KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Ole Miss’ amazing late-season run ended with heartbreak Sunday night in the Sprint Center. After winning the final two regular season games in the Southeastern Conference and then three straight in the SEC Tournament, as well as a second-round NCAA Tournament game against Wisconsin, the 12th-seeed Rebels finally met their match.
The No. 13-seed La Salle Explorers continued their march in the Big Dance and advanced to the Sweet 16 with a 76-74 win over the Rebels. In a game that was closely contested and back-and-forth all night, it was the Explorers (24-9 overall) that made the key plays late to secure a matchup with No. 9 Wichita State in Los Angeles on Thursday.