WHAT: 65th annual NEO High School Basketball Tournament
WHEN: Thursday through Saturday
WHERE: NEO Fieldhouse, NEO Student Activity Center, Civic Center, Miami Activity Center
TEAMS: 40 total, 21 schools (20 girls and 20 boys teams)
RETURNING CHAMPS: Springfield (Mo.) Central boys, Roland boys, Grove girls and Afton girls
TICKETS: A tournament pass, which covers all games, is $15 for adults and $10 for students and senior citizens 62 and older. Individual game tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for students and senior citizens.
Boys — Miami, Afton, Bluejacket, Fairland, Welch, Wyandotte, Roland, Tyro (Kan.) Christian, Watts, Foyil, White Oak, Chetopa, Kan., Tulsa Wright Christian, Tulsa Lincoln Christian, St. Louis (Mo.) Christian, Diamond, Mo., Riverview (Mo.) Bible Baptist Academy, Springfield (Mo.) Central and Fayetteville (Ark.) Christian.
Girls — Miami, Afton, Bluejacket, Fairland, Welch, Wyandotte, Grove JV, Grove, Guthrie, Durant, Roland, Tyro Christian, Watts, Foyil, White Oak, Chetopa, Wright Christian, Lincoln Christian, St. Louis Christian.