2023-24 MSCIAA HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL
*All dates are subject to change.
Email complete schedules to by October 6.
THE FIRST DAY OF PRACTICE
Each student-athlete must have a completed before participation in tryouts, practice, or game:
Coaches must complete on file:
Coaches also must review and be familiar all TSSAA Health & Safety Policies.
TSSAA Health & Safety Policies
Emergency Preparedness, Heat Illness Prevention, Concussion, Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Lightning Guidelines
The maximum number of games allowed by TSSAA is 24. MSCIAA teams must save one game for the possibility of playing in the MSCIAA Championship. This means the maximum games for MSCIAA teams is 23.
TSSAA Hall of Champions games are allowed-Max two dates. All HOC games must be approved by the TSSAA.
TSSAA max number of tournaments is 2 with each tournament counting as two games.
All games must be turned in to the MSCIAA and reflected on the MSCIAA master schedule available at www.msciaa.org
$8.00 (Tickets may be pre-sold at a lesser price at the discretion of the host principal.)
TIME OF GAMES
Varsity girls will begin at 6:00pm. Varsity boys will begin at 7:30pm. All games will start at the designated time unless otherwise indicated in writing through the MSCIAA. It is the responsibility of the host team to notify MSCIAA, MSCS security, and the assigning official when changes in start times are needed. To make a game change (dates and/or start times) contact the MSCIAA office at minimum 3 days prior to the scheduled event.
If you want to participate in JV/Freshman basketball, you will be responsible for creating your schedule, official assignments, security etc. All officials must pass a background check (TSSAA officials have passed a background check).
If a scheduled game is cancelled due to schools closing, please wait instructions from the MSCIAA office. If schools are closed on the day of a meeting, the meeting will be rescheduled by the MSCIAA office. Schools will be notified of the rescheduled date. When school is closed due to inclement weather, all games, practices, and team events are cancelled.
Security personnel will be assigned to high school games upon written request of the school principals involved. The written request must be submitted to the MSCS Security Division office one week prior to the contest. The security personnel will report and be responsible to the principal who made the request. Security must be notified of any changes in the schedule. Schools hosting classics, tournaments, etc…must notify security, MSCS security (416-5773). Saturday tournaments/classics must be in Facilitron.
SCORING AND TIMING
Home teams must provide responsible adults to be in charge of scoring and timing at each scheduled game.
PLEASE NOTE: High Schools not providing responsible adults for scoring and timing will FORFEIT the game and will not be reimbursed for paying the officials!
All scores must be recorded in rschooltoday by noon following each contest.
Reporting scores is the responsibility of the home team, but away teams should record scores if the home teams fails to do so.
ASSIGNING OFFICIALS FEES
Officials should call the home school’s financial secretary by noon on the day of the game. If they fail to do so, please call the assigning agent immediately! Also, all coaches will be assigned an Arbiter login and will be able to check officials’ assignments for every game.
PLEASE NOTE: Shelby Metro Basketball Association officials must be used for all high school games.
The official’s assigning agent is Bill Arata (phone: (901) 857-6801). Official’s fees are negotiated by the TSSAA and are as follows: All MSCIAA Schools will be using three officials for all games unless availability limits to two officials.
Student-athletes (Varsity, Junior Varsity, & Freshman Teams) must be listed on their school’s TSSAA eligibility roster.
All schools will save 1 game for the MSCIAA Championship. The head coach or a school representative must be present for the championship meeting to be held February 8th at 4:00 pm on Teams. Last date for games to count for the MSCIAA Championship is February 6th.
MSCIAA CHAMPIONSHIP SELECTION
Class A Championship: #1 District 15A vs. #1 District 16A
Class AAA Championship: District 14AA, District 15AA, District 16AA
AAA tie break
1st the best district record from 14AAA, 15AAA, and 16AAA will be selected
2nd next Head to Head record will be used to determine a winner
3rd if no head to head record exists or if there is a tie, records against all teams in their class
4th if there is a tie, then overall record
5th if there still is a tie, then coin toss
Class AAAA Championships: #1 District 15AAAA vs. #1 District 16AAAA
MSCIAA Championship Tie Breaking Procedure
a. Head-to-Head competition in league play. If teams have played each other during the season, the outcome of these games will resolve the tie.
b. If a tie remains after (a), the tiebreaker will be determined by how teams have done against the next highest seeded teams in their respective league: 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, etc.
c. If the tie remains after (a) and (b), the overall win-loss record against teams within that classification will be used to break the tie. This only includes games played in your classification with member teams of TSSAA.
d. If the tie remains after (a), (b), and (c), the best overall record will be used to break the tie. The best overall record includes games and tournaments with all teams associated with the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS). Scheduled games must be on an Official MSCIAA Schedule to count for championship purposes.
e. If a tie remains, a coin will be tossed. A draw will be used to determine who will call the coin toss
Post Season Tournament Locations
TSSAA 2023-2024 District Alignments