District and substate pairings for the 2023 basketball postseason will be shared below as they become available.

Per the updated 2023 postseason manual, the Class 2A and Class 1A brackets will be released the week of Feb. 6, and the Class 4A and Class 3A brackets will be released the week of Feb. 13.

Preliminary round games in Class 1A are scheduled for Friday, Feb. 10. First round games in Class 2A and Class 1A begin on Monday, Feb. 13. Opening round substate games for Class 4A and Class 3A tipoff on Monday, Feb. 20.

Brackets are displayed in district and substate formats through the links below.

With the addition of IHSAA basketball rankings in 2022-23, bracket assignments and seedings are now managed by the IHSAA.

Eight teams from each class advance to the 2023 state tournament, set for March 6-10 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Host sites subject to change. For more information on the postseason process, please view the Basketball Postseason Manual.



IHSAA Postseason Basketball Brackets
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Tipoff times 7 p.m., unless stated

District & Substate Games: $6  |  Substate Finals: $8


First round: Monday, Feb. 20

Second round: Friday, Feb. 24

Substate final: Tuesday, February 28


First round: Monday, Feb. 20

Second round: Thursday, Feb. 23

Substate finals: Monday, Feb. 27

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For bracket purposes, the winners of District 1 and District 2 will play in Substate 1, the winners of District 3 and District 4 will play in Substate 2, and so on.

Examples of the bracket seeding are here:

Class 4A


Class 3A


Class 2A


Class 1A



Tickets are $6 for district (2A, 1A) and substate (4A, 3A) games. Tickets are $8 for substate finals in all classes.

Once the postseason begins, check back for possible postponements and schedule updates at www.iahsaa.org.