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Posted on March 22, 2013 at 4:06 AM

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The NCAA matchup between 12th-seeded Mississippi and fifth-seeded Wisconsin will be a collision of style as much as will. The Rebels love to run, rang up almost 80 points a game and are led by one of college basketball's most flamboyant players in Marshall Henderson. The button-downed Badgers, in contrast, are known for their deliberate approach and lock-down defense.

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Mississippi coach Andy Kennedy compares watching Marshall Henderson to watching NASCAR. The wrecks are both unpredictable and inevitable. The Rebels' colorful, polarizing guard drew plenty of attention Thursday in Kansas City, where No. 12 seed Ole Miss is preparing to play fifth-seeded Wisconsin in the NCAA tournament Friday.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Star guard Marshall Henderson will never play there, but the University of Mississippi is taking concrete steps toward building a new arena. The state College Board approved plans Thursday for Ole Miss to spend $6 million for architects to design a 10,000-seat venue, a parking garage and other facilities.

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints re-signed linebacker Will Herring to a one-year contract Thursday. Herring was released earlier this month. Acquired as a free agent in 2011, he played in all 16 games last season, starting one, and was credited with 13 tackles and one forced fumble.

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