Photo by Keith Warren

Basketball championship games return to Coliseum

It’s Final Four time at the MHSAA Basketball Tournament.

A total of 48 teams — 24 boys and 24 girls divided among the six classes — will compete at the Mississippi Coliseum from March 1-6 with the goal of finishing their seasons with a gold ball. The “Big House” will host a total of 36 games with the first tip off set for Monday at 9 a.m.

Tickets can be purchased on GoFan at

Mississippi Coliseum

Monday, March 1
9:00 AM    Class 1A Girls: Biggersville vs. West Lowndes
10:30 AM  Class 1A Girls: Ingomar vs. Simmons
12:00 PM  Class 1A Boys: Biggersville vs. McAdams
1:30 PM     Class 1A Boys: Ingomar vs. McEvans
4:00 PM     Class 4A Girls: Choctaw Central vs. Pass Christian
5:30 PM     Class 4A Girls: Pontotoc vs. Moss Point
7:00 PM     Class 4A Boys: Itawamba AHS vs. Raymond
8:30 PM     Class 4A Boys: Pontotoc vs. Lanier

TUESDAY, March 2
9:00 AM     Class 2A Girls: New Site vs. Newton
10:30 AM  Class 2A Girls: Calhoun City vs. Union
12:00 PM  Class 2A Boys: Coahoma County vs. Bay Springs
1:30 PM     Class 2A Boys: Calhoun City vs. Newton
4:00 PM     Class 5A Girls: Neshoba Central vs. Laurel
5:30 PM     Class 5A Girls: Holmes County Central vs. Brookhaven
7:00 PM     Class 5A Boys: Lake Cormorant vs. Hattiesburg
8:30 PM     Class 5A Boys: Holmes County Central vs. Forest Hill

Wednesday, March 3
9:00 AM     Class 3A Girls: Belmont vs. Kemper County
10:30 AM  Class 3A Girls: Kossuth vs. Crystal Springs
12:00 PM  Class 3A Boys: Booneville vs. Kemper County
1:30 PM     Class 3A Boys: Senatobia vs. St. Andrew’s
4:00 PM     Class 6A Girls: Olive Branch vs. Meridian
5:30 PM     Class 6A Girls: Germantown vs. Harrison Central
7:00 PM     Class 6A Boys: Clinton vs. Harrison Central
8:30 PM     Class 6A Boys: Starkville vs. Oak Grove

Mississippi Coliseum

Thursday, March 4
1:00 PM     Class 1A Girls
3:00 PM     Class 1A Boys
5:00 PM     Class 4A Girls
7:00 PM     Class 4A Boys

Friday, March 5
1:00 PM     Class 2A Girls
3:00 PM     Class 2A Boys
5:00 PM     Class 5A Girls
7:00 PM     Class 5A Boys

Saturday, March 6
1:00 PM     Class 3A Girls
3:00 PM     Class 3A Boys
5:00 PM     Class 6A Girls
7:00 PM     Class 6A Boys

Tickets are $12 for the semifinals Monday through Wednesday and $15 for the championship games Thursday through Saturday.

All semifinal and championship games will be livestreamed on the NFHS Network at

The 12 championship games, scheduled for March 4-6, also will be televised on stations around Mississippi.

Mississippi Farm Bureau is once again a presenting sponsor for the MHSAA State Basketball Tournament.


TV listings (subject to change)

Delta               This TV — WHCQ — Channel 8.1

Gulf Coast       Bounce —WLOX — Channel 13.3

Hattiesburg     Bounce — WDAM – Channel 7.3

Jackson           MeTV — WAPT — Channel 16.2

Meridian         Bounce — WMDN — Channel 24.2

Meridian — MyTOK — WTOK Channel 11.2

Northeast MS  My MS — WCBI — Channel 4.2


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