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 CYO High School Tournament
The Allstate Sugar Bowl took on sponsorship of the New Orleans CYO High School Tournament in 2008. The event, which is celebrating its 64th year of action, is scheduled for Wednesday, November 29 through Saturday, December 2 at four local high schools.
De La Salle defeated John Curtis, 83-72, to capture the championship of the 2016 Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Basketball Tournament on Saturday evening at Jesuit High School. It was De La Salle’s first CYO Basketball Tourney title since 1988 when Jay Fazende, who went on to star at Fordham, led the Cavaliers to the title. It is the eighth title all-time for the Cavaliers in the 63-year history of the event.
Troy Nisby led the Cavaliers with 19 points, including 17 in the second half, to go with 12 rebounds, while Derrick Munson added 17 points. Kai Morgan led the Patriots with a game-high 26 points and Dawson Crosby added 23.
Chalmette, which was led by tournament MVP Mitchell Robinson, cruised to a 95-58 victory over defending champion St. Paul’s in the third-place game. Robinson, a seven-footer who is the No. 9 rated high school player in the country according to ESPN, averaged over 40 points per game in the tournament.
2016: De La Salle Wins First Allstate Sugar Bowl CYO Tourney Title Since 1988
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 National Prep Classic
Each January, the Allstate Sugar Bowl sponsors the National Prep Basketball Classic. The event features multiple brackets for both boys’ and girls’ high school basketball players. It has featured teams from Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Texas.
The eighth annual National Prep Basketball Classic is scheduled for January 2-6, 2018 at the at the Alario Center in Westwego, La. The event will feature both girls’ and boys’ brackets.
The event crowned three new champions in 2017 as Scotlandville won the boy’s championship and Destrehan and Houma Christian captured girls’ championships.
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 (who would add a third state Player of the Year honor for 2016-17) 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 Crosstown Classic and Bleu Devil Classic
The 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 Primetime Super 60 AAU Basketball Tournament
For the sixth year, the Allstate Sugar Bowl sponsored 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 was the Alario Center in Westwego.
The 2017 event featured 321 boys’ teams, including many of the top-rated AAU teams in the country, from second-grade to eighth-grade and 54 girls’ teams from sixth to 11th grade. Teams played multiple games at 24 locations around the city. The tournament featured young athletes from 13 different states and drew 10,000-12,000 visitors to the city. For more tournament information, please visit the Super 60 website.
2017: Sugar Bowl Welcomes Thousands of Elite Basketball Players to New Orleans
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
2012: Primetime Super 60 Tournament Brings Over 2,000 Youth Players to City
The 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