Vanderbilt 75, Arkansas 72

Thursday, March 14, 2013 7:30 PM
Location - Bridgestone Arena, Nashville, Tennessee
Officials - Patrick Adams, Tim Gattis, Anthony Greene
Attendance - N/A

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Vanderbilt 38 37 75
Arkansas 30 42 72

Recap


Vanderbilt 75, Arkansas 72: Junior forward Rod Odom tied a career high with 20 points on 5-for-9 3-point shooting as the defending champion Commodores held off the Razorbacks to advance to Friday's SEC tournament quarterfinals against Kentucky. 

Vanderbilt (15-16), which must repeat in order to reach the NCAA Tournament, was also boosted by junior guard Kyle Fuller's 19 points. Sophomore guards Kedren Johnson (13) and Dai-Jon Parker (11) also scored in double digits, while Odom and Parker each grabbed seven rebounds.

Sophomore guard BJ Young had 16 points to lead Arkansas (19-13), which likely saw its at-large bid chances ruined. Junior forward Marshawn Powell finished with 13 points and a team-high nine rebounds, while freshman guard Michael Qualls scored 10. 

The Commodores grabbed the lead for good on Fuller's layup with 12:53 to go in the first half and took a 38-30 lead into the break. Fuller and Odom combined to score 25 of Vanderbilt's first-half points. 

The Razorbacks cut the deficit to four with 1:37 left and Odom missed two free throws, allowing Arkansas to pull within 70-68 off two Young foul shots. But two Johnson free throws stretched the Vanderbilt lead back to four, and the Commodores survived.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Vanderbilt beat Arkansas for the first time in four tries at the SEC tournament. … The Commodores shot 12-of-28 from 3-point range. … Vanderbilt shot 17-of-30 from the free-throw line. Arkansas hit 20 of its 34 attempts.

Vanderbilt Commodores

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Josh Henderson 24:00 0-5 0-0 1-2 4 2 6 1 3 0 2 1 1
Rod Odom 36:00 6-13 5-9 3-11 2 5 7 3 3 2 1 4 20
Kedren Johnson 31:00 4-12 1-3 4-5 0 4 4 5 2 1 5 0 13
Dai-Jon Parker 25:00 4-7 2-5 1-2 0 7 7 3 3 0 2 0 11
Kevin Bright 23:00 2-5 1-4 2-2 1 1 2 1 4 0 1 0 7
Kyle Fuller 28:00 5-8 3-6 6-8 0 1 1 0 2 2 0 0 19
Sheldon Jeter 18:00 1-4 0-1 0-0 1 2 3 0 4 0 1 0 2
Shelby Moats 14:00 1-2 0-0 0-0 2 2 4 1 3 0 0 0 2
James Siakam 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 23-56 12-28 17-30 10 24 34 14 24 5 12 5 75
  41.1% 42.9% 56.7% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 12

Arkansas Razorbacks

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Rickey Scott 7:00 2-4 0-1 1-2 0 0 0 0 2 1 1 0 5
B.J. Young 30:00 6-13 0-3 4-8 2 3 5 3 3 0 2 1 16
Coty Clarke 31:00 3-4 0-0 3-4 3 3 6 2 3 3 3 1 9
Marshawn Powell 30:00 3-10 0-3 7-15 2 7 9 1 5 2 3 1 13
Mardracus Wade 19:00 0-4 0-1 2-2 1 0 1 3 2 0 0 0 2
Kikko Haydar 9:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0
Hunter Mickelson 6:00 1-5 0-0 0-0 2 2 4 1 2 0 0 0 2
Michael Qualls 27:00 3-4 1-2 3-3 2 2 4 1 3 1 1 0 10
Anthlon Bell 16:00 3-4 2-3 0-0 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 8
Rashad Madden 24:00 3-5 1-2 0-0 0 7 7 2 2 0 0 2 7
Jacorey Williams 1:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 24-55 4-16 20-34 12 25 37 13 25 7 11 6 72
  43.6% 25.0% 58.8% Team Rebs: 2   Total TO: 11