Vanderbilt jumped out to a 14-point halftime lead and held on to beat Arkansas 75 to 72. Arkansas stormed back in the second half, cutting the lead to two points in the last minute of the game but missed an opportunity to tie.
Rod Odom led the Commodores with 20 points with Kyle Fuller adding 19. BJ Young led Arkansas in scoring with 16 points.
- Vanderbilt shot 41% from the floor (23-of-56) while Arkansas hit 43% (24-of-55).
- Big difference in three-pointers. Vanderbilt made 12 – Arkansas just 4.
- Free throws also one of the big stories of this game. Vanderbilt made just 17-of-30 (56%) at the charity stripe to help keep it close. Arkansas only converted 20 of 34 (58%).
- Other stats show why this game was close. Both teams had 26 fouls, Vanderbilt committed one more turnover and had one more assist. Arkansas outrebounded Vanderbilt by three (37-34).
Vanderbilt advances to play Kentucky Friday.