Allstate Sugar Bowl Basketball

The Allstate Sugar Bowl has a rich history with the sport of basketball, as well as football. Dating back as far as 1936, the Sugar Bowl has sponsored basketball events in conjunction with the annual football classic. In addition, the Bowl has been a sponsor for multiple local events in the sport. In 2008, the Sugar Bowl Committee partnered with other local organizations to put together a successful bid to host the 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four, officially hosted by Tulane University. The Bowl also worked with Tulane and the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation to host the 2013 NCAA Women's Basketball Final Four, a role which it will reprise for the 2020 NCAA Women's Final Four.

Allstate Sugar Bowl Basketball History

Allstate Sugar Bowl Crosstown Classic and Bleu Devil ClassicThe Allstate Sugar Bowl has sponsored basketball match-ups between Dillard University and Xavier University for the past eight years. For the last five years, the bowl has been the title sponsor of the Allstate Sugar Bowl Bleu Devil Classic.

2016: Dillard Men Upend Xavier in Overtime of Annual Bleu Devil Classic
2015: Dillard Splits Allstate Sugar Bowl Bleu Devil Classic Games
2014: Annual Bleu Devil Classic Once Again Features Two Xavier Wins
2013: Xavier Takes Two in Annual Bleu Devil Classic
2012: Xavier Comes Out On Top Again in Bleu Devil Classic
2011: Gold Nuggets and Gold Rush Victorious in City Series
2010: Xavier Sweeps Allstate Sugar Bowl Crosstown Classic
2009: Xavier Tops Dillard in Allstate Sugar Bowl Crosstown Classic

Allstate Sugar Bowl National Prep ClassicThe seventh annual National Prep Basketball Classic was played January 4-7, 2017 at the at the Alario Center in Westwego, La. The event featured 32 girls' teams (two brackets) and 12 boys' teams.

Boys' Bracket

Girls' Gold Bracket

Girls' Platinum Bracket

The event crowned three new champions in 2017 as Scotlandville won the boy's championship and Destrehan and Houma Christian captured girls' championships on Saturday at the Alario Center.

The sensational Ja'Vonte Smart scored 40 points, including 25 in the second half, to lead Scotlandville, from Baton Rouge, to a 66-63 win over Christian Life Center Academy of Kingwood, Texas, for the boys' championship. Smart was named the tournament's Most Valuable Player.

Two-time Louisiana Player of the Year Cara Ursin posted a dominant second-half, scoring 20 of her 27 points to lead Destrehan to a 68-61 victory over John Curtis in the Girls' Platinum Bracket title game. Ursin, who was named the Platinum MVP, had three 27 point-games and one 29-point effort in the tourney.

In the girls' Gold Bracket, Houma Christian captured the championship with a 54-36 victory over South Lafourche. Dionjhae "Dee" Thomas earned Gold Tournament MVP honors after tallying 23 points, 12 rebounds, five assists and four steals in the championship game victory for Houmas Christian.

2017: Allstate Sugar Bowl National Prep Classic Crowns Three New Champions
2016: Riverside Earns Third Allstate Sugar Bowl National Prep Classic Title
2015: Montverde and Salmen Win Titles at Allstate Sugar Bowl National Prep Classic
2014: Riverside Defends Title At Sugar Bowl National Prep Classic
2013: Riverside Academy Becomes First Louisiana School to Win National Prep Classic
2012: Oklahoma City's Douglass Wins Second National Prep Classic
2011: Kimball Knights Claim Title at Inaugural National Prep Classic

Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO High School TournamentThe Allstate Sugar Bowl took on sponsorship of the New Orleans CYO High School Tournament in 2008. The 2016 event, celebrating its 63rd year of action, is scheduled for Wednesday, November 30 through Saturday, December 3 at four local high schools.

The Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Basketball Tournament will tip off on Wednesday afternoon with games at three locations in New Orleans. Opening round games will be played at Brother Martin, Holy Cross and St. Paul's. The quarterfinals will be Thursday at the same sites while the semifinals and finals (Friday and Saturday) will be played at Jesuit.

