Mar 15, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; Mississippi Rebels guard Marshall Henderson (22) celebrates after defeating the Missouri Tigers during the quarterfinals of the SEC tournament at Bridgestone Arena. Mississippi won 62-64. Mandatory Credit: Joshua Lindsey-USA TODAY Sports

SEC Tournament 2013: Ole Miss Will Meet Florida in Conference Championship


A match up has been set between the No. 1 and No. 3 seed — Florida Gators and Ole Miss Rebels, respectively — in the SEC Tournament at in the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Tennessee after Ole Miss was able to get by Vanderbilt, 64-52, in the semifinals in the Commodores hometown. Marshall Henderson was the game’s leading scorer with 24 points.

Florida earned their spot in the conference championship with a win over Alabama earlier in the afternoon. The Gators win delivered a big blow to the Crimson Tide’s tournament hopes.

Ole Miss and Florida are set to meet on Sunday afternoon.

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Personally, I can’t get enough of this Ole Miss team. The bravado they have is unmatched and Marshall Henderson is absolutely a star. He is the type of offensive talent that can take over the NCAA tournament and lead his team through the bracket. Ole Miss is one step closer to earning a bid to the tournament and they could be a team to watch.

If you need an example of Marshall Henderson’s swagger, just remember this moment from when he taunted the Auburn student section after leading his team to a win earlier in the year:

Now that is entertainment. You can expect a lot more where that came from if Henderson and the Rebels keep rolling on through the madness.

The complete field of tournament participants will be announced on Selection Sunday just over twenty four hours from now.

Be sure to stay tuned to FanSided.com throughout championship week as we keep you up to date with the latest conference champions and teams that earn automatic bids into the 2013 NCAA tournament field.

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