Weems helps Arkansas hold off No. 18 Vanderbilt 78-73 - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Weems helps Arkansas hold off No. 18 Vanderbilt 78-73

 FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Sonny Weems scored 20 points, and Arkansas held off No. 18 Vanderbilt 78-73 after the Commodores called a timeout they didn't have in the final seconds.

Vanderbilt had pulled within 74-73 on Jermaine Beal's two free throws with 7.3 seconds remaining in Saturday's game at Fayetteville. The Commodores then called a timeout, but they had none remaining and were assessed a technical foul. Weems made two free throws, then added two more on the ensuing possession.

It wasn't clear who called the timeout for the Commodores (24-5, 9-5 Southeastern Conference), who had won seven straight, including Tuesday night's win over No. 1 Tennessee.

Shan Foster scored 22 points to become Vandy's career scoring leader. Foster made six 3-pointers, including two tough ones down the stretch, but he never had a chance to tie it in the final seconds.

Arkansas (19-9, 8-6) took a 74-71 lead on two free throws by Weems with 10.8 seconds remaining. Gary Ervin then fouled Beal before Vandy had a chance to attempt a 3-pointer.

 

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