INDIANAPOLIS -- Mississippi men’s basketball student-athlete Marshall Henderson received a public reprimand for misconduct during the 2013 NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship.

Specifically, Henderson directed an inappropriate gesture toward the crowd following Mississippi’s third round contest against LaSalle.

NCAA guidelines define misconduct as “any act of dishonesty, unsportsmanlike conduct, unprofessional behavior or breach of law, occurring from the time the championship field is announced through the end of the championship that discredits the event or intercollegiate athletics.”

“A point of emphasis with the committee over the last several years continues to be ensuring that championship participants act in a manner that represents the highest standards of sportsmanship,” said Ron Wellman, chair of the Division I Men’s Basketball Committee and athletic director at Wake Forest. “Mr. Henderson’s actions failed in this regard.”