Bloom Township Blazing Trojans (27-3) vs. Edwardsville Tigers (24-5)
Where: Doug Collins Court at Redbird Arena, Illinois State University.
Advancement: Winner plays Evanston or Simeon in one semifinal at 8:15 p.m. Friday at Carver Arena in Peoria.
Bloom Twp. -- Donald Moore, 6-0, Sr., G; Henry Hicks, 6-2, Sr., G; Lejavius Johnson, 6-2, Sr., G; Jataryan Dejaraux, 6-5, Jr., F; Johnny Griffin, 6-4, Jr., F.
Edwardsville -- Josh White, 6-2, Sr., G; Garrett Covington, 6-4, Jr., G; Shawn Roundtree, 6-1, So., G; Tre' Harris, 6-3, Jr., F; Drew Curtis, 6-4, Jr., F.
Bloom Township will win if: It continues to control the tempo and do what it has done all year -- force turnovers and take its time on offense. The Blazing Trojans will have to control the boards.
Edwardsville will win if: The Tigers can force turnovers and not let Bloom's defense rattle them. They have a size advantage at guards. One key will be to rebound and not let Bloom take second-chance shots.
Directions: Take Interstate 80 (toll) to I-55 south to Bloomington/Normal. Take exit 165, U.S. 51 (South Main Street), south to College Avenue. Redbird Arena is at the corner of College Avenue, and Main Street, two miles south of exit 165. !~ Compiled by Mike Nieto