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FOR THE FANS

ADMISSION: $3 for regular season PCAC games, $4 for district tournaments, $5 for regional tournaments and $6 for the state tourney.

TIPOFF CLASSICS: Schools may play exhibition tournaments this week.

REGULAR SEASON: Schools may begin Tuesday and play a maximum of 28 games, including regular-season tournaments.

KEY DATES: Nov. 10 _ Boca Ciega at Bradenton Southeast; Nov. 15 _ St. Petersburg Catholic at Keswick; Nov. 22 _ Lakeland Jenkins at Clearwater; Nov. 25 _ Clearwater at Boca Ciega; Nov. 28-29 _ Keswick Holiday Tournament and Indian Rocks Thanksgiving Tournament; Dec. 6 _ Boca Ciega at Jenkins; Dec. 9 _ Clearwater at Dunedin; Dec. 11 _ Keswick at St. Petersburg Catholic; Dec. 13 _ Academy of the Holy Names at St. Petersburg Catholic; Dec. 26-30 _ Hooters Holiday Shootout at Bayfront Center; Dec. 27-30 _ Marauders Shooting Stars Tourney at CCC; Jan. 6 _ St. Petersburg Catholic at Academy of the Holy Names; Jan. 8 _ Dunedin at Clearwater; Jan. 15 _ Palmetto at Boca Ciega; Jan. 17 _ Clearwater at Jacksonville Wolfson; Jan. 21 _ Dunedin at Boca Ciega; Jan. 23 _ Bay Conference Championship; Jan. 24 _ PCAC Championship; Jan. 26 _ Boca Ciega at Keswick Chr.

PLAYOFFS: The district champion and runner-up advance to the state playoffs. The state finals will be Feb. 18-21 at the Lakeland Center.

CLASSIFICATIONS: Schools are divided by enrollment into six classifications ranging from the largest schools in Class 6A to the smallest in Class A. Schools were reclassified during the off-season, changing district alignments. For instance, Seminole and Countryside dropped from 6A to 5A.

WHAT'S NEW: After experimenting with holding the girls state tourney concurrent with the boys, the FHSAA has switched back to an earlier start for the girls season. The boys state tourney will be two weeks after the girls. State tourney organizers are planning a Fan Jam with interactive entertainment for fans.

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