Vanderbilt 79, Arkansas 65
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP)—Shan Foster scored a season-high 25 points to lead Vanderbilt to a 79-65 victory over Arkansas on Saturday night.
Mario Moore scored 20 points and had a career-high 13 assists for Vanderbilt (16-10, 6-6 Southeastern Conference), while Jason Holwerda added 10 points. Vandy has won five of its last seven games and six of its last seven against SEC West opponents.
Ronnie Brewer led Arkansas (17-9, 5-8) with 20 points and five assists, while Jonathon Mordica and Olu Famutimi scored 10 points each.
Foster hit five 3-pointers, and Vanderbilt connected on 12 of 27 3-point attempts against the SEC’s best perimeter defense.
Leading 55-51, Vanderbilt went on a 19-7 run to take a 74-58 lead with two minutes to play.
An intentional foul call on Arkansas’ Rashard Sullivan sparked the spurt. Moore hit two free throws after the foul and Foster hit a 3-pointer from the corner.
Dawid Przybyszewski added a pair of 3-pointers in the decisive run.
Vanderbilt led 34-31 in the first half because the Razorbacks shot 60 percent from the field and hit 5 of 8 3-pointers.
Both teams still have NCAA tournament hopes, but Arkansas, winners of three of its last four, has only beaten Mississippi and Missouri on the road. Arkansas is 4-23 on the road under coach Stan Heath.