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Follow all the coverage of boys high school basketball throughout the state on their way to Mohegan Sun Arena, the site of this year's championship weekend, March 15-16.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Sunday championships?

The CIAC and the Mohegan Sun Arena renewed for the Sun to host the boys and girls basketball tournament finals for just one year last off-season. This is the fourth year of having the finals in Uncasville - and it could be the last.
According to boys basketball tournament director Bob Cecchini, the Sun management asked to play the finals on Saturday and Sunday rather than Friday and Saturday. That is sure to be brought up again before any kind of contract is renewed.
"It was too short a time period (to approve for this season)," Cecchini said. "I don't know if the (CIAC) Board of Controls or our superintendents will support that decision (to play on a Sunday)."
Cecchini would not disclose specific plans but did say he had started looking at other sites just in case the CIAC does not return to the Mohegan Sun. Last year, when the winter snowstorms came one after another, the CIAC allowed schools needing to make up several regular-season contests to play on Sundays. And state finals have been moved to Sunday before when the tournament was held at Central Connecticut State due to inclement weather.
This is one to keep an eye on.

Here is the tournament schedule for next weekend:

Friday, March 16: 6 and 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 17: 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4:15 p.m., 6:15 p.m. and 8:15 p.m.



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