Semifinals, December 2
De La Salle vs. Chalmette, 7 p.m. (Jesuit)
Curtis vs. St. Paul's vs. 8:30 p.m. (Jesuit)

Championship, December 3

7:30 p.m. (Jesuit)

Consolation Games, December 2
St. Thomas Aquinas vs. Brother Martin, 4 p.m. (Jesuit)
Catholic vs. East St. John, 5:30 p.m. (Jesuit)

Consolation Games, December 3
Newman vs. Benjamin Franklin, 10 a.m. (Brother Martin)
Shaw vs. Jesuit, 11:30 a.m. (Brother Martin)
Holy Cross vs. St. Thomas/Brother Martin winner, 1 p.m. (Brother Martin)
Rummel vs. St. Thomas/Brother Martin loser, 4:30 p.m. (Jesuit)
West Jefferson vs. Catholic/East St. John winner, 6 p.m. (Jesuit)

2016: Results Through December 1
2015: Devonte Allen Leads St. Paul's to First Sugar Bowl CYO Title
2014: East St. John Earns First-Ever Sugar Bowl CYO Title
2013: East Jefferson Captures Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Title
2012: Overtime Shot Lifts Newman to Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Title
2011: Purple Knights Win Second Straight Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Basketball Title
2010: St. Augustine Edges Brother Martin for Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Basketball Championship
2009: Jesuit Tops St. Aug for Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Basketball Title
2008: O. Perry Walker Wins Championship of Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Basketball Tournament


Allstate Sugar Bowl Primetime Super 60 AAU Basketball TournamentFor the sixth year, the Allstate Sugar Bowl will sponsor the Primetime Super 60 AAU Tournament at multiple locations in New Orleans on Memorial Day weekend (May 26-29, 2017). The primary headquarters of the event will be the Alario Center in Westwego.

The 2016 event featured 346 boys' teams, including many of the top-rated AAU teams in the country, from second-grade to eighth-grade and 44 girls' teams from seventh to 11th grade. Teams played multiple games at 24 locations around the city. The tournament featured young athletes from 16 different states and drew 10,000-12,000 visitors to the city. For more tournament information, please visit the SAAU Boys’ Hoops website.

2016: Primetime Super 60 Hoops Tournament Features 390 Teams
2015: Allstate Sugar Bowl Hosts Top AAU Basketball Players
2014: Four Hundred AAU Teams Converge on New Orleans
2013: Sugar Bowl Welcomes Elite Young Athletes to New Orleans for AAU Hoops
2013: Facebook Photo Gallery
2012: Primetime Super 60 Tournament Brings Over 2,000 Youth Players to City

NCAA BasketballThe Allstate Sugar Bowl was a key part of the process for the successful bid by the city of New Orleans to host the 2020 NCAA Women's Final Four. This will be the fourth NCAA Women's Final Four hosted by New Orleans. The Sugar Bowl will also play a significant role in the hosting process as a member of the Local Organizing Committee.

The 2012 NCAA Men's Basketball Final Four was the fifth played in New Orleans. Freshman Anthony Davis led Kentucky to the national title just months before being selected by the New Orleans Hornets with the No. 1 pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. The city's previous four Final Fours have also been memorable. In 1982, Dean Smith captured his first National Championship as a freshman named Michael Jordan buried the game-winning shot to upend Georgetown. In 1987, it was Bobby Knight and Indiana defeating Syracuse on a baseline jumper by Keith Smart. Smith was back again in 1993, as his North Carolina team defeated the Fab Five from Michigan. And in 2003, Jim Boeheim made up for his 1987 loss as freshman Carmelo Anthony led Syracuse to a win over Kansas.

The 2013 NCAA Women's Final Four was the third hosted by New Orleans, the most of any city. The University of Connecticut took the title with a 93-60 victory over Louisville. The win gave UConn and head coach Geno Auriemma eight national championships, matching the record held by Tennessee. UConn was led by freshman Breanna Stewart, who was named the Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four. Stewart scored 23 points with nine rebounds and three assists to follow-up a magnificent 29-point effort in the victory over Notre Dame. She is the first freshman since 1987 to win Most Outstanding Player honors at the Women's Final Four.

In addition to earning the right to host the Men's Final Four, the Bowl was also part of the host committee for 2010 NCAA Men's Basketball First and Second Round action and the 2011 NCAA Men's Southeast Regional Championship at the New Orleans Arena.

2013: UConn Collects Eighth Title at 2013 NCAA Women's Final Four
2012: Kentucky Wins NCAA Basketball Crown in New Orleans
2011: Butler Captures Title at NCAA Men's Basketball Southeast Regional
New Orleans Men's Final Four Logo for 2012 Unveiled
NCAA Announces that New Orleans Will Host 2012 Final Four

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