At a Glance: MHSAA State Basketball Tournament

Olive Branch forward Cameron Matthews. Photo by Keith Warren/MHSAA.

Site: Mississippi Coliseum, Jackson

Tickets: $12

BOYS

CLASS 6A

Tupelo vs. Meridian

When: Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Golden Wave at a Glance

Head Coach: Jeff Norwood

Record: 22-10

State Championships: 1968, 1966, 1965

How they got here: First Round Bye; def. Northwest Rankin 60-54; def. Murrah 62-57

Players to Watch: Josh Mitchell, Keondra Hampton, Braxton Bishop, Anthony Nichols, Mason Gary

Wildcats at a Glance

Head Coach: Ronald Norman

Record: 25-4

State Championships: 2017, 2011, 1978

How they got here: def. Pearl 84-34; def. Pascagoula 66-54; def. Biloxi 55-51

Players to Watch: Traemond Pittman, Vontrell Pringle, Makeem Roberts, Kyler Yarbrough, KeEdrick Armstead

Starkville vs. Brandon

When: Wednesday, 8:30 p.m.

Yellowjackets at a Glance

Head Coach: Greg Carter

Record: 28-1

State Championships: 2015, 2010, 1961

How they got here: First Round Bye; def. Southaven 79-54; def. Oxford 79-65

Players to Watch: Tyler Talley, Atavius Jones, Edezeric Cook, Terry Tate, Jamarrion Brown

Bulldogs at a Glance

Head Coach: Fred Barnes

Record: 27-5

How they got here: First Round Bye; def. Gulfport 71-63; def. Oak Grove 56-48

Players to Watch: Jaquevias Tarvin, Willie Miller, Tyree Cochran, Jacquez Jackson

CLASS 5A

Center Hill vs. Hattiesburg

When: Tuesday, 7 p.m.

Mustangs at a Glance

Head Coach: Newton Mealer

Record: 29-3

State Championships: None

How they got here: First Round Bye; def. Neshoba Central 87-63; def. Cleveland Central 89-55

Players to Watch: Calvin Temple, Ken Lewis, Kevin Henry, Kaeden Laws, Decorian Payton

Tigers at a Glance

Head Coach: Ernie Watson

Record: 24-8

State Championships: 1974, 1972

How they got here: First Round Bye; def. Wingfield 80-65; def. Long Beach 68-61

Players to Watch: Cameron Brown, Nick Walker, Chris Lewis, Alex Jordan, Jayden Harrell

Olive Branch vs. Forest Hill

When: Tuesday, 8:30 p.m.

Conquistadors at a Glance

Head Coach: Eric Rombaugh

Record: 25-7

State Championships: 2018

How they got here: def. West Point 87-29; def. Holmes County Central 66-65; def. Callaway 72-50

Players to Watch: D.J. Jeffries, Cameron Matthews, Joe Cooper, Josh Stevenson, Wes Taylor

Patriots at a Glance

Head Coach: Jerry Currie

Record: 24-7

State Championships: 1981

How they got here: First Round Bye; def. North Pike 88-46; def. Picayune 65-53

Players to Watch: Ken Evans, Jr., Keondre Montgomery

CLASS 4A

Gentry vs. Florence

When: Monday, 7 p.m.

Rams at a Glance

Head Coach: Chico Potts

Record: 26-7

State Championships: None

How they got here: def. Kosciusko 100-62; def. Ripley 47-44; def. Pontotoc 70-46

Players to Watch: Darrius Clark, Robert Bell, Shamarvious Hodges, Jessie Hull, David Windfield

Eagles at a Glance

Head Coach: Darrin Chancellor

Record: 24-6

State Championships: 1977, 1927, 1924

How they got here: def. Northeast Jones 93-48; def. Bay High 63-45; def. Lanier 70-54

Players to Watch: Jaylen Forbes, Lorenzo Fort, Devin Carter

Byhalia vs. Raymond

When: Monday, 8:30 p.m.

