2021 WIAA STATE BOYS BASKETBALL PLAYOFF BRACKETS RELEASED



By Paul Lecker

For Zaleski Sports


The brackets for the upcoming 2021 WIAA State Boys Basketball Playoffs were released on Sunday.


Play begins with regional quarterfinals in five divisions on Tuesday, Feb. 16. Regional semifinals are set for Friday, Feb. 19, and Saturday, Feb. 20, with sectionals on Thursday, Feb. 25, and Saturday, Feb. 27.


The WIAA State Boys Basketball Tournament will be held at the La Crosse Center and Menomonie Nation Arena in Oshkosh on March 4-6, with one division semifinals and finals being held on the same day. Details have yet to be announced.


In Division 1, Marshfield is the No. 6 seed in the Sectional 1 Regional B bracket and will play a regional quarterfinal at No. 3 Eau Claire North on Feb. 16. The winner will play a regional semifinal at No. 2 La Crosse Central on Feb. 19.


In the same bracket, Wisconsin Rapids is the No. 5 seed and will play a regional quarterfinal at No. 4 Holmen on Feb. 16. The winner plays a regional semifinal at No. 1 seed Eau Claire Memorial on Feb. 19.


Three other Wisconsin Valley Conference teams are in the Regional C bracket of Sectional 1. No. 4 Wausau West will host No. 5 Hortonville in a regional quarterfinal on Feb. 16. The winner will play a regional semifinal at No. 1 seed Stevens Point on Feb. 19.


D.C. Everest is the No. 2 seed in the regional and will host No. 3 Appleton North in a regional semifinal Feb. 19.


In Division 2, four Central Wisconsin teams are in the Sectional 1 Regional C bracket. No. 4 Merrill will host No. 5 Lakeland in a regional quarterfinal Feb. 16, with the winner playing a regional semifinal at No. 1 seed Medford on Feb. 19.


Wausau East is the No. 6 seed and will play a regional quarterfinal at No. 3 Mosinee on Feb. 16. The winner plays in the regional semifinals at No. 2 Rhinelander on Feb. 19.


In the Sectional 1 Regional D bracket in Division 3, No. 2 Stratford will host a regional semifinal against No. 3 Colby on Feb. 19. Neillsville is the No. 1 seed and earned a first-round bye. The Warriors will host the winner of No. 5 Chequamegon at No. 4 Stanley-Boyd on Feb. 19 in a regional semifinal.


The Sectional 1 Regional D bracket in Division 4 is full of area teams. No. 1 Edgar and No. 2 Athens earned first-round byes.


In regional quarterfinals on Feb. 16, No. 5 Spencer will play at No. 4 Abbotsford with the winner moving on to a regional semifinal at Edgar, and No. 6 Thorp will be at No. 3 Marathon with the winner playing at Athens on Feb. 19.


In the Sectional 3 Regional B bracket, also in Division 4, No. 3 Stevens Point Pacelli will be at home for a regional quarterfinal against No. 6 Tri-County. The winner moves on to a regional semifinal at No. 2 Auburndale on Feb. 19. Iola-Scandinavia is the No. 1 seed and will host the winner of No. 5 Wild Rose at No. 4 Rosholt in a regional semifinal.


Pittsville is the No. 3 seed in the Regional D bracket in Sectional 3 and will play a regional quarterfinal at home against No. 6 Brookwood on Feb. 16. The winner moves on to a regional semifinal at No. 2 Hillsboro.


Area teams are spread out through the Division 5 brackets as well.


Owen-Withee is the No. 2 seed in the Sectional 1 Regional D bracket and will host a regional quarterfinal against No. 7 Cornell on Feb. 16.


In Sectional 2 Regional A, Wausau Newman Catholic is the No. 1 seed and will host the winner of No. 5 Mercer at No. 4 Wisconsin Valley Lutheran in a regional semifinal Feb. 19. No. 3 Rib Lake will play at No. 2 Prentice in the other regional semifinal.


In Sectional 3 Regional B, Marshfield Columbus Catholic is the No. 1 seed and will host the winner of No. 5 Loyal at No. 4 Greenwood in a regional semifinal Feb. 19. No. 6 Wisconsin Rapids Assumption will be at No. 3 Port Edwards in the other regional quarterfinal Feb. 16, with the winner playing a regional semifinal at No. 2 Almond-Bancroft.


