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Magnolia State Bank buys 1,000 USM basketball tickets

Magnolia State Bank is donating 1,000 tickets to students for Wednesday night's NIT basketball game. Magnolia State Bank is donating 1,000 tickets to students for Wednesday night's NIT basketball game.
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

A Hattiesburg bank is following the lead of Southern Miss head basketball coach Donnie Tyndall and incoming U.S.M. President Dr. Rodney Bennett who've each donated 1,000 tickets to students who've been attending the Golden Eagles NIT games at Reed Green Coliseum.

Magnolia State Bank has also bought 1,000 tickets for Wednesday night's game between Southern Miss and Brigham Young University. They'll be given to the first 1,000 students who show a valid ID.

The winner between the Golden Eagles and the Cougars will go on to the NIT semi-finals in New York.

"After the generous donation from coach Tyndall and President-elect Dr. Bennett, we just felt like it was the least we could do to show our support for the basketball team," Kris Mangum, vice-president of Magnolia State Bank. "It's just an honor for us to have this opportunity to do it and to pack the basketball arena one more night," he said.

Last night, Southern Miss defeated Louisiana Tech 63-52 in round two of the tournament.

Tip-off Wednesday night is 7 p.m.

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