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Ike, Mac hoping to make noise at State

Oklahoma’s final weekend of high school basketball is finally here.

The Class 5A state tournaments tip off today, and champions will be crowned on Saturday inside the Mabee Center at Oral Roberts University in Tulsa.

As usual, Southwest Oklahoma’s biggest city is well represented. This year, there are three Lawton teams vying for the coveted Gold Ball.

Here’s a look at both brackets and what to expect as Class 5A’s elite battle it out in Green Country.

Class 5A Boys

The Field: 1) Memorial (22-3) vs. 8) MacArthur (19-7); 4) El Reno (19-7) vs. 5) Carl Albert (16-11); 3) Northwest Classen (20-5) vs. 6) Eisenhower (14-13); 2) Del City (23-3) vs. 7) Collinsville (17-9)

Storyline: Who can beat Memorial?

No. 1 Memorial is the overwhelming favorite heading into this weekend, and understandably so.

The No. 1 Chargers have been a force in Class 5A in recent years, claiming four state titles since 2013, including two-straight.

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