State basketball schedule: Class 6A girls
Shawnee Mission Northwest is the No. 6 seed in the Class 6A girls basketball tournament, which begins Wednesday at Koch Arena on the campus of Wichita State.
The Lady Cougars (16-6) will open tournament play against Sunflower League foe No. 3 Olathe South (20-2) at 8:15 p.m., on Wednesday. The winner will advance to the semifinals, where it will face the winner of No. 2 Wichita South (21-1) and No. 7 Washburn Rural (15-7) at 6:30 p.m., on Friday. Other first-round games include No. 1 Manhattan (21-1) against No. 8 SM West (13-9) and No. 4 Maize (18-4) against No. 5 Blue Valley North (18-4).
Winners of Wednesday's opening-round games will be guaranteed games Friday and Saturday, while first-round losers will be eliminated. Friday and Saturday's games will alternate with games from the 6A boys tournament, which begins Thursday. Here is a complete tournament schedule:
No. 1 Manhattan vs. No. 8 SM West, 3 p.m.
No. 4 Maize vs. No. 5 Blue Valley North, 4:45 p.m.
No. 2 Wichita South vs. No. 7 Washburn Rural, 6:30 p.m.
No. 3 Olathe South vs. No. 6 SM Northwest, 8:15 p.m.
Semifinal 1: Manhattan/SMW vs. Maize/BVN 3 p.m.
Semifinal 2: Wichita South/Washburn Rural vs. Olathe South/SMNW, 6:30 p.m.
Third-place game, 12 p.m.
Championship game, 4 p.m.