Stefan Moody scored 26 points and led Mississippi's comeback from a 17-point halftime deficit to a 94-90 victory over BYU on Tuesday night in an NCAA tournament first-round game.
The Rebels (21-12) trailed until Moody led a 15-2 run midway through the second half. He hit a late three-pointer that helped finish off the tournament's first big comeback.
Ole Miss goes to Jacksonville, Fla., to play sixth-seeded Xavier on Thursday afternoon in the East Regional.
Tyler Haws, BYU's all-time leading scorer, had 33 points.
Hampton 74, Manhattan 64 - Reginald Johnson scored 15 points and added two late critical defensive plays to lead the Pirates past the Jaspers in the other first-round game.
Hampton (17-17), which has won five in a row to get to .500, will face top-ranked Kentucky on Thursday in Louisville.
Brian Darden had 13 points, including clinching free throws down the stretch for the Pirates.
Boise State vs. Dayton. The tournament has a home team for the first time in 28 years Wednesday night. And the Dayton Flyers aren't exactly all revved up about it.
Partly, it's because they'd rather have skipped the first round. Mostly, it's because a long home-court winning streak can be a burden at this time of the season. And the Flyers are playing a team that has a knack for winning in tough places.
Dayton (25-8) faces Boise State (25-8), the first time since 1987 that a school has played an NCAA tournament game on its home court. Since 1989, teams have been prohibited from doing so, with the first round the only exception.
Dayton is 16-0 at home this season and has won its last 21 overall at UD Arena, the seventh-longest active streak in Division I.
Boise State went 8-5 on the road and had some of its best moments on other teams' courts. The Broncos got their first wins at New Mexico and at Utah State, where they had been 0-18 all-time. They also ended San Diego State's 29-game home winning streak Feb. 28.
The winner will play sixth-seeded Providence on Friday in Columbus, Ohio.
Robert Morris vs. North Florida. No one on the rosters of first-round opponents Robert Morris and North Florida has stepped into the spotlight of the tournament.
But they understand what's at stake.
The Colonials (19-14), winners of the Northeast Conference tournament, meet the Ospreys (23-11), champions of the Atlantic Sun tournament.
Robert Morris' average home attendance was 1,106; North Florida's was 2,725.
A capacity crowd of 12,495 will be at the University of Dayton Arena and millions will be watching on TV, so there's bound to be some nerves.