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No. 13 seed La Salle beats No. 4 K-State

12-seed Ole Miss knocks off 5-seed Wisconsin

Posted: March 22, 2013 2:34 p.m.
Updated: March 22, 2013 2:34 p.m.

La Salle guard Tyreek Duren (3) celebrates a 3-point basket during the first half of a second-round game against Kansas State in Kansas City, Mo. on Friday.

 

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jerrell Wright made three foul shots in the final 30 seconds, and No. 13 seed La Salle survived after blowing an 18-point halftime lead to beat fourth-seeded Kansas State 63-61 on Friday in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

Wright, who scored a game-high 21 points for the Explorers (22-9), made the first two free throws to give La Salle a 62-61 lead. Kansas State's Jordan Henriquez missed in the paint at the other end, and Wright made the first of two more free throws with 9.6 seconds to go.

The Wildcats (27-8) raced down court, but point guard Angel Rodriguez got hung up in the corner by the Kansas State bench, and his off-balance shot over the corner of the backboard missed everything as the final buzzer sounded and the Explorers leaped off their bench to celebrate the upset.

Henriquez and Shane Southwell scored 17 points each for Kansas State.


Mississippi 57, Wisconsin 46

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Marshall Henderson shook out of a shooting slump and scored 17 points in the second half, leading 12th-seeded Mississippi past No. 5 Wisconsin 57-46 on Friday, giving the Rebels their first NCAA tournament win since 2002.

For the cold-shooting Badgers (23-12), the upset loss snaps a string of six straight first-game victories. Ole Miss (27-8) trailed 25-22 at halftime and Henderson, who led the Southeastern Conference with 20 points a game, had only two points on one-for-11 shooting.

But the flamboyant and outspoken guard found his touch just in time for Ole Miss, and wound up hitting 6 of 21. His back-to-back 3-pointers tied it 36-36 and his layup and two free throws in the final minute sealed the win.

Reginald Buckner had nine points and 12 rebounds. Sam Dekkar had 14 points for Wisconsin.

In the third round of the West Regional on Sunday, the Rebels will play the winner of the matchup between No. 4 seed Kansas State and No. 13 La Salle.

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