ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The state basketball tournament begins on Friday, March 3 and runs through Saturday, March 11. It is one of the biggest high school sporting events of the year in New Mexico as teams and fans from around the state pack the Pit to be a part of championship basketball. NMAA sports information director J.P. Murrieta joined the Sports Desk to discuss the format of the tournament, ticket information and what fans should expect throughout the week.

KRQE Sports will provide continued coverage of the tournament as it happens.