With 17:32 remaining in the first half of Saturday's 75-71 loss to the No. 2 Florida Gators, Mississippi guard Marshall Henderson matched an SEC record by making a three-point shot in 60 consecutive games.
Known for his trigger-happy style, Henderson had 21 points and made five of 11 three-point attempts by halftime of Saturday's game. His huge first half kept Ole Miss afloat, and the Rebels entered halftime tied 42-42 with a Florida team that has won a school-record 19 consecutive games.
The Gators were ultimately too much for Henderson, who scored just one point in the second half and missed all five of his shots from beyond the arc. The senior guard's 16 three-point attempts—an insane number for nearly any other player—actually weren't too far removed from his season average of 12.3 three-point attempts per game.
Since transferring to Ole Miss from Utah for the 2012-13 season, Henderson has made multiple three-pointers in all but one of his games for the Rebels. The senior guard was the center of the college basketball world at one point last season, after he led Ole Miss to an SEC Championship win over Florida, then memorably stood on the scorer's table to do a "Gator Chomp".
The Gators undoubtedly remembered that moment and likely took a bit of extra satisfaction in beating Henderson on Saturday. More importantly, Florida remained unbeaten in the SEC, while the No. 1 Syracuse Orange lost a pair of ACC matchups this week. Monday's AP rankings should have the Gators on top.
Meanwhile, Henderson's Rebels (16-11, 7-7 SEC) don't appear to have a tournament-worthy resume. They'll probably need to get hot in the SEC tournament again, and that won't happen unless Henderson is firing on all cylinders.