The MHSAA C Spire State Basketball Tournament returns to Jackson for a 9-day run beginning Thursday, March 1.
In the fourth year of the expanded format, 48 boys teams and 48 girls teams will get an opportunity to participate in the biggest stage for Mississippi high school hoops.
The 84-game event begins with quarterfinal games Thursday morning for boys (Mississippi Coliseum) and girls (Jackson State University). Eight games per day through Saturday night will be played at each venue.
The semifinals for boys and girls team tip off Monday, March 5 at the Mississippi Coliseum with eight games per day through Wednesday, March 7.
The 12 state championship games (six boys and six girls) begin Thursday, March 8 and continue through Saturday, March 10.
Admission is $12 per day and good for all games that day at one venue (no pass outs).
The championship games will be televised live in several media markets covering Mississippi:
Biloxi/Gulfport WLOX — Bounce 13.3
Hattiesburg WDAM — Bounce 7.3
Jackson ME TV — WAPT channel 16.2
Memphis WLMT — CW 30.2
Meridian WMDN — Bounce 24.2
Tupelo WCBI — My MS 4.2
All semifinal and championship games will be livestreamed on the NFHS Network at www.misshsaa.tv Quarterfinal games will not be livestreamed.
2017 State Champions
Class 6A Boys — Meridian
Class 6A Girls — Starkville
Class 5A Boys — Laurel
Class 5A Girls — Neshoba Central
Class 4A Boys — Raymond
Class 4A Girls — Lafayette
Class 3A Boys — Velma Jackson
Class 3A Girls — Choctaw Central
Class 2A Boys — Coahoma County
Class 2A Girls — Ingomar
Class 1A Boys — Ashland
Class 1A Girls — Pine Grove