12:40 PM ET, March 22, 2013
Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- It turns out there is someone who can tone down the taunting and irreverent antics Marshall Henderson is becoming known for.His name is Marshall Henderson.Mississippi's flamboyant guard missed 12 of his first 13 shots and was 0 for 6 from 3-point range Friday when he finally connected for a long 3-pointer in a second-round NCAA game against Wisconsin. Then he remained unusually businesslike while scoring the rest of his 19 points and leading the Rebels to a 57-46 victory.
Taking After the Master
Tourney-tested Wisconsin entered Friday's game with the second-ranked defensive efficiency rating in the country, but it was the new-and-improved Ole Miss defense that won the day. The Rebels held Wisconsin to a season-low 25.4 percent shooting, continuing their superior run starting late in the SEC season.
|Last 6 games*||.371|
|First 29 games||.412|
|* all wins|
KANSAS CITY, MO - MARCH 22: Marshall Henderson #22 of the Ole Miss Rebels drives against Traevon Jackson #12 of...(Photo by Ed Zurga/Getty Images)
Around Champ Week
MVP: Marshall Henderson started 4-for-19. He couldn't hit a shot in the first half but warmed up in the second half, which is all that mattered. He finished with 19 points (3-for-12 from the 3-point line).
X factor: Wisconsin's scoring droughts have affected it all season. The Badgers recorded just one field goal in the last 6 minutes, 52 seconds of their loss to Ole Miss.
That was bizarre: Henderson couldn't find the rim for 20 minutes. And then he switched gears and became the most important player on the floor. How does that happen?
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||22-57 (.386)||15-59 (.254)|
|3P Made-Attempted||3-15 (.200)||7-30 (.233)|
|FT Made-Attempted||10-16 (.625)||9-13 (.692)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||12 (0/0)||16 (0/0)|
|» Mar 22, 2013||MISS 57, @WIS 46||Recap|
Ole Miss held Wisconsin to 25.4 percent shooting Friday, the Badgers' second-worst percentage in any game since 1996. The Rebels mixed their defenses, but were at their best when playing man-to-man, in which they held Wisconsin to a season-low 18.6 percent.[+]
Ole Miss Half-Court Defense
Marshall Henderson outscored Wisconsin 17-10 in the final 11:35 Friday. During that stretch, Henderson had two more field goals and one more 3-point field goal than the Badgers. In the first 28:25 of the game, Henderson had two points on 1-of-13 shooting, including 1-11 outside the paint.[+]
Wisconsin narrowly missed having the worst shooting performance for any top-5 seed. The Badgers shot 25.4 percent from the field, while the worst shooting night by a top-5 seed is 24.5 percent.[+]
Worst FG Pct by Top-5 Seed - Men's Basketball Championship
Wisconsin shot 25.4 percent from the field on Friday. That's the Badgers lowest field-goal percentage since the field expanded to 64.[+]
Wisconsin Lowest FG Percentage - Men's Basketball Championship Since 1985
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