Dayton Loves Basketball! 

Over the years Dayton has been home to many basketball games. Fans from all over the place come to see high school and college basketball games and to cheer on their favorite teams. Things might look different this year but thankfully we are still able to hold the OHSAA (Ohio High School Athletic Association) girls and boys tournaments and the A10 (Atlantic 10 Conference) championship at the UD Arena! Due to COVID-19 tickets are limited to these games. 

OHSAA Basketball State Tournaments


Date: Girls March 11, 2021 March 13, 2021; Boys March 19-21

Location: UD Arena 1801 S Edwin C Moses Blvd, Dayton, OH 45417

Time: For both state tournaments, the semifinals will be at 11 a.m., 2 p.m., 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., and the championship games will tip-off at 10:45 a.m., 2 p.m., 5:15 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.

Additional Info: 

In conjunction with policies set by the University of Dayton and Dayton-Montgomery County Public Health, the OHSAA will make at least 650 tickets available to the fans of each school for their team’s semifinal game in the state tournament. The Athletic Director of each school will distribute the purchase codes for the school’s ticket allotment. Purchase codes are only available through the Athletic Directors of the participating schools or the OHSAA. Ticket allotments for the championship games will also be 650 per school. Tickets for the Division IV and III state semifinals will go on sale at 10 a.m. Monday. Tickets for the Division II and I state semifinals will go on sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday.

LIVE COVERAGE: All 12 games of the state tournament will be covered by Spectrum. The semifinals and finals will be live streamed (free for Spectrum subscribers; $9.99 per game for non-Spectrum customers, at www.ohsaa.tv) and the finals will also be televised live on Spectrum News 1.


A10 Championship


Date: March 14, 2021

Location: UD Arena 1801 S Edwin C Moses Blvd, Dayton, OH 45417

Time: 1:00 p.m.

The men’s championship final, which will air on CBS Sports on Sunday, March 14 at 1:00 pm, will be hosted by the University of Dayton.

The Atlantic 10 has been impacted by COVID-19 schedule disruptions as many Division I conferences have. The league is implementing significant COVID-19 risk mitigation and testing protocols in preparing for both championships. Reordering the championship dates allowed the A-10 to reschedule a series of key matchups during the final two weeks of the regular season. Tipping the men’s championship on March 3 provides additional play dates and flexibility for the league to adjust to any unforeseen COVID-19 interruption. Beginning the women’s championship on March 10 is in response to the later start of the women’s basketball postseason schedule. The new championship dates allow for the same national television exposure through the league’s media partners, CBS Sports, CBS Sports Network, NBC Sports and ESPN.