TORRINGTON VS BIG PINEY — NOON
RECORD: 9-12 HOW THEY GOT HERE: East Regional runner-up; W Douglas 53-50; W Wheatland 45-39; L Rawlins 58-49 POINTS FOR: 47.6 POINTS AGAINST: 55.2 LAST YEAR: 0-2 at state STATE TITLES/LAST: 4/2012 HEAD COACH: Neil Baker RECORD VS FIELD: 1-8 KEY #: 1 ... victory for Torrington against a team with a winning record.
Big Piney Punchers
RECORD: 18-7 HOW THEY GOT HERE: 3rd at West Regional; W Powell 61-52; L Lander 71-58; W Mountain View 40-38; W Powell 55-54 POINTS FOR: 57.9 POINTS AGAINST: 54.6 LAST YEAR: Did not qualify for state STATE TITLES/LAST: n/a HEAD COACH: Nate Strong RECORD VS FIELD: 3-5 KEY #: 38.4 ... 3-point shooting percentage for the Punchers to lead 3A. STAR-TRIBUNE PICK: Big Piney WORLAND VS BUFFALO — 1:30 P.M.
RECORD: 24-1 HOW THEY GOT HERE: West Regional champ; W Lyman 90-55; W Lovell 66-44; W Lander 81-73 POINTS FOR: 71.2 POINTS AGAINST: 49.2 LAST YEAR: 3rd at state STATE TITLES/LAST: 3/2016 HEAD COACH: Aaron Abel RECORD VS FIELD: 9-1 KEY #: 6 ... games this season in which the Warriors topped 80 points.
RECORD: 16-9 HOW THEY GOT HERE: 4th at East Regional; W Burns 61-43; L Rawlins 79-69; W Douglas 55-48; L Wheatland 61-51 POINTS FOR: 57.5 POINTS AGAINST: 46.6 LAST YEAR: 3rd at state STATE TITLES/LAST: 10/2018 HEAD COACH: Tanner Hart RECORD VS FIELD: 5-4 KEY #: 6 ... different players who have led the Bison in scoring this season. STAR-TRIBUNE PICK: Worland LANDER VS WHEATLAND — 7:30 P.M.
RECORD: 21-4 HOW THEY GOT HERE: West Regional runner-up; W Pinedale 73-41; W Big Piney 71-58; L Worland 81-73 POINTS FOR: 65.1 POINTS AGAINST: 50.4 LAST YEAR: State champ STATE TITLES/LAST: 4/2019 HEAD COACH: Stu Mullins RECORD VS FIELD: 9-2 KEY #: 9 ... consecutive victories for the Tigers before losing to Worland in the regional championship game.
RECORD: 21-4 HOW THEY GOT HERE: 3rd at East Regional; W Newcastle 47-31; L Torrington 45-39; W Burns 64-26; W Buffalo 61-51 POINTS FOR: 59.4 POINTS AGAINST: 46.8 LAST YEAR: 1-2 at state STATE TITLES/LAST: 2/1930 HEAD COACH: Mick Cochran RECORD VS FIELD: 6-4 KEY #: 1930 ... last year that Wheatland won the state championship. STAR-TRIBUNE PICK: Lander RAWLINS VS POWELL — 9 P.M.
RECORD: 18-6 HOW THEY GOT HERE: East Regional champ; W Thermopolis 50-40; W Buffalo 79-69; W Torrington 58-49 POINTS FOR: 58.3 POINTS AGAINST: 52.5 LAST YEAR: Did not qualify for state STATE TITLES/LAST: 2/1997 HEAD COACH: Denver Allard RECORD VS FIELD: 5-6 KEY #: 7 ... consecutive victories for the Outlaws after losing four of their previous five games.
RECORD: 10-13 HOW THEY GOT HERE: 4th at West Regional; L Big Piney 61-52; W Pinedale 61-35; W Lovell 67-65; L Big Piney 55-54 POINTS FOR: 52.0 POINTS AGAINST: 53.9 LAST YEAR: Runner-up at state STATE TITLES/LAST: 3/1998 HEAD COACH: Chase Kistler RECORD VS FIELD: 1-9 KEY #: 3 ... times this season the Panthers put together a three-game winning streak. STAR-TRIBUNE PICK: Rawlins
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