Watch Ole Miss softball’s ‘absolute eruption’ in reaction to hosting NCAA Tournament regional

Published 11:10 pm Sunday, May 14, 2017

Ole Miss’ softball team gathered at Buffalo Wild Wings in Oxford on Sunday night to watch the unveiling of the NCAA Tournament field.

It turned out to be a historic announcement for the Rebels, who found out they will be hosting a regional for the first time in program history as the tournament’s 12th overall seed. Ole Miss will open the tournament Friday against Southern Illinois at 8:30 p.m.

Watch Ole Miss’ players and coaches react to the announcement in the following video, which was posted to team’s official Twitter account. Head coach Mike Smith called it “an absolute eruption” in an interview with the SEC Network afterward.

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“We probably messed up somebody’s food order or something in the back,” Smith added. “It was unbelievable.”