District and substate pairings for the 2021 basketball postseason will be shared here once they are available.

Class 2A and Class 1A brackets are being released on Wednesday, February 3. Class 4A and Class 3A brackets will be available on Wednesday, February 10.

Preliminary round games in Class 1A are scheduled for Friday, February 12. First round games in Class 2A and Class 1A begin on Monday, February 15. Opening round substate games for Class 4A and Class 3A tipoff on Monday, February 22.

Bracket seedings are selected by coaches in district and substate meetings. Brackets are displayed in district and substate formats through the links below.

Eight teams from each class advance to the 2021 state tournament, set for March 8-12 at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines. Host sites subject to change. For more information on the postseason process, please view the 2020-21 Basketball Manual. 





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All games at 7 p.m., single game sites, unless noted

District & Substate Games: $6  |  Substate Finals: $8



First round: Monday, Feb. 22  |  Second round: Friday, Feb. 26

Substate final: Tuesday, March 2

Substate Assignments



First round: Monday, Feb. 22  |  Second round: Thursday, Feb. 25

Substate finals: Monday, March 1

Substate Assignments



For bracket purposes, the winners of District 1 and District 2 will play in Substate 1, the winners of District 3 and District 4 will play in Substate 2, and so on. 

Examples of the bracket seeding are here:

Class 4A


Class 3A


Class 2A


Class 1A



Tickets are $6 for district (2A, 1A) and substate (4A, 3A) games. Tickets are $8 for substate finals in all classes.

Games are single sites with 7 p.m. tipoffs unless otherwise noted. 

Once the postseason begins, check back for possible postponements and schedule updates at iahsaa.upfor.review.