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Girls' Tip Off Classic is Nov. 22-23

By Tim Kolehmainen, Breakdown Sports Media, 11/12/19, 9:00PM CST


Two great days of girls' basketball are coming to Hopkins HS


For more info contact:
Justin Hegna, President/Founder
Breakdown Sports USA
P.O. Box 10, Clear Lake, MN 55319
Phone: 612-454-1440

A new two-day girls’ Tip Off Classic, featuring even more of the best high school basketball teams in Minnesota

Dozens of top teams and more than a hundred college prospects hit the courts at our girls’ Tip Off Classics Nov. 22-23, 2019 at Hopkins High School

CLEAR LAKE, Minn. (Nov. 5, 2019) – For the last 16 years, BREAKDOWN SPORTS has given high school basketball fans across Minnesota the best teams and match-ups at our annual Tip Off Classics. This year, we've brought together even more of the top programs that you've come to expect, with 21 great girls’ games spread across two days, Nov. 22-23, 2019 at Hopkins High School’s Lindbergh Center. It’s sure to be an instant classic — and two days no basketball fan will want to miss.

We’re featuring 42 programs over two days, including 27 who are ranked among our preseason top-15 in their respective classes. Three preseason No. 1 teams are in action (Hopkins in Class AAAA, Sauk Centre in Class AA and Minneota in Class A), and three defending state champions with Hopkins (Class AAAA), Minnehaha Academy (Class AA), and Minneota (Class A). We feature 12 of the top 15 ranked teams in Class AAAA and nine of the top 15 ranked teams in Class AAA.

2019 Girls’ Tip Off Classic match-ups
Friday, Nov. 22, 2019

MAIN COURT (Away vs. home)

  • 5:30 p.m. — No. 9AAA Hill-Murray vs. St. Louis Park
  • 7:00 p.m. — Fergus Falls vs. No. 2AAAA Wayzata
  • 8:30 p.m. — No. 5AAAA St. Michael-Albertville vs. No. 4AAAA Park Center

EAST COURT (Away vs. Home)

  • 6:15 p.m. — No. 13AAA St. Croix Lutheran vs. Bloomington Kennedy
  • 7:45 p.m. — No. 15AAAA Apple Valley vs. Centennial

Saturday, Nov. 23, 2019

MAIN COURT (Away vs. home)

  • 9:30 a.m. — No. 11AAA Waconia vs. No. 10AAAA Rosemount
  • 11:00 a.m. — Albany vs. No. 2AA Stewartville
  • 12:45 p.m. — No. 9AAAA Chaska vs. No. 10AAA Simley
  • 2:15 p.m. — No. 12AAAA Eden Prairie vs. No. 8AAAA Maple Grove
  • 3:45 p.m. — No. 3AAAA Farmington vs. No. 5AAAA St. Michael-Albertville
  • 5:30 p.m. — No. 4AAAA Park Center vs. No. 7AAAA Stillwater Area
  • 7:00 p.m. — No. 2AAAA Wayzata vs. No. 13AAAA Eastview
  • 8:30 p.m. — No. 2AAA Becker vs. No. 1AAAA Hopkins

EAST COURT (Away vs. Home)

  • 9:00 a.m. — No. 4AAA Holy Angels vs. Burnsville
  • 10:30 a.m. — New Prague vs. No. 5AAA Alexandria
  • 12:15 p.m. — No. 4A Cromwell-Wright vs. No. 1A Minneota
  • 1:45 p.m. — No. 1AA Sauk Centre vs. No. 11AA Minnehaha Academy
  • 3:15 p.m. — Andover vs. Minnetonka
  • 5:00 p.m. — No. 6AA Eden Valley-Watkins vs. Rochester Lourdes
  • 6:30 p.m. — No. 7AAA Austin vs. No. 12AAA Big Lake
  • 8:00 p.m. — St. Louis Park vs. Cretin-Derham Hall

The Tip Off Classic began back in January 2004. The BREAKDOWN staff wanted to showcase teams from across the state and provide unique, competitive match-ups that might not otherwise be seen, including top-rated teams with state tournament aspiration squaring off. The experiment worked out so well that now The BREAKDOWN now hosts the No. 1 single-day classic in Minnesota.

BREAKDOWN SPORTS and our annual publications are Minnesota's No. 1 resource for players, coaches, fans and sports enthusiasts.  We are a full-service high school sports company, offering season preview publications, in-season premier events, off-season leagues, great photography and an extensive website with news and notes. 

We’ve covered boys’ and girls’ basketball since 2002, girls’ volleyball and boys’ hockey since 2008, boys’ baseball since 2015, and girls’ softball and girls’ hockey since 2018.  The goal of the BREAKDOWN is simple: We want to offer players, coaches and fans a complete sports resource and experience that they will never forget.

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