2023 Girls’ Sweet 16: View the bracket for Kentucky’s high school basketball state tourney

James Crisp

By the time this weekend is over, we will know all 16 teams headed for the girls’ high school basketball state tournament to be held at Rupp Arena in Lexington from March 8-11.

After some late schedule reshuffling because of inclement weather, five regional championship games were decided Saturday with the remaining 11 set for Sunday.

Those 16 champions will fill a winner-take-all, single-elimination bracket to decide the state champion.

Track the bracket here as schools secure Sweet 16 berths throughout this weekend.

Four first-round games are set for Wednesday followed by another four Thursday. The quarterfinals are Friday, March 10. The semifinals and championship game will take place Saturday, March 11.

Purchase tickets for the event at KHSAA.org.

View every Sweet 16 game live on NFHSnetwork.com (subscription required).

Sacred Heart Academy in Louisville has won the tournament each of the past two years.

Region champions to qualify for the field Saturday were: McCracken County (1st Region), Mercy (6th Region), Sacred Heart (7th Region), Cooper (9th Region) and Frederick Douglass (11th Region).

2023 Girls’ Sweet 16

What: Sixteen-team tournament to decide Kentucky’s high school basketball state champion.

When: Wednesday through Saturday

Where: Rupp Arena

Tickets: Tickets available for purchase at KHSAA.org.

Girls’ Sweet 16 schedule

At Rupp Arena

Wednesday’s first-round games

11 a.m.: 3rd Region vs. 4th Region

1:30 p.m.: Sacred Heart (32-3) vs. 15th Region

6 p.m.: 10th Region vs. 12th Region

8:30 p.m.: Frederick Douglass (24-8) vs. 13th Region

Thursday’s first-round games

11 a.m.: 14th Region vs. 16th Region

1:30 p.m.: McCracken County (32-2) vs. 5th Region

6 p.m.: Mercy (24-9) vs. Cooper (29-3)

8:30 p.m.: 2nd Region vs. 8th Region

Friday’s quarterfinals

11 a.m.: 3rd-4th winner vs. Sacred Heart-15th winner

1:30 p.m.: 10th-12th winner vs. Frederick Douglass-13th winner

6 p.m.: 14th-16th winner vs. McCracken County-5th winner

8:30 p.m.: Mercy-Cooper winner vs. 2nd-8th winner

Saturday’s games

11 a.m.: Semifinal 1: Winners of Friday’s morning session

1:30 p.m.: Semifinal 2: Winners of Friday’s evening session

7 p.m.: Championship

2023 Kentucky girls’ high school basketball scores and brackets from every region