Eagles Earn #1 Seed in NIT

Southern Miss and first year head coach Donnie Tyndall has been selected to the NIT Tournament after a 25-9 finish and 2nd place in Conference USA. They now prepare to take on Charleston Southern Wednesday night in the first round of the NIT.

Southern Miss scratched and clawed their way to a 25-9 season in one that started with a roster that was the most inexperienced in college basketball.

With only three seniors, the Eagles quickly found the necessary chemistry and overcame a very difficult early schedule to head into conference play with confidence.

The Eagles in conference surpassed all expectations once again (one pre-season publication had the Eagles finishing 9th in the conference) and set a school records for wins in conference (12).

Overcoming inexperience and the loss to a key player for the season in Michael Criag, the Eagles headed into the conference tournament knowing they might have to win it to get in the big dance.

After beating UAB and handling UTEP, the Eagles stood toe to toe with the Memphis Tigers and fell just short in double OT in one of the most thrilling games in Conference USA history.

With the NIT bid, the Eagles have a chance to continue their run this season and gear up for an NCAA run again next season.

The Eagles have earned a number one seed in the NIT, and will host round one against Charleston Southern who have earned the Big South's automatic berth to the NIT with their first regular season conference championship in 27 years.

The Eagles are also paired with Tennessee (#2 seed), BYU (#3 seed), and Florida State (#4 seed).

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