2013 NCAA Tournament Preview: No. 12 Ole Miss vs. No. 13 La Salle

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Marshall Henderson helped his No. 12 Ole Miss Rebels beat the No. 5 Wisconsin Badgers. It was a tale of two halves for Henderson, but he came up big when his team needed him most and the Rebels will be taking on another double digit seed in the third round.

The No. 13 La Salle Explorers pulled off one of the biggest upsets of the day by beating the No. 4 Kansas State Wildcats. In what ended up in a thriller, Kansas State could not tie up the game at the buzzer and the Explorers will now be moving on.

What to Watch For

Henderson will be the talk of the town coming into this game. Henderson can change a game with just a couple of possessions, kind of like what he did today and what he has been doing all season long. However, Ole Miss’ Murphy Holloway has also been great this season and he did put up 10 points and nine rebounds against the Badgers. Henderson led the team with 10 points.

The Explorers are one of five teams that made it to the third round of the NCAA Tournament out of the Atlantic 10, and they could be very dangerous if they can get by Ole Miss.

Ramon Galloway has been doing his thing all season long and he chipped in with 19 points for La Salle. It was Jerrell Wright who led the team in scoring today, though, with 21 points.

Prediction 

Watching Marshall Henderson may be one of the most exciting things in college basketball, but La Salle is a great basketball team that just knocked off a very good Kansas State team.

La Salle 68 Ole Miss 57

 

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