All spectators kindergarten and older must purchase a ticket. Children not yet in school will NOT require a ticket. Cost is $10 per session. Doors will open 60 minutes prior to tip-off of the first game of each session. Fans will be allowed to leave and re-enter during the same session, but they must get stamped prior to leaving the building. Stamp tables will be located at the north and south ends of the concourse.
The 2020 Girls State Basketball Tournament begins March 2nd and runs through March 7th at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, IA.
Tournament Scores & Brackets
See the latest scores and tournament brackets for each class thanks to Varsity Bound.
2020 Hoop Scoop (updated with 2020 state qualifiers)
Radio, Live Stream, & Television Information
The 2020 Girls State Basketball Tournament will be covered by radio stations across the state of Iowa. Additionally, the IGHSAU will provide a live stream for all quarterfinal and semifinal games on the IGHSAU Digital Network powered by MidAmerican Energy Company. All five (5) championship games will be broadcast live on-air and online by Iowa PBS.
View List of Radio Stations
Box Scores & Game Summaries
Below are updated box scores and game summaries from the 2020 Girls State Basketball Tournament.
Restaurant & Lodging Information
As you plan your trip to Des Moines, we encourage you to utilize our official partners for your team, school and fan needs. The partners listed below have invested in reating the very best student-athlete experience, so we ask that you support them if at all possible.
Holiday Inn Downtown Mercy Campus: For group booking, contact Kathy Mielke (515-283-0151 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
Chick-fil-A: University Ave. | Mills Civic Pkwy | Merle Hay Rd. | Jordan Creek Town Center
Jethro's BBQ: Drake | West Des Moines | Waukee | Johnston | Altoona | Ankeny | Ames
Information specifically for teams and qualifiers.
Information specifically for media personnel.
Tournament Photo Information
Thank you to Matthew Putney Media for capturing the moments of IGHSAU state events.