Rebels Wrestle Victory Away From Badgers To Advance

Rebels Wrestle Victory Away From Badgers To Advance

Ole Miss will play La Salle on Sunday.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Marshall Henderson shook out of a shooting slump and scored 17 points in the second half, leading Mississippi, a 12 seed, past Wisconsin, a 5 seed, 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 and Henderson, who led the Southeastern Conference with 20 points a game, had only two points on one-for-11 shooting.

But the flamboyant and outspoken guard found his touch just in time for Ole Miss, and wound up hitting 6 of 21. His back-to-back 3-pointers tied it 36-36 and his layup and two free throws in the final minute sealed the win.

Reginald Buckner had nine points and 12 rebounds. Sam Dekkar had 14 points for Wisconsin.

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