1. The uniforms the Tennessee State Park Rangers Honor Guard were wearing were first class. Good to see at least a miniscule part of our tax dollars being spent well. 2. The South Doyle Singers did themselves proud with their rendition of the Anthem. I'm going to bet that their teacher, Mr. Maples, is a very demanding and successful instructor. 3. Kenny Hall getting suspended is incredibly disappointing. He was playing the best basketball of his career at UT. That said, you've got to have standards that you won't compromise. I applaud Coach Martin for not bending to keep his roster at full strength. 4. The first 17 minutes were brilliant basketball by the Volunteers. That is as well as this team can play at both ends of the floor. They got a great shot on almost every possession and contested every attempt on the defensive side. 5. The last three minutes of the first half and the first five of the second half were evidence of what happens when this team doesn't go full out on every possession and gets loose with the ball. They did a fine job of attempting to toss away a 25 point lead. 6. Dave Serrano's filibuster at halftime was painful. I'm glad the baseball program won't rise or fall on his public speaking acumen. Otherwise, he did look like a dead ringer for a young Gus Manning. 7. The Tennessee posts didn't dominate as much as I expected. I was very impressed with Hunter Mickelson. He and BJ Young will be key parts of the Arkansas nucleus as Mike Anderson gets them back in SEC contention in short order. With Marshawn Powell returning from injury, the Hogs will be in the top four in the conference nest season. 8. Skylar McBee made two threes that were essential to keeping Arkansas at bayin the second half. He took a couple of questionable shots, but you have to allow a player you put on the floor to shoot the ball that freedom. 9. Cameron Tatum and Jordan McRae each had some huge moments tonight. They also had the usual mental and ballhandling lapses. I've come to realize I was wrong about Cuonzo Martin being the wrong coach for some of the personalities on this team. It's hard to imagine Tatum or McRae being of any use for a coach who didn't have the patience to let them play through their miscues. 10. The next four games will decide where this season goes. If Alabama is at full strength Saturday, the next two games will be against opponents that won't be intimidated by UT's front line. The guards will have to win their individual battles. South Carolina is a terrible and a game the Vols should get. LSU is another team with a formidable frointcourt rotation. If Tennessee can get three of the four, the home finale against Vanderbilt will be for an NCAA at large bid.