Both Hillcrest and Jesuit will open the state basketball playoffs tonight.
In Class 5A, the Rangers (22-8) battle Allen (16-15) at 7:30 at Plano West. The winner will take on the Garland Lakeview Centennial-Tyler Lee winner in the area round later this week.
In Class 4A, the Panthers (11-19) face Carter (31-4) at 7:30 at Skyline. The winner will play the Frisco Wakeland-West Mesquite winner in the area round.