Doctor S sez: Get ready for an entertaining weekend of hoops at the Big House.
Thursday, March 3
High school basketball, MHSAA Boys and Girls State Tournament championship games (Ch. 29, Mississippi Coliseum, Jackson): 3A girls, Ripley vs. Choctaw Central (1 p.m.); 3A boys, Booneville vs. Corinth (2:30 p.m.); 1A girls, Byers vs. Coldwater (7 p.m.), 1A boys, Dexter vs. Durant (8:30 p.m.) ... Men's college basketball, Alabama State at Jackson State (7:30 p.m., Jackson, 620 AM): The Tigers host the Hornets in a crucial late-season SWAC game.
Friday, March 4
High school basketball, MHSAA Boys and Girls State Tournament championship games (Ch. 29, Mississippi Coliseum, Jackson): 2A girls, New Site vs. Scott Central (1 p.m.); 2A boys, Bruce vs. Piney Woods (2:30 p.m.); 4A girls, teams TBD (7 p.m.); 4A boys, teams TBD (8:30 p.m.)
Saturday, March 5
High school basketball, MHSAA Boys and Girls State Tournament championship games (Ch. 29, Mississippi Coliseum, Jackson): 5A girls, teams TBD (1 p.m.); 5A boys (2:30 p.m.); 6A girls, teams TBD (7 p.m.); 6A boys (8:30 p.m.). ... Men's college basketball, Arkansas at Ole Miss (3 p.m., Oxford, Ch. 12, 97.3 FM): The Rebels and Razorbacks are both still battling for second place in the SEC West.
Sunday, March 6
Women's college basketball, SEC Women's Tournament championship (4:30 p.m., Nashville, Tenn., ESPN2): Tennessee will play somebody else for the title, barring a major upset.
Monday, March 7
Men's college basketball, WCAC Tournament championship (8 p.m., ESPN): There are a ton of conference championship games this week. This could be one of the most entertaining, if Gonzaga is involved.
Tuesday, March 8
NBA basketball, Los Angeles Lakers at Atlanta (6 p.m., SportSouth): The Hawks are good, so the Lakers will be motivated. That always makes things interesting.
Wednesday, March 9
Men's college basketball, Big East Tournament, teams TBD (11 a.m., ESPN): The second day of marathon coverage of this marathon tournament begins in the Big Apple.
The Slate is compiled by Doctor S, who was sad to hear legendary Mississippi State radio man Jack Cristil wrap his final game in maroon and white.
I didn't see the Tougaloo Bulldogs mentioned anywhere. They only lost 4 games this ear and are the Gulf South regular season champs. I hate to go Saturday Night Live on you Dr. S, but What's Up With That? They start tournament play soon too. Give us coverage or we'll come see you.