Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Basketball Tournament tips off Tuesday
NEW ORLEANS – The Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Basketball Tournament will tip off on Tuesday, November 27, with games at four locations in New Orleans. The tournament is celebrating its 65th year of action this year and has hosted many of the all-time greats in New Orleans prep basketball history.
This year’s event will feature pool play from Tuesday to Thursday at De La Salle, Holy Cross, Jesuit and Shaw. The semifinals and finals (Friday and Saturday) will be played at Jesuit.
Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Boys’ Basketball Tournament Schedule, Tuesday, November 27
Jesuit vs. St. Stanislaus, 6 p.m. (at Shaw)
Shaw vs. John Curtis, 7:30 p.m. (at Shaw)
De La Salle vs. Rummel, 6 p.m. (at De La Salle)
Holy Cross vs. Newman, 7:30 p.m. (at De La Salle)
Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Boys’ Basketball Tournament Schedule, Wednesday, November 28
John Curtis vs. Slidell, 6 p.m. (at Jesuit)
Jesuit vs. Fontainebleau, 7:30 p.m. (at Jesuit)
St. Thomas Aquinas vs. Rummel, 6 p.m. (at Holy Cross)
Newman vs. St. Paul’s, 7:30 p.m. (at Holy Cross)
Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Boys’ Basketball Tournament Schedule, Thursday, November 29
Slidell vs. Shaw, 6 p.m. (at Jesuit)
Fontainebleau vs. St. Stanislaus, 7:30 p.m. (at Jesuit)
De La Salle vs. St. Thomas Aquinas (at Holy Cross)
Holy Cross vs. St. Paul’s, 7:30 p.m. (at Holy Cross)
Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Boys’ Basketball Tournament Semifinals, Friday, November 30
Pool A Winner vs. Pool B Winner, 6 p.m. (at Jesuit)
Pool C Winner vs. Pool D Winner, 7:30 p.m. (at Jesuit)
Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Boys’ Basketball Tournament Championship, Saturday December 1
7 p.m. (Jesuit)
Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Boys’ Basketball Tournament Consolation Games, Saturday December 1
Pool A Third Place vs. Pool B Third Place, 12:45 p.m. (at Jesuit)
Pool C Third Place vs. Pool D Third Place, 2:15 p.m. (at Jesuit)
Pool A Second Place vs. Pool B Second Place, 3:45 p.m. (at Jesuit)
Pool C Second Place vs. Pool D Second Place, 5:15 p.m. (at Jesuit)
St. Paul’s School of Covington won its second CYO Basketball title in three years as it defeated defending tournament champion De La Salle, 46-44, in the 2017 event. St. Paul’s Devonte Allen became the fourth player in the 64 years of the tournament to earn MVP honors twice. He joined Bobby Delpit (St. Aloysius, now Brother Martin, 1950, 1951), Brandon Spann (Jesuit, 1997, 1998) and Craig Victor (St. Augustine, 2010, 2011). Allen, who won the MVP honor in 2015 after hitting the game-winning shot in the title game, scored 23 points in the Wolves’ championship victory.
The Allstate Sugar Bowl has established itself as one of the premier college football bowl games, having hosted 28 national champions, 93 Hall of Fame players, 49 Hall of Fame coaches and 18 Heisman Trophy winners in its 84-year history. The 85th Allstate Sugar Bowl Football Classic, featuring top teams from the Big 12 and the SEC, will be played on January 1, 2019. In addition to football, the Sugar Bowl Committee annually invests over $1.6 million into the community through the hosting and sponsorship of sporting events, awards and clinics. Through these efforts, the organization supports and honors nearly 100,000 student-athletes each year, while injecting over $2.5 billion into the local economy in the last decade. For more information, visit www.AllstateSugarBowl.org.
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