We’ve hit the stretch run of the season. It’s all about the playoffs now with teams desperate to qualify for the postseason.
Traditionally it has required five wins to get in. And even some five-win teams have missed out, depending on playoff points (basically the number of wins your opponents have).
This season is shaping up to be different. Steve Soucie from the Joliet Herald-News, who is regularly crunching the playoff numbers, says that there will be some four-win teams in the playoffs this season. Playoff points will be important, though.
It’s also officially just four weeks until basketball practice starts across the state. That means it is time to start the Twitter previews. Coaches and/or athletic directors, please send info on your team to firstname.lastname@example.org
. I’ll tweet out a preview on every team that sends in the information. All Illinois schools are eligible, not just schools in the Sun-Times coverage area.
Michael O'Brien, High School Sports Editor