Mar 17, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Mississippi Rebels head coach Andy Kennedy talks to guard Marshall Henderson (22) during the championship game of the SEC tournament at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joshua Lindsey-USA TODAY Sports
Nashville, TN (Sports Network) - Marshall Henderson made sure Ole Miss was guaranteed a spot in the NCAA Tournament, as the sharpshooter scored 18 of his 21 points in the second half to help the Rebels come back and top the 13th- seeded Florida Gators, 66-63 for the SEC Tournament title.
Ole Miss (26-8) came in as a potential at-large bid for the upcoming NCAA Tournament and its fate was seemingly in the hands of the selection committee after trailing by 14 points on Sunday.
But Henderson and Murphy Holloway, who chipped in 23 points and eight rebounds, sparked a turnaround for the school's first conference tourney championship since 1981.
Mike Rosario had 18 points and nine boards and Kenny Boynton added 13 points for the top-seeded and SEC regular season champion Gators (26-7), who lost despite making 11 3-pointers.
Boynton had a chance to tie at the buzzer, but his 3-point attempt rimmed out.
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