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The underlying theme heading into this year's 3A state tournament is a pretty simple one, it's Richfield and Emery and then everyone else. The Region 15 foes were far and away the two best teams in 3A this season and it seems inevitable they'll meet in the championship at Dixie State on the final day of the season. They split the season series, both winning on the road, so it's only fitting that a neutral court grudge match should settle the score.

In alphabetical order, these are the 16 teams that have qualified for the 3A girls state basketball tournament which gets underway this Friday at Wasatch High School, with the tournament then shifting to St. George the following weekend.

3A girls basketball state tournament pairings