1. If I'm an NBA GM, I'm finding a way to get Michael Kidd-Gilchrist on my team. He's not flashy. He is the best player in the country. 2. Jarnell Stokes was a revelation today. He showed no fear and attacked UK's NBA frontline as if he were playing Bearden High. 3. Kentucky has to get better play out of Marquis Teague. If they don't, they'll not meet their expectations. 4. Tennessee missed a couple of open threes around the seven minute mark that would have made a huge difference. You've got to hit those to pull off a big upset. 5. Kenny Hall and Jeronne Maymon held their own against a top flight opponent. Their recent play is reason for optimism going forward. 6. Trae Golden took a couple of horrible shots in key situations. That said, I'm not going to get on him because those appeared to be set plays from the bench. 7. I'm not sure who the participants in the halftime dunk contest were. That's probably because MTG was too busy screeching his And 1 act to actually give any information. 8. Josh Richardson is fearless. He stood his ground at every turn today. His signing will turn out to be a real coup for Coach Martin. 9. Having seen them live, I'm less confident Kentucky will be in New Orleans when it matters. They've got some inherent issues regarding who needs the ball at the end of the game that have to be resolved. Further, Terrence Jones must pick up his play for them to have a chance at the big prize. 10. Overall, a good day for Tennessee basketball. This program is past moral victories. That said, between Stokes' debut and the effort everyone put forth, you can see what the Martin Era should look like.