|Mississippi||M Henderson 20.0||M Holloway 9.6||J Summers 3.7|
|Wisconsin||B Brust 11.1||R Evans 7.3||T Jackson 2.8|
12th-seeded Ole Miss battles No. 5-seeded Wisconsin in the second round of the NCAA Tournament at Sprint Center on Friday. It takes place at 12:40 p.m. ET and you can catch it on truTV.
In a 66-63 win over Florida on Mar. 17, Murphy Holloway put up 23 points and 10 rebounds for the Rebels. A crucial part of the team, he leads the way with 9.6 rebounds per game and 1.6 steals per game. The Badgers were defeated by Ohio State 50-43 on Mar. 17 despite 10 points from Traevon Jackson. With 2.8 assists per game and 1.0 steals per game, he has team-best marks in both categories. Wisconsin will hope to exploit their strengths, which include: defensive rebounding percentage at 73.1 and turnover percentage at 15.7.
- The SEC had more close games in conference (so the games are more exciting to watch) than in the Big Ten.
- Oxford isn't as congested as Madison (population is significantly lower).
- The SEC has had three more NCAA Tournament Championships than the Big Ten over the past 10 years.
- The SEC has 4 teams - Arkansas (9.3), LSU (9.2), Alabama (8.8), and Ole Miss (8.5) - that create more steals per game than the Big Ten leader, Michigan State (8.2).
- Murphy Holloway is ranked 19th nationally in rebounds.
- Reginald Buckner is ranked 16th nationally in blocks.
- The Ole Miss rebounding leader (Murphy Holloway, 297 rebounds) has more rebounds than the Wisconsin rebounding leader (Ryan Evans, 232 rebounds).
- You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Ole Miss currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (990 to 965) than Wisconsin, per the NCAA.
- Ole Miss has a better record at home than Wisconsin this season (16-1 vs. 15-3).
- Wisconsin has been ducking Ole Miss for over 30 years.