Qualls’ 3-Pointer Lifts Hogs To First Road Win


Michael Qualls has had his fair share of struggles since SEC play began six weeks ago.

He made up for them all with on shot on Saturday.

Qualls buried a 3-pointer with 2.6 seconds left at Vanderbilt to lift Arkansas to a 77-75 win in Nashville.

Arkansas (15-8, 4-6 SEC) led by as much as nine points in the second half but saw that lead evaporate. Vanderbilt used an 18-6 run to take a 71-68 lead with less than three minutes left. Rashad Madden tied the game with a 3-pointer then again knotted the game with a jumper with 1:28 remaining.

Vanderbilt led 75-74 after Kyle Fuller hit a pair of free throws with 12 seconds left, leading to Qualls’ game winner.

The Commodores had a chance to win but Rod Odom’s 3-pointer at the buzzer bounced off the rim.

Qualls finished with a team high 17 points on 5-of-10 shooting while Coty Clarke added 14. Madden, Bobby Portis and Mardracus Wade combined for 31 points.

Vanderbilt got 22 points from Odom and 20 points from Fuller.

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