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The 2016 Minnesota State High School League boys’ basketball state tournament takes place this week, March 9-12. Games will be played at Minneapolis’ Target Center, Williams Arena at the University of Minnesota, and the Gangelhoff Center at Concordia University in St. Paul.

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In Class AAA, Section 5-3A winner Monticello (no. 5 seed) plays Section 7-3A winner Chisago Lakes (no. 4 seed) at the University of Minnesota’s Williams Arena in the quarterfinals at noon on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. The Magic and the Wildcats both play in the Mississippi 8 Conference.

Here’s video of the Monticello Magic playing the Sartell Sabres in the Granite City Holiday Classic on December 29, 2015.

Monticello went on to beat the Rocori Spartans for the Section 5-3A title on March 3, 2016 at St. Cloud State University’s Halenbeck Hall to earn a berth in the Minnesota boys’ basketball state tournament.

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3/10/2016 Update: No. 5 Monticello defeated no. 4 Chisago Lakes 60-55 in the quarterfinals. The Magic play no. 1 seed Minneapolis DeLaSalle at noon Thursday, March 10, in the Class AAA semifinals at the Target Center. The Islanders beat the unseeded Fridley Tigers 65-52 to advance.

3/11/2016 Update: No. 1 Minneapolis DeLaSalle defeated no. 5 Monticello 59-45 in the semifinals. The Islanders play no. 3 seed Fergus Falls at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 12, in the Class AAA final at the Target Center. The Otters beat no. 2 seed Red Wing to advance. The Wingers play the Monticello Magic at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12, in the Class AAA third-place consolation game at Concordia University-St. Paul’s Gangelhoff Center.

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Also in Class AAA, Section 8-3A winner Fergus Falls plays Section 2-3A winner Waseca at the University of Minnesota’s Williams Arena in the quarterfinals at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. The Otters play in the Central Lakes Conference and the Bluejays play in the Big South Conference.

Here’s video of the Fergus Falls Otters playing the Sartell Sabres in a Central Lakes Conference matchup on December 1, 2015.

Fergus Falls beat the Alexandria Cardinals 63-60 for the Section 8-3A title on March 3, 2016 at Minnesota State University-Moorhead to earn a berth in the Minnesota boys’ basketball state tournament. Waseca beat the Marshall Tigers 103-100 in a 4-OT thriller March 3 to advance to the state tournament.

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3/10/2016 Update: No. 3 Fergus Falls defeated unseeded Waseca 70-63 in the quarterfinals. The Otters play no. 2 seed Red Wing at 2 p.m. Thursday, March 10, in the Class AAA semifinals at the Target Center. The Wingers beat the unseeded Simley Spartans 73-51 to advance.

3/11/2016 Update: No. 3 Fergus Falls defeated no. 2 Red Wing 58-55 in the semifinals. The Otters play no. 1 seed Minneapolis DeLaSalle at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 12, in the Class AAA final at the Target Center. The Islanders beat no. 5 seed Monticello to advance. The Magic play the Wingers at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, March 12, in the Class AAA third-place consolation game at Concordia University-St. Paul’s Gangelhoff Center.

3/12/2016 Update: No. 1 Minneapolis DeLaSalle defeated no. 3 Fergus Falls in the Class AAA championship game at the Target Center. No. 5 Monticello lost 75-59 to no. 2 Red Wing in the third-place consolation game at Concordia University-St. Paul’s Gangelhoff Center.

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Final Update: March 13, 2016

In Class AAAA, Hopkins beat Lakeville North 64-55 in the state tournament championship game on Sat. March 12 at the Target Center. The Hopkins Royals beat Robbinsdale Cooper 87-82 on Wed. March 2 for the Section 6-4A championship and defeated Section 4-4A winner North St. Paul (74-42) and Section 3-4A winner Apple Valley (84-59) to advance to the Class AAAA final.

To advance to the championship game, Lakeville North beat Osseo 60-56 in the semifinals and Maple Grove 60-47 in the quarterfinals.

Maple Grove advanced to the state tournament by beating Elk River 69-46 March 3 in the Section 8-4A title game at St. Michael-Albertville after defeating Rogers 74-61 Feb. 27 in the semifinals at St. Cloud State University.

Here’s video of the Rogers Royals playing the Sartell Sabres at the Granite City Holiday Classic on Dec. 30, 2015.

The Rogers Royals went on to beat St. Cloud Tech 74-67 on Tues. Feb. 23 in the Section 8-4A quarterfinals at Rogers before losing to Maple Grove in the semifinals and failing to advance to the state tournament.

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