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January 26, 2013INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- First round sectional matchups in the 38th Annual IHSAA Girls Basketball State Tournament presented by Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance will be announced this Sunday (Jan. 27), on the IHSAA Champions Television Network beginning at 5 pm ET / 4 pm CT. Please note, due to programming conflicts, WHME in South Bend will air the show beginning at 7 pm ET.
The state tournament pairings show also may be seen via webstream at IHSAAtv.org.
Six affiliates of the IHSAA Champions Television Network will air the 90-minute show throughout the state originating from the Indianapolis studios of WTTV-4, the network's flagship. Legendary announcer Jerry Baker along with Columbus North girls basketball coach and former Indianapolis Star sportswriter Pat McKee, will host the program. Jeremiah Johnson of Indianapolis' Fox 59 will conduct coach and player interviews.
Four coaches will be part of the broadcast - Bill Taylor, Southwestern (Shelbyville); Julie Meeks, Sullivan; Eric Thornton, Norwell and; Kurt Godlevske, Bedford North Lawrence.
Update: Hall of Fame broadcaster Bob Lovell and Indiana All-Star Game Director Charlie Hall will announce the pairings on the IHSAA Champions Radio Network beginning at 5 pm ET / 4 pm CT to state-wide affiliates. Please note that due to programming conflicts, 1070TheFan (WFNI) will air the show in the Indianapolis market at 7 pm ET.
At approximately 6:30 pm ET / 5:30 pm CT, complete brackets will be available on the IHSAA.org website.
The boys basketball tournament draw is scheduled for Sunday, February 17.