Nicole Boliaux, Nicole Boliaux
FILE: Members of the Layton Christian Academy Eagles boys basketball team react to their win in the final round of the Boy's High School 2A Championships at Snow College in Richfield on Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017. The Eagles went on to win 59 to 41.

There is one far and away favorite in the 2A state title race, the defending champion Layton Christian Academy Eagles.

Beyond them, Rowland Hall St Marks, North Summit and Beaver, among others, figure to battle for the right to be named the finest team in 2A.

State tournament pairings

In alphabetical order, these are the 16 teams that have qualified for the 2A boys state basketball tournament which gets underway this Saturday at Desert Hills High School, with the tournament then shifting to Richfield the following weekend.

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