Henderson, who made 7 of 13 on 3-point shots, came into the game averaging 4.4 3-pointers per contest, second in the nation. His pair of free throws, the only two he attempted all game, with 18 seconds to play gave the Rebels (9-3) a 78-71 lead.
Aleksej Rostov's layup with 7:48 remaining gave Western Kentucky (8-5) a 60-57 lead, but the Hilltoppers made just 3 of 13 field goals and 7 of 13 free throws in the final seven minutes.
Ole Miss made 9 of 16 3-pointers and forced 18 WKU turnovers. Sebastian Saiz finished with 11 points seven rebounds in the win.
Maryland point guard Melo Trimble, considered a lock to leave the program before struggling in the second half last season, has withdrawn from the NBA draft and will return for his junior season.
Louisville's Chinanu Onuaku, who recently underwent a medical procedure to correct a heart rhythm issue detected during the combine, will keep his name in the NBA draft pool.
Andrew White III will return to the Nebraska men's basketball team next season after removing his name from the NBA draft.
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