There's no arguing with perfection, and, as such, Riverside coach Timmy Byrd has no beef with his 18-0 basketball team.

The nationally ranked Rebels are tournament-tested with four titles to their credit as they enter the 8th annual Allstate Sugar Bowl National Prep Classic that tips off Tuesday at the Alario Center and culminates with a 3:30 p.m. championship game Saturday.

Riverside, Madison Prep, Scotlandville, St. Thomas More and Sophie Wright headline the Louisiana portion of the 16-team boys field that also features out-of-state powerhouses in Osceola (Kissimmee, Florida) and Lincoln (Brooklyn).

Three girls brackets also are part of this basketball carnival that will crown four champions.

“We’ve played a lot of good teams and have been fortunate enough to win,’’ said Byrd, who directed Riverside to Prep Classic Tournament championships in 2013, 2014 and 2016. “Because of the strength of the schedule, it has afforded us the opportunity for some pretty good recognition.

“But this is going to be a tough field. There are not going to be any easy games. We’ve got a tough road in front of us.’’

The Rebels, who feature Alabama signee Jared Butler at point guard, are coming off a 4-0 run through St. Thomas More's Sunkist Shootout in Lafayette that ended with a 66-62 victory against STM on Saturday following victories against McGill-Toolen (Mobile, Alabama) in the semifinals, Rummel in the quarterfinals and Evangel in the opener.

Butler was named the Sunkist MVP despite sitting out the first two games because of a knee “issue,’’ Byrd said. Butler is expected to play in Riverside’s Prep Classic opener against Covington at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Riverside is ranked No. 5 nationally by the MaxPreps.com computer rankings and owns two victories against both defending tournament champion Scotlandville and Sophie Wright along with a win against Madison Prep in the final of the Madison Prep Classic tournament.

Madison Prep is ranked No. 15 by MaxPreps rankings; Scotlandville is No. 40.

Scotlandville features one of the nation’s top recruits as well in LSU signee Ja’Vonte Smart. The senior guard was named Prep Classic MVP last season after leading the eventual Division I state champions to the tournament title.

Riverside returns its top eight players from last season’s team that advanced to the Division III state semifinals. The tenacious Rebels also have championships in the Sophie Wright Tournament of Champions and the Country Day Classic.

“These guys have been playing together since the eighth grade, so they all know each other and they’re all on the same page,’’ Byrd said. “They all know their roles. The unique thing is we can put nine guys out there who can all shoot the (3-pointer).

“So it’s a skilled bunch that played football who will really guard you when they need to guard. We’re really good on the defensive end. They’re tough, they’re physical and at the same time they’re all great shooters. Our guys will do whatever it takes.

“The big thing is they’re winners. We’re not scaring anybody when we get off the bus. Our tallest guy is 6-3. But they’ve been playing together for so long that they’re fun to watch and they play the game the right way and they’ve had success. They all know they’re roles and they don’t play outside of their roles.’’

Note

This year’s Prep Classic added a coaching clinic open to the public scheduled for Friday at the Alario Center. Featured speakers are Will Wade of LSU at 11:30 a.m., Mike Dunleavy of Tulane at 11:55 a.m., Lisa Stockton of Tulane at 12:20 p.m. and Mark Slessinger of UNO at 12:45 p.m. Admission to the clinic is $20 and includes lunch at 1:05 p.m. Coaches of teams which are playing in the event are admitted at no cost.

8th annual Allstate Sugar Bowl National Prep Classic

at the Alario Center

Boys' national bracket

Tuesday

Boys’ championship bracket

Game 1: Jehovah-Jireh vs. Sophie Wright, 12:30 p.m.

Game 3: Covington vs. Riverside, 2 p.m.

Game 2: Dunham vs. University, 3:30 p.m.

Game 4: Madison Prep vs. Helen Cox, 5 p.m.

Game 6: Landry-Walker vs. Country Day, 6:30 p.m.

Wednesday

Boys’ championship bracket

Game 5: Scotlandville vs. Karr, 2:30 p.m.

Game 8: Kissimmee, Fla., Osceola vs. West Jefferson, 5:30 p.m.

Game 7: Lincoln, New York, vs. Hannan, 8:30 p.m.

