NCAA Roundup: Ole Miss stuns Wisconsin

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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Marshall Henderson snapped out of a shooting slump and scored 17 points in the second half, giving the Rebels a 57-46 second-round win over Wisconsin on Friday.

Wisconsin's Sam Dekker (center) attempts to shoot against Mississippi's Murphy Holloway (left) and Ladarius White. The 12th-seeded Rebels, led by Marshall Henderson, knocked off the fifth-seeded Badgers on Friday.  CHARLIE RIEDEL/ASSOCIATED PRESS
CHARLIE RIEDEL/ASSOCIATED PRESS
Wisconsin's Sam Dekker (center) attempts to shoot against Mississippi's Murphy Holloway (left) and Ladarius White. The 12th-seeded Rebels, led by Marshall Henderson, knocked off the fifth-seeded Badgers on Friday.

It was the Rebels’ first NCAA Tourna­ment win since 2002.

For the cold-shooting Badgers
(23-12), the upset loss snaps a string of six consecutive first-game victories. Ole Miss (27-8) trailed 25-22 at halftime and Henderson, who led the Southeastern Conference with 20 points a game, had only two points on 1-for-11 shooting.

But the flamboyant and outspoken guard found his touch just in time for Ole Miss, and wound up hitting 6 of 21.

EAST REGIONAL

INDIANA 83, JAMES MADISON 62

In Dayton Ohio, freshman Yogi Ferrell scored 14 points in the first six minutes as top-seeded Indiana slam dunked its way past James Madison.

Not taking any chances with a No. 16 seed, the Hoosiers (28-6) started fast and built a 33-point lead in the second half over the Dukes (21-15).

Freshman Andre Nation led James Madison (21-15) with 24 points.

TEMPLE 76, NORTH CAROLINA STATE 72

In Dayton, Ohio, Khalif Wyatt scored 31 points, finishing the game with an injured left thumb that had him grimacing before his clinching free throws, and Temple broke with its one-and-done NCAA Tournament trend.

The Owls (24-9) had lost their opener in four of their last five NCAA trips.

Richard Howell had 14 points and 15 rebounds for the Wolfpack (24-11).

MIAMI 78, PACIFIC 49

In Austin, Texas, Durand Scott had 21 points and Miami cruised past Pacific (22-13).

The Hurricanes (28-6) put the game out of reach with a 14-0 run midway through the first half of their first NCAA tourney game in five years.

ILLINOIS 57, COLORADO 49

In Austin, Texas, Brandon Paul and D.J. Richardson made consecutive 3-pointers to give Illinois back the lead with 6 minutes left and the seventh-seeded Illini (23-12) pulled out a tough win over Colorado (21-12).

MIDWEST REGIONAL

DUKE 73, ALBANY 61

In Philadelphia, Seth Curry scored 26 points, Mason Plumlee had 23 and second-seeded Duke (28-5) beat Albany (24-11).

The Blue Devils (28-5) shot 58.7 percent (27 of 46), just off its season-beat 60.8 percent against Florida State.

CREIGHTON 67, CINCINNATI 63

In Philadelphia, Doug McDermott had 27 points and 11 rebounds, and Gregory Echenique scored 13 points to help Creighton (28-7) hold on against Cincinnati (22-12).

SOUTH REGIONAL

FLORIDA 79, NORTHWESTERN STATE 47

In Austin, Texas, Erik Murphy had 18 points to lead four Florida players in double figures and the Gators shut down the NCAA’s highest-scoring team.

No. 3 seed Florida (27-7) turned this one into a rout with a 19-1 run in the second half and held the 14th-seeded Demons (23-9) to their fewest points this season – 34 below their average.

NORTH CAROLINA 78, VILLANOVA 71

In Kansas City, Mo., P.J. Hairston scored 23 points, James Michael McAdoo added 17 and North Carolina (25-10) unleashed a flurry of 3-pointers to subdue gritty Villanova (20-14) , giving coach Roy Williams his 700th career victory.

SAN DIEGO STATE 70, OKLAHOMA 55

In Philadelphia, Jamaal Franklin scored 21 points, and San Diego State (23-10) beat Oklahoma (20-12) to earn its third NCAA Tourna­ment victory.

KANSAS 64, WESTERN KENTUCKY 57

In Kansas City, Mo., Jeff Withey had 17 points and top-seeded Kansas (30-5) struggled to put away scrappy Western Kentucky (20-16).

MINNESOTA 83, UCLA 63

In Austin, Texas, Andre Hollins scored 28 points as Minnesota (20-12) downed UCLA (25-9).

WEST REGIONAL

OHIO STATE 95, IONA 70

In Dayton, Ohio, Sam Thompson had career highs with 20 points and 10 rebounds, part of a dominating performance by Ohio State’s front line, and the Buckeyes ran away from Iona. Ohio State (27-7) has won nine in a row.

IOWA STATE 76, NOTRE DAME 58

In Dayton, Ohio, freshman Georges Niang matched a season high with 19 points and Iowa State (23-11), showing it can do much more than just fire away from outside the 3-point line, dismantled Notre Dame (25-10).


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