It's March Madness as the best college basketball teams compete for the national championship. Now the madness comes to Binghamton as the best boys basketball teams in New York compete.

I grew up and played basketball in Pennsylvania but I had friends that lived and played B-ball in New York. It was a huge deal for them to make it to Glens Falls for the High School Boys Basketball Championships.

I've been a basketball official for over 20 years and I know what a big deal it is to officiate the big games, it's something that we all strive to do. Here's some great news, we don't need to make the trip to Glens Falls because the games are in our own backyard.

It's the New York State Public High School Athletic Association (NYSPHSAA) Boys Basketball Championships with 20 of the best boys basketball teams from around New York State coming to the Floyd L. Maines Veterans Memorial Arena.

Five classes will try to win the championship. After 36 years in Glens Falls, we are hosting this three-day event for the second straight time.

Games begin Friday morning (3/16) at 9:30am with the Class D Semifinals and conclude on Sunday with the 2 PM Class AA Finals.

Session #1 is on Friday beginning with two Class D semis at 9:30 and 11:15am, C semis at 1:15 and 3pm with the day ending with the B semis at 5 and 6:45pm.

Session #2 is Saturday morning with the Class A semis at 9 and 10:45am and the Class AA Semifinals at 12:45 and 2:30pm.

Session #3 is Saturday night with the Class D final at 5:15pm, Class C final at 7pm with the Class B final at 9pm.

Session #4 is Sunday with the Class A Final starting at Noon with the AA Final scheduled for 2 pm. Get your tickets at the Floyd L Maines Veterans Memorial Arena.

This is the second of three years, so come out and enjoy some great basketball action from around the state and support this event. Let's show the committee that they made the right decision by bringing it to Binghamton last year.

To see the entire schedule for this weekend including Seton Catholic Central's Class B Semi game on Friday, go here.

Good luck to all the teams....and the officials as well because you have all earned it. See the entire schedule here.

[via NYSPHSAA]