1. That's the best win of the season. UT took their best punch and managed to remain standing. Marquette faced the same scenario earlier this season and LSU went on to run them out of the building. 2. Trae Golden would not be denied down the stretch. He exorcised the demons of previous late game failures and made the games biggest plays coming down the stretch. 3. In hindsight, Tennessee should have pursued Anthony Hickey more doggedly. The idea of him at the point with Golden and Jordan McRae on the wings is one with great possibilities. 4. Jarnell Stokes showed how truly talented he is tonight. LSU's frontcourt is big, deep, and talented. Stokes scored at will and held his own against that group. Imagine what he may become once he gets in really good shape and learns some more post moves. 5. Jeronne Maymon is always going to struggle against bigger, more athletic players when he can't simply bully them in the post. That's just a limitation he has. It didn't prevent him from finding a way to be a key cog in UT's win. 6. Northwestern is like Charlie Brown trying to kick the football. They just keep finding new and heartbreaking ways to lose to the upper echelon of the Big Ten. They'll be one of the most intriguing stories come Selection Sunday. 7. I bet Ben Howland thinks taking the DePaul job two years ago looks like the right play in hindsight. It's hard to imagine a scenario under which he gets it turned around in Westwood. Sooner or later, that job eats up and spits out everyone who holds it. 8. Kudos to Stan Heath. I've been as critical of him as anyone on the planet. He has done a fantastic job of getting South Florida in position to grab an NCAA bid. That deserves credit. 9. Those Cochran Law Firm commercials are awesome. Hezekiah Sistrunk looks like he can handle your lawsuit, then play defensive tackle in the NFL. 10. This team now has a wonderful opportunity Saturday. A win likely wraps up an NIT home game and gives them a chance to play themselves into the NCAA field in New Orleans. The way they kept pushing the rock up the hill tonight til they got the job done was exciting and impressive. Everyone who has a chance should be in TBA Saturday. This team has earned that much.