Having now seen the 4 AAAA quarter-finals, but none of the AAA games, it's time to update my state tournament predictions. I got 7 of these 8 quarter-final games right, missing only on Eden Prairie over Eastview.
Class AAA Noon Thursday
Washburn 77 Johnson 74. Washburn won the TC Game 90-89. This is also a replay of a 2009 semi-final won by Washburn 91-66. Marcus Marshall scored 23 with 3 steals for Johnson on Wednesday, Jerry Pratt had 14 points, 8 boards, 6 steals and 3 blocks for Washburn. No change.
DeLaSalle 62 Grand Rapids 58. The Thunderhawks unable to replicate their big upset of 2010? Jarvis Johnson scored 22 with 9 boards for DeLaSalle. He is a freshman, brother of DLS girls star Tyseanna. DLS girls coach Faith Johnson Patterson is auntie to both. No change.
Class AAAA 6 p.m Thursday
Hopkins 69 Osseo 65. I think the window to beat Hopkins was open Wednesday. It may not be there Thursday or Saturday. This is a replay of the 2009 final won by Hopkins 69-59. The 2 also played in a 2002 semi-final and that was also won by Hopkins 71-58. Siyani Chambers scored 25 for Hopkins, DJ Hebert 18 for Osseo on Wednesday. No change.
Eden Prairie 60 Lakeville North 58. EP was the class of AAAA today and Grant Shaeffer scored 41 points. Change alert.