NASHVILLE, Tenn. Guess the kids are all right after all.
Sporting the Southeastern Conference's youngest team, Vanderbilt extended its season by at least one more game here Thursday night with a 73-70 win over Arkansas in the second round of the SEC Tournament at Bridgestone Arena.
In doing so, the Commodores winners of seven of their last 10 games and five of the last six -- dashed any flickering hopes that Arkansas had been harboring this week for playing in the NCAA Tournament next week.
"You talk about the last couple of weeks, I tend to look at our growth over the course of the last couple of months," said Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings, whose team has no seniors and only two juniors. The Commodores started SEC play by losing seven of their first nine games, several of which were of the heartbreaking variety.
"We've gotten better offensively," Stallings added. "We've gotten to where we know how to execute. We know what we're looking for better, and our defense beca...