March 18, 2013
HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Southern Miss head basketball coach Donnie Tyndall has purchased 1,000 tickets for students to this Wednesday's NIT opener against Charleston Southern, scheduled for 8:15 p.m. CT.
The first 1,000 students will need to show a valid Southern Miss ID at the student gate at Reed Green Coliseum, which will open at 7 p.m. Once those tickets are given away, students will need to pay $5 at the ticket office.
This will be Southern Miss' ninth NIT appearance, and the first since 2001. The Golden Eagles have a 6-7 record all-time in the NIT. It is also just the fourth time that Southern Miss will host a postseason game.
This will be the first-ever meeting between Southern Miss and Charleston Southern.
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