LIT schedule announced

The bracket was released for the Republic Bank/Coca-Cola Consolidated Louisville Invitational Tournament which will be held later this month.

Seeds were based on their rankings in the Courier Journal Litkenhous Ratings.

The overall local No. 1 seed is Sacred Heart followed by Male (No. 2-seed), Butler (No. 3-seed), and Manual (No. 4-seed), all received a first round bye. Mercer County is the No. 1 state-seed while George Rogers Clark is the state’s No. 2 seed followed by Simon Kenton (No. 3-seed), and Nelson County (No. 4-seed).

First round, second round, and quarterfinal games will be played Bellarmine. The semifinals and championship will be played at Christian Academy.

* Tuesday, Jan. 23 (at Bellarmine’s Knights Hall): Ballard (9) vs. Bullitt East (8), 3:30; Christian Academy (12) vs. Eastern (5), 5; Assumption (11) vs. Mercy (6), 6:30; Fern Creek (10) vs. North Bullitt (7), 8.

* Wednesday, Jan. 24 (at Bellarmine’s Knights Hall): Ballard-Bullitt East winner vs. Sacred Heart (1), 3:30; Christian Academy-Eastern winner vs. Manual (4), 5; Assumption-Mercy winner vs. Butler (3), 6:30; Fern Creek-North Bullitt winner vs. Male (2), 8.

* Friday, Jan. 25 (at Bellarmine’s Knights Hall): Ballard-Bullitt East-Sacred Heart survivor vs. Nelson County (State 4), 4; Christian Academy-Eastern-Manual survivor vs. George Rogers Clark (State 2), 5:30; Assumption-Mercy-Butler survivor vs. Mercer County (State 1), 7; Fern Creek-North Bullitt-Male survivor vs. Simon Kenton (State 3), 8:30.

* Saturday, Jan. 26 (at Christian Academy): Semifinals at 10 and 11:30 a.m.; championship at 8.