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Tracking tournament scores and updates from Great 8 and Final 4 - VOTE NOW for your 4A boys hoops predictions

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Tracking tournament scores and updates from Great 8 and Final 4 - VOTE NOW for your 4A boys hoops predictions

KUSA – 9NEWS will be covering the 2015 high school boys basketball state tournament the next week.  The Class 4A boys Great 8 play starts Saturday, March 7 at host high schools.

The Final 4 and State Championship will be held at CU’s Coors Events Center on Friday, March 13 and Saturday, March 14 respectively.

Final 4 pairings are in — VOTE NOW for your predictions:


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These match ups are organized from the earliest game to the latest:

FINAL SCORE: No. 1 Longmont 47, No. 2 Valor Christian 46
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Trojans Coach: Jeff Kloster
Record: 26-0, 14-0 Northern League
A 67-45 win over No. 5 Windsor sent Longmont to the Great 8.  The single state title dates back to 1937.

Eagles Coach: Ronnie Degray
Record: 20-6, 13-2 Jeffco League
Valor was Great 8 bound after a 75-60 triumph over No. 3 Sand Creek.  Whereas Valor football is a well-known state champ powerhouse, the boys hoops squad has yet to claim a state title.

No. 1 Longmont plays No. 2 Sierra in the Final 4 on Friday, March 13.

FINAL SCORE: No. 4 Pueblo South 47, No. 2 Sierra 56
Colts Coach: DJ Johnson
Record: 19-7, 8-2 South Central League
Pueblo South was Great 8 bound after upsetting the No. 1 seed Holy Family 72-59.  The Colts have two state titles, with the most recent in 2001.

Stallions Coach: Terry Dunn
Record: 23-3, 14-0 Colorado Springs Metro League
Sierra was headed to the Great 8 after a 60-44 victory over No. 6 Falcon.  The only state championships in school history are claimed by boys hoops — a solid four state titles, with the most recent in 2010.  Sierra was also up USA TODAY’s best boys basketball program 2015.

No. 2 Sierra plays No. 1 Longmont in the Final 4 on Friday, March 13.

FINAL SCORE: No. 1 Golden 41, No. 2 Air Academy 45
Demons Coach: John Anderson
Record: 22-4, 14-1 Jeffco League
Golden solidified it’s place in the Great 8 by beating No. 4 Thomas Jefferson 69-65.  The Demons started off the season hot, and were on the 9NEWS radar all season.  The Demons are shooting for a first state title.

Kadets Coach: Barry Clark
Record: 22-4, 12-2 Pikes Peak League
The Kadets went to the Great 8 by a 64-54 win over No. 3 Pine Creek.  Air Academy boys hoops’ only state title dates back to 1989.

No. 2 Air Academy will play No. 4 Lewis-Palmer in the Final 4 on Friday, March 13.

FINAL SCORE: No. 4 Lewis-Palmer 57, No. 3 D’Evelyn 55
Rangers Coach: Bill Benton
Record: 19-7, 11-3 Pikes Peak League
Lewis-Palmer pulled the 58-48 upset over No. 1 Denver South to advance to the Great 8.  The Rangers have three state titles, with the most recent in 2013.

Jaguars Coach: Troy Pachner
Record: 17-9, 11-4 Jeffco League
D’Evelyn advanced the the Great 8 with a 64-47 win over No. 7 Mitchell.  The Jaguars single state title was won in 2004.

No. 4 Lewis-Palmer plays No. 2 Air Academy in the Final 4 on Friday, March 13.

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State veterans — The only squad this year that hasn’t won a state title is Golden.  Lewis-Palmer won back-to-back titles in 2012, 2013.  Sierra has three titles from 2000, 2009 and 2010.  Pueblo South took home a title in 2001.

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