FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: January 18, 2019
Pairings for the 2019 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® and the 2019 KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen® will be revealed on Monday, January 28th at 1 p.m. (ET) when the annual Sweet 16® Draw Show is televised by The CW Lexington. The Sweet 16® Draw Show will also be streamed live online at KHSAA.tv and WKYT.com.
The 102nd installment of the boys’ basketball state tournament will be held March 6-10 when the 2019 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® heads to Rupp Arena. The 58th KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® will take place the following week (March 13-17) and will be a historic event for the KHSAA, with Rupp Arena playing host to the tournament for the first time.
The 2019 Girls’ Sweet 16® will mark the first time the girls’ state tournament has been played in Lexington during the modern era. It was previously held in Lexington 11 times prior to the return of girls’ basketball as a KHSAA-sanctioned sport in 1975, with the games played at the Armory from 1922-26 and UK Alumni Gym from 1927-32.
Each game of the boys’ and girls’ Sweet 16® will be webcast live at khsaa.tv for subscribers to the NFHS Network. By purchasing a month pass to the NFHS Network, fans can watch all 30 games of the boys’ and girls’ Sweet 16® for just $9.95.
Brackets with official pairings will be available on the KHSAA/Riherds.com Scoreboard and the basketball home page at KHSAA.org following the conclusion of the draw show. Full-session ticket packages for the Boys’ and Girls’ Sweet 16® will go on sale to the general public in February, with additional information posted at KHSAA.org when tickets become available.
1/18/19 – Sweet 16(R) Draw Show to Air Monday, January 28th on CW Lexington, KHSAA.tv | Kentucky High School Athletic Association