Marshall Henderson will get to take his act to the next level – the NCAA Tournament. His Ole Miss Rebels are officially going dancing after overcoming a 12-point halftime deficit and a frantic last-second attempt from the Florida Gators to tie the game.
Ole Miss led 65-63 with eight seconds to play, when Murphy Holloway was fouled and sent to the free throw line to potentially ice the game. But the senior forward was only able to make one of his two shots, giving the Gators one last chance. The Rebels chose to foul junior guard Scottie Wilbekin, who missed his first free throw and intentionally missed his second. Florida executed the tip-out perfectly, and the ball landed in the hands of senior Kenny Boynton. His contested shot came very close to dropping, but the Rebels survived.