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Marshall Henderson scored 26 points and sparked a decisive 14-1 surge in the opening three minutes of the second half Wednesday as Mississippi defeated Louisiana-Monroe 75-62.
Ole Miss (8-2) used three consecutive three-point shots from Henderson in the decisive run to build an insurmountable 51-34 lead with 16:52 left.
Henderson finished 6 of 13 from 3-point range and added three rebounds and two steals.
LaDarius White added 13 points, seven rebounds and seven assists for the Rebels, who shot 22 of 54, 40.7 percent, from the field. The Rebels led 37-33 at halftime and by as many as 20 points in the second half.
Louisiana-Monroe (3-3) was led by Amos Olatayo and Tylor Ongwae with 17 and 12 points, respectively. The Warhawks outrebounded Ole Miss 45-33, including a game-high 11 rebounds from Jayon James.
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Marshall Henderson is still taking, and sometimes making, a large chunk of Mississippi's shots this season.
Coach Andy Kennedy is fine with that arrangement. After all, the 6-foot-2 Henderson's scoring ability is a huge reason Ole Miss made the NCAA tournament last season for the first time since 2002.
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Mississippi coach Matt Insell already knew how good Odyssey Sims and No. 9 Baylor were.
And his Rebels came up only a couple minutes short of a big upset.
Sims had 39 points, including the last seven for the Lady Bears, who won 87-80 on Wednesday night to stretch their national-best home winning streak to 66 games.
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Odyssey Sims scored 39 points, including six the final minute, and No. 9 Baylor held off Mississippi 87-80 on Wednesday night to extend its home winning streak to 66 games.
Despite a tough shooting night (11 of 32), the nation's top scorer made baskets when Baylor (9-1) needed them. Her floater with 36 seconds left made it 83-79, and she then added four free throws after that...
The Rebels got a beautiful day - sunny and 45 degrees - and took advantage of it with a crisp practice on the Ole Miss practice fields Wednesday.
Sammie Epps out of Greenwood, Miss., was the talk of the town after the Mississippi/Alabama All-Star contest. He was named the event's Offensive MVP which included a catch that made ESPN's top 10 plays of the day. Colleges took note from the Ole Miss commit.