Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® Basketball Tournament

Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® Basketball Tournament

Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® Basketball Tournament

Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® Basketball Tournament

Rupp Arena
Mar 14 - 18 , 2018

Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® Basketball Tournament

Whitaker Bank/KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen® Basketball Tournament takes place over 5 days at Rupp Arena. The unique nature of the tournament and NBA-style pre-game and post-game celebrations at the finals draw fans throughout the state. Come cheer on your high school!




Mar 14 - 18 , 2018


Rupp Arena

Ticket Prices

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All ages. Infants under 2 are admitted free but must sit in a parent's lap.

Ticket Information

All-Session Tickets allow access to all sessions and games. 

Individual Session Tickets are also available.  

Game Schedule

Click here for the most up-to-date bracket along with game times. 

Session 1 - Wed, March 14
Noon - Corbin vs. Estill County
1:30pm - Scott County vs. Trinity (Lou.)

Session 2 - Wed, March 14
6:30 pm - Southwestern vs. Warren Central
8:00 pm - Pikeville vs. John Hardin

Session 3 - Thur, March 15
Noon - University Heights 2 vs. Campbell County
1:30 pm - Fern Creek vs. Boyd County

Session 4 - Thur, March 15
6:30 pm - Oldham County vs. McCracken County
8:00 pm - Apollo vs. Covington Catholic

Session 5 - Fri, March 16
Noon - Corbin vs. Scott County 
1:30 pm - Warren Central vs. Pikeville 

Session 6, Fri, March 16
6:30 pm - Campbell County vs. Oldham County
8:00 pm - Covington Catholic vs. Fern Creek

Session 7 - Sat, March 17
6:30 pm - Teams TBA
8:00 pm - Teams TBA

Session 8 - Sun, March 19 
2:00 pm - Finals

Prohibited Items

  • Any streaming of game action including any type of social media (Facebook Live, Twitter Periscope, etc.)
  • Confetti, torn or shredded newspapers, glitter, powder or other similar items
  • Large banners or signs
  • Signs on sticks
  • Large floor level objects including oversized mascots that obstruct or could obstruct the view of any fan, participant or media representative (other than during halftime cheer competition)
  • Any other item obstructing the view of patrons
  • Artificial noisemakers
  • Any electronic or battery powered amplification equipment
  • Air horns, electronic horns or any type of recorded music
  • Cowbells
  • Animals of any type other than documented service animals
  • Selfie sticks
  • Body paint (must be on and dry prior to entry)
  • Tobacco-related products
  • Beach Balls
  • T-shirts/Shakers (must be distributed prior to entering the arena)
  • Flash photography
  • Tripods
  • Laser pointers or any other form of light shone toward a participant at any time including players, coaches, officials and field level administrators
  • Bags larger than 12” x 12” x 6”
  • Other items as determined by management

Approved Items

  • Video cameras that are handheld within confines of patron’s seat
  • Audio Recording of play or game
  • iPads/tablets

Security Information - Bag Restrictions

In the interest of increased security for all of our patrons, we have enhanced our screening process for the Whitaker Bank KHSAA Boys’ Sweet Sixteen Tournament.  All patrons will have their bags checked.  In addition, there is a revised bag size restriction.  Bags may be no larger than 12” x 12” x 6”.  There will be express lanes for patrons not carrying bags for quicker entry.  All patrons will be subject to an intensive visible inspection and/or the use of handheld metal detector wands.

Please arrive early to allow additional time for these enhanced security screenings.

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