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Game Night Live Rewind: Surprises And Sleepers Heading Into State Tournament

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The boys basketball regular season in the state of Utah is over and now it’s time to look ahead to the upcoming state tournament.

Some surprises came when the brackets were released over the weekend. Plus, there are some potential upsets to watch for as the postseason gets started this week.

Game Night Live Rewind hosts Dusty Lister and Dane Stewart broke down the 5A and 6A boys basketball brackets after they were released on Saturday. They also gave their picks.

Boys Basketball Tournament Surprises And Sleepers

The big surprise from the brackets that were released came in 6A. Stewart thought it was interesting that Lone Peak didn’t get a first round bye in the tournament.

“We did see a Region 4 team in 6A not get a first round bye that being Lone Peak,” Stewart said. “We did that Skyridge/Lone Peak game on Friday night. We knew that was gonna have significant seeding implications, it certainly did and so that was one that was surprising to me that Lone Peak did not have enough for a first round bye. There are some interesting matchups in the first round. Herrmann beats Riverton last game of the year in overtime, that’s going to be the first round matchup. We have West Jordan and Taylorsville in the first round. So we have some familiar matchups like that particularly in 6A.”

Check out more as Lister and Stewart break down the state tournament in the video at the top of the story.

First And Second Round Picks

Lister and Stewart gave their picks for the first and second round of the 6A and 5A tournaments.

6A Tournament

No. 20 Jordan at No. 13 Fremont

Lister: Fremont (losing to No. 4 American Fork in the second round)
Stewart: Fremont (losing to No. 4 American Fork in the second round)

No. 21 Roy at No. 12 Kearns

Lister: Kearns (losing to No. 5 Bingham in the second round)
Stewart: Kearns (losing to No. 5 Bingham in the second round)

No. 17 Taylorsville at No. 16 West Jordan

Lister: West Jordan (losing to No. 1 Westlake in the second round)
Stewart: West Jordan (losing to No. 1 Westlake in the second round)

No. 24 Northridge at No. 9 Lone Peak

Lister: Lone Peak (beating No. 8 Copper Hills in the second round)
Stewart: Lone Peak (beating No. 8 Copper Hills in the second round)

No. 22 Syracuse at No. 11 Cyprus

Lister: Syracuse (losing to No. 6 Skyridge in the second round)
Stewart: Cyprus (losing to No. 6 Skyridge in the second round)

No. 19 Herriman at No. 14 Riverton

Lister: Riverton (losing to No. 3 Corner Canyon in the second round)
Stewart: Herriman (losing to No. 3 Corner Canyon in the second round)

No. 23 West at No. 10 Layton

Lister: Layton (losing to No. 7 Davis in the second round)
Stewart: Layton (losing to No. 7 Davis in the second round)

No. 18 Hunter at No. 15 Weber

Lister: Weber (losing to No. 2 Pleasant Grove in the second round)
Stewart: Hunter (losing to No. 2 Pleasant Grove in the second round)

5A Tournament

No. 29 Spanish Fork at No. 4 Farmington

Lister: Farmington (beating No. 13 Provo in the second round)
Stewart: Farmington (losing to No. 13 Provo in the second round)

No. 20 Highland at No. 13 Provo

Lister: Provo (losing to No. 4 Farmington in the second round)
Stewart: Provo (beating No. 4 Farmington in the second round)

No. 21 Springville at No. 12 Maple Mountain

Lister: Maple Mountain (losing to No. 5 Mountain View in the second round)
Stewart: Maple Mountain (beating No. 5 Mountain View in the second round)

No. 28 Box Elder at No. 5 Mountain View

Lister: Mountain View (beating No. 12 Maple Mountain in the second round)
Stewart: Mountain View (losing to No. 12 Maple Mountain in the second round)

No. 16 Woods Cross at No. 17 Salem Hills

Lister: Woods Cross (losing to No. 1 Timpview in the second round)
Stewart: Salem Hills (losing to No. 1 Timpview in the second round)

No. 24 Murray at No. 9 Alta

Lister: Alta (beating No. 8 Payson in the second round)
Stewart: Alta (losing to No. 8 Payson in the second round)

No. 25 Park City at No. 8 Payson

Lister: Payson (losing to No. 9 Alta in the second round)
Stewart: Payson (beating No. 9 Alta in the second round)

No. 27 East at No. 6 Timpanogos

Lister: Timpanogos (beating No. 11 Bonneville in the second round)
Stewart: Timpanogos (beating No. 11 Bonneville in the second round)

No. 22 Hillcrest at No. 11 Bonneville

Lister: Bonneville (losing to No. 6 Timpanogos in the second round)
Stewart: Bonneville (losing to No. 6 Timpanogos in the second round)

No. 19 Wasatch at No. 14 Viewmont

Lister: Viewmont (losing to No. 3 Lehi in the second round)
Stewart: Wasatch (losing to No. 3 Lehi in the second round)

No. 26 Skyline at No. 7 Brighton

Lister: Brighton (losing to No. 10 Bountiful in the second round)
Stewart: Brighton (losing to No. 10 Bountiful in the second round)

No. 23 Orem at No. 10 Bountiful

Lister: Bountiful (beating No. 7 Brighton in the second round)
Stewart: Bountiful (beating No. 7 Brighton in the second round)

No. 18 Cottonwood at No. 15 Mountain Ridge

Lister: Cottonwood (losing to No. 2 Olympus in the second round)
Stewart: Cottonwood (losing to No. 2 Olympus in the second round)