Men’s Bas­ket­ball

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Due to Sat­ur­day night’s an­nounce­ment that Mis­sis­sippi State’s foot­ball game at Arkansas will kick­off at 11 a.m. on CBS, the men’s bas­ket­ball team has changed its tip time against Florida A&M from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The matchup at Humphrey Coli­seum will be tele­vised on the SEC Net­work+, while ra­dio will be lim­ited to WLZA96.1 FM and free au­dio stream­ing on HailS­tatePLUS (www.hail­state.com/plus).

This is one of the four games se­lected for the “Hoops In The Heart­land” event, which ben­e­fits the non-profit or­ga­ni­za­tion, Men Against Breast Can­cer. The other three games are against Green Bay (Nov. 20), Stephen F. Austin (Nov. 22) and North Dakota State (Nov. 30).

The Bull­dogs opened the 2017-18 cam­paign last week with dom­i­nat­ing 96-68 win against Alabama State. Aric Hol­man paced MSU with 18 points and 11 re­bounds for his third-ca­reer dou­ble-dou­ble, while All-South­east­ern Con­fer­ence guard Quin­ndary Weather­spoon poured in 17 points on 8-of-9 shoot­ing.

Men’s Ten­nis

Gio­vanni Ora­dini con­tin­ued his stel­lar play at the USTA Pen­sacola Fu­tures Mon­day, as he qual­i­fied for the tour­na­ment’s main draw with an­other vic­tory at the Roger Scott Ten­nis Cen­ter.

MSU’s sopho­more lefty picked up his fourth straight vic­tory in the tour­na­ment by hand­ily de­feat­ing Ja­maica’s Row­land Phillips (ATP 1476) 6-1, 6-1. In his qual­i­fy­ing run, Ora­dini has been im­pres­sive – tak­ing all four of his matches in straight-set fash­ion.

Ora­dini will join Bull­dog team­mate and fourth-seeded Nuno Borges in the sin­gles main draw that be­gins to­day. Borges is set to face a fa­mil­iar foe in Tu­lane’s Con­stantin Sch­mitz (ATP 1003) to­day at 10 a.m. The All-Amer­i­can Borges has squared off against Sch­mitz three times in his ca­reer, hold­ing a 3-0 record against the Ger­many na­tive.

On Wed­nes­day, Ora­dini will open up play in the main draw against Govind Nanda (ATP 1255) of the United States.

Women’s Bas­ket­ball

A sea­son-open­ing vic­tory against Vir­ginia kept Mis­sis­sippi State women’s bas­ket­ball at No. 7 in this week’s As­so­ci­ated Press Top 25 Poll.

The rank­ing comes af­ter a week­end that saw MSU hoist the 2017 Na­tional Fi­nal­ist ban­ner prior to the 68-53 win against the Cava­liers in front of a pro­gram ninth-most 6,811 at Humphrey Coli­seum.

The fol­low­ing day, the Bull­dogs re­ceived their Na­tional Fi­nal­ist rings dur­ing the sec­ond quar­ter of MSU’s foot­ball game against Alabama.

Mon­day’s rank­ing is MSU’s 57th-straight week in the poll, the sev­enth-long­est ac­tive streak in the na­tion. The Bull­dogs earned a 21st-con­sec­u­tive week in the top 10, the fifth-best cur­rent streak in the coun­try.

Fri­day’s vic­tory was State’s 14th-straight sea­son-open­ing win. MSU also won its 23rd-con­sec­u­tive reg­u­lar sea­son non-con­fer­ence game be­hind 22 points from Vic­to­ria Vi­vians, 18 from Roshunda John­son and 13 from Chloe Bibby in her MSU de­but.

Coach Vic Schaefer’s Bull­dogs re­turn to ac­tion Thurs­day, host­ing Ge­or­gia State in a 7 p.m. tip at Humphrey Coli­seum. MSU closes out a sea­son-open­ing three-game home­s­tand Sun­day at 2 p.m. against in-state foe South­ern Miss.

Both games will be streamed live on­line on SEC Net­work +. Ad­mis­sion to all MSU home games is $5 for adults and $3 for youth age 18 and un­der. Youth 12 and un­der can get free ad­mis­sion to all women’s bas­ket­ball games by join­ing Bully’s Kids Club at www.bullyskid­sclub.com. High School Foot­ball Post­sea­son

MAIS 8-Man Cham­pi­onship At Jack­son Academy Sat­ur­day’s Game

Humphreys Academy Academy, 11 a.m.

