Toledo (27-6, 14-4 Mid-American Conference) will continue its record-breaking season with an appearance in the 77th annual National Invitation Tournament.
The game in Hattiesburg will be available for viewing on ESPN3 and also will be broadcast on the Rocket Radio Network, which includes WSPD-AM 1370 locally.
The Eagles and Rockets possess the top two ratings percentage indexes in the 32-team field at No. 31 and No. 37, respectively. UT is the No. 6 seed in its region, while USM is the No. 3 seed.
The winner of the Toledo-Southern Miss contest will face the winner of Tuesday’s game pitting No. 2 seed Missouri (22-11) and No. 7 seed Davidson (20-12) on a date to be determined.
Toledo is making its eighth NIT appearance in school history and possesses an all-time record of 3-7 in the event. Its last victory was a 76-67 home triumph over South Alabama in 2001.
The Rockets captured a share of their eighth regular-season MAC title this season, posting a school-record 27 victories before falling to Western Michigan in the MAC Tournament title Saturday night.
Southern Miss is undefeated at home (14-0) and finished in a four-way tie for first place in Conference USA with Louisiana Tech, Middle Tennessee and Tulsa. The Golden Eagles lost in their conference semifinals to Louisiana Tech by an 88-70 margin.