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Florida Men's High School Basketball March Madness

While college March Madness is just getting started, the Florida high school basketball championship season is well underway. Many of the women's basketball championships are finished already - with Tampa Catholic winning the Class 3A state championship last Thursday and Lakewood winning the Class 4A championship Thursday - and the men's championships are just getting started.

Over the next couple of days, each of the six men's Classes (1A, 2A, 3A, 4A, 5A, 6A) will have their semi-final matches and championships. There are multiple storylines to follow in each class: Winter Park is the defending 6A champs, Dwyer (4A) is a nationally-ranked team, and Tampa Catholic (3A) could be the first Hillsborough County team to win a state championship is 16 years.

We'll have continuing coverage of these games and their outcomes, but here's a look at the upcoming men's semi-finals and finals schedule:

Wednesday, March 2

1A semifinals

10 a.m. - FAMU (Tallahassee) vs. Grandview Prep (Boca Raton)
11:30 a.m. - Orlando Christian Prep vs. Summit Christian (West Palm Beach)

2A semifinals

2:30 p.m. - Port St. Joe vs. Sagemont (Weston)
4 p.m. - First Academy (Orlando) vs. Tampa Prep

3A semifinals

7 p.m. - Rickards (Tallahassee) vs. Pine Crest (Fort Lauderdale)
8:30 p.m. - Jones (Orlando) vs. Tampa Catholic

Thursday, March 3
12:05 p.m. - 1A Championship
3:35 p.m. - 2A Championship
7:05 p.m. - 3A Championship

Friday, March 4

4A semifinals

10 a.m. - Palatka vs. Cardinal Gibbons (Fort Lauderdale)
11:30 a.m. - Fort Walton Beach vs. Dwyer (Palm Beach Gardens)

5A semifinals

2:30 p.m. - Leesburg vs. Blake (Tampa)
4 p.m. - Dr. Phillips (Orlando) vs. Miramar

6A semifinals

7 p.m. - Winter Park vs. Columbus (Miami)
8:30 p.m. - Lake Wales vs. Gibbs (St. Petersburg)

Saturday, March 5
12:05 p.m. - Class 4A Championship
3:35 p.m. - Class 5A Championship
7:05 p.m. - Class 6A Championship

Photographs by cstreet.us, thelastminute, turtlemom nancy , fesek, kthypryn, justinwright, sue_elias, pointnshoot, and scrapstothefuture used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.