Southwest Missouri State ends each practice now with the chant “NYC, NYC.” The Bears are attempting to focus on their current goal, which is to reach New York City, the site of the final four for the NIT. To reach the Big Apple, the Bears must first go through Oxford, Mississippi. SMS plays Ole Miss tomorrow in round two of the NIT. Five seniors are hoping to go as far as they can in their final season with the Bears. The Bears are 23-10. Mississippi is 18-13.