1. I was thrilled to see the warm reception Steve Hamer received before the game. Despite lousy knees and even lousier teammates, he forged the most underappreciated career in UT basketball history. 2. The Bennett brothers certainly had an interesting interpretation of the Anthem. It took some time for me to catch on, but I thought it was ultimately pretty good. Their rendition of Rocky Top was excellent. 3. I hate to belabor a point, but Enter Sandman has got to go as the entrance music. Unless the team is going to come out of the tunnel swinging kendo sticks and guzzling Budweiser, it's trite and borderline stupid at this point. 4. Trae Golden has received a great deal of criticism this year, much of it richly deserved. That doesn't change the fact that this is a five win caliber basketball team without him on the roster. 5. By the start of his junior season, Josh Richardson will be the best defender in the SEC. Once he adds the bulk necessary to avoid being muscled off his spot, he'll be a Ruben Patterson quality player on the defensive end. 6. Skylar McBee's offensive flurry at the end of the first half was huge. It allowed UT to go into the locker room up 8 despite playing highly suspect basketball for twenty minutes. Jordan McRae also played, despite some ballhandling misadventures, exceptional basketball. 7. Darrin Horn is staggeringly incompetent. There's not a coach in the country with less of a grasp on his own team's strengths and weaknesses. South Carolina is by no means loaded, but the product they are putting on the floor is inexcusable. If South Carolina doesn't announce his firing simultaneously with the final buzzer in their first round loss in the SEC tournament, they're just wasting time. 8. I'd like to thank Kansas for slapping that cesspool of a program in Waco back to reality. Here's the lesson Scott Drew should take out of that game: He's still Bill Self and you're still a strategically inept scumbag. 9. That was Kenny Hall best game in recent memory. He didn't score, but his defense was a huge key in Tennessee closing out the game. That's the type of game UT needs from him with consistency. 10. This team had to sweep their last three home games to have any shot at the postseason. They accomplished that. Given their total inability to pass and catch the basketball, sitting at .500 right now is a testament to their grit. Now, they've got to find a road win or two. It won't happen Saturday. However, there's no reason they can't compete in Tuscaloosa, Columbia, and Baton Rouge.