Doctor S sez: Jackson State appeared ready to wrap up the SWAC East title. After losing to Alabama State, the Tigers have trouble with a capital T.
Thursday, Nov. 11
NBA basketball, Boston at Miami (7 p.m., TNT): The Heat and the Big Three look for the Celtics and the original Big Three.
Friday, Nov. 12
High school football, MAIS AAA Division I championship, Jackson Academy vs. Madison-Ridgeland Academy
(6:30 p.m., Jackson Prep, Flowood, 930 AM) ... Class 6A playoffs, Tupelo at Madison Central (7 p.m., Madison, 105.9 FM): The Jaguars and Golden
Wave meet in a first-round mismatch.
Saturday, Nov. 13
College football, Ole Miss at Tennessee (11 a.m., Knoxville, Tenn., Ch. 12, 97.3 FM): Can the Rebels continue their late-season surge against a truly awful Vols team? It all depends on whether Jeremiah Masoli can play. ... Jackson State at Arkansas-Pine Bluff (2:30 p.m., Pine Bluff, Ark., 95.5 FM): The Tigers have no margin for error if they want to keep their title hopes alive. ... Mississippi State at Alabama (7:15 p.m., Tuscaloosa, Ala., ESPN, 105.9 FM) ... College basketball, Coaches vs. Cancer Classic, Tougaloo at Belhaven (women, 6 p.m.; men, 8 p.m., Jackson).
Sunday, Nov. 14
NFL football, New England at Pittsburgh (7:20 p.m., Pittsburgh, Ch. 3, 930 AM): The Patriots, coming off a sting loss, try to get their mojo back against the Steelers. Good luck with that.
Monday, Nov. 15
NFL football, Philadelphia at Washington (7:30 p.m., ESPN, 930 AM): When Donovan McNabb played for the Eagles there were quarterback problems. Now that he's with the Redskins? Ditto.
Tuesday, Nov. 16
College basketball, Dillard at Millsaps (women, 5 p.m.; men, 7 p.m., Jackson): The Blue Devils, who usually play Belhaven when they're in Jackson, face the Majors at The Hangar.
Wednesday, Nov. 17
NBA basketball, Phoenix at Miami (6 p.m., ESPN): The Heat on TV ... again.
The Slate is compiled by Doctor S, who hasn't been fined for helmet-to-helmet contact in several days.
Southern Miss at University of Central Florida in Orlando at 11 AM Saturday (CBS College Sports, 105.1 FM)