Indians at a Glance

Head Coach: Derwin Cooper

Record: 20-9

State Championships: None

How they got here: def. Shannon 75-51; def. Greenwood 67-40; def. Louisville 59-57 (OT)

Players to Watch: Antwon Porter, RaMond Tuggles, Kavonta Tunstall

Rangers at a Glance

Head Coach: Tony Tadlock

Record: 27-5

State Championships: 2018, 2017, 1999

How they got here: def. Mendenhall 87-37; def. St. Stanislaus 79-41; def. South Pike 77-59

Players to Watch: Detrevian Broome, Jakorie Smith, Tradavis Thompson

CLASS 3A

Holly Springs vs. St. Andrew’s

When: Wednesday, Noon

Hawks at a Glance

Head Coach: Sylvester Kilgore

Record: 22-9

State Championships: 2005, 2004

How they got here: def. Alcorn Central 77-44; def. Ruleville 70-61; def. Houston 66-60

Players to Watch: Derek Fountain, Cori Bell, Tyhem Reaves, Daveon Miller

Saints at a Glance

Head Coach: Brian Cronin

Record: 22-10

State Championships: 2018

How they got here: def. SE Lauderdale 63-52; def. Port Gibson 60-51; def. Jefferson Davis County 71-63

Players to Watch: Rashad Bolden, Arness Georgetown, Will Atkins, William Harkless

Yazoo County vs. Velma Jackson

When: Wednesday, 1:30 p.m.

Panthers at a Glance

Head Coach: Rahim Lockhart

Record: 30-0

State Championships: 2006

How they got here: def. Choctaw County 83-53; def. Coahoma AHS 63-57; def. Nettleton 86-55

Players to Watch: Emon Washington, Martarious Burrell, Lakevion Dixon, Hunter Barron, Kejuan Frierson, John Lewis

Falcons at a Glance

Head Coach: Christopher Love

Record: 23-6

State Championships: 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017

How they got here: def. Forest 66-26; def. Seminary 69-57; def. Columbia 69-60

Players to Watch: Joshua Lee, Charlie Jones, R.D. Wilson, Jordan Harvey, Mason Riley

CLASS 2A

Ingomar vs. North Forrest

When: Tuesday, Noon

Falcons at a Glance

Head Coach: Jonathan Ashley

Record: 33-4

State Championships: 2010, 2002, 1999, 1979, 1978

How they got here: def. Bruce 93-56; def. West Bolivar 49-34; def. Calhoun City 50-48

Players to Watch: Zach Shugars, Clayton Stanford, Hunter Bynum, Kelon Hall, Nathan Weeden

Eagles at a Glance

Head Coach: Quenton Loving

Record: 25-4

State Championships: None

How they got here: def. Bogue Chitto 75-30; def. Pelahatchie 65-46; def. St. Patrick 61-48

Players to Watch: Joe Holloway, Nyque Moore, Leon Jones

Coahoma County vs. Bay Springs

When: Tuesday, 1:30 p.m.

Red Panthers at a Glance

Head Coach: Derrick Moore

Record: 29-2

State Championships: 2018, 2017, 2006, 2005

How they got here: def. Union 53-27; def. New Site 65-45; def. Newton 56-45

Players to Watch: Keshun Holly, Jai’sheldon Yates, Markevius Phillips, Alshun Ross, Ben Galmore, Jeff Fisher

Bulldogs at a Glance

Head Coach: Corey Mackey

Record: 29-3

State Championships: 2015

How they got here: def. Pisgah 91-53; def. West Lincoln 79-48; def. Madison St. Joe 65-49

Players to Watch: Kevin Grimes, Damien Wheaton, Dayan Lindsey, Anthony Wheaton, JaCorrieous Moore

CLASS 1A

Potts Camp vs. East Marion

When: Monday, Noon

Cardinals at a Glance

Head Coach: Jeremy Dillard

Record: 25-5

State Championships: 1972, 1961

How they got here: def. Pine Grove 93-31; def. Shaw 62-56; def. Biggersville 86-74

Players to Watch: Mitchell Saulsberry, Kedavian Faulkner, Martavious Frost, Walter Hamilton, Kylan Conners

Eagles at a Glance

Head Coach: Calvin Brown

Record: 25-5

State Championships: None

How they got here: def. Sebastopol 79-49; def. Hamilton 79-39; def. Piney Woods 82-53

Players to Watch: John Rawls, Caleb Rawls, Vashon Sims, Flenard McLin

Okolona vs. West Lowndes

When: Monday, 1:30 p.m.

Chieftains at a Glance

Head Coach: Arteria Clifton

Record: 28-2

State Championships: 2018, 2002

How they got here: def. Coldwater 92-70; def. West Union 86-60; def. Simmons 78-60

Players to Watch: Jamal Moore, Jacorrius Stanfield, Jalen McFarland

Panthers at a Glance

Head Coach: Nick Christy

Record: 19-8

State Championships: None

How they got here: def. French Camp 75-40; def. Stringer 71-48; def. McAdams 71-54

Players to Watch: Dalen Rogers, Dekylan Malone, Jherquaveus Sanders, Jermaine Williams, Jalen Brewer

GIRLS

CLASS 6A

Hernando vs. Terry

When: Wednesday, 4 p.m.

