STARKVILLE, Miss. – Year two of the Vic Schaefer era of Mississippi State women’s basketball will include five televised contests, the SEC announced Wednesday.
Four of the five televised SEC matchups will be played in the friendly confines of Humphrey Coliseum, beginning with a Jan. 16 showdown against Tennessee that will be broadcast on Comcast Sports Southeast beginning at 8 p.m.
“I think our team will be fun and exciting for fans to watch,” Schaefer said. “We certainly have a challenging schedule, but I’m glad we’re on TV at home four times to play in front of our fans and show the country what our atmosphere is all about.”
MSU’s 2 p.m. home contest against Missouri on Jan. 26 will be shown on SportsSouth as part of ”We Back Pat” week, a league-wide initiative focused on bringing awareness and recognition to the Pat Summit Foundation Fund and its fight against Alzheimer’s disease.
The Bulldogs appear on CSS again Feb. 2, hosting Georgia in a 2 p.m. clash. The regular-season finale between the two teams in Athens will also be televised, with SportsSouth picking up the contest at noon CST.
SEC TV, which is syndicated on stations across the nation, will televise the Bulldogs’ Feb. 16 “Pink Out” contest against Vanderbilt at 1 p.m.
The SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament, scheduled for March 5-9 in Duluth, Ga., will also see every game televised. The Wednesday-Friday games will be shown on Fox Sports Net, while the semifinals will be broadcast on ESPNU.
This year’s tournament championship game will move to ESPN.
The Bulldogs open the season Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. in an exhibition contest against Shorter. Regular season play begins at Houston on Nov. 8, while the 17-game home slate tips Nov. 13 against Jackson State at 7 p.m.
Season tickets for the Bulldogs’ 2013-14 slate are available now online at www.hailstate.com/tickets or by calling 1-888-GO-DAWGS. Reserved season tickets (Sections 114-118) cost $80, while general admission tickets for the year cost $25.
Single-game tickets cost $5 for adults, and admission for youth high school age and under is free.Fans can follow Hail State Hoops on Twitter (@HailStateWBK), Facebook (HailStateWBK) and Instagram (HailStateWBK).