Missouri men's basketball to play Southern Mississippi on Sunday in NIT

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 | 10:12 p.m. CDT; updated 9:59 a.m. CDT, Thursday, March 20, 2014

COLUMBIA — Missouri men's basketball will host Southern Mississippi in the second round of the National Invitation Tournament on Sunday after No. 3 Southern Mississippi defeated N0. 6 Toledo, 66-59, in Hattiesburg, Mississippi on Wednesday. 

Tip-off is scheduled for 4 p.m. and the game will be televised on ESPNU.

Southern Mississippi went 28-6 overall and 13-3 in Conference USA this season while playing to a 33rd ranked RPI, the highest of any team left out of the NCAA Tournament.

Southern Mississippi finished in a four-way tie first in its conference before falling to top-seeded Southern Louisiana, 88-70, in the conference semifinals on March 14. 

No. 2 seeded Missouri advanced to the second round by defeating Davidson, 85-77, Tuesday at Mizzou Arena.

It will be the first ever meeting between Missouri and Southern Mississippi. 

Tickets are priced at $10 for general admission, $5 for children 18 years and under and free for Missouri students with valid student ID. 

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