Ole Miss ranked in polls; Henderson honored

January 22, 2013 11:15:30 AM



Monday was a good day for the University of Mississippi men's basketball team. 


Fresh off a 76-64 victory against the University of Arkansas on Saturday, Ole Miss entered The Associated Press Top 25 and the USA Today/ESPN Top 25 rankings for the first time this season. 


Ole Miss (15-2, 4-0 Southeastern Conference) is No. 23 in The AP poll and No. 24 in the USA Today coaches poll. The Rebels are 4-0 in the SEC for the first time since 1937. 


Junior Marshall Henderson has played a key role in the Rebels' success. He had a team-high 16 points Saturday against Arkansas. That performance helped him earn SEC Player of the Week honors. He had a game-high 26 points, including a 35-footer at the buzzer that sent the game into overtime. He also had a career-high five steals against Arkansas. 


Henderson leads the SEC in scoring (18.9 points per game). 


Ole Miss will play host to Tennessee at 6 p.m. Thursday.