Henderson’s finale

It’s possible there is more college basketball in Marshall Henderson’s future, but Ole Miss coach Andy Kennedy did not feel good about his team’s NIT chances following its 75-73 loss to Georgia in the SEC tournament quarters, and the Rebels don’t appear in the most recent NIT bracket projections.

The NIT field will be announced on ESPNU at 7:30 CT.

Henderson spoke after the Georgia game like a guy who thought his career was over.

Sometimes you can see the end coming, but it still catches you off guard.

Henderson’s finale

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 John Davis and myself daily with The Ole Miss Beat on Rebel Sports Radio.

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  • Karl Hungus

    No NIT? Might as well have played with 8 players and finished 14 n 18. Bjork gave Squidward an extension to sit at home!!! Money well spent.

  • Karl Hungus

    Maybe Slive will use his weight and pull some strings to get the Sharks into the NIT. Maybe. There’s just not much money in it for the SEC, but just maybe, the Sharks will get in.

  • Karl Hungus

    I think Squidaward has done enough to earn a lifetime contract to coach hoops at Ole Miss. C’mon Bjork, let’s get it done. He has made the NCAA once in 9 years and that spells success.

    • cindy lou

      A new boyfriend? You go through them quickly, don’t you? And this one has you convinced that he is a coach and will be coaching at Ole Miss. Wow, they sure can fool you easily, but with your poor sports knowledge, I guess that isn’t surprising.

      • Karl Hungus

        Cindy Lou, you have a very HOT voice…the kind I like. Kinda raspy…I call it an early morning smokers voice…keep talking…I’m sweatin…similar to Mantee Teo’s girlfriend.

        • Seth Mohundro

          I give State 3 wins next year in conference. You know… because Mullen doesn’t know how to recruit and coach as well as Hugh Freeze and his staff. Mullen was 14-11 in his first 2 years. Hugh is 15-11 his first 2. Hugh is 45-18 in his head coaching career in college and Mullen is 36-28. Hugh also brought in the #5 and #12 ranked classes in recruiting. Mullen: 18 and 19. There’s a factoid for you. And, again, stay off Marshall’s back. He has been more hated by opposing fans and taken it better than you and I would.

          • karl hungus

            I was counting this year as a win, of course. If Mullen scheduled Presbyterian, like Bucky Freeze, then he would have a perfect record. Freeze will have Ole Miss on probation by the new year and Henderslack will be selling burgers or crack at the local Arbys.

          • Seth Mohundro

            You really know nothing about Marshall and you SURE don’t know crap about Hugh Freeze since you talk about him like a piece of trash. I don’t know what fantasy land you live in but Mullen will NEVER get a top 5 or top 10 class. It just won’t happen. Mullen has to be the most ignorant and selfish coach I have seen. He comes out and says to all the State fans that they will never lose to Ole Miss as long as he is at the helm of super Mario land and what does Freeze do his first year? Dismantles them. Your so-called “all-sec” cornerback Jonathan Banks got taken to school by Donte Moncrief and Bo puts on a clinic in the second half. And I am not making excuses for Ole Miss because Bo handed the game to State. They didn’t take it. If he actually was over the flu he had a week earlier against Mizzou, it didn’t look like it. And don’t forget that Mullen has scheduled the likes of Jackson State, South Alabama, Alcorn State twice, a Bowling Green team that almost beat them on their SENIOR NIGHT, UT-Martin, UAB twice, Louisiana Tech who almost beat you and had you beat, and lost to a Georgia Tech team who wasn’t very good. All those games were in Mullen’s tenure so he has scheduled teams just as bad if not worse than Presbyterian. Ya, go ahead and criticize our CHRISTIAN coach when yours is the most hypocritical coach of all-time.

          • Seth Mohundro

            oops…

          • karl hungus

            You live in the land of false banners and a hypocritical coach, who professes to be one thing, while he recruits players with money, lures them in with false promises, then we he leaves town, they run amuck of the law, breaking the law, alleged failed drug tests and the list goes on and on…trust me, probation awaits the Sharkfins…it won’t be long.

          • Seth Mohundro

            How can you say this about Hugh when he is a good MORAL guy and tries his best to teach his players to be responsible. It’s their decision from there. Like I have said, nobody is perfect. If you think you are so smart, Daisy Duke, why don’t you prove that there is money involved. Until you have facts about these things, shut your mouth. And how is Freeze hypocritical? Prove me wrong… Come on big girl… Put your money where your mouth is. Good day.

          • Seth Mohundro

            I love the fact that when I prove something, you change the subject and try throwing darts at a Christian guy who has the responsibility of 80 young men, a family, and the FCA department at church. FCA stands for Fellowship of Christian Athletes just so you don’t get confused with Future Crack Addict. You’re welcome sweetheart.

          • Karl Hungus

            Do you actually believe that hype? It’s all a PR move to try to improve recruiting. Every coach is in the FCA. I don’t have to prove squat. I’ve never seen a million dollars, but I believe it exists. Calling me sweetheart confirms you’re an Ole Miss fan.

          • Seth Mohundro

            Actually no they are not. Hugh NEVER misses Sunday morning or night service, even when they get back at 5 in the morning from a tough game. What do you have against him? I have already told you I am an Ole Miss fan and will be going there to pursue my degree. It’s called money and you have seen that. Gosh you sound like a 5th grader. And answer my question you have been dodging. Why are you a State fan on an Ole Miss site?

