Pine Bluff Convention Center awarded the Class 5A state basketball tournament

The Arkansas Activities Association awarded Pine Bluff with the Class 5A state basketball tournament on Tuesday.

The tournament, which features boys and girls action, will be held from February 28-March 4 at the Pine Bluff Convention Center. Pine Bluff beat out Lake Hamilton and Greenwood for the Class 5A tournament.

Three other Deltaplex area sites will host regional action, as Warren will host the 4A South Regional, Drew Central will host the Class 3A Region 4, and Fordyce will host the 2A South Regional tournaments.

All the state and regional tournament sites for 2023 are as follows:


State Tournaments
(Feb. 28-March 4)
Class 6A – Rogers
Class 5A – Pine Bluff
Class 4A – Blytheville
Class 3A – Lamar
Class 2A – Rector
Class 1A – County Line @ Ozark

Regional Tournaments
(February 22-25)
Class 4A
North – Morrilton
East – Clinton
South – Warren

Class 3A
Region 1 – West Fork
Region 2 – Mountain View
Region 3 – Rose Bud
Region 4 – Drew Central

Class 2A
North – Buffalo Island Central
Central – Sloan-Hendrix
West – Hector
South – Fordyce

Class 1A
Region 1 – The New School & Ozark Catholic
Region 2 – Calico Rock
Region 3 – Nemo Vista
Region 4 – Lafayette County