The Carl Giordana Gymnasium at Holy Cross Parish in Kaukauna. Photo courtesy Holy Cross Men's Open on Facebook

KAUKAUNA — The brackets have been released Thursday for the 2024 annual Holy Cross Men’s basketball tournament in Wisconsin.

The tournament tips off Friday, March 22, 2024 at the Carl Giordana Gym at Holy Cross Parish.

The 55th annual tournament attracts some of the top amateur basketball players from throughout the Midwest including two who will play Saturday for a state high school basketball title.

This year’s field includes:

Kon Knueppel II, whose Wisconsin Lutheran team will play Saturday for a WIAA Division 2 state basketball title.

Nick Janowski, whose Pewaukee High School basketball team will face Wisconsin Lutheran.

Bennett Basich, Arrowhead High School, who will play college basketball at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay.

Ben Brust, former UW Badger and Holy Cross open regular.

Anthony Moody of Appleton who played collegiately at the University of Mary.

Austin Armga who played at Waupun High School then went on to Michigan Tech.

Opening round games begin Friday, March 22, 2024, with the final four and championship games on Sunday, April 7, 2024.

Thirteen teams are in this year’s field, below.

A year ago, McCarty Law defeated Keller 91-86 to claim the title

Third place went to Schmitty’s Tickets who defeated Wingait Farms, 101-87

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By staff