Kentucky at Ole Miss Scouting Report

Here’s the deal with Henderson. He’s not going to change, and he doesn’t have to change as long as he maintains an in-ward focus with his enthusiasm. The hard part, as he continues to walk the line of acceptable and unacceptable, will be for Henderson not to become angry at opposing fans and cross that line. Opposing fans will try to lure him to the other side. If that happens, that’s when Henderson’s personality begins to hurt Ole Miss. From the mother ship: Henderson is part of the show

Kentucky at No. 16 Ole Miss

Tip: 8 p.m., Tad Smith Coliseum (8,867)


Radio: Ole Miss network. Satellite: Sirius 93, XM 119

Series: Kentucky leads 99-13

Rankings: Ole Miss No. 16 AP, No. 16 USA Today; Kentucky N/A

Last Year: Ole Miss 61-51 at Oxford; Auburn 69-68 2-OT at Auburn; Ole Miss 68-54 SEC tournament

Coaches – Kentucky, John Calipari 518-158, 21st season; 115-20 fourth season at Kentucky. Ole Miss, Andy Kennedy, 163-93, eight seasons, 142-80, seventh season at Ole Miss.

Notes: Ole Miss has won two of the last six against Kentucky. … Kennedy is two wins from tying B.L. Graham as the school’s winningest coach with 144. … Ole Miss G Marshall Henderson leads the SEC in scoring at 19.4 points a game. … He leads the SEC and ranks fifth in the nation with 3.9 made 3-pointers per game. … Henderson is currently 10th on the school’s season list of made 3-pointers with 74. … Ole Miss F Murphy Holloway needs four rebounds to tie Walter Actwood (1974-1977) with 945 career rebounds. … After averaging 7.1 points in non-conference play, Ole Miss G Jarvis Summers is averaging 12.5 points against SEC teams. … With 281 blocked shots, Ole Miss F Reggie Buckner is the school’s career leader and ranks seventh all-time in the SEC. He needs four blocks to tie former Alabama star Robert Horry on the SEC’s career list.


Kentucky 13-6, 4-2 SEC

Probable starters Pts. Reb.

F Nerlens Noel 6-10 Fr. 10.6 9.4

F Alex Poythress 6-7 Fr. 13.1 6.6

G Archie Goodwin 6-4 Fr. 14.6 5.0

G Ryan Harrow 6-2 So. 10.1 3.5*

G Julius Mays 6-2 Sr. 8.6 2.9*

Key reserves

F Kyle Wiltjer 6-10 So. 11.3 4.5

G Jarrod Polson 6-2 Jr. 2.4 1.3


Ole Miss 17-2, 6-0 SEC

F Murphy Holloway 6-7 Sr. 14.8 10.4

F Reggie Buckner 6-9 Sr. 9.9 7.9

G LaDarius White 6-6 So. 4.6 2.2

G Jarvis Summers 6-3 So. 8.8 3.8*

G Marshall Henderson 6-2 Jr. 19.2 3.3

Key Reserves

G Nick Williams 6-4 Sr. 9.7 2.7

F Aaron Jones 6-9 So. 3.4 3.8


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Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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  • Kentucky basketball has always be renowned for their outside shooting characteristics, wonder if they have any that can match Ole Miss’s Hotdog Henderson. I don’t believe we will see Cats attacking the Ole Miss Black Bear.

  • nashvegasreb

    I say we win. This team plays up to their opponents. extremely close by the way.

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