Senior Martin Schnedlitz received a bouquet of flowers before the game, as did each of the four seniors.
Scott Hundley is greeted with generous applause.
The Hundley family of Georgetown, Ky.
The Schnedlitz family.
Matt Freije is surrounded by his family, including five sisters and one brother. Later in the evening, the school's all-time leading scorer would add 28 points to his career total.
The seniors and their families pose one last time for photos and applause from the adoring Memorial Gym crowd. Then it was down to business.
OK, one last shot of a senior class that will not soon be forgotten. From left, Martin Schnedlitz, Russell Lakey, head coach Kevin Stallings, Scott Hundley and Matt Freije.
The Memorial Maniacs were ready to rock, and the atmosphere may have been the most lively of the whole year. After the game, Stallings came over to personally thank the student section for its support all year.
With this twisting spin move and layup, senior Russell Lakey gave Vandy a 58-55 lead with 56 seconds left. The game went down to the final buzzer, but Vanderbilt held on for an electrifying 61-58 victory.
Photos copyright 2004 by Whitney D. for VandyMania.com.