3 notes and a quote: Henderson’s 3-point woes continue

OleMissLogoOXFORD – Marshall Henderson’s 2-for-13 day from the 3-point line continued a trend of recent struggles at the end of the season.

Henderson hasn’t shot better than 35.7 percent from the arc since going 5-for-11 at Georgia on Feb. 15.

Since then he’s 22-for-78 from 3-point range (28.2 percent).

Elite company

The Rebels’ win is Andy Kennedy’s 170th as Ole Miss coach. That allowed Kennedy to pass Florida coach Billy Donovan and former Alabama coach Wimp Sanderson for the third-most wins by a head coach in his first eight years with one SEC school.

The win was also the Rebels’ fourth straight against Vanderbilt. Three of those wins came in Nashville, two at VU’s Memorial Gym, one in the SEC tournament downtown.

Before Saturday, Ole Miss had lost four of the last five against Vanderbilt in Oxford.

Millinghaus returns

Backup point guard Derrick Millinghaus had missed the Rebels’ previous three games on suspension for undisclosed team rules violations.

He returned against Vanderbilt and played five minutes, missing his only field goal attempt and going 2-for-4 from the free throw line.

Quotable

“We continue to have incredible misses close to the basket … agonizing, deflating. But we continued to grind.” – Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy

Parrish Alford