Bracket Released For Annual Blue and Gold Basketball Tournament
Brackets were unveiled Wednesday morning for the Blue and Gold Tournament. Image by KTTS News
The matchups have been released for the 68th annual Greenwood Blue and Gold basketball tournament this year with games at two venues on the Missouri State University campus in Springfield.
The Kickapoo Chiefs will take the number one spot in the Blue bracket while the Nixa Eagles take the Gold side.
The tournament kicks off Thursday, December 26th at JQH Arena and Hammons Student Center, and consolation games have been added to the winner's bracket this year, so teams that win their first round games but lose in the quarterfinals will be able to play a third, and possibly a fourth game.
Here's the bracket for this year's tournament, with seeds in parenthesis:
Blue Division: (First round games December 26th at Hammons Student Center)
(8) Marshfield vs. Spokane 9:30 a.m.
(1) Kickapoo vs. Fair Grove 11:00 a.m.
(5) Rogersville vs. Clever 12:30 p.m.
(4) Branson vs. Mountain Grove 2:00 p.m.
(7) Crane vs. Hollister 5:00 p.m.
(2) Willard vs. Buffalo 6:30 p.m.
(6) Mt. Vernon vs. Reeds Spring 8:00 p.m.
(3) Ozark vs. Skyline 9:30 p.m.
Gold Division: (First round games December 26th at JQH Arena)
(8) Camdenton vs. Aurora 9:30 a.m.
(1) Nixa vs. Conway 11:00 a.m.
(5) Strafford vs. Morrisville 12:30 p.m.
(4) Bolivar vs. Greenwood 2:00 p.m.
(7) West Plains vs. Ava 5:00 p.m.
(2) Republic vs. Willow Springs 6:30 p.m.
(6) Hartville vs. Lebanon 8:00 p.m.
(3) Hillcrest vs. Mansfield 9:30 p.m.
Quarterfinal round consolation bracket games will be played at Hammons Student Center beginning with the Blue Division at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, December 27th. Winner's bracket games will be played that day at JQH Arena, starting with the Blue Division at 9:30.
Consolation bracket semifinal games will begin at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, December 28th at Hammons Center, while winner's bracket semifinals start at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday at JQH Arena.
Fifth place games will be played at 7 and 8:30 p.m. Monday, December 30th at Hammons Center, while third place and championship games begin at 4:00 p.m. Monday at JQH Arena.
KTTS News will have complete coverage of the 68th annual Greenwood Blue and Gold Tournament with scores and recaps throughout the four day event.