MADISON (WXOW) -- In the closest all-around game of the 2018 WIAA tournament, Brookfield East outlasted Sun Prairie 52-50 in overtime to advance to the WIAA Division 1 state title game.
In regulation, Sun Prairie erased a deficit to tie the game at 46 with under four minutes to go on a Colin Shaefer three. And that's where the game stayed until overtime.
In overtime, the tie went to 50, with Sun Prairie holding the ball to set up for a final shot with under a minute left.
But a steal by Sam McGath of Brookfield East sent him to the line following a foul, but a missed with 2.9 seconds left went out of bounds.
Brookield East had one chance on an inbound play and Patrick Cartier's turnaround jumper in the lane sealed the game for East.
The largest lead in the first half was six by Sun Prairie, who ended up going into half time tied with Brookfield East at 24.
Marlong Ruffin led Sun Prairie in the first half with 7, while Peyton Simon and Michael Poker had four a piece for Brookfield East.
East will face Oshkosh North who survived a furious comeback from Milwaukee Hamilton to win their semifinal 57-56.
The D1 title game is the final game of the tournament, tipping off about 8:30 p.m. Saturday, March 16, 2018.
MADISON -- The 103rd annual Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Boys Basketball State Tournament will take place Thursday-Saturday, March 15-17, 2018 at the Kohl Center on the campus of the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin. Watch all the games live on WKOW TV, online at WKOW.com and on the Magic of March app.
Second-seeded Sun Prairie advances to the state tournament for the first time in the school’s history. They defeated Madison East 82-58 in the sectional final played at Oregon to advance to the State semifinals. The Cardinals are the champions of the Big Eight Conference this season.
Third-seeded Brookfield East returns to the State tournament for the first time since 1979 and for the fourth time overall. The Spartans’ furthest advance in the tournament has been to the semifinals in Class A in 1968 and 1977. They finished runner-up to Brookfield Central in the Greater Metro Conference standings this season, and they are the champions of the West Allis Central Sectional following an 81-63 victory over Racine Park in the final.
#1 Valders (23-3) vs. #4 Kettle Moraine Lutheran (22-5) - 1:35 p.m.
#2 East Troy (21-5) vs. #3 Prescott (24-2)
#1 Roncalli (21-5) vs. #4 Pardeeville (23-3) - 6:35 p.m.
#2 Clear Lake (25-0) vs. #3 Marathon (22-4)
#1 Bangor (25-1) vs. #4 Green Bay N.E.W. Lutheran (15-12) - 9:05 a.m.
#2 Deerfield (23-4) vs. #3 McDonell Central Catholic (17-10)
#1 Kaunas (23-3) vs. #4 Westosha Central (20-4) - 1:35 p.m.
#2 La Crosse Central (24-2) vs. #3 Milwaukee Washington (23-3)
#1 Oshkosh North (25-1) vs. #4 Hamilton (17-9) - 6:35 p.m.
#2 Sun Prairie (25-1) vs. #3 Brookfield East (24-2)
3-Point Challenge - 9:30 a.m.
Division 5 Championship Game - 11:05 a.m.
Division 4 Championship Game*
Division 3 Championship Game*
Division 2 Championship Game - 6:35 p.m.
Division 1 Championship Game*
*Note: Subsequent games of each session will begin approximately 15 minutes following the previous game.
HOW TO GET TICKETS: Ticket prices for the tourney are $10 per session (two games in a session) for all seating purchased at the Kohl Center. Ticket windows are available one hour prior to the start of any session. Tickets are available online for $12. All online tickets are print at home or available at the Will-Call window.
STATE TOURNAMENT ON THE AIR: The State Tournament will be televised live on WKOW-TV in Madison, WAOW-TV in Wausau, WXOW-TV in La Crosse, WQOW-TV in Eau Claire, WYOW-TV in Eagle River, WMOW-TV in Crandon, WMLW-TV in Milwaukee, KBJR-MY9 in Duluth/Superior and WCWF W-14 in Green Bay and the Fox Valley. The Wisconsin Division of Quincy Media, Inc., will produce the coverage. Also, download the Magic of March app for your source for live streaming video, scores, highlights and more about the WIAA State Boys Basketball Tournament on OS or Android phones and tablets.