FINAL: No. 13 Oregon 115, Ole Miss 105 OT

A first appearance from Marshall Henderson for local media. Here’s what he had to say:

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Big Picture: The true effect of the Brooklyn wins won’t be known until there’s a larger sample size for Georgia Tech and Penn State.

Oregon presented a great RPI opportunity at home that has now slipped away. There’s another coming up just before the start of SEC play when Dayton visits on Jan. 4.

Oregon is fast and athletic, and the game was an unfortunate look at how Ole Miss currently guards such a team.

Turning Point: Oregon outscored Ole Miss 26-16 in the extra period.

Who’s Your Daddy? With 19 points Joseph Young wasn’t Oregon’s leading scorer, but when he let fly with a 3 he didn’t miss, 4-for-4 from the arc.

Marshall Henderson led the Rebels with a career-high 39 points. He was 10-for-23 from 3. That’s 42.8 percent. He was a 40-percent 3-point shooter going into the Kansas State game – where he was 2-for-13 – and a 34.5 percent shooter coming out.

Of Interest: Oregon was 11-for-18 from 3. With 17 more attempts, Ole Miss had four more makes. … The Rebels’ 17 turnovers are six above their season average. … Almost half the turnovers came from LaDarius White, who had eight, off-setting an otherwise solid night. White had 15 points – tripling his average – and was 2-for-4 from 3. … Ole Miss was even in rebounding at 35 each.

Next Up: The Rebels are off for finals during the week and will welcome Middle Tennessee State to Tad Smith for a 4 p.m., tip on Saturday. Middle has beaten Ole Miss the last two years, last year and Murfreesboro and two years ago in Southaven.

Here’s Kennedy:

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A little shootaround video here on a “White Out” day at Tad Smith. Free t-shirts draped over the chairs. We’re about 30 minutes from the tip. Some shots in the video of Marshall Henderson, who can’t speak to local media but can still appear in shootaround clips.

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Denham Springs, La., native, Mississippian since 1989 with a stop in Meridian before arriving in Tupelo. Daily Journal beat writer since 1996, covering Ole Miss since 2002. Proud Northeast Louisiana alum. Follow me on Twitter @parrishalford and listen to Kory Keys and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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  • Killer_Beeze

    That was a heart breaking loss. As they say: in order to be the best, you must play the best. Oregon is a really talented team and hopefully Coach AK and the Rebels can use that experience and move forward and become better from it.

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