Jan 12, 2013; Fayetteville, AR, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks guard Mardracus Wade (24) drives around Vanderbilt Commodores guard Dai-Jon Parker (24) during the first half at Bud Walton Arena. Mandatory Credit: Beth Hall-USA TODAY Sports

College Basketball: Arkansas Tops Vanderbilt 56-33

Fayetteville, Ark. – The Arkansas Razorbacks improved to 10-5 on the season earning their first SEC win of the 2012-2013 season beating Vanderbilt 56-33 Saturday night.

The Hogs turned on their stifling defense holding Vanderbilt (6-8) to their lowest point total in SEC play. Arkansas forced 26 Commodore turnovers off 14 steals applying relentless pressure throughout the game.

In the first half Arkansas held Vanderbilt to three field goals taking a halftime led of 21-10 into the locker room. By the sound of the final buzzer the Commodores had only hit 10 of their 40 total shot attempts.

Arkansas was led by Marshawn Powell’s 17 points. Powell was 8-9 from the floor with five rebounds. The Hogs also got premium scoring from B.J. Young. Young went 6 of 13 from the floor for 14 points.

Vanderbilt had a game-high eight points from Sheldon Jeter.

Neither team lit it up from behind the arc. Arkansas finished 3-19 (.158) from three-point land and Vanderbilt was a woeful 2 of 16 (.125).

The Hogs next game is against Auburn at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville on Jan. 16.


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