KANSAS CITY, Mo. — In less than 24 hours, the Ole Miss Rebels will play in their first NCAA Tournament game since 2002. How Ole Miss got to the Sprint Center to as the No. 12 seed to play No. 5 Wisconsin in the Kansas City Regional has been well documented. The Rebels won three straight games in last week’s Southeastern Conference Tournament, their first title since 1981, and now look to improve a late-season run by knocking off the Badgers and whoever else may await in the third round on Sunday.
How the Rebels fare Friday remains to be seen, but Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy feels like his team won’t overlook the Badgers (23-11 overall).