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Arkansas PBS Sports: High School Basketball Championships 2020

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It’s a matter of days until tip-off of the 2020 1-6A boys and girls high school basketball state championships! Get ready for the Arkansas Activity Association’s big dance and watch our live coverage from the Hot Springs Convention Center Bank OZK Arena March 12-14.

Arkansas PBS Sports coverage will broadcast statewide over the air, on cable and on satellite on our primary channel, AR-PBS 1. Get channel information for your region of the state now at and

The Arkansas High School State Basketball Tournament will air live on Arkansas PBS Sports at the following times:

  • 1A Girls – Thursday, March 12, 11:45 a.m. pregame show, 12:05 p.m. tip-off.
  • 1A Boys – Thursday, March 12, 1:50 p.m. tip-off
  • 2A Girls – Thursday, March 12, 5:57 p.m. pregame show, 6:05 p.m. tip-off
  • 2A Boys – Thursday, March 12, 7:50 p.m. tip-off
  • 3A Girls – Friday, March 13, 11:45 a.m. pregame show, 12:05 p.m. tip-off
  • 3A Boys – Friday, March 13, 1:50 p.m. tip-off
  • 4A Girls – Friday, March 13, 5:57 p.m. pregame show, 6:05 p.m. tip-off
  • 4A Boys – Friday, March 13, 7:50 p.m. tip-off
  • 5A Girls – Saturday, March 14, 11:15 a.m. pregame show, 11:35 a.m. tip-off
  • 5A Boys – Saturday, March 14, 1:20 p.m. tip-off
  • 6A Girls – Saturday, March 14, 5:57 p.m. pregame show, 6:05 p.m. tip-off
  • 6A Boys – Saturday, March 14, 7:50 p.m. tip-off
  • Early in the week following the finals, games will be available to watch at, allowing coaches, players, families, college recruiters and others to watch for free at their convenience. Games will also be viewable at and through the PBS app on mobile or streaming devices.

    Special content produced for the state finals can be found at Featured videos highlight the students, traditions and excitement that make Arkansas schools unique – including outstanding student athletes, mascots, bands, cheer squads and more!

    The Arkansas high school basketball state finals will also be broadcast live on 103.7 The Buzz in Central Arkansas and at

    Arkansas PBS Sports, The Natural State’s home for high school state championships, recognizes the vital role high school activities play in the education and development of young adults, while connecting families statewide by featuring hometown athletes competing in the biggest games of the season. Under contract with the Arkansas Activities Association, Arknasas PBS will broadcast high school championship activities for football, basketball, baseball and softball championships activities for classifications 1A-7A. In addition to creating viewing opportunities for those who may not be able to attend the games, Arkansas PBS Sports  enables talented young athletes to connect with college recruiters and potential scholarships.

    Some weekend programming will be preempted during the broadcast of state championship games. An up-to-date schedule with options for email reminders and calendar syncing is available at

    The Arkansas Activities Association is the statewide governing body for athletics and activities in Arkansas. The AAA's mission is to promote the value of participation in interscholastic activities in the AAA member schools and to provide services to the schools in a fair and impartial manner while assisting and supporting their efforts to develop thinking, productive and prepared individuals as they become positive, contributing citizens modeling the democratic principles of our state and nation.


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