Lady Tigers at a Glance

Head Coach: Daniel Forbes

Record: 26-6

State Championships: 1970

How they got here: First Round Bye; def. Murrah 38-34; def. Tupelo 43-40

Players to Watch: Zuri Dunlap, Nekeyvia McKinzie, Nichole Wolfe, Alyssa Greer, Kendria Merriweather

Lady Bulldogs at a Glance

Head Coach: Ruth Buck

Record: 25-8

State Championships: None

How they got here: def. Oak Grove 51-30; def. St. Martin 54-24; def. Biloxi 46-39

Players to Watch: Bryanna Taylor, Kayla Fisher, Ayani Cockrell

Greenville vs. Pearl

When: Wednesday, 5:30 p.m.

Lady Hornets at a Glance

Head Coach: Dakedeon Lampkin

Record: 31-0

State Championships: None

How they got here: First Round Bye; def. Columbus 45-40; def. Horn Lake 48-40

Players to Watch: Jeanee Anderson, Mary Starnes, Clarkaju Warren

Lady Pirates at a Glance

Head Coach: Jason Kennedy

Record: 30-1

State Championships: 1994

How they got here: First Round Bye; def. Harrison Central 73-61; def. Meridian 101-44

Players to Watch: Jayla Alexander, Makayla Minett, Jade Myles, Nya Hatcher, Kaliyah Taylor, Olivia Knight

CLASS 5A

Olive Branch vs. Hattiesburg

When: Tuesday, 4 p.m.

Lady Conquistadors at a Glance

Head Coach: Jason Thompson

Record: 27-4

State Championships: None

How they got here: First Round Bye; def. Holmes County Central 82-57; def. Lafayette 62-37

Players to Watch: Endya Buford, Dasia Harden, Bryneisha Eason, Rhema Pegues, Nadia Gillespie

Lady Tigers at a Glance

Head Coach: Caronica Jackson

Record: 26-4

State Championships: 2018

How they got here: First Round Bye; def. Laurel 55-34; def. Wayne County 45-41

Players to Watch: Melyia Grayson, Chelsea Ulmer, Kenedi Walker, Kendyl Terrell

Germantown vs. West Jones

When: Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.

Lady Mavericks at a Glance

Head Coach: Jamie Glasgow

Record: 25-4

State Championships: None

How they got here: First Round Bye; def. West Point 69-28; def. Neshoba Central 46-42

Players to Watch: Andy Duran, Marvia Spann, Mirial Cannon, Madison Booker

Lady Mustangs at a Glance

Head Coach: Sharon Murrray

Record: 28-0

State Championships: 1995

How they got here: First Round Bye; def. Picayune 49-16; def. Brookhaven 78-68

Players to Watch: Briana Carr, Jurnee McLaurin, Brikayla Gray, Mia Moore

CLASS 4A

Ripley vs. Moss Point

When: Monday, 4 p.m.

Lady Tigers at a Glance

Head Coach: Steve Willey

Record: 26-5

State Championships: 2011, 2003

How they got here: def. Mooreville 60-9; def. Clarksdale 74-39; def. New Albany 58-40

Players to Watch: Amelia Hatch, Summer Kirkman, Sierra Jackson

Lady Tigers at a Glance

Head Coach: Ethan Porter

Record: 23-7

State Championships: None

How they got here: def. Sumrall 55-19; def. Raymond 43-35; def. McComb 54-51

Players to Watch: Labreya Brumfield, Brieanna Miller, Robyn Lee, Alani Gildersleeve

Louisville vs. Lanier

When: Monday, 5:30 p.m.

Lady Wildcats at a Glance

Head Coach: Kenyon Ross

Record: 25-4

State Championships: None

How they got here: def. Greenwood 73-39; def. Amory 78-48; def. Senatobia 57-55

Players to Watch: Areyanna Hunter, Kameron Rogers, Iitasha Paty, Lymyia Fifer, Jalen Ingram, Ajira Thompkins, Kiersten Bell

Lady Bulldogs at a Glance

Head Coach: Jonas James

Record: 27-3

State Championships: 2011, 2010

How they got here: def. Newton County 51-34; def. East Central 59-26; def. NE Lauderdale 53-47 (OT)

Players to Watch: Keshuna Luckett, Tamia Brown, Kelsey Neal, Jamea Smith, Onika Henderson

CLASS 3A

Kossuth vs. Forest

When: Wednesday, 9 a.m.

