The always unreliable Ole Miss Dot TV cut out in the last minute and was not able to hear the Rebel victory, but Ole Miss defeated Nebraska tonight for their final game in Tad Smith Coliseum of the year. With the victory the Rebels will travel to take on Virginia Tech on Wednesday as they routed the UAB Blazers tonight.
Since the game was on ESPNU, a channel no one has, I had to listen to the game. It sounded like the game was up and down for the Rebs, but for the most part they executed very well and played a good game. This win puts the Rebels one game away from the Big Apple and the NIT semifinals for the second year in a row. Last year the Rebels ended their season at Clemson in the NIT Quarter Finals. Maybe I am a homer, but I still believe the Rebels deserved a Number 1 seed in the NIT and should be playing at home. VA Tech is going to be a tough matchup for the Rebs.
OXFORD - Ole Miss is within one victory of playing in the National Invitation Tournament Final Four in New York City.
The Rebels reached that position tonight by beating Nebraska 85-75 in overtime in a second-round NIT game at Tad Smith Coliseum.Chris Warren scored 18 points to lead five Rebels in double figures. Zach Graham scored 10 of his 14 points in OT. Eneil Polynice had 15 points. Kenny Williamd had 14 points and 9 rebounds, and Dwayne Curtis had 10 points and 8 boards for Ole Miss, which at 23-10 has now won the second-most games in school history.Nebraska finished at 20-13.The Rebels' next game is Wednesday at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Va. The Hokies reached the quarterfinals by beating Alabama-Birmingham 75-49 tonight at home. The Ole Miss-Va. Tech game will start at 6 p.m. CDT and will be televised by ESPN2. The starting time will be announced later.The trip to the NIT quarterfinals will be the third in school history. Ole Miss advanced that far in 1983 and 2000, losing both games.The winner of Wednesday's game will advance to the NIT Final Four, which is set for April 2 and 4 at Madison Square Garden in New York.