Marshall Henderson excited, but UK “just another game”

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In prep for Tuesday night’s UK-Ole Miss tilt, ESPN’s Andy Katz writes on how Ole Miss’ Marshall Henderson has cleaned up his act.

In the piece, the Rebel without a shooting conscience says he is looking forward to playing at Rupp Arena, but he  claims Cats-Rebels will be just another game.

“I’m excited about this, but it won’t be anything different,” Henderson said of the date with Kentucky (7 p.m. ET, ESPNU), a team, that like Ole Miss, stands at 6-2 and trails Florida (8-0 in the SEC). “It’s a big-time place, big-time crowd and big-time team. We’re tied for second place. That’s what this game is about Tuesday.”

Henderson did score 21 points last season in Mississippi’s 87-74 loss to a visiting Kentucky, but he made just two of his 11 three-point shots. He was five of 19 overall from the field, but he did make nine of 12 free throws. He made just four of 14 shots in the first half, then scored just five points in the second half.

The star of that game was UK’s Nerlens Noel, who blocked 12 shots. Kentucky shot 50 percent from the floor while holding the host Rebels to 32.9 percent shooting. UK outscored the Rebels 50-36 in the second half.

Photo of Marshall Henderson and Jon Hood from last year’s UK-Ole Miss game in Oxford by Rogelio V. Solis/AP.

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