Thursday

Boys’ championship bracket

Game 13: vs. Game 1 winner, Jehovah Jireh-Sophie Wright, vs. Game 7 winner, Lincoln, New York-Hannan, 4 p.m.

Game 16: Game 6 winner, Landry-Walker-Country Day, vs. Game 8 winner, Kissimmee, Fla., Osceola-West Jefferson, 5:30 p.m.

Game 14: Game 2 winner, Dunham-University, vs. Game 3 winner, Covington-Riverside, 7 p.m.

Game 15: Game 4 winner, Madison Prep-Helen Cox, vs. Game 5 winner, Scotlandville-Karr, 8:30 p.m.

Boys’ consolation bracket

Game 11: Game 5 loser, Scotlandville-Karr, vs. Game 6 loser, Landry-Walker-Country Day, 4 p.m.

Game 12: Game 7 loser, Lincoln, New York-Hannan, vs. Game 8 loser, Kissimmee, Fla., Osceola-West Jefferson, 4 p.m.

Game 9: Game 1 loser, Jehovah Jireh-Sophie Wright, vs. Game 2 loser, Dunham-University, 8:30 p.m.

Game 10: Game 3 loser, Covington-Riverside, vs. Game 4 loser, Madison Prep-Helen Cox, 8:30 p.m.

Friday

Boys’ championship bracket

Game 17: Semifinals No. 1, Game 13 winner vs. Game 14 winner, 7 p.m.

Game 18: Semifinals No. 2, Game 15 winner vs. Game 16 winner, 8:30 p.m.

Boys’ consolation bracket

Game 19: Game 9 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 5:30 p.m.

Game 20: Game 11 winner vs. Game 12 winner, 5:30 p.m.

Game 23: Game 13 loser vs. Game 14 loser, 7 p.m.

Game 24: game 15 loser vs. Game 16 loser, 7 p.m.

Game 21: Game 9 loser vs. Game 10 loser, 8:30 p.m.

Game 22: Game 11 loser vs. Game 12 loser, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday

Boys’ consolation bracket

Game 25: Game 17 loser vs. Game 18 loser, 12:30 p.m.

Championship bracket

Championship game: Game 17 winner vs. Game 18 winner, 3:30 p.m.

Girls platinum bracket

Wednesday

Game 4: Madison Prep vs. McKinley, 4 p.m.

Game 1: Loranger vs. Warren Easton, 5:30 p.m.

Game 2: Salmen vs. Chicago Kenwood, 7 p.m.

Game 3: Curtis vs. New Iberia, 7 p.m.

Thursday

Platinum championship bracket

Game 5: Game 1 winner, Loranger-Warren Easton, vs. Ouachita, 7 p.m.

Game 6: Game 2 winner, Salmen-Chicago Kenwood, vs. Ellender, 7 p.m.

Platinum consolation bracket

Game 7: Game 2 loser, Salmen-Chicago Kenwood, vs. Game 4 loser, Madison Prep-McKinley, 5:30 p.m.

Game 8: Game 1 loser, Loranger-Warren Easton, vs. Game 3 loser, Curtis-New Iberia, 5:30 p.m.

Friday

Platinum championship bracket

Game 12: Semifinals No. 1, Game 4 winner vs. Game 6 winner, 4 p.m.

Game 11: Semifinals No. 2, Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 5:30 p.m.

Platinum consolation bracket

Game 9: Game 5 loser vs. Game 6 loser, 7 p.m.

Game 10: Game 7 loser vs. Game 8 loser, 8:30 p.m.

Saturday

Platinum consolation bracket

Game 13: Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner, 11 a.m.

Game 14: Game 12 loser vs. Game 9 winner, 12:30 p.m.

Game 15: Game 9 loser vs. Game 11 loser, 2 p.m.

Platinum championship bracket

Game 17: Championship game, Game 11 winner vs. Game 12 winner, 5 p.m.

Girls' gold bracket

Wednesday

Game 1: St. Thomas Aquinas vs. South Terrebonne, 4 p.m.

Game 3: Cabrini vs. Hahnville, 4 p.m.

Game 2: Thibodaux vs. Zachary, 5:30 p.m.

Game 4: Destrehan vs. South Lafourche, 7 p.m.

