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The Best In Sports In 7 Days

Doctor S sez: Perfection is a rare thing in sports. So congratulations to the undefeated Lanier High girls basketball team on the MHSAA 5A state championship.

Thursday, March 10
Men's college basketball, SEC Tournament, Ole Miss vs. South Carolina
(2:30 p.m., Ch. 12, 97.3 FM): Sure the Rebels would love to go to the NCAA Tournament, but let's be real, this is their NIT warmup.

Friday, March 11
Men's college basketball, SEC Tournament, Mississippi State vs. LSU or Vanderbilt (9 p.m., Atlanta, Ch. 12, 105.9 FM): The Bulldogs have to win this tourney, or they're going to the NIT, too.

Saturday, March 12
Men's college basketball, C-USA Tournament championship game, teams TBD (10:30 a.m., El Paso, Texas, Ch. 12): This time slot tells you how much CBS respects Southern Miss and the rest of the C-USA. ... SWAC Tournament championship game, teams TBD (7:30 p.m., Garland, Texas, ESPNU): Will JSU still be around to play for the league title?

Sunday, March 13
Men's college basketball, SEC Tournament championship game, teams TBD (noon, Atlanta, Ch. 16): Will Mississippi State or Ole Miss still be around at the finish? ... NCAA Tournament Selection Show (5 p.m., Ch. 12): Find out who's going where and start working on your office pool bracket.

Monday, March 14
MLB baseball, exhibition, Boston vs. New York Yankees (6 p.m., Fort Myers, Fla., ESPN2): ESPN is showing a Red Sox-Yankees game? What are the odds?

Tuesday, March 15
Men's college basketball, First Four, teams TBD (5:30 and 8 p.m., Dayton, Ohio, truTV): Can't we just call these play-in games? And if you call your tournament the First Four, you will be hearing from the NCAA's lawyers.

Wednesday, March 16
Men's college basketball, First Four, teams TBD (5:30 and 8 p.m., Dayton, Ohio, truTV): Some people think these play-in games are designed to get more small-conference teams in the Big Dance. Actually, they're designed to get more big-conference teams in the NCAAs.

The Slate is compiled by Doctor S, who is selecting his NCAA Tournament bracket based on uniform color. Make your choices at JFP Sports Blog.

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