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01/18/19 – Sweet 16® Draw Show to Air Monday, January 28th on CW Lexington,

January 18, 2019 2018-2019 News Releases



Pairings for the 2019 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® and the 2019 KHSAA Girls’ Sweet Sixteen® will be revealed on Monday, January 28th at 1 p.m. (ET) when the annual Sweet 16® Draw Show is televised by The CW Lexington. The Sweet 16® Draw Show will also be streamed live online at and, and broadcast by WYMT (Hazard), WBKO (Bowling Green), WSAZ (Huntington) and WFIE (Evansville, on its app).

The 102nd installment of the boys’ basketball state tournament will be held March 6-10 when the 2019 Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet 16® heads to Rupp Arena. The 58th KHSAA Girls’ Sweet 16® will take place the following week (March 13-17) and will be a historic event for the KHSAA, with Rupp Arena playing host to the tournament for the first time.

The 2019 Girls’ Sweet 16® will mark the first time the girls’ state tournament has been played in Lexington during the modern era. It was previously held in Lexington 11 times prior to the return of girls’ basketball as a KHSAA-sanctioned sport in 1975, with the games played at the Armory from 1922-26 and UK Alumni Gym from 1927-32.

Each game of the boys’ and girls’ Sweet 16® will be webcast live at for subscribers to the NFHS Network. By purchasing a month pass to the NFHS Network, fans can watch all 30 games of the boys’ and girls’ Sweet 16® for just $9.95.

Brackets with official pairings will be available on the KHSAA/ Scoreboard and the basketball home page at following the conclusion of the draw show. Full-session ticket packages for the Boys’ and Girls’ Sweet 16® will go on sale to the general public in February, with additional information posted at when tickets become available.


About the Kentucky High School Athletic Association
The Kentucky High School Athletic Association was organized in 1917 and is the agency designated by the Kentucky Department of Education to manage high school athletics in the Commonwealth. The Association is a voluntary nonprofit 501(c)3 organization made up of 280 member schools both public and private. The KHSAA sanctions 44 state championships in 13 sports and 5 sport-activities, licenses and trains over 4,000 officials, provides catastrophic insurance for its more than 70,000 member school student-athletes, as well as overseeing coaching education and sports safety programs.


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