Ole Miss’ Marshall Henderson taunts Florida fans with Gator chomp
Ole Miss guard Marshall Henderson celebrated a second-half three-pointer by mocking Florida fans during the Rebels’ 66-63 win in Sunday’s SEC championship game.
Henderson, the brazen junior who says he embraces being a “villain,” sank a three that put Ole Miss up 59-53 with 7:15 left, then turned to the stands and did the Gators’ signature chomp gesture.
With 21 points, one below his season average, he helped the Rebels earn their second SEC title in school history — their first since 1981 — and secure a spot in the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2001.
“I dreamed I gave them the Gator chomp,” Henderson said after the game, according to USA Today. “Then I woke up and said, ‘Hmm, gator bait.’”
“I’ve been a villain everywhere I’ve gone,” he said. “It’s cool. I like it, actually. I feed off that. I love it when my name gets announced and I hear, ‘Booo!’ That’s the best. All I do is just smile.”