Vanderbilt looked like one of the youngest, most inexperienced squads in the nation in mid-January during a 56-33 defeat to Arkansas. On Thursday, the Commodores showed that they might be the most improved. Vandy handled the Razorbacks' vaunted press and was scorching hot from beyond-the-arc in a 75-72 win. The Commodores will need more of the same to defeat Kentucky on Friday.
The SEC had another underwhelming day on the hardwood with a 6-6 record. Missouri recorded the biggest win with a victory over Illinois. In other action, Florida fell to Kansas State, Kentucky easily defeated Marshall and LSU couldn't catch up to Marquette.