Here is a look at the entire boys basketball playoff matchups:


2021 WIAA State Boys Basketball Playoffs

Division 1

Sectional 1

Regional quarterfinals, Feb. 16

No. 5 Superior at No. 4 Menomonie

No. 5 Wisconsin Rapids at No. 4 Holmen

No. 6 Marshfield at No. 3 Eau Claire North

No. 5 Hortonville at No. 4 Wausau West

No. 5 Green Bay Preble at No. 4 Green Bay East

No. 6 Pulaski at No. 3 Green Bay Southwest

Regional semifinals, Feb. 19

Menomonie-Superior winner at No. 1 River Falls

No. 3 Chippewa Falls at No. 2 Hudson

Holmen-Wisconsin Rapids winner at No. 1 Eau Claire Memorial

Eau Claire North-Marshfield winner at No. 2 La Crosse Central

Wausau West-Hortonville winner at No. 1 Stevens Point

No. 3 Appleton North at No. 2 D.C. Everest

Green Bay Preble-Green Bay East winner at No. 1 De Pere

Green Bay Southwest-Pulaski winner at No. 2 Bay Port

Sectional 2

Regional quarterfinals, Feb. 16

No. 5 West De Pere at No. 4 Appleton East

No. 6 Appleton West at No. 3 Kaukauna

No. 5 Sheboygan North at No. 4 Manitowoc Lutheran

No. 6 Sheboygan South at No. 3 Oshkosh North

No. 5 Hartford at No. 4 Slinger

No. 5 Germantown at No. 4 Glendale Nicolet

Regional semifinals, Feb. 19

Appleton East-West De Pere winner at No. 1 Kimberly

Kaukauna-Appleton West winner at No. 2 Neenah

Sheboygan North-Manitowoc winner at No. 1 Fond du Lac

Oshkosh North-Sheboygan South winner at No. 2 Oshkosh West

Slinger-Hartford winner at No. 1 Beaver Dam

No. 3 West Bend West at No. 2 West Bend East

Nicolet-Germantown winner at No. 1 Cedarburg

No. 3 Mequon Homestead at No. 2 Menomonee Falls

Sectional 3

Regional quarterfinals, Feb. 16

No. 5 Verona at No. 4 Middleton

No. 6 Oregon at No. 3 Sun Prairie

No. 5 Monona Grove at No. 4 Janesville Craig

No. 5 Waukesha North at No. 4 Watertown

No. 5 Elkhorn at No. 4 Mukwonago

No. 6 Lake Geneva Badger at No. 3 Waukesha South

Regional semifinals, Feb. 19

Verona-Middleton winner at No. 1 Waunakee

Sun Prairie-Oregon winner at No. 2 DeForest

Janesville Craig-Monona Grove winner at No. 1 Milton

No. 3 Janesville Parker at No. 2 Fort Atkinson

Watertown-Waukesha North winner at No. 1 Hartland Arrowhead

No. 3 Oconomowoc at No. 2 Sussex Hamilton

Mukwonago-Elkhorn winner at No. 1 Waukesha West

Waukesha South-Badger winner at No. 2 Kettle Moraine

Sectional 4

Regional quarterfinals, Feb. 16

No. 5 Wauwatosa West at No. 4 Milwaukee Marquette

No. 5 West Allis Hale at No. 4 Greenfield

No. 6 South Milwaukee at No. 3 West Allis Central

No. 5 Union Grove at No. 4 Waterford

No. 5 Racine Horlick at No. 4 Racine Case

No. 6 Racine Park at No. 3 Kenosha Tremper

Regional semifinals, Feb. 19

Milwaukee Marquette-Wauwatosa West winner at No. 1 Wauwatosa East

No. 3 Brookfield Central at No. 2 Brookfield East

Greenfield-West Allis Hale winner at No. 1 Franklin

West Allis Central-South Milwaukee winner at No. 2 Oak Creek

Waterford-Union Grove winner at No. 1 Westosha Central

No. 3 Muskego at No. 2 Burlington

Racine Case-Racine Horlick winner at No. 1 Kenosha Indian Trail

Kenosha Tremper-Racine Park winner at No. 2 Kenosha Bradford

Division 2

Sectional 1

Regional quarterfinals, Feb. 16

No. 5 Hayward at No. 4 Osceola

No. 5 Ellsworth at No. 4 Baldwin-Woodville

No. 5 Lakeland at No. 4 Merrill

No. 6 Wausau East at No. 3 Mosinee

