The FCIAC boys basketball tournament gets under way on the HAN Network with a quarterfinal quadruple-header on Saturday, Feb. 24. Games will come to you live from Fairfield Warde at noon, 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 7 p.m.
The defending champion Ridgefield Tigers will lead a field of eight teams in what shapes up to be a wide-open FCIAC boys basketball tournament.
Here’s are the match-ups for the FCIAC quarterfinals:
No. 1 Ridgefield (14-2) vs. No. 8 Norwalk (10-6), 7 p.m.
No. 3 Danbury (13-3) vs. No. 6 Central (11-5), noon
No. 2 Trinity Catholic (14-2) vs. No. 7 Stamford (11-5), 2 p.m.
No. 4 Warde (12-4) vs. No. 5 Trumbull (11-5), 5 p.m.
The Tigers had already wrapped up the No. 1 seed heading into the final day of the regular season, as they defeated both Trinity Catholic and Danbury and thus owned both head-to-head tiebreakers. They finished in a tie with Trinity at 14-2, but earned the nod via tiebreaker.
Trinity defeated city rival Stamford 69-55 to secure the No. 2 seed.
The final two teams to clinch were the Bridgeport Central Hilltoppers and the Trumbull Eagles.
Trumbull earned its spot with a 53-50 win over Danbury, a victory which also secured a spot for Central.
Wilton, which could have gotten in with a three-way tie or just a Trumbull loss, forced the issue by defeating Ludlowe 67-48 on Wednesday.
Wilton ultimately ended up in a tie with Norwalk for the eighth spot, but the Bears earned the No. 8 seed based on their win over Wilton this season.
Warde, which knocked off Ridgefield, 67-65 on a jumper by Sean Conway with 1.2 seconds remaining, earned the No. 4 seed. Conway had 40 points for Warde, and Brendan McNamara had 31 for Ridgefield.
Trumbull, Central and Stamford all finished with league records ot 11-5, with Trumbull taking the No. 5 seed based on its wins over the other two teams. Central defeated Stamford this season and took the No. 6 seed, with Stamford finishing at No. 7.
Kevin Coleman and Wilton High School Head Coach Joel Geriak will be on the call.
The HAN Network will have full coverage of the FCIAC boys basketball semifinals and championship game. Semifinals are scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 27, with the first game scheduled for 6 p.m. and the second at 7:45 p.m. The championship game is scheduled for Thursday, March 1, at 7 p.m.
Saturday will also feature live coverage of the FCIAC boys hockey quarterfinals live from the Darien Ice House.
How To Watch
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On TV: PROGRAMMING ALERT! Due to technical difficulties at Frontier, today’s games are not available today..
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