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Austin Packers boys’ basketball team garners No. 1 seed in 1AAA tournament

The Austin Packers boys’ basketball team earned the No. 1 seed in the upcoming Section 1AAA boys’ basketball tournament during a seeding meeting Saturday.  The Packers will host eighth-seeded Red Wing Tuesday evening at Packer Gym at 8:00 p.m.  You’ll hear the game on AM 1480 KAUS, online at myaustinminnesota.com and on the I Heart Radio app, with the Austin Packers pre-game show coming your way at 7:45 p.m.

A win for Austin would put them up against either No. 4 seed Byron or 5th seeded Kasson/Mantorville, as those two teams will meet in Byron on Tuesday night at 8:00 p.m.  The bottom half of the 1AAA bracket finds Albert Lea gaining the No. 2 seed, and they will host seventh-seeded Faribault Tuesday evening, while third-seed Winona will entertain No. 6 seed Simley at 8:00 p.m. Tuesday evening.

The 1AAA semi-finals will be played at the high seed at 7:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 7th, and the semi-final winners will meet for the Section 1AAA title on Friday, March 13th at 8:00 p.m. at the Mayo Civic Arena in Rochester.


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