Ole Miss, Southern Miss basketball to play at Mississippi Coast Coliseum next season

Published: Jun. 8, 2023 at 11:29 PM CDT
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BILOXI, Miss. (WLOX) - Ole Miss Athletic Director Keith Carter and new head basketball coach Chris Beard announced that they will be taking the Rebel hoops team to the Coast.

Ole Miss held their 2023 Rebel Road Trip at Ground Zero Blues Club in Biloxi on Thursday. Along with Carter, football coach Lane Kiffin and basketball coach Chris Beard, who was recently hired and has ties to Biloxi, were also in attendance.

During the event, Coach Beard made the announcement that the Rebels would take on Southern Miss at the Mississippi Coast Coliseum next season.

According to Carter, it’s a win for everyone involved.

“We’re excited about it,” Carter said. “I think it’s good for our state. We played the game down here several years ago against Southern Miss and it was a good turnout. Coach Ladner’s done a great job, they’ve got a really good program rolling right now and so the game should be very competitive.”

The matchup will happen on December 23.

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