No. 5 Sparta at No. 4 Black River Falls

No. 6 La Crosse Logan at No. 3 West Salem

Regional semifinals, Feb. 19

Hayward-Osceola winner at No. 1 Rice Lake

No. 3 Amery at No. 2 Ashland

Ellsworth-Baldwin-Woodville winner at No. 1 Altoona

No. 3 New Richmond at No. 2 Somerset

Merrill-Lakeland winner at No. 1 Medford

Mosinee-Wausau East winner at No. 2 Rhinelander

Black River Falls-Sparta winner at No. 1 Onalaska

West Salem-La Crosse Logan winner at No. 2 Tomah

Sectional 2

Regional quarterfinals, Feb. 16

No. 5 Antigo at No. 4 Marinette

No. 6 Green Bay West at No. 3 Shawano

No. 5 New London at No. 4 Fox Valley Lutheran

No. 6 Waupaca at No. 3 Freedom

No. 5 Two Rivers at No. 4 Sheboygan Falls

No. 5 Winneconne at No. 4 Ripon

No. 6 Berlin at No. 3 Menasha

Regional semifinals, Feb. 19

Marinette-Antigo winner at No. 1 Seymour

Shawano-Green Bay West winner at No. 2 Clintonville

Fox Valley Lutheran-New London winner at No. 1 Ashwaubenon

Freedom-Waupaca winner at No. 2 Green Bay Notre Dame

Sheboygan Falls-Two Rivers winner at No. 1 Denmark

No. 3 Luxemburg-Casco at No. 2 Plymouth

Ripon-Winneconne winner at No. 1 Appleton Xavier

Menasha-Berlin winner at No. 2 Little Chute

Sectional 3

Regional quarterfinals, Feb. 16

No. 5 Reedsburg at No. 4 Portage

No. 6 Baraboo at No. 3 Adams-Friendship

No. 5 Mount Horeb at No. 4 Madison Edgewood

No. 6 Platteville at No. 3 McFarland

No. 5 Jefferson at No. 4 Whitewater

No. 5 Big Foot at No. 4 Beloit Turner

No. 6 Delavan-Darien at No. 3 Evansville

Regional semifinals, Feb. 19

Portage-Reedsburg winner at No. 1 Wisconsin Dells

Adams-Friendship-Baraboo winner at No. 2 Mauston

Edgewood-Mount Horeb winner at No. 1 Sauk Prairie

McFarland-Plattevile winner at No. 2 Lodi

Whitewater-Jefferson winner at No. 1 Lake Mills

No. 3 Stoughton at No. 2 Waupun

Turner-Big Foot winner at No. 1 Edgerton

Evansville-Delavan-Darien winner at No. 2 Monroe

Sectional 4

Regional quarterfinals, Feb. 16

No. 5 Port Washington at No. 4 Kewaskum

No. 5 Shorewood at No. 4 Milwaukee Lutheran

No. 5 Wilmot Union at No. 4 Waukesha Catholic Memorial

No. 6 New Berlin West at No. 3 New Berlin Eisenhower

No. 5 St. Francis at No. 4 Milwaukee St. Thomas More

No. 6 Cudahy at No. 3 Greendale

Regional semifinals, Feb. 19

Kewaskum-Port Washington winner at No. 1 Grafton

No. 3 Kettle Moraine Lutheran at No. 2 Brown Deer

Milwaukee Lutheran-Shorewood winner at No. 1 Wisconsin Lutheran

No. 3 Milwaukee Pius XI Catholic at No. 2 Whitefish Bay

Waukesha Catholic Memorial-Wilmot winner at No. 1 Pewaukee

New Berlin Eisenhower-New Berlin West winner at No. 2 East Troy

St. Thomas More-St. Francis winner at No. 1 Whitnall

Cudahy-Greendale winner at No. 2 Greendale Martin Luther

Division 3

Sectional 1

Regional quarterfinals, Feb. 16

No. 5 Ladysmith at No. 4 Barron

No. 6 Spooner at No. 3 Northwestern

No. 5 Unity at No. 4 Bloomer

No. 6 Osseo-Fairchild at No. 3 Elk Mound

No. 5 Mondovi at No. 4 Arcadia

No. 6 Gale-Ettrick-Trempealeau at No. 3 Durand

No. 5 Chequamegon at No. 4 Stanley-Boyd

Regional semifinals, Feb. 19

Barron-Ladysmith winner at No. 1 Cameron

Northwestern-Spooner winner at No. 2 Cumberland

Bloomer-Unity winner at No. 1 St. Croix Central

Elk Mound-Osseo-Fairchild winner at No. 2 St. Croix Falls