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Watch Ole Miss softball players talk hosting NCAA Tournament regional

Ole Miss’ softball team found out over the weekend it would be hosting the first NCAA Tournament regional in school history after winning its first-ever Southeastern Conference Tournament championship Saturday.

The Rebels, as the No. 12 national seed, will start regional play Friday against Southern Illinois at 8:30 p.m. Arizona State and North Carolina will open the double-elimination regional Friday at 6 p.m. at the Ole Miss Softball Complex.

Watch Ole Miss pitcher Kaitlin Lee and shortstop Paige McKinney talk about their reaction to hosting, a different set of expectations as a regional host, the team’s transformation under head coach Mike Smith and more in the following videos.