Lady Aggies at a Glance

Head Coach: Angie Malone

Record: 23-7

State Championships: None

How they got here: def. Holly Springs 75-41; def. Ruleville 83-75; def. Alcorn Central 50-24

Players to Watch: Morgan Hodum, Zoe Essary, Katelyn Bumpas

Lady Bearcats at a Glance

Head Coach: Teont Boyd

Record: 27-5

State Championships: 1994, 1964

How they got here: def. Magee 62-38; def. Hazlehurst 77-69; def. SE Lauderdale 60-34

Players to Watch: Vantasia Duncan, Orlandrea McGee, Khyrstallyn Harkless

Belmont vs. Choctaw Central

When: Wednesday, 10:30 a.m.

Lady Cardinals at a Glance

Head Coach: Chris Higginbottom

Record: 24-8

State Championships: 2015, 2012, 2010, 2001, 1995, 1988, 1986, 1985, 1983, 1948, 1945

How they got here: def. Independence 44-41; def. Yazoo County 44-39; def. South Pontotoc 59-53

Players to Watch: Macie Walker, Kassi Grimes, Abby Kuykendall, Karmen Payne, Lydia Liles

Lady Warriors at a Glance

Head Coach: Bill Smith

Record: 32-2

State Championships: 2018, 2017, 2005, 2004, 1999, 1997, 1996

How they got here: def. Raleigh 68-28; def. Port Gibson 76-28; def. Crystal Springs 65-27

Players to Watch: Kaedre Denson, Meloney Thames, Tia Sauders

CLASS 2A

Calhoun City vs. West Lincoln

When: Tuesday, 9 a.m.

Lady Wildcats at a Glance

Head Coach: Rob Fox

Record: 30-1

State Championships: 1969, 1949

How they got here: def. Baldwyn 62-44; def. Philadelphia 81-63; def. Ingomar 72-69

Players to Watch: Kei Honey, Quay Bailey, Damya Campbell, Ajala Mays, Conley Langford

Lady Bears at a Glance

Head Coach: Brooks Smith

Record: 25-5

State Championships: 1957

How they got here: def. Richton 76-46; def. Enterprise-Clarke 58-40; def. Taylorsville 52-42

Players to Watch: Megan Gerald, Skylar Hall, Bailey Wilson, Katelyn Dickerson, Brittany Sturkey

Newton vs. Puckett

When: Tuesday, 10:30 a.m.

Lady Tigers at a Glance

Head Coach: Perry Fletcher

Record: 27-2

State Championships: 2010, 2005

How they got here: def. West Bolivar 67-17; def. Walnut 49-31; def. New Site 60-41

Players to Watch: Nia McCalphia, Myja McNichols, JaLeah Hickmon, McKinley Ware

Lady Wolves at a Glance

Head Coach: Holly Moncrief

Record: 29-3

State Championships: None

How they got here: def. Heidelberg 68-41; def. Loyd Star 70-39; def. Bay Springs 76-73

Players to Watch: Alliyah Gray, Rose Warren, Joi Richardson, Macey Tullos, Camille Crain

CLASS 1A

Pine Grove vs. Leake County

When: Monday, 9 a.m.

Lady Panthers at a Glance

Head Coach: Katie Bates

Record: 31-3

State Championships: 2018, 2017, 1986, 1982, 1981, 1960

How they got here: def. Myrtle 74-33; def. Shaw 61-30; def. Hickory Flat 46-41

Players to Watch: Loren Elliott, Taylor Fletcher, Karlie Rogers

Lady Gators at a Glance

Head Coach: Brittany Henry

Record: 25-6

State Championships: None

How they got here: def. Salem 51-15; def. Ethel 67-56; def. Vardaman 53-44

Players to Watch: Otashae Burrage, Falandria Barrett, Aeriel Edwards, De’Mekeia Odom

Simmons vs. Hamilton

When: Monday, 10:30 a.m.

Lady Blue Devils at a Glance

Head Coach: Bernita Alexander

Record: 25-7

State Championships: 1993, 1992

How they got here: def. Houlka 71-31; def. Blue Mountain 53-46; def. Tupelo Christian 49-48

Players to Watch: Jalelia Gadison, Tiara Willis, Nariah Robinson

Lady Lions at a Glance

Head Coach: Sue Verner

Record: 22-2

State Championships: 1977, 1973

How they got here: def. French Camp 51-35; def. Lumberton 50-44 (OT); def. McAdams 77-47

Players to Watch: Victoria Harrison, Deidra Keaton, Icie Cockerham, Tyra Verner