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The Slate

Super Bowl LI looked like a rout but ended up turning into an instant classic. Viewers will certainly remember the game for a long time, but it might haunt Atlanta Falcons fans forever.

Thursday, Feb. 9

College basketball (6-8 p.m., SECN+): The UM Rebels women try to climb the standings against LSU. ... College basketball (8-10 p.m., SECN): The MSU women look to keep running through the SEC against Vanderbilt.

Friday, Feb. 10

College softball (3-9 p.m., SECN+): MSU begins the 2017 softball season at home with a double header with Georgia State and then Stephen F. Austin.

Saturday, Feb. 11

College basketball (5-7 p.m., SECN): The Rebels men try stay in the postseason hunt as they host Auburn. ... College basketball (7-9 p.m., ESPN2): MSU's men try to make a statement against No. 19 South Carolina.

Sunday, Feb. 12

College basketball (3-5 p.m., SECN): Witness another in-state rival battle as the Rebels women host the MSU women in one of the final regular-season matchups.

Monday, Feb. 13

College basketball (8-10 p.m., ESPN2): Tune in for a top-five showdown in women's basketball as No. 4 South Carolina looks to stop undefeated and top-ranked Connecticut.

Tuesday, Feb. 14

College basketball (8-10 p.m., ESPNU): The MSU men look to down Georgia. ... College basketball (8-10 p.m., SECN): The Rebels men look for a home win against LSU.

Wednesday, Feb. 15

College basketball (8-10 p.m., ESPN2): Check out this top-25 showdown in men's basketball between Duke and Virginia on a slow sports night.

Now that football is over, basketball takes over the nation's sports attention. College baseball and softball start this month and will help replace the loss of gridiron goodness.

Follow Bryan Flynn at jfpsports.com, @jfpsports

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