Butler and Ole Miss have agreed to a home-and-home series, marking the most recent
addition to the Bulldogs' strong non-conference schedule for the next two seasons.

Butler will host the Rebels at Hinkle Fieldhouse during the 2018-19 season before
returning the game in Oxford, Miss., during the 2019-20 campaign.

"I have a lot of respect for Coach (Kermit) Davis. He's a tremendous coach and that
shows with the success he had at Middle Tennessee," said Butler coach LaVall Jordan.
"Ole Miss is a quality program that plays in a really good conference. It's a
challenge for our team to embrace, and another great match-up for our fans to enjoy
at Hinkle."

Season tickets for Butler's 2018-19 campaign are currently on sale. Fans interested
in purchasing season tickets can contact the Butler Athletics Ticket Office at (317)

Ole Miss is led by coach Kermit Davis, who was hired in March after leading Middle
Tennessee State to conference championships in seven of the last nine years. Terence
Davis, Breein Tyree and Bruce Stevens all return for the Rebels after averaging
double figures a season ago.

Ole Miss is the second SEC program on Butler's schedule for the next two seasons as
the Bulldogs had previously announced a home-and-home series with Florida that will
begin in Gainesville during the upcoming season.

Butler's non-conference schedule also includes a Dec. 15 Crossroads Classic game
against Indiana at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, while the Bulldogs will travel to Saint
Louis to complete a home-and-home agreement that began this season at Hinkle
Fieldhouse. The Bulldogs are also in the field for the 2018 Bad Boy Mowers Battle 4
Atlantis. The remainder of Butler's non-conference schedule will be announced later
this month.

Butler's match-up in 2018 with Ole Miss will be the first meeting between the two

The Bulldogs recently earned their fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance.
Butler is one of only eight programs nationally to win at least one NCAA Tournament
game in each of the last four seasons. The Bulldogs concluded the 2017-18 season
with a 21-14 record under first-year Butler coach LaVall Jordan.