The Willard Tigers and the Springfield Kickapoo Chiefs are the number one seeds in the 74th annual Greenwood Blue and Gold Basketball Tournament in Springfield.
The annual tradition featuring both large and small schools in the Ozarks tips off Thursday, December 26th at JQH Arena and Hammons Student Center on the Missouri State University campus.
First round Blue Division games will be played at Hammons Center beginning at 9:30 a.m., with Gold Division first round contests taking place at JQH Arena.
The quarterfinals take place Friday, December 27th, with semifinal round action to be played Saturday, December 28th.
The championship night will be Monday, December 30th.
Here are the opening round match-ups for the tournament, with seeds in parenthesis:
Blue Division (First Round Games At Hammons Student Center):
(8) Clever vs. Springfield Hillcrest 9:30 a.m.
(1) Willard vs. Ava 11:00 a.m.
(5) Lebanon vs. Branson 12:30 p.m.
(4) Hartville vs. Marshfield 2:00 p.m.
(7) Crane vs. Houston 5:00 p.m.
(2) Nixa vs. Willow Springs 6:30 p.m.
(6) Logan-Rogersville vs. Ash Grove 8:00 p.m.
(3) Bolivar vs. Springfield Catholic 9:30 p.m.
Gold Division (First Round Games At JQH Arena):
(8) Skyline vs. Reeds Spring 9:30 a.m.
(1) Springfield Kickapoo vs. Aurora 11:00 a.m.
(6) Fair Grove vs. Buffalo 12:30 p.m.
(4) Republic vs. Mountain Grove 2:00 p.m.
(7) Strafford vs. Spokane 5:00 p.m.
(2) Ozark vs. West Plains 6:30 p.m.
(6) Mt. Vernon vs. Stockton 8:00 p.m.
(3) Greenwood vs. Camdenton 9:30 p.m.
Winner’s bracket games will take place at JQH Arena and the consolation round will be played at Hammons Center.