MAIS Class A Cham­pi­onship At Jack­son Academy Thurs­day’s Game

West Mem­phis vs. Trin­ity Epis­co­pal, 2:30 p.m.

MAIS Class AA Cham­pi­onship At Jack­son Academy Thurs­day’s Game

Tri-County Academy vs. St. Joseph, 6:30 p.m.

MAIS Class AAA Cham­pi­onship At Jack­son Academy Sat­ur­day’s Game

Starkville Academy vs. In­di­anola Academy, 2:30 p.m.

MAIS AAAA-D1 Cham­pi­onship At Mis­sis­sippi Col­lege Fri­day’s Game

Jack­son Prep vs. Park­lane Academy, 6 p.m.

MAIS Class AAAA-D2 Cham­pi­onship At Jack­son Academy Sat­ur­day’s Game

La­mar School vs. Simp­son Academy, 6:30 p.m.

MHSAA Play­offs Fri­day Games

Team…Record

Class 6A Horn Lake at Starkville, 7 p.m.

Madi­son Cen­tral at War­ren Cen­tral, 7 p.m.

Han­cock at Pearl, 7 p.m.

Petal at Merid­ian, 7 p.m.

Class 5A

West Point at Gre­nada, 7 p.m. Olive Branch at Lake Cor­morant, 7 p.m.

Brookhaven at Lau­rel, 7 p.m. Hat­ties­burg at Stone, 7 p.m.

Class 4A

Green­wood at Louisville, 7 p.m. Corinth at Nox­ubee County, 7 p.m. Po­plarville at Purvis, 7 p.m. East Cen­tral at South Pike, 7 p.m.

Class 3A

Ya­zoo City at Hous­ton

North Panola at Choctaw County

For­est at Ha­zle­hurst Jef­fer­son Davis County at Port Gib­son

Class 2A

Philadel­phia at Cal­houn City, 7 p.m. Wi­nona at Scott Cen­tral, 7 p.m. Tay­lorsville at North For­rest, 7 p.m. Collins at Bay Springs, 7 p.m.

Class A

Ray Brooks at Okolona, 7 p.m. Sim­mons at Shaw

Stringer at Nanih Waiya, 7 p.m. Lum­ber­ton at Res­ur­rec­tion, 7 p.m.

JUCO Rank­ing

Through Nov. 13

1. East Mis­sis­sippi (3)…10-1

2. Ari­zona Western (1)…9-0

3. Iowa Western (5)…10-1

4. North­east­ern Ok­la­homa A&M…9-2

5. North­west Mis­sis­sippi…8-2

6. Snow (Utah)…9-1

7. In­de­pen­dence (Kan.)…8-2

8. Trin­ity Val­ley (Texas)…8-3

9. Jones County (Miss.)…8-2

10. Blinn (Texas)…6-3

11. Itawamba (Miss.)…6-3

12. Gar­den City (Kan.)…8-3

13. Hinds (Miss.)…6-3

14. Louis­burg (N.C.)…7-0

15. But­ler (Kan.)…8-3

16. ASA Brook­lyn (N.Y.)…8-1

17. Navarro (Texas)…6-4

18. Ge­or­gia Mil­i­tary…8-2

To­day

COL­LEGE BAS­KET­BALL 5:30 p.m.

FS1 — Ni­cholls St. at Vil­lanova FS2 — Cent. Con­necti­cut St. at St. John’s

6 p.m.

BTN — Cleve­land St. at Rutgers ESPN — Duke vs. Michi­gan St., at Chicago

7 p.m.

SEC — Lip­scomb at Alabama

7:30 p.m.

FS1 — Pur­due at Mar­quette

8:30 p.m.

ESPN — Kansas vs. Ken­tucky, at Chicago

COL­LEGE FOOT­BALL 6 p.m.

