Freshmen rally Vanderbilt women to victory at Arkansas

Sunday, January 31, 2010 at 4:24pm
Staff reports

Freshman Tiffany Clarke scored 10 of her 12 points in the final 12:45 as Vanderbilt rallied for a 67-61 victory Sunday at Arkansas.

The Commodores (16-6, 5-4 in the SEC) trailed by eight, 51-43, with 12:59 to play. Clarke scored their next seven points, and then put them ahead to stay when she was fouled on a layup and connected on the accompanying free throw, which made it 56-55 with 6:31 remaining.

Elan Brown, also a freshman, made a pair of 3-point shots in that closing stretch and led Vanderbilt with a career-high 16 points. For the game she made four of six 3-pointers and six of 11 field goal attempts overall.

Lyndsay Harris led Arkansas (9-12, -7) with a game-high 20 points. She made four of the Lady Razorbacks’ five 3-point baskets and had three steals.

Vanderbilt committed 18 turnovers and forced just nine but limited Arkansas to 36.5 percent shooting.

The Commodores have won three of their last four.