Direct from the home office of the Southern Connecticut Conference (which is probably the den at Al Carbone’s home), the SCC boys basketball tournament pairings.
Hillhouse, Sheehan and North Haven are your top seeds and receive byes to the quarterfinals. That leaves the remaining 10 state tournament qualifiers to duke it out for the right to advance to East Haven for the quarterfinals.
Seeds 4-10 play Thursday in the first round at the site of the higher seed. The quarterfinals are all-day Saturday, followed by semifinals Monday and the championship game Tuesday at the TD Banknorth Arena on the campus of Quinnipiac University.
Hillhouse is your prohibitive favorite to win the title.
And, right on cue, here are the nuts and bolts of this year’s SCC boys tournament (again, from our buddy Al):
Teams that won eight games qualified for the tournament. The tournament
seeds were based on the teams’ winning percentage in the 18 games
(divisional, crossover and interdivisional) scheduled by the league.
– in 2008, 15 teams qualified and 13 earned berths in 2009.
first-round byes. It is the second straight year that Hillhouse is the
tournament’s top seed.
55-36, in the 2009 championship game.
SCC PLAYOFF FIELD
#1 Hillhouse (18-2), #2 Sheehan (15-5), #3 North Haven (16-4) – receive
first round byes
#4 Wilbur Cross (14-6), #5 Notre Dame (15-5), #6 Branford (15-5), #7
Jonathan Law (14-6), #8 Xavier (14-6), #9 Hamden (12-8), #10 Lyman Hall
(11-9), #11 Career (11-9), #12 West Haven (8-12), #13 Fairfield Prep (9-11)