Ole Miss, Wisconsin Notebook

A few odds and ends from the Rebels’ 57-46 win over Wisconsin …

– One, it wasn’t Marshall Henderson’s worst game. He was 4-for-19 from the floor, 3-for-18 from the arc at Mississippi State. Today he was 6-for-21 and 3-for-12. He has made three or more 3-pointers in a game 27 times this year.

– The win was the sixth straight for Ole Miss and tied the school record for wins at 27 — set by the 2001 team the last time the Rebels reached the Sweet 16.

– The 22 points scored by Ole Miss in the first half were a season-low.

– Reggie Buckner’s five blocked shots marked the 19th time this season he’s had three or more blocked shots in a game.

– Henderson has had at least one 3-point basket in all 35 Ole Miss games.

– Wisconsin was appearing in the NCAA tournament for the 15th consecutive season. So much for tournament experience. At one point late in the game UW coach Bo Ryan, upset by foul calls not going his way, called out and asked a ref if he was “just going to give it to them.”

– Sitting behind the Ole Miss bench is something we don’t get to do very often. Some gems from Andy Kennedy included yelling out to tell LaDarius White, “Hey Snoop, we’re in man,” and yelling for Henderson not to shoot on a deep 3 late in the second half. It would have been a bad shot even by Henderson’s standards. Henderson did not shoot and looked over at Kennedy and smiled.

– Murphy Holloway didn’t have a double-double but had a nice stat line with 10 points, nine rebounds, two assists, a blocked shot and two steals in 37 minutes. He had not turnovers and was 4-for-7 from the field, 2-for-4 from the line.

– Terry Brutus and Anthony Perez got in the game, Perez just for a minute. Brutus played nine minutes, with two rebounds and no fouls. He did not attempt a shot.

– Henderson’s 3-point day wasn’t very good but neither was Wisconsin’s. The Badgers were just 7-for-30 from the arc. Ole Miss was 3-for-15 from 3. White was 0-for-1 and Nick Williams was 0-for-2.

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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  • UMBBFan

    PA, obviously MH did not have his best day. He looked tired and a little short of breath in the second half. Any hint that he was sick?

    • JB

      Henderson is a great basketball player and warrior, He saved OM’s A$$ today as he has in many of the games played this season. Saved them in the last half as usual.

    • Parrish Alford

      I don’t think he was sick. As he said, many of his shots were on line, just a fraction off. That’s all it takes. 3-for-12 from 3 isn’t great, but the big difference was his inability to compensate until late in the game. When Henderson isn’t making 3s, he almost always finds a way to score, either off the dribble, at the free throw line or both. Wisconsin wasn’t allowing that most of this game. Credit their defense for that.

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