Ryan Aber: Turner's 59-43 win over Frontier in the Class A girls first round. The Lady Falcons came into the state tournament ranked 10th and facing second-ranked and defending state champion Frontier. Freshman Sierra Parker helped hold Frontier star Marissa Goodman in check with her strong defense, and Turner blew out to a 22-9 lead after one and held on to pull off the tournament's biggest upset.
Ed Godfrey: Alva's young Lady Goldbugs reaching the 2A state finals. The Lady Goldbugs reached their sixth state championship game in school history starting three sophomores and a freshman.
Jacob Unruh: Mount St. Mary girls reaching Class 4A championship game. Mount St. Mary had yet to win a state tournament game, but beat Byng in the quarterfinals. Then the most impressive thing happened: a win over the heavy favorite for a repeat championship and top-ranked Anadarko in the semifinals. Fort Gibson ultimately beat St. Mary in the championship, but it was a surprising and fun run to watch.
Scott Wright: Chickasha boys reaching 5A semifinals. There never appeared to be a dominant team in Class 5A, but the top teams seemed to be pretty clear. For a team outside the top 10 to break through and go to the semifinals — defeating Southeast, one of the favorites in the field — was incredibly impressive.
Ryan Aber: Jordan Woodard's final few seconds to give Edmond Memorial a 49-48 win. Woodard was playing with a torn hamstring that he suffered in the semifinals, keeping his offensive production way down in the final two games. But when Memorial needed its star, he was there. Woodard had a terrific steal off an inbounds pass, kept the ball inbounds with enough awareness to find a teammate as he was saving it, then delivered the final tip-in as the buzzer sounded to give the Bulldogs a stunning title win.
Ed Godfrey: Ashford Golden's tip-in at the buzzer in double overtime gave Millwood a semifinals win over two-time defending state champ Centennial. It happened the night after the Falcons got a tremendous break when Trey Johnson of Hugo mistakenly shot at the wrong goal and made the game-winning layup for Millwood.
Jacob Unruh: Taylor Mendell's game-winning free throw in a double-overtime victory against Leedey in Class B girls quarterfinals. Mendell had missed the game-winning free throw in regulation, only to get a second chance in double overtime with 3.9 seconds remaining. It kept Lomega's season alive before falling in the championship game.
Scott Wright: Trevyn Woolbright's game-winner for Sterling in the first round of the Class A boys state tournament. The play broke down around him, and Woolbright improvised, coming open around the top of the key and hitting a 15-footer at the buzzer for a 63-61 win over Wright City. It was Sterling's first state tournament win and the 500th career coaching victory for Woolbright's father, Bink Woolbright.