Meet the Flyers

For the second time in the last three seasons, Ole Miss has advanced to the NIT semifinals in New York City. The No. 2 seeded Rebels square off with the No. 3 seeded Dayton Flyers in the first semifinal match.

Two years ago, amidst a near-perfect day, Ole Miss took in various landmarks of New York City. The Rebels had advanced to the National Invitation Final Four, and were making their first trip to the Big Apple in program history.

This season, however, the team was met by dreary conditions. Spurts of rain filled the streets of Manhattan Sunday, only to cut short the tours of the Statue of Liberty and the former site of the World Trade Center.

Murphy Holloway

Ole Miss didn't mind, though. The Rebels have reeled off wins in seven of their last eight games. Spirits are high, to say the least, so a bit of gloomy weather is of little concern.

A tipoff with Dayton is set for Tuesday at 6 p.m. on ESPN2. The winner advances to face the winner of North Carolina and Rhode Island Thursday.

Ole Miss head coach Andy Kennedy, who quickly grew familiar with Dayton as interim head coach of Cincinnati, sat down with local media to preview the Flyers.

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