Regrettably, the Maryland Public Secondary School Athletic Association (MPSSAA) Boys and Girls State Basketball Championships scheduled for Thursday, March 12, 2020 through Saturday, March 14, 2020, have now cancelled due to the continuing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Anyone who purchased an online ticket to the Boys and Girls Basketball State Championships should have already received a full refund. Continue reading for new information regarding the final status determined for team and individual awards.
The MPSSAA firmly believes the schools and student-athletes, who were on the verge of participating in the State Semifinals/Finals, deserve appropriate recognition for their accomplishments within their respective school’s historic basketball season. Therefore, the MPSSAA Executive Council has authorized the awarding of State Semifinalist team and individual awards to the 16 boys and 16 girls high school teams who advanced to the 2020 State Basketball Tournament. The awards will congratulate each team and individual student-athlete as a 2020 State Semifinalist and recognize them as such in the MPSSAA record book. In addition, the MPSSAA will send each school a set of commemorative roster cards and one of the State Tournament Spalding-TF1000 Classic official game balls.
The MPSSAA would like to commend the coaches, student-athletes, and school administrators for the manner in which they conducted themselves during these unprecedented events surrounding the initial postponement and ultimate cancellation of these contests. Select the links below for the final brackets as they were prior to the start of the State Semifinals and to view the memo to the Boys and Girls State Semifinalist basketball teams.