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Bracket breakdown: Class AA boys' basketball tournament

Bracket breakdown: Class AA boys' basketball tournament

Saratoga Springs earns No. 1 seed
Bracket breakdown: Class AA boys' basketball tournament
Saratoga Springs earned the No. 1 seed.
Photographer: Erica Miller

Seeds for the Section II Class AA boys’ basketball postseason tournament were released Wednesday.

Here’s our breakdown of the classification’s postseason field.

View from the top

After losing its first two games of the season, Saratoga Springs enters the postseason on an 18-game winning streak. The Blue Streaks are talented, deep and dangerous from 3-point territory.

Best of the rest

No. 2 Shenendehowa and No. 3 CBA are the top challengers to the Blue Streaks. CBA is the lone Section II team to beat Saratoga Springs this season.

A year ago

Third-seeded Bethlehem captured its first sectional crown since 1972. Bethlehem beat top-seeded Colonie 57-45 in the final.

Don’t be surprised if ...

Senior Isaiah Moll finds a way to get No. 4 Colonie back to the championship game. Colonie’s season has been more up-and-down than expected, but Moll — committed to the University of Vermont — remains the classification’s most talented player.

Keep your eyes on ...

No. 5 Troy. The Flying Horses knocked off CBA twice during the regular season and stayed close in a number of games against this classification’s top teams.

Schedule

First round

Feb. 21

14-Catholic Central at 3-CBA, 7; 13-Albany at 4-Colonie, 8; 12-Guilderland at 5-Troy, 7; 11-Columbia at 6-Bethlehem, 7; 10-Green Tech at 7-Shaker, 7; 9-La Salle at 8-Ballston Spa, 8.

Quarterfinals

Feb. 24

At HVCC: La Salle/Ballston Spa vs. 1-Saratoga Springs, 7; Green Tech/Shaker vs. 2-Shenendehowa, 5:30; Catholic Central/CBA vs. Bethlehem/Columbia, 4; Colonie/Albany vs. Troy/Guilderland, 2.

Semifinals

Feb. 27

At Cool Insuring Arena, 6:30 & 8.

Championship

March 3

At Cool Insuring Arena, 6.

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