Vanderbilt women topple Arkansas, 64-59

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Vanderbilt women's basketball team used a dominant inside presence to win its fourth straight Southeastern Conference game, defeating Arkansas, 64-59, Thursday night at Memorial Gymnasium.

The Commodores outscored the Lady 'Backs, 38-12, in the paint, and never trailed in the game's final 33 minutes. Liz Sherwood led the Dores with 16 points on 7-of-9 shooting. Carla Thomas added 11 points, while Dee Davis contributed 10 points.

Arkansas' high scorer was Leslie Howard, who went 3-of-15 from the field and finished with nine points.

Vanderbilt outrebounded Arkansas, 41-33, and shot 49 percent from the floor (24-of-49). Sherwood led the Commodores with eight boards, with Davis grabbing seven rebounds. Playing from the high post for large chunks of the game, Thomas amassed a career-high seven assists -- most to Sherwood and Nicole Jules, who scored nine points.

The Commodores were aggressive offensively, getting to the line 23 times. Vanderbilt made 13 free throws to only one for Arkansas (1-of-7).

With the win, the Commodores move to 6-4 in the SEC and remain in a tie for fourth place in the conference with Florida and Kentucky. Vanderbilt travels to Knoxville this Sunday, Feb. 12, to face the Tennessee Lady Vols at Thompson-Boling Arena. Top Stories