During Saturday afternoon’s Ole Miss, Mississippi State basketball game at the Tad Pad an incident occurred that has raised eyebrows in the social media universe.
As Marshall Henderson walked by the opposing team’s bench during a break in play, the MSU Coach Rick Ray can be seen mouthing something at Henderson that caused the Ole Miss guard to jerk his head back in reaction. The question is: What did Ray say to the controversial Henderson that caused him to do a double take?
Whatever it was, Ray later apologized for the incident saying, “I responded inappropriately to an Ole Miss player [Saturday] in our game,” Ray said in a statement he texted Sunday. “I reached out to [Ole Miss] coach [Andy] Kennedy immediately to apologize and subsequently to the player too. There is no reason for a coach to ever have interaction with an opposing player, ever, regardless of the circumstances. I was more upset with our performance than the player. I was totally at fault.”
The Rebels beat the Bulldogs 82-63. Henderson scored 19 points.
The loss dropped the Bulldogs to 13-6 overall, 3-3 in the SEC while the Rebels moved to 5-1 in the SEC, 14-5 overall. Mississippi State beat Ole Miss 76-72 in the first meeting this season in Starkville on Jan. 11. Ray is in his second season with the Bulldogs.
Video courtesy of Norma McCullough. Story compiled by HottyToddy.com sports reporters.
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