Kansas City, Mo. • 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 and Henderson, who led the Southeastern Conference with 20 points a game, had only two points on 1-of-11 shooting.
But the flamboyant and outspoken guard found his touch just in time for Ole Miss. He 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.