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Oshkosh North downs Brookfield East for WIAA D1 crown

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UPDATE (WKOW) -- Top seeded Oshkosh North claimed the 2018 WIAA Division 1 boys' state basketball championship with a 61-44 win over Brookfield East.

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MADISON (WKOW) -- It's championship Saturday at the 103rd annual Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association Boys Basketball State Tournament March 17, 2018 at the Kohl Center on the campus of the University of Wisconsin in Madison, Wisconsin. 

The D1 championship features Oshkosh North and Brookfield East.

Brookfield East advanced on a thrilling overtime buzzer beater to defeat Sun Prairie in overtime 52-50. Oshkosh North defeated Hamilton 57-56 in the other semifinal.

Top-seeded Oshkosh North is making its seventh overall appearance and the first since 2013. The Spartans’ most notable advances in the State Tournament were to the semifinals in 1992 and 2009 when eight teams qualified. They are the champions in the Fox Valley Association Conference this season, and they advanced to State through the Marshfield Sectional with a 57-42 win over former three-time defending champion Stevens Point in the final.

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.

Saturday, March 17

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.

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 iOS or Android phones and tablets.
 

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