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Ole Miss, Wisconsin bring clashing styles to NCAA

Published On: Mar 21 2013 10:08:27 PM CDT

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -

The NCAA matchup between 12th-seeded Mississippi and fifth-seeded Wisconsin will be a collision of style as much as will.

The Rebels (26-8) love to run, rang up almost 80 points a game and are led by one of college basketball's most flamboyant players in Marshall Henderson.

The button-downed Badgers, in contrast, are known for their deliberate approach and lock-down defense. While Ole Miss was averaging 78.2 points, seventh-highest in the country, the Badgers were allowing only 56. That was tops in the powerful Big Ten Conference and 10th nationally.

The toughest defensive assignment Friday for Wisconsin (23-11) will probably be Henderson. A free spirit, the 6-2 junior led the Southeastern Conference with more than 20 points a game and was third in the nation with 131 3-pointers.

The game airs on TruTV at 11:40 a.m. Friday.

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