BLACKSBURG, Va. (AP) -Chris Warren scored five of his 22 points during a 9-0 second-half run and Mississippi beat Virginia Tech 81-72 on Wednesday night in the NIT quarterfinals to earn a trip to Madison Square Garden in New York.
Ole Miss (24-10) led 51-49 with 10-49 to play before Warren's layup sparked the burst. He later added a 3-pointer, Eniel Polynice hit a jumper and Kenny Williams made a layup to cap the spurt, which gave the Rebels a 60-49 led with 8:22 to play.
Deron Washington had 23 points for Virginia Tech (21-14).
Mississippi will face the Dayton-Ohio State winner in the semifinals Tuesday night. In the other semifinal, Massachusetts will play Florida.
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