Thursday, March 15, 2007

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(C-L)OXFORD — Ole Miss will play at Clemson in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament on Monday at 6 p.m.

The game time was announced today. It will be televised by ESPN.

Ole Miss (21-12) advanced with a 73-59 win against Appalachian State on Wednesday.

It set a school record for home wins in a season (16) and propelled the Rebels into the second-round of the 32-team tournament. Clemson — which is 15-0 against non-conference teams — beat East Tennessee State 64-57 in Littlejohn Coliseum.

The Ole Miss-Clemson winner will play either San Diego State or Syracuse in the third round Wednesday.

Clemson leads the all-time series 2-1, but the teams haven’t met since Ole Miss’ 53-49 win in the first round of the NIT in 1982.