Boys’ 31st District Tournament preview

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By Brian Blair

• The tournament began Monday night when Carroll County High School took on Eminence in the opening round game. The winner will play Owen County tonight (Wednesday) at 6 p.m. at Carroll County.
• The championship game will be on Friday night in Carrollton at 7 p.m.
• Owen County is the two-time defending champion and has won three of the last five titles.
• Gallatin County is the last team to win three-straight district titles between 2006 and 2008.
• Since 2006, Carroll County and Eminence are the only teams to not capture a district title. Both are 0-1 in the finals. During that same time, Gallatin County has won four times; Owen County, three; and Henry County, once.
• Since 2006, Owen County is 8-5 in the 31st District Tournament.
• Owen County has won the district title the last two times the tournament was played at Carroll County in 2009 and 2013.