          • karl Hungus

            Any coach that will convince a recruit to de-commit just so he can re-commit to great a buzz doesn’t have that recruit’s best interest at heart….and that’s a hypocrite.

          • Seth Mohundro

            That’s not a valid argument. They see that they can help this program rise to prominence. It doesn’t have anything to do with creating a buzz. And a lot of those top recruits like to see where the other top recruits are going and it happens to be to Ole Miss. You like to live in theories.

          • karl hungus

            Mullen kicked Bucky Freeze’s buttocks with lesser talented players, a third string freshman QB…and now is working on a top 5 recruiting class…oops.

  • Karl Hungus

    Looking at the football schedule and giving Ole Miss 2 iffy wins over Boise St and Vandy, I have them at 4 and 5, with games vs Presbyterian? didn’t know they had a team , Arkansas and State…going to be tough to get 6 wins..that’s for sure.

  • karl hungus

    Don’t forget to get your 20th anniversary merchandise. Yes, it was 20 years ago that the NCAA found ole miss guilty of 15 major infractions, including lack of institutional control. A scandal that rivaled SMU in 84.

  • karl hungus

    It’s official!!! Ole Miss gets left out…good news is that there were only 101 teams at least, that were better than the Sharkfins!!!! Squidward needs another extension. Goodbye Henderlick!!

  • karl hungus

    Factoid..since the great probation of 1994, ole miss has a 122-119 record overall and a 60-90 SEC record. Now that’s a tradition worth talking about. Hang a banner!!!

  • karl hungus

    No NIT for sharkfins….looks like that choke job at the end really hurt.

  • karl hungus

    You bore me, please send in your replacement…I have to study now. I take the bar exam in the morning.

  • Karl Hungus

    I can see Henderslick playing hoops for the Montenegro Crack Dealers of the European League. Squidward gets a 3 million dollar extension and a banner hung in the Sad Pad proclaiming an almost NIT bid.

  • karl Hungus

    Seth, old buddy, you just don’t get it. In fact 95% of all BCS coaches are members of FCA. Hugh “Bucky” Freeze exploits his Christianity to come across as though he is the only coach that believes in God. It’s such a see thru curtain that it makes people sick. That’s why his recruiting has dropped off. People don’t trust him.

  • Seth Mohundro

    That’s like saying all Christians are going to hell. You are the one that is trying to put things out there that are just in fact theories. And you call recruiting the #12 ranked class this year opposed to #5 last year a drop off? You must be crazy

    • karl Hungus

      Ahemm, 5 is greater than 12, so yeah, that’s a drop. Signing day is February of 2015 and when Ole Miss is headed towards probation, then recruits will jump the ship like so many rats…you have confused me with someone who cares what you think….you’re a waste of ink.

      • Seth Mohundro

        Well 18 is greater than 19. That’s a drop too. And how about Alabama? Do you think that Saban pays his players? It’s just a matter of getting caught and if they really are. I would be lying if I said that I didn’t think at one time that were fully clean. You just have a beef with Ole Miss and I have no idea why.

        • karl Hungus

          My beef is that Ole Miss thinks they’re nationally prominent…they’re not. They along with Miss. St. are middle of the pack on a good year. The banners proclaiming National championships are ridiculous. To think they’re beyond reproach is stupid. To think anybody outside Lafayette county or whatever county it is even pays attention is absurd. To live off of a few good years in the 60s, when they avoided playing the better teams is crazy…and that stix in my crawl.

          • Seth Mohundro

            I agree with you on that. That year that the team went undefeated on the field while dealing with the James Meredith thing is something to be proud of. They didn’t have actual “National Champions” back in those days. There would be multiple teams with undefeated seasons and they would just name they all co-champions. Who knows what the reasons are behind the schedules in those days but people have different opinions and I wasn’t alive back then so I don’t know some of the things that went on but I am a big history buff and love learning about the past. I agree that, right now, Ole Miss and State are middle of the pack in the SEC. The basketball team is very young on the inside and didn’t pan out like we would have liked but that is what you get with young players. They progress at different paces. Football really is getting better and I believe Freeze is doing the best he can. He warns the players to be smart. What happens from there isn’t in his control. That kind of thing happens with most colleges nationwide. Ole Miss gets a bad rep for it because that’s how it has always been in the past. James Meredith being the first African-American at Ole Miss and all the publicity he got (that he didn’t want, mind you) from the National Guard coming and President Nixon (i believe) calling him and even coming to campus was a bad set-off. The least little thing can happen and Ole Miss gets crucified. I know I am partial, and you graduated from there so you should know, they don’t deserve a lot of it. Some of it they do. Freeze does things about it though when his players act out and act up. I give him that. Nutt was known to just slap them on the wrist but Freeze makes sure that he has a long list of things they have to do before he considers even playing them again. Freeze is trying to get them to notice but it will take time. Mullen is trying to do the same thing.

          • Seth Mohundro

            And Rick Ray has the basketball team going in the right direction.

  • karl Hungus

    20 years ago, Ole Miss committed the most egregious violations of NCAA rules, since SMU in 1984. One AD at the time called it “despicable”. Sharkfins need to brace for another NCAA scandel, as the NCAA continues it’s investigation into improprieties in recruiting.

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