19. Lack­awanna (Pa.)…7-2

20. North­land (Mn.)…9-2

Col­lege Foot­ball SEC Stand­ings

WESTERN DI­VI­SION Team…SEC...Over­all Alabama…7-0…10-0 Auburn…6-1…8-2 LSU…4-2…7-3

Miss. State…3-3…7-3

Texas A&M…3-3…6-4 Ole Miss…2-4…5-5 Arkansas…1-5…4-6

EASTERN DI­VI­SION

Team…SEC...Over­all Ge­or­gia…6-1…9-1 S. Carolina…5-3…7-3 Ken­tucky…4-3…7-3 Florida…3-5…3-6 Mis­souri…2-4…5-5 Ten­nessee…0-6…4-6 Van­der­bilt…0-6…4-6

Sat­ur­day, Nov. 18 Miss. State at Arkansas, 11 a.m.

Texas A&M at Ole Miss, 6 p.m. Ken­tucky at Ge­or­gia, 2:30 p.m. Mercer at Alabama, 11 a.m. UL Mon­roe at Auburn, 11 a.m. UAB at Florida, 3 p.m. Wof­ford at S. Carolina, 3 p.m. LSU at Ten­nessee, 6 p.m. Mis­souri at Van­der­bilt, 6:30 p.m.

As­so­ci­ated Press Top 25

Rank. Team, Points, Record

1. Alabama (57), 1,521, 10-0

2. Mi­ami (Fla.) (4), 1,438, 9-0

3. Ok­la­homa, 1,367, 9-1

4. Clem­son, 1,358, 9-1

5. Wis­con­sin, 1,322, 10-0

6. Auburn, 1,199, 8-2

7. Ge­or­gia, 1,151, 9-1

8. Ohio State, 1,036, 8-2

9. Notre Dame, 1,001, 8-2

10. Ok­la­homa State, 898, 8-2

11. TCU, 875, 8-2

12. South­ern Cal­i­for­nia, 866, 9-2

13. Penn State, 818, 8-2

14. Cen­tral Florida, 807, 9-0

15. Wash­ing­ton State, 614, 9-2

16. Wash­ing­ton, 575, 8-2

17. Mis­sis­sippi State, 492, 7-3

ESPN2 — Ohio at Akron ESPNU — Cent. Michi­gan at Kent St.

NBA BAS­KET­BALL 7 p.m.

NBA — Toronto at Hous­ton

NHL HOCKEY 7 p.m.

NBCSN — Wash­ing­ton at Nash­ville

SOC­CER 1:30 p.m.

ESPN2 — In­ter­na­tional friendly, Ger­many vs. France, at Cologne, Ger­many

FS2 — FIFA, World Cup 2018, qual­i­fy­ing, Ire­land vs. Den­mark, at Dublin

2:30 p.m.

FS1 — In­ter­na­tional friendly, Por­tu­gal vs. United States, at Leiria, Por­tu­gal

18. Mem­phis, 437, 8-1

19. Michi­gan, 315, 8-2

20. Stan­ford, 287, 7-3

21. LSU, 276, 7-3

22. Michi­gan State, 259, 7-3

23. South Florida, 236, 8-1

24. West Vir­ginia, 222, 7-3

25. North Carolina State, 178, 7-3

Oth­ers re­ceiv­ing votes: Vir­ginia Tech 110, North­west­ern 72, Ari­zona 49, Iowa St. 27, Ge­or­gia Tech 6, Boise State 6, Army 3, South Carolina 2, Iowa 2.

USA To­day Amway Coaches Poll

Rank. Team, Points, Record

1. Alabama (63), 1,575, 10-0

2. Mi­ami (Fla.), 1,465, 9-0

3. Clem­son, 1,406, 9-1

4. Wis­con­sin, 1,395, 10-0

5. Ok­la­homa, 1,386, 9-1

6. Auburn, 1,250, 8-2

7. Ge­or­gia, 1,184, 9-1

8. Ohio State, 1,076, 8-2

9. Notre Dame, 947, 8-2

10. South­ern Cal­i­for­nia, 917, 9-2

11. Penn State, 912, 8-2

12. Cen­tral Florida, 910, 9-0

13. Ok­la­homa State, 902, 8-2

14. TCU, 814, 8-2

15. Wash­ing­ton, 642, 8-2

16. Wash­ing­ton State, 587, 9-2

17. Mem­phis, 509, 8-1

18. Michi­gan, 394, 8-2

19. Mis­sis­sippi State, 373, 7-3

20. South Florida, 361, 8-1

21. LSU, 282, 7-3

22. North Carolina State, 271, 7-3

23. Stan­ford, 206, 7-3

24. Michi­gan State, 179, 7-3

25. West Vir­ginia, 171, 7-3

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