tournaments are split into two levels: district and state competition.

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Schools within each of the PIAA's 12 districts, divided into four groups based on student population, compete at the district level for two weeks in February. Each district is allotted a set number of qualifiers for the 32-team state tournaments. The state tournaments last for two weeks in March.

For the 2015-16 tournaments, district tournaments end on Feb. 27, 2016. The first state round is scheduled for March 4 and 5, second round on March 8 and 9, quarterfinals on March 11 and 12, semifinals on March 15 and the finals on March 18 and 19 at the Giant Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

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