But how could they possibly be expected to earn a top seed in the big dance every year? So, I think it's just a combination of guys getting comfortable in what we're doing and trusting one another. Kornet and frontcourt mate Jeff Roberson (11.1 points, 7.2 rebounds) each had 12 points in the Commodores' win at Arkansas a month ago.
Vandy coach Bryce Drew tried to rest his starters where he could in the first half with Luke Kornet and Roberson playing only 12 minutes after each played at least 38 minutes in Friday's overtime win over No. 17 Florida in the quarterfinals.
Monk later followed a Fox jumper with two free throws with 1:13 left.
"I probably did", he said. "I'm just caught up in the game".
This marks the second time in Mike Anderson's tenure in Fayetteville that the Razorbacks are in the field. Alabama added to the 11-point win party with a 64-53 win over the Gamecocks. "They fought hard", said Alabama head coach Avery Johnson. They also controlled the boards 42-27 and shot 45 percent to move on to today's semifinals against top-seeded Kentucky. Georgia, which edged Tennessee 57-55 in the second round, awaits its postseason fate and hopes its 19-14 record is enough to land one of 68 coveted spots in the NCAA Tournament.
Arkansas coach Mike Anderson - never a John Calipari fan - isn't anxious about the edge United Kingdom will have in fans Sunday. "They were sticking around and sticking around with us, but we knew if we played our game and kept pushing the ball in the second half that they'd end up breaking". "We talked about going off the dribble and scoring, and we did that". "They were playing their game in three days, and we had to make the game chaotic for them".
Even with his Kentucky Wildcats holding a comfortable lead for the entire second half of the Southeastern Conference Tournament championship game, John Calipari didn't let up on his players. It will play eighth-ranked Kentucky, a 79-74 victor against Alabama, for the second time in three years today. Daryl Macon led the Razorbacks with 17 points and chipped in the game-sealing free throws that Arkansas needed. Now as his senior season approaches its conclusion, it's United Kingdom that has to bind its time waiting to finally insert him off the bench and change the complexity of the game.
Seton Hall fans can pack the vehicle and hit the road.
Never anxious that his chance might not come, Hawkins only focused on how he could help the team win in the minutes he played rather than worry about how much playing time he was going to receive.
Vanderbilt failed to score on 10 of its first 11 possessions in the second half as the Commodores missed six shots and had four turnovers. Senior Bola Olaniyan had a game-high 10 rebounds, his ninth double-digit rebounding game this year.