State High School Basketball Tournament begins Friday - - Jackson, MS

State High School Basketball Tournament begins Friday

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The MHSAA C Spire State Basketball Tournament tips off Friday with six games at the Mississippi Coliseum. A total of 24 boys teams and 24 girls teams will compete

Three boys teams, Callaway in Class 5A, Velma Jackson (3A) and Baldwyn (2A) are back to defend their state championships.

Three girls teams, Canton (5A), Bay (4A) and Scott Central (2A) are back to win the same title they captured in 2013, while H.W. Byers will try to win the 2A crown after moving up from 1A this year.

All championship games will be televised live on Mississippi Public Broadcasting. Semifinal games as well as the championship games can be viewed live and on demand via the NFHS Network's Mississippi channel. Go to for more information.

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