Mississippi's top men's and women's college basketball players to be named from among six finalists for 2016 C Spire Howell and Gillom Trophies

Ole Miss' Stefan Moody and Mississippi State's Victoria Vivians both vying to become back-to-back winners of their respective award that honors the Magnolia State's best players

Fan voting, which counts for 10 percent of the award, starts tomorrow via social media and text message

Feb 29, 2016, 16:29 ET from C Spire

JACKSON, Miss., Feb. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ole Miss senior guard Stefan Moody and Mississippi State sophomore guard Victoria Vivians lead a list of six finalists for the 2016 C Spire Howell and Gillom Trophies, which annually honors the state's top male and female college basketball players.

Moody, the SEC's leading scorer at 22.8 points per game and the 2015 C Spire Howell Trophy winner, is bidding to become only the second two-time winner of the award, which is named after former Mississippi State and NBA great Bailey HowellMississippi State's Jarvis Varnado won the award in 2009 and 2010.

Joining Moody as finalists for the men's award are Mississippi State standouts Gavin Ware and Quinndary Weatherspoon.  Ware leads the Bulldogs in scoring with 15.5 points per game, 29 blocked shots and also averages 5.3 rebounds. Weatherspoon leads the team in SEC play with 15 points per game and has averaged 12 points per game on the season.

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