(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.