Cuonzo Martin remembers Ole Miss guard Marshall Henderson's dominating performance inside Thompson-Boling Arena last season quite clearly.

And the third-year Tennessee head coach insisted his players would be remiss if they didn't as well.

"If they don't, something is wrong," Martin said at Monday's press conference. "He scored 32 (points)."

Henderson enjoyed a then-career-high performance in Knoxville the last time the Rebels came knocking, putting up 32 points and hitting 13 of his 14 free throws. His showing led Ole Miss to a 92-74 victory to open each team's SEC slate.

The Vols will aim to keep Henderson from going off again as they host Ole Miss on Wednesday at 8 p.m. inside Thompson-Boling Arena.

UT will look to avoid dropping a second straight contest after being ousted 67-41 at No. 3 Florida on Saturday.

Ole Miss handed Tennessee two of its first four SEC losses last season, as the Vols' first lost at home on Jan. 9 was followed up barely two weeks later by a Jan. 24 road loss to the Rebels.

Henderson combined for 60 points in those two games.

"He played well," Martin said. "It actually surprised me because, watching him on film, I thought he was a slight guy. He's actually a little taller in person. But he takes and he makes big shots, and he plays with a lot of confidence."

Such confidence has made the star Ole Miss guard one of the most polarizing figures in all of college sports.

The senior's usual showboating, trash talk and chirpiness along with stuffed stat sheets allowed him to rise to fame in 2012-13, his first with the Rebels. Along with averaging more than 20 points per game, Henderson's on-court antics got under the skin of both players and fans.

Martin has no problem with how Henderson plays, even commenting on it in a positive light.

"I think he does a good job with it," Martin said. "Because it's never directed toward officials and that sort of thing. It's almost like he takes the pressure off his teammates and puts it on himself. I have no problem. He's having success with it.

"If you are doing it in a way that you are competing and there is not a technical foul, and it doesn't take away from your teammates, then I am fine with it."

Coaches haven't been able to resist, either. Mississippi State head coach Rick Ray apologized after appearing to yell something at Henderson late in Ole Miss' 82-63 win over the Bulldogs on Saturday.

Martin used to enjoy trash talk in his playing days but made it clear there won't be a repeat performance from Henderson and the opposing coach.

"I did it all the time as a player," Martin said. "That was not a problem because I was always a defensive stopper, so you had to get underneath guys' skin.

"So I did it all the time as a player. Not as a coach."

As if one would expect anything different from a coach who has zero technical fouls in his entire coaching career.