High school basketball state championships to be presented live on Arkansas PBS beginning Thursday

March 5, 2024 

Teams playing in Class 6A-1A finals determined

CONWAY, Ark. (Arkansas PBS) — Arkansas PBS will present the Class 6A-1A 2024 Centennial Bank High School Basketball State Championships live from Bank OZK Arena in Hot Springs beginning Thursday, March 7, in partnership with the Arkansas Activities Association (AAA). Games will be broadcast statewide over the air, on cable and on satellite on Arkansas PBS’s primary channel and will also be available to watch live and on demand at myarpbs.org/watchsports or in the PBS App.

All the ways to watch Arkansas PBS can be found at myarpbs.org/waystowatch. Correct channel information is available in local TV listings.

  • Games airing live on AR PBS Sports will include:
  • 3A girls – Bergman vs. Salem – Thursday, March 7, at noon.
  • 3A boys – Bergman vs. Central Arkansas Christian – Thursday, March 7, at 1:45 p.m.
  • 4A girls – Farmington vs. Morrilton – Thursday, March 7, at 6 p.m.
  • 4A boys – Farmington vs. Little Rock Christian – Thursday, March 7, at 7:45 p.m.
  • 5A girls – Greenwood vs. Vilonia – Friday, March 8, at noon.
  • 5A boys – Benton vs. Pine Bluff – Friday, March 8, at 1:45 p.m.
  • 6A girls – Little Rock Central vs. Conway – Friday, March 8, at 6 p.m.
  • 6A boys – Little Rock Central vs. Bryant – Friday, March 8, at 7:45 p.m.
  • 1A girls – Mammoth Spring vs. Norfork – Saturday, March 9, at 11:30 a.m.
  • 1A boys – Nevada vs. Marked Tree – Saturday, March 9, at 1:15 p.m.
  • 2A girls – Mt. Vernon-Enola vs. Mansfield – Saturday, March 9, at 6 p.m.
  • 2A boys – East Poinsett County vs. Marshall – Saturday, March 9, at 7:45 p.m.

Stats from the basketball games will be available at aaa.statbroadcast.com.

Throughout the state finals, AR PBS Sports will present profiles of outstanding student-athletes from each division.

In the week following the finals, games will be available to watch on demand at myarpbs.org/watchsports and in the PBS App, allowing coaches, players, families, college recruiters and others to watch at their convenience.

Arkansas PBS provides professional, live-action game photos that fans can download for free at myarpbs.org/photos.

Major funding for AR PBS Sports is provided by the Electric Cooperatives of Arkansas, Conway Regional Health System, Arkansas Department of Health, Southern Loft, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) and ARcare.

Arkansas PBS also recognizes AAA’s sponsors for the state high school football finals, including Centennial Bank, Everett Buick GMC, Circle K, Summerwood Sports, Wendy’s and Arkansas Farm Bureau.

The Arkansas high school basketball state finals are also broadcast live on 103.7 The Buzz in Central Arkansas and at 1037thebuzz.com/basketball.

The most up-to-date programming schedule with options for email reminders and calendar syncing is available at myarpbs.org/schedule.

About Arkansas PBS
Arkansas PBS, Arkansas’s only statewide public media network, empowers learners of all ages by educating, informing, entertaining and inspiring communities. Arkansas PBS serves as a daily and essential resource for Arkansans by creating, sharing, celebrating and driving conversation around Arkansas stories and classic, trusted PBS programs through multiple digital platforms, including livestreaming at myarpbs.org/live, on-demand services and YouTube TV, and the distinct channels Arkansas PBS, Arkansas PBS Create, Arkansas PBS KIDS, Arkansas PBS WORLD and Arkansas PBS AIRS on SAP. Members with Arkansas PBS Passport have extended on-demand access to a rich library of public television programming. Arkansas PBS depends on the generosity of Arkansans and the State of Arkansas to continue offering quality programming. Additional information is available at myarkansaspbs.org. Arkansas PBS is broadcast on KETS (Little Rock), KEMV (Mountain View), KETG (Arkadelphia), KAFT (Fayetteville), KTEJ (Jonesboro), KETZ (El Dorado), KETS (Lee Mountain), KETS (Forrest City) and KETS (Gaither).