1. Tennessee was fortunate to even be in the game the way they played in the first 15 minutes. They got completely outplayed and outworked early. 2. UT doesn't have the depth of talent to survive Jordan McRae pulling a no show. He's got to develop some consistency or Coach Martin has to find a replacement. 3. Jarnell Stokes and Jeronne Maymon both had productive evenings. However, their limitations were also evident. Neither of them are explosive above the rim types. 4. The officiating was utterly deplorable. I'm shocked Kermit Davis waited that long to pick up a technical. That crew killed the flow of the game. 5. MTSU hasn't won 27 games with luck. That's a good team. You can't beat them having as poor a night as UT did shooting the ball. 6. The crowd was fantastic. It would be great to get that level of energy in the building every night. 7. Yemi Makanjuola is obviously putting in the work necesssary to make himself a player. He's still got lights years to go, but he's a lot closer to an SEC level player than he was in Novemeber. On the other hand, I'll be shocked if Dwight Miller is back next season. If he didn't get minutes tonight, he never will. 8. Skylar McBee just couldn't get shots down tonight. The last two aren't his fault. Those were desperation heaves. 9. UT has to find another option at point guard. Trae Golden has played the spot valiantly this season, but you could see the holes in his game at the one tonight. Tennessee would improve in two positions if they could shift him to the wing. 10. While the end was disappointing, the season as a whole wasn't bad. UT should never act as if an NIT bid is reason for excitement. That said, the progress the Vols made from December to March was laudable. They gave themselves something to build on going forward.