Monday at 6pm - Breckenridge County (24-3) v Ohio County (15-15)
Breckenridge rolls into the 3rd Region Tournament with the best overall record in the region. The Tigers overcame upset minded Meade County in the 11th district title game on a last second game winner from Kobe Poole. Poole comes into the regional tournament as the top scorer, putting up 20.7 points per game. The Tigers knocked off Ohio County 76-58 back on February 1st.

Ohio County has been inconsistent all season, but they are dangerous. They have shown the ability to be a very physical team that can shoot the three. If they were to pull the upset, look for Trip Manning and Trey Lewis to have big games beyond the arc.

Breckenridge is a very senior laden team and you can expect them to be a very difficult out.
PREDICTION: BRECKENRIDGE COUNTY

Monday at 7:45pm - Grayson County (17-14) v Owensboro Catholic (17-11)
Grayson County comes into the regional tournament as one of the hottest teams. They have won 10 of their last 11 games, including a 20 point 2nd half comeback to win the 12th district title in Edmonson County. Q'Daryius McHenry brings a very athletic presence to the Sportscenter. He has been on the doorstep of several triple doubles over the past few weeks.

They will be facing an Owensboro Catholic team that showed a lot of heart in a district elimination game against Daviess County. The Aces got 3 consecutive 3 point FG's from freshman point guard Brian Griffith to power them to the win. Catholic defeated Grayson by 14 in an early season matchup but both teams look a lot different since then. The Aces will have a distinct size advantage with John Parker, Ty Vincent and Jai Webb.

Grayson County mostly runs a 5 guard offense and will need to find an answer in the paint if they want to move on. Tim Riley will have the Aces ready to take advantage of Grayson County's weaknesses.
PREDICTION: OWENSBORO CATHOLIC

TUE at 6pm - Owensboro (20-7) v Meade County (12-17)
Owensboro returns to the 3rd Region Tournament for the first time since winning the state title in 2015. They will return as the team to beat. The Devils have won 13 of 14 and are 13-0 against 3rd region competition. They are the best defensive team in the region and are nearly upset proof because of how well they can get to the rim. Darrion Wimsatt is the cog that powers the Devils. He comes in putting up 19.7 points per game. The guards for Owensboro simply don't turn it over often and in turn, they like to turn you over quite a bit. They are easily the best transition team in the region.

The recipe for Meade, or anyone for that matter will be to hit shots. That is often easier said than done vs Owensboro. The Waves have worked it a patchwork lineup for most of the season, but look mostly healthy coming into the tournament. They are very balanced in scoring, with 4 different players averaging double figures. If Meade is looking for somewhere where they may have an advantage, it may be in physicality. Coach Tripure's teams always bring a physical fight.

Meade will have to stay away from turnovers and work for high percentage shots to pull out a win. Expect the Devil's to win this one going away with extreme ball pressure and fast break points.
PREDICTION: OWENSBORO

TUE at 7:45pm - Muhlenberg County (15-10) v Edmonson County (12-17)
The Mustangs closed out the regular season and district tournament play on the right foot. They have won 6 of their last 8, including a tough district elimination game against red hot Mclean County. They went on to knock off Ohio County to win the 10th district championship. Sophomore guard Nash Divine is the only Mustang to average double figures in scoring at 12.2 points per game. They will need the supporting cast to bring their best game if they want to keep their season alive.

Edmonson County will face an uphill climb, having to recover quickly from a heartbreaking overtime loss in the 12th district title game. They blew a 20 point 2nd half lead before losing by 5. The Wildcats will bring one of the best players to the Sportscenter that 3rd Region fans don't know in Chaz Wilson. Wilson averaged a double double with 14 points and 10 boards a game.

If Edmonson can put the heartbreaking district loss behind them, they'll have a chance but looking at the way these two teams are trending, its Muhlenberg's game to lose.
PREDICTION: MUHLENBERG COUNTY

Check back for updated brackets and matchup breakdowns on Wednesday afternoon.