It's never too early to start thinking about the playoffs, though it's been a while since I've been up at 3 a.m.
So the countdown begins until the first of 23 basketball playoff games begin later today.
Only five of the contests are boys Section VI playoff games. The rest are girls from Section VI early round games, to a Monsignor Martin playoff play-in game between Niagara Catholic and Park at 6:30 p.m. at Sacred Heart to Immaculata opening up tournament play in the New York State Alliance of Independent Schools downstate against Chapin School.
For you fans of playoff hockey, the Section VI Division I (Large School) semifinals start at 6 p.m. at Northtown Center in Amherst with Clarence facing three-time defending champion Niagara-Wheatfield. The second game pits Williamsville North against Orchard Park at 8:30 p.m.
As per usual, you can follow postseason action here or be a part of the team by including the hashtag #preptalklive with your Tweets and the scoring updates will automatically appear in our live blog.