East Troy prepares for Friday's tipoff at Kohl Center in State Championships
State Boys Championships
At Kohl Center, Madison
Drummond (24-2) vs. Green Bay N.E.W. Lutheran (27-0), 1:35 p.m.
Elmwood (23-4) vs. Randolph (25-2), approximately 25 minutes after first game
Auburndale (25-1) vs. Amherst (22-3), 6:35 p.m.
Cuba City (26-0) vs. Dominican (22-4), 25 minutes after first game
Aquinas (22-4) vs. Little Chute (25-1), 9:05 a.m.
Lodi (23-3) vs. East Troy (23-3), 25 minutes after first game
Onalaska (24-2) vs. Pulaski (22-4), 1:35 p.m.
Stoughton (18-8) vs. Wisconsin Lutheran (21-5), 25 minutes after first game
Oshkosh North (23-3) vs. Germantown (26-0), 6:35 p.m.
Mukwonago (22-4) vs. Milwaukee King (20-4), 25 minutes after first game
EAST TROY Coach Darryl Rayfield hardly needs a refresher course on his team's last meeting with Lodi.
If he and his East Troy High Trojans did, they can find last year's WIAA Division 3 sectional final on YouTube, where all four quarters—and Lodi's eventual celebration—are broken down into five separate videos.
In that game, Jordan Shea's layup with just four seconds remaining sent Lodi on to state for the first time.
On Friday morning, the two teams will meet in a highly anticipated rematch in a semifinal at the WIAA state boys basketball tournament, which begins today at the Kohl Center.
"I'd be lying to you to say that we aren't thinking about it a little bit," Rayfield said Sunday, one day after East Troy topped Berlin to advance to state for just the second time in program history. "But it's two different teams, two different seasons."
The Trojans only other trip to state came in 1989, where they lost in the semifinals.
For the complete story, see today's Janesville Gazette or check back after 4 p.m. today on WalworthCountyToday.com.
Also check WalworthCountyToday.com Friday after the game for a photo gallery of the action.