Ole Miss WNIT: Father beats son for second time in coaching dual

Ole Miss women's coach Matt Insell, left, hugs his father and opposing coach, Rick Insell, right, of Middle Tennessee, before an NCAA women's college basketball WNIT game Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Murfreesboro, Tenn. The game is believed to be only the second father-son coaching matchup in Division I women's basketball history. (AP Photo/Daily News Journal, Helen Comer)
Ole Miss women’s coach Matt Insell, left, hugs his father and opposing coach, Rick Insell, right, of Middle Tennessee, before an NCAA women’s college basketball WNIT game Thursday, March 26, 2015, in Murfreesboro, Tenn. The game is believed to be only the second father-son coaching matchup in Division I women’s basketball history. (AP Photo/Daily News Journal, Helen Comer)

(AP) Notch another victory for fathers coaching against their sons.

Rick Insell’s Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders never trailed Thursday night in beating his son Matt’s Mississippi Rebels 82-70 in the third round of the Women’s National Invitation Tournament.

It was the second time this season he’s beat his son.

Then again, dad had the home court advantage playing in Murfreesboro, Tennessee, and his Blue Raiders shot 59 percent (28 of 47) in beating the Southeastern Conference team.

Middle Tennessee will play Temple in the quarterfinals.

Fathers coaching against sons is nothing new in men’s basketball, and it is believed that when the Insells met in the Blue Raiders’ 71-65 victory over Ole Miss in November it was the first father-son coaching matchup in Division I women’s basketball.