State Basketball Tournament


2020 State Basketball Tournament


The 2020 Fall Basketball Challenge has been announced and will be starting, soon! For more information, CLICK HERE.

Taking place in Butte and the surrounding area, the 2020 State Basketball Tournament will feature more than 800 competitors and 250 team volunteers from 40 delegations, from across Montana coming together to compete. It is a three day event, with November 5th featuring the opening ceremony, November 6th hosting a pool play day and featuring the Carnival and Dance, and November 7th hosting bracketed tournament play in the pursuit of first place! For more information on everything basketball, take a look at the links, videos, and unified information below. Look forward to seeing everyone on the court!

As games approach, resources will be posted below.

General Games Resources

Friday Game Schedule

Saturday Game Schedule

Saturday Individual Skills Division Assignments

Basketball Venues- Addresses and Descriptions

Event Streaming Schedule

Tournament Photos


Scott Held
Sports Director
Phone: (406) 216-5327 x 118

Important Information for Local Program Coordinators and Coaches

Basketballs: Please plan to bring your own basketballs for warm-ups. Referees may also ask for each team to present a possible game ball, and may choose one for competition.

Unified Play: SOMT will be recognizing two levels of unified play– player development and competitive. Teams will be divisioned based on the skill level of each teammate. For more information, see the rule book above. Review this fact sheet that explains the difference between the models. In the future, we hope to offer more in-depth training on the three Unified sports models: Competitive, Player Development, and Recreational. If you haven’t yet, please take the FREE online Unified Sports training offered through NFHS.