No Shot Clock, Ep. 78: Regional review, sectional storylines

Michael O’Brien and Joe Henricksen’s weekly Chicago high school basketball podcast. It was a busy week of regional playoff action capped off by a sensational Friday night of regional finals.

We start off this week’s episode with our Two Takes and then┬átake a look back at some of the regional upsets and talk about the games we attended.

Then the focus shifts to sectionals. We break down some of the top storylines to monitor this week.

-The Maine East sectional is up for grabs, is there a favorite?
-There were plenty of upsets in regionals, but almost all the No. 1 seeds have survived
-The Catholic League had a terrific run in the regionals. Which Catholic League teams can keep it up and can any win in Peoria?

That and much more.

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3 comments

  • Renard

    When you guys talk about the catholic league Marian Catholic is never mentioned… besides DePaul Prep, Marian has a clear path to the final four where they most likely will face Morgan Park. They are one of the top catholic teams and deserve more credit

  • Spartan Nation

    Lol Joe….since ’85 (Mt. Carmel) the Chicago Catholic League had a drought until St. Joseph got to Peoria and won it a few years ago? lol Come on now. I believe you were “probably” referring to AA or 3A/4A basketball, but how can one forget about two catholic league teams that dominated in the 2000’s regardless of class! Leo won the state title in 2004. No matter what anyone says, Hales Franciscan won state title’s in 2003, 2005, and 2011. The Orr before this Orr we’re seeing today. They also finished 3rd in 2010. Not to mention Seton won a state title (that Hales would have won) in 2009. Those school’s were and are Chicago Catholic League institution’s too. I love ya Joe, but don’t do me like that. We will never forget.

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