EMCC releases men's, women's basketball schedules; season set to start Jan. 21

January 12, 2021 4:06:49 PM

Theo DeRosa - [email protected]

 

The East Mississippi Community College men's and women's basketball teams are returning to play in a little more than a week.

 

On Tuesday afternoon, the Lions announced their 2021 schedule, composed entirely of games against other schools in the Mississippi Association of Community Colleges Conference.

 

EMCC's men's team will play 17 games, and the women's squad will play 14. Both teams will play home-and-home series with each of the other six teams in the MACCC North division plus additional games with Northeast Mississippi Community College and Holmes Community College. Men's and women's contests will be played at a

 

 

The EMCC men will also face South division opponent Southwest Mississippi Community College for a home-and-home set in February. Additionally, the Lions men will play at Meridian Community College on Feb. 13.

 

The season openers for both the men's and women's teams are Jan. 21. The men will host Northwest Mississippi Community College, while the women travel to Senatobia to play the Rangers.

 

The Lions men's and women's teams both completed their seasons before the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The women won the state tournament, were upset by Northwest in their NJCAA Region 23 tournament opener and finished 24-3, while the men lost to Jones College in the first round of the state tournament and fell to Hinds Community College in the opening round of the Region 23 tourney. They finished 16-9.

 

The full 2021 schedule for EMCC's men's and women's teams is below.

 

Men's

 

Jan. 21: Northwest Mississippi Community College at East Mississippi Community College, 6 p.m.

 

Jan. 28: East Mississippi Community College at Itawamba Community College, 5:30 p.m.

 

Feb. 1: Northeast Mississippi Community College at East Mississippi Community College, 6 p.m.

 

Feb. 4: East Mississippi Community College at Coahoma Community College, 6 p.m.

 

Feb. 6: Southwest Mississippi Community College at East Mississippi Community College, 2 p.m.

 

Feb. 8: Holmes Community College at East Mississippi Community College, 6 p.m.

 

Feb. 11: East Mississippi Community College at Mississippi Delta Community College, 6 p.m.

 

Feb. 13: East Mississippi Community College at Meridian Community College, 2 p.m.

 

Feb. 15: East Mississippi Community College at Northwest Mississippi Community College, 6 p.m.

 

Feb. 25: Itawamba Community College at East Mississippi Community College, 6 p.m.

 

Feb. 27: East Mississippi Community College at Southwest Mississippi Community College, 2 p.m.

 

March 1: East Mississippi Community College at Northeast Mississippi Community College, 6 p.m.

 

March 4: Coahoma Community College at East Mississippi Community College, 6 p.m.

 

March 8: East Mississippi Community College at Holmes Community College, 6 p.m.

 

March 15: Mississippi Delta Community College at East Mississippi Community College, 6 p.m.

 

March 18: East Mississippi Community College at Northeast Mississippi Community College, 6 p.m.

 

March 22: Holmes Community College at East Mississippi Community College, 6 p.m.

 

Women's

 

Jan. 21: East Mississippi Community College at Northwest Mississippi Community College, 6 p.m.

 

Jan. 28: Itawamba Community College at East Mississippi Community College, 6 p.m.

 

Feb. 1: East Mississippi Community College at Northeast Mississippi Community College, 6 p.m.

 

Feb. 4: Coahoma Community College at East Mississippi Community College, 6 p.m.

 

Feb. 8: East Mississippi Community College at Holmes Community College, 6 p.m.

 

Feb. 11: Mississippi Delta Community College at East Mississippi Community College, 6 p.m.

 

Feb. 15: Northwest Mississippi Community College at East Mississippi Community College, 6 p.m.

 

Feb. 25: East Mississippi Community College at Itawamba Community College, 5:30 p.m.

 

March 1: Northeast Mississippi Community College at East Mississippi Community College, 6 p.m.

 

March 4: East Mississippi Community College at Coahoma Community College, 6 p.m.

 

March 8: Holmes Community College at East Mississippi Community College, 6 p.m.

 

March 15: East Mississippi Community College at Mississippi Delta Community College, 6 p.m.

 

March 18: Northeast Mississippi Community College at East Mississippi Community College, 6 p.m.

 

March 22: East Mississippi Community College at Holmes Community College, 6 p.m.

 

Theo DeRosa reports on high school sports and Mississippi State softball for The Dispatch. Follow him on Twitter at @Theo_DeRosa.