Marshall Henderson started the afternoon 1-for-11, but found his stroke in the second half, scoring 17 points after halftime and propelling 12th seeded Mississippi to an upset of 5th seeded Wisconsin, 57-46. Ole Miss went on a 25-10 run over the last 11 minutes – triggered by a Henderson triple – and the Badgers were booted from the dance following an embarrassing 25 percent shooting performance.
Henderson was a disaster in the first half, forcing shots all over the place, but Wisconsin kept turning the ball over (12 vs. 10 assists) and missing shots at an alarming rate. The Badgers missed 23 of 30 three-point attempts. Wisconsin starters Traevon Jackson, Jared Berggren, Ben Brust and Ryan Evans were a combined 8-for-37 shooting. Jackson, the son of Ohio State great Jim Jackson, was particularly terrible. Berggren might have had three airballs. Evans forgot how excellent he played on the block in the Big Ten tournament, and was a massive non-factor.