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January 31, 2012
Arkansas beats Vandy for second-straight year
Rickey Scott, and 17 from Julysses Nobles.A hot start to the second half propelled Arkansas to an 82-74 victory over No. 25 Vanderbilt on Tuesday night, as the Razorbacks hit 9-of-23 3-pointers and got a personal Southeastern Conference season-high 18 points from
Eighteen points from Jeffery Taylor and 19 from John Jenkins were enough to keep the Commodores within six with just under a minute left after trailing by 14 with just over five minutes to play.
But Arkansas out-rebounded VU 32-28 and committed just eight turnovers, two of the minor edges on the stat sheet that helped add up to UA's eight-point victory.
Vandy fell behind Arkansas by seven in the first half, but rallied back to take a 34-32 halftime lead behind 10 points from Ezeli. Vandy shot 52 percent in the first half compared to Arkansas' 38, but seven VU turnovers and an 18-15 rebounding defcit kept the Razorbacks close.
The Razorbacks improved to 16-0 at home, while VU dropped to 16-6 overall and 5-2 in SEC play.