How to watch and follow the 2019 Iowa high school girls' basketball state tournament

Dargan Southard
The Des Moines Register

If you can’t make it to Wells Fargo Arena for the 2019 girls’ basketball state tournament, there are other ways to keep track of the action.

Plays begins Monday with the Class 5A and 3A quarterfinals. The basketball wraps up Saturday with the title games in Class 4A, 2A and 1A.

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How to watch on TV and online

None of the quarterfinal and semifinal games will be televised, but the Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union will livestream those matchups on its digital network.

Iowa Public Television will televise Friday’s and Saturday’s championship games live statewide. The championship games will also be streamed live on

Basketball updates and analysis

We will have live updates on each day to bring you all the action. You can also download the Register app for updates (iPhone Android). We will have game recaps and analysis from each day.

On Twitter: Reporters Dargan Southard (@Dargan_Southard), Danny Lawhon (@DannyLawhon), Matthew Bain (@MatthewBain_) and Cody Goodwin (@codygoodwin) will be at the Well throughout the week. And don't forget to follow photographers Bryon Houlgrave (@bryonhoulgrave), Kelsey Kremer (@kelsey_kremer) and Brian Powers (@bpowersphoto) to see photos.

Be sure to also follow the main Des Moines Register Sports account (@DMRsports) and the All-Iowa Sports account (@AllIowa), as well as the Register's account (@DMRegister). The Register’s High School Insider Facebook page also will contain all of our basketball coverage this week, as will the Des Moines Register's Facebook page.

2019 state tournament pairings


Monday, February 25:

  • #1 Johnston vs. #8 Urbandale, 10 a.m.
  • #4 Iowa City High vs. #5 W.D.M. Valley, 11:45 a.m.
  • #2 Waukee vs. #7 Dowling Catholic, 1:30 p.m.
  • #3 Southeast Polk vs. #6 Ankeny Centennial, 3:15 p.m.


Tuesday, February 26

  • #1 Marion vs. #8 Cedar Rapids Xavier, 11:45 a.m.
  • #4 Mason City vs. #5 Waverly-Shell Rock, 1:30 p.m.
  • #2 North Scott vs. #7 Denison-Schleswig, 3:15 p.m.
  • #3 Grinnell vs. #6 Bishop Heelan, 5 p.m.


Monday, February 25

  • #1 North Polk vs. #8 Estherville-Lincoln Central, 5 p.m.
  • #4 Crestwood vs. #5 Waukon, 6:45 p.m.
  • #3 Des Moines Christian vs. #6 Roland-Story, 8:30 p.m.

Tuesday, February 26

  • #2 Center Point-Urbana vs. #7 West Marshall, 10 a.m.


Tuesday, February 26

  • #1 Grundy Center vs. #8 Unity Christian, 6:45 p.m.
  • #4 Cascade vs. #5 Dike-New Hartford, 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, February 27

  • #2 Central Decatur vs. #7 Aplington-Parkersburg, 10 a.m.
  • #3 Treynor vs. #6 North Linn, 11:45 a.m.


Wednesday, February 27

  • #1 Newell-Fonda vs. #8 Springville, 1:30 p.m.
  • #4 Clarksville vs. #5 Marquette Catholic, 3:15 p.m.
  • #2 West Hancock vs. #7 North Mahaska, 5 p.m.
  • #3 Montezuma vs. #6 CAM, 6:45 p.m.

Dargan Southard covers Iowa and UNI athletics, recruiting and preps for the Des Moines Register, and the Iowa City Press-Citizen. Email him at or follow him on Twitter at @Dargan_Southard.