One for the road

Qualls’ 3 a winner for Hogs

Posted: February 9, 2014 at 3:24 a.m.

Arkansas guard Michael Qualls (24) and forward Bobby Portis (10) celebrate after Arkansas defeated Vanderbilt 77-75 in an NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski)

A week after being suspended and having to watch his Arkansas team suffer another road loss at LSU, Michael Qualls hit the game-winning shot to beat Vanderbilt on Saturday at Memorial Gymnasium.

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RECORDS Arkansas 15-8, 4-6 SEC; Vanderbilt 13-9, 5-5.

STARS Arkansas sophomore Michael Qualls (17 points, game-winning three pointer) and senior forward Coty Clarke (14 points), and Vanderbilt senior forward Rod Odom (22 points).

TURNING POINT Arkansas outscored Vanderbilt 9-4 in the final 2:18, with Michael Qualls hitting the game-winning three-pointer with 2.6 seconds left.

KEY STAT Arkansas shot 54 percent from the field (27-50).

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