No road team has escaped Bud Walton Arena this season with a win.
Vanderbilt was no different.
The 25th-ranked Commodores were overwhelmed in the second half, losing 82-74 on the road to Arkansas on Tuesday night.
Vanderbilt (16-6, 5-2 SEC) led by two points at halftime but the Razorbacks quickly turned the momentum. Using their fullcourt press and heavy dose of 3-pointers, they went on a 19-6 run and staked an insurmountable 59-46 lead with 12:53 remaining.
Arkansas (16-6, 4-3) made five 3-pointers during the stretch. They were just 9-of-23 for the game.
The Commodores, who had won 10 of their previous 11, finally pulled back within single digits in the final two minutes. But it was too late as the Razorbacks broke Vanderbilt’s press a couple times for easy baskets.
Rickey Scott had 18 points and was one of five Arkansas players to score in double figures.
Vanderbilt guard John Jenkins scored a game-high 19, one point off his SEC-leading average. But the junior had to work for his points, shooting 6-of-14 from the field and 4-of-10 from 3-point range.
Jeffery Taylor added 18, Festus Ezeli scored 10 of his 14 before halftime and Steve Tchiengang chipped in 10 off the bench.
It was only Vanderbilt’s second road loss of the season, falling to 4-2 in true road games.
The Commodores stay on the road and play at No. 12 Florida on Saturday.