Men's college basketball, SWAC Tournament, Alcorn State vs. Texas Southern (8 p.m., Birmingham, Ala.): The Braves face the Texas Tigers in the quarterfinals.
Friday, March 9
Men's college basketball, SEC Tournament, Mississippi State vs. Kentucky or Alabama (noon, Atlanta, Ch. 12/105.9 FM): The Bulldogs need to win this tourney to get in the NCAA Tournament. … Ole Miss vs. Tennessee or LSU (8:45 p.m., Atlanta, Ch. 12/97.3 FM): Ditto for the Rebels. … Boys high school basketball, MHSAA state tournament, Lanier vs. New Hope (2:30 p.m., Ch. 29): Lanier goes for its third straight Class 4A championship.
Saturday, March 10
Men's college basketball, SWAC Tournament, teams TBA (5 p.m., Birmingham, Ala., ESPNU): The regular season says this should be Jackson State vs. Mississippi Valley State. … Boys high school basketball, MHSAA state tournament, Provine vs. Forest Hill (7:30 p.m., Ch. 29): We've got an all-JPS Class 5A final.
Sunday, March 11
Men's college basketball, SEC Tournament, teams TBA (noon, Atlanta, Ch. 12): Our idea of an SEC championship dream game is Mississippi State vs. Ole Miss.
Monday, March 12
College baseball, Mississippi College at Millsaps (6:30 p.m.): The Choctaws and Majors meet in a Maloney Trophy Series contest.
Tuesday, March 13
College baseball, Belhaven vs. Jackson State (2 p.m., 930 AM): The Blazers and Tigers meet at Smith-Wills Stadium, the home field for both squads
Wednesday, March 14
Men's college basketball, NIT first-round game (6 p.m., ESPN and ESPN2): Will any Mississippi teams play for the title of best team left out of the NCAA?
The Slate is compiled by Doctor S, who hates leftovers.