PHOTOS: Wylie basketball team heads to state tourney (15 photos)

POSTED: 2:13 PM Mar 11 2013   UPDATED: 4:28 PM Mar 06 2013

Wylie's boy basketball team (34-4) received big sendoffs Wednesday from students at a number of Wylie ISD schools.

The No. 5-ranked Bulldogs are headed to Austin to participate in the Class 3A state basketball tournament. Four teams remain including Wylie, No. 1-ranked Houston Yates, No. 2-ranked Dallas Madison and Brookshire Royal.

This past weekend, Wylie defeated No. 3-ranked Kennedale 64-55 and No. 8-ranked Wichita Falls Hirschi 57-55 to advance to the state tourney.

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Wylie players gathered in front of a charter bus before leaving for Austin to compete in the state basketball tournament.

Team members include: (front row) Kentrell Key, Josh Rhodes, Hunter Hererra, and Seth Hymer; (middle) Trey Myers; and (back row) Mike Lopez, Ahbilash Moolupuri, Tyler Hicks, Daron Davis, Christian Nichols, Josh Davila, Deandre Key, Duane Hopper, Sterling Bristow, Caleb Perkins and Patrick Walker.

Photo courtesy of Kerr Broadstreet/