Top possible regional matchups this week:
Wednesday: Class 4A Proviso East(Maywood) Regional Semifinal: Lincoln Park(Chicago) at Proviso East.
Wednesday: Class 3A Evergreen Park Regional Semifinal: Brooks(Chicago) at Evergreen Park.
Wednesday: Class 3A Oak Forest Regional Semifinal: Kankakee vs Richards(Oak Lawn).
Friday: Class 4A Wheaton Warrenville South Regional Final: Bartlett(Polish Hammer) at Wheaton Warrenville South.
Friday: Class 4A New Trier(Winnetka) Regional Final: Loyola Academy(Wilmette) at New Trier(Wilmette). Neighborhood Rival games at New Trier West right around the corner from Loyola.
Friday: Class 4A Evanston Township Regional Final: Glenbrook North(Northbrook) at Evanston Township. Split regular season meetings rubber matchup.
Friday: Class 4A Brother Rice(Chicago) Regional Final: Bloom Township(Chicago Heights) at Brother Rice(Chicago). Bloom will have to win hearing the Brother Rice Crazies the best student section in the state on their home turf.
Friday: Class 4A Hinsdale Central Regional Final: Curie(Chicago) vs Hinsdale Central. Curie is the higher seed and has to win against a tough Red Devils team in front of their fans. City teams usually do not travel well to the suburbs, so look for a very hostile environment. Curie has only one senior recipe for disaster for them.
Friday: Class 4A Hoffman Estates Regional Final: Rolling Meadows vs Hoffman Estates. Rolling Meadows is the higher seeded team with only one senior having to win on the road.
Friday: Class 4A Maine South(Park Ridge) Regional Final: Glenbrook South(Glenview) vs Maine South(Park Ridge). Another higher seed having to win a road game on opponent's home court. Maine South has been tough here the last few years.
Friday: Class 2A Orr Academy(Chicago) Regional Final: North Lawndale College Prep(Chicago) vs Orr Academy(Chicago). Could the 3 time defending Class 2A Champ's unprecedented run end here on their home court. Should be interesting.