Ole Miss knocks off Wisconsin
Marshall Henderson shook out of a shooting slump and scored 17 points in the second half, leading 12th-seeded Mississippi past No. 5 Wisconsin 57-46 on Friday, giving the Rebels their first NCAA tournament win since 2002. For the cold-shooting Badgers (23-12), the upset loss snaps a string of six straight first-game victories. Ole Miss (27-8) trailed 25-22 at halftime in the second-round game and Henderson, who led the Southeastern Conference with 20 points a game, had only two points on one-for-11 shooting.
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FINAL: Mississippi’s defense shut down Wisconsin, as the Rebels defeated the Badgers 57-46 in an upset on Friday at Sprint Center in Kansas City in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. No. 12 seed Mississippi (27-8) held No. 5 seed Wisconsin (23-12) to 25 percent shooting from the field.
Mississippi’s defense shut down No. 18 Wisconsin, as the Rebels defeated the Badgers 57-46 in an upset on Friday at Sprint Center in Kansas City in the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Mississippi (27-8) held Wisconsin (23-12) to 25 percent shooting from the field.
Murphy Holloway picked up the Rebels with 10 points, nine rebounds, and 4-of-7 shooting from the field.
Mississippi struggled from the floor, shooting 39 percent (22-of-57). The Rebels also got a double-digit contribution from Marshall Henderson (19 points).
The Badgers had 10 assists on 15 baskets. Wisconsin got double-digit efforts from Sam Dekker (14 points).
Trailing 15-11 with 6:32 to go in the first half, the Badgers went on a 14-4 run to seize a six-point advantage with 24 seconds left in the first half. Dekker capped the run off with a field goal that helped the Badgers lead 25-22 at the half. With the win, Mississippi extends its winning streak to six games.
HALFTIME: Wisconsin has a 25-22 lead over Mississippi at the half after dominating on the glass, outrebounding the Rebels 25-17. Neither team has been able to take control of the game as the lead changed hands six times.
The Badgers have found a way to neutralize Mississippi’s leading scorer, Marshall Henderson. The junior enters halftime with two points, well below his season average of 19.7. Sam Dekker is leading Wisconsin. The freshman has 10 points. The Rebels’ Ladarius White has six points and four rebounds.
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