You want to know why Marshall Henderson might be the most polarizing player in college basketball?
It could it be that the junior guard from Ole Miss can hit game-winning foul shots, even on an off-night and, more likely, that he can also touch a nerve with even the most casual basketball fans in the SEC.
Yesterday he did both.
After making the winning free throws with 6.3 seconds remaining during his team's 63-61 win over Auburn, Henderson went over to the Tigers student section, lifted his jersey and flashed his nips at the orange-shirted fans while letting them know he just won the game for his team in their house.
The pumped-up Tiger fans reacted as any other self respecting college kids would if an opposing player entered their den — by flipping Henderson off, tossing various objects at his head and spewing a steady stream of X-rated words in his direction.
See the incredible seconds for yourself.
Henderson — who leads the SEC in scoring with 19.2 points per game — finished Saturday's game with a sub-par 15 points on 4-for-15 shooting. He still led the Rebels (17-2, 6-0) who continue their surprising unbeaten start in SEC play.
Like him or not, he sure is entertaining. At least that guy with the beard and the dude in a white shirt think so.