St. John Arena to host OHSAA girls basketball state tournament in 2020, boys in 2021

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The Ohio High School Athletic Association has announced the 2020 girls and 2021 boys basketball state tournaments will be held at St. John Arena at The Ohio State University.

“We are excited to return to St. John Arena, where many schools and basketball fans have great memories,” said Jerry Snodgrass, OHSAA Executive Director. “The Schottenstein Center and its staff have been great partners of the OHSAA, but there are some upcoming scheduling conflicts with OSU basketball and ice hockey teams on our state tournament dates, as well as parking concerns, so we have been talking with OSU about returning to St. John Arena.”

Both the boys and girls tournaments were held at St. John Arena before the Schottenstein Center opened in 1998.

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The boys tournament has been held at the Schottenstein Center since 1999. The girls tournament moved there in 2000 only missing 2005 due to an Ohio State men’s ice hockey playoff series.

The tournament will coincide with the university’s spring break, which will allow for more parking options.

UPCOMING OHSAA BASKETBALL STATE TOURNAMENTS

  • 2020 Girls Basketball State Tournament – March 12-14 at St. John Arena
  • 2020 Boys Basketball State Tournament – March 19-21 at Schottenstein Center
  • 2021 Girls Basketball State Tournament – To Be Determined
  • 2021 Boys Basketball State Tournament – March 18-20 at St. John Arena
  • 2022 Girls Basketball State Tournament – To Be Determined
  • 2022 Boys Basketball State Tournament – To Be Determined