The ice has melted, and the roads are clear. Start up the buses — it’s time for a busy night of basketball.
The University Interscholastic League boys basketball playoffs were scheduled to begin as early as Feb. 11, but games were delayed after winter weather brought dangerous driving conditions, catastrophic power failures and water shortages to the Greater Houston area.
While the weather hindered the ability to practice and prepare, five teams from Montgomery County will play tonight. Winning could potentially set up a long week. UIL guidance released Friday notified teams about the potential of playing three rounds this week. The idea is to keep the playoffs on schedule for the boys state championship games March 12-13 in San Antonio.
Here’s a look at the Montgomery County Monday Madness:
REGION II-6A BI-DISTRICT
 College Park (24-3) vs.  Dekaney (15-10), 7 p.m. at Oak Ridge HS
College Park and Dekaney are meeting in the bi-district round for the second consecutive season. The Wildcats earned a 52-45 win last year, so the Cavaliers are seeking to avenge themselves.
College Park is riding an impressive 17-game win streak that dates back to Dec. 11. That streak includes the 15-0 mark that gave the Cavaliers the outright District 13-6A championship.
Indiana State signee Drew Calderon leads College Park in scoring at 16.3 points per game. Multisport star Ty Buckmon is second at 12.8, and Marvin Dock is third at 10.4 for coach Clifton McNeely.
Dekaney went 3-3 down the stretch of the regular season, which resulted in a fourth-place finish in District 14-6A. The Wildcats are aiming for their eighth area-round appearance since 2011.
 The Woodlands (20-7) vs.  Spring (15-9), 6 p.m. at Willis HS
The Highlanders’ impressive postseason streak remains intact at 16 consecutive seasons under coach Dale Reed.
The Woodlands defeated Spring 59-53 earlier this season on Dec. 4. Brock Luechtefeld, David Omokwale and Shey Eberwein each scored 11 points in that contest.
The Highlanders are aiming for their first area-round appearance since 2018. The Woodlands lost in the bi-district round against Westfield last season.
Four of the seven losses for the Highlanders this season came in District 13-6A. They were swept in three games against College Park, and Oak Ridge beat them once.
Spring is returning to the playoffs for the first time since 2019 when the Lions advanced to the regional semifinals. The program is seeking its fifth trip to the area round since 1999.
Four of the five District 14-6A losses for the Lions came by 10 points or less.
 Aldine Davis (17-7) vs.  Conroe (10-14), 7 p.m. at Porter HS
The Tigers squeezed out two wins to end the regular season and clinch their first playoff berth since 2017. That was also the last time Conroe advanced to the area round.
The Falcons, meanwhile, are back in the postseason for the second straight year.
Conroe coach Daryl Mason has a good mix of talent, but Kamari Weatherspoon might be the most versatile. The junior big man was the Montgomery County Newcomer of the Year last season and is a threat in the paint and from beyond the arc.
Davis will be a tough out as the Falcons played very well down the stretch. Davis won six of seven games to close out the regular season, and its three district losses were all closely contested. The Falcons lost to district champion Westfield twice by a combined 14 points and fell to Aldine Eisenhower in overtime.
 Westfield (22-3) vs.  Oak Ridge (12-15), 7:30 p.m. at College Park HS
Head coach Marlin Cloudy has Oak Ridge in the playoffs for the first time since 2018. This will be the fifth postseason appearance for the War Eagles in the past decade.
Westfield, meanwhile, went unbeaten in District 14-6A and is ranked No. 13 in the state by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches. The Mustangs reached the regional semifinals last season.
Oak Ridge relies on a team effort every night, so they don’t have one far-and-way leading scorer. The War Eagles’ biggest win down the stretch of the regular season came on Feb. 9 when they defeated Grand Oaks by 15 points. Oak Ridge won the season series and the fourth-place tiebreaker.
Westfield is a well-balanced team with five players averaging 8.9 points per game or more. Junior Willie Williams leads the Mustangs at 12.8, and Jadyn Chaney is at 12.
REGION III-5A BI-DISTRICT
 Lake Creek (16-8) vs.  A&M Consolidated (11-6), 8 p.m. at Madisonville HS
Lake Creek is making its third consecutive playoff appearance in its third varsity season.
Head coach Shannon Spencer led the Lions to the regional semifinals last year. Lake Creek took second place in District 20-5A this winter with plenty of talent returning.
Consol, meanwhile, is back in the playoffs for the sixth straight year. The Tigers have advanced to the area round three team since 2017.
Lake Creek won its final three games of the regular season to solidify its spot. Five seniors — Hudson Boyd, Jordan Fitch, Ty George, Charlie Johnson and Mason Moore — are the top scorers, respectively.
Consol had a tough time with COVID-19 in January. The Tigers were forced to play six games from Feb. 1-9. The team proved its resiliency by winning all six of those contests.