Thursday

Gold championship bracket

Game 5: Game 1 winner, St. Thomas Aquinas-South Terrebonne, vs. Lafayette Christian, 5:30 p.m.

Game 6: Game 2 winner, Thibodaux-Zachary, vs. Natchitoches-Central, 7 p.m.

Gold consolation bracket

Game 7: Game 2 loser, Thibodaux-Zachary, vs. Game 4 loser, Destrehan-South Lafourche, 4 p.m.

Game 8: Game 1 loser, St. Thomas Aquinas-South Terrebonne, vs. Game 3 loser, Cabrini-Hahnville, 8:30 p.m.

Friday

Gold championship bracket

Game 11: Semifinals No. 1, Game 3 winner vs. Game 5 winner, 4 p.m.

Game 12: Semifinals No. 2, Game 6 winner vs. Game 4 winner, 4 p.m.

Gold consolation bracket

Game 10: Game 7 loser vs. Game 8 loser, 4 p.m.

Game 9: Game 5 loser vs. Game 6 loser, 5:30 p.m.

Saturday

Gold consolation bracket

Game 13: Game 7 winner vs. Game 8 winner, 9:30 a.m.

Game 14: Game 12 loser vs. Game 9 loser, 11 a.m.

Game 15: Game 9 loser vs. Game 11 loser, 9:30 a.m.

Gold championship bracket

Game 17: Championship game, Game 11 winner vs. Game 12 winner, 2 p.m.

Girls' silver bracket

Wednesday

Game 3: Ben Franklin vs. Cohen, 4 p.m.

Game 7: Walker vs. St. Katharine Drexel, 4 p.m.

Game 1: Dominican vs. Helen Cox, 5:30 p.m.

Game 4: Riverside vs. Christ Episcopal, 5:30 p.m.

Game 8: M.L. King vs. Mount Carmel, 5:30 p.m.

Game 2: West St. John vs. Karr, 7 p.m.

Game 5: Chapelle vs. East Jefferson, 7 p.m.

Game 6: Terrebonne vs. Higgins, 7 p.m.

Thursday

Silver consolation bracket

Game 10: Game 3 loser, Ben Franklin-Cohen, vs. Game 4 loser, Riverside-Christ Episcopal, 4 p.m.

Game 12: Game 7 loser, Walker-St. Katharine Drexel, vs. Game 8 loser, M.L. King-Mount Carmel, 4 p.m.

Game 9: Game 1 loser, Dominican-Helen Cox, vs. Game 2 loser, West St. John-Karr, 5:30 p.m.

Game 11: Game 5 loser, Chapelle-East Jefferson, vs. Game 6 loser, Terrebonne-Higgins, 5:30 p.m.

Silver championship bracket

Game 14: Game 3 winner, Ben Franklin-Cohen, vs. Game 4 winner, Riverside-Christ Episcopal, 7 p.m.

Game 16: Game 7 winner, Walker-St. Katharine Drexel, vs. Game 8 winner, M.L. King-Mount Carmel, 7 p.m.

Game 13: Game 1 winner, Dominican-Helen Cox, vs. Game 2 winner, West St. John-Karr, 8:30 p.m.

Game 15: Game 5 winner, Chapelle-East Jefferson, vs. Game 6 winner, Terrebonne-Higgins, 8:30 p.m.

Friday

Silver Consolation Bracket

Game 21: Game 9 loser vs. Game 10 loser, 4 p.m.

Game 22: Game 11 loser vs. Game 12 loser, 4 p.m.

Game 19: Game 9 winner vs. Game 10 winner, 5:30 p.m.

Game 20: Game 11 winner vs. Game 12 winner, 5:30 p.m.

Game 23: Game 13 loser vs. Game 14 loser, 8:30 p.m.

Game 24: Game 15 loser vs. Game 16 loser, 8:30 p.m.

Silver championship bracket

Game 17: Semifinals No. 1, Game 13 winner vs. Game 14 winner, 7 p.m.

Game 18: Semifinals No. 2, Game 15 winner vs. Game 16 winner, 7 p.m.

Saturday

Silver championship bracket

Game 25: Championship game, Game 17 winner vs. Game 18 winner, 11 a.m.