Official's call propels Arkansas over Vandy

FAYETTEVILLE- It was the Sisters Vaughn that provided the crucial plays as the Lady Razorbacks upset 19th-ranked Vanderbilt University at Bud Walton Arena on Sunday afternoon, 52-51.

The Commodores led by three after junior guard Dee Davis hit the first of two free throws with only four seconds remaining in regulation. After a miss on the second charity toss, Arkansas' Brittney Vaughn dribbled past half-court and threw up a 40-foot shot that somehow found its way into the basket to force overtime.

Vanderbilt again took three-point lead late in the overtime period, as freshman guard Holly Rogers hit one-of-two free throws. With 16 seconds remaining in overtime, UA's Rochelle Vaughn -- the older sister of Brittney -- hit a three-pointer to tie the game at 51-51.

The Commodores had a chance to win the game in the closing seconds, but a missed jump shot led to a loose ball foul on the Commodores, putting Arkansas' Leslie Howard on the line with only two seconds remaining. Howard made the first of two free throws to seal the upset win for the Lady 'Backs.

Davis led all scorers with 15 points while also dishing out eight assists. Howard led the Lady 'Backs with 13 points on 3-of-7 shooting from behind the arc.

Junior forward Carla Thomas posted her second straight double-double, posting 11 points and 14 rebounds. Thomas stands one point away from being the 26th Commodore to reach 1,000-point plateau.

The Commodores play host to their SEC home opener on Thursday, Jan. 12, as Mississippi State visits Memorial Gymnasium for a 7 p.m. CT tip off. Tickets are available by calling 615-322-GOLD (Option 1), online at and at the VU Ticket Office.

Vanderbilt women's basketball coach Melanie Balcomb, right, questions an official as Christina Wirth (34) reacts to a foul called on Holly Rogers in overtime against Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark., Sunday, Jan. 8, 2006. Rogers was charged with fouling Arkansas' Leslie Howard who made the first of two free throws with 2.1 seconds left in overtime to win the game for Arkansas 52-51. (AP Photo/April L. Brown) Top Stories