WBB: 'Dores Shut Down Arkansas, 61-34
Jan. 28, 2007
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) -- Carla Thomas scored 18 points to lead No. 15 Vanderbilt to a 61-34 win over Arkansas on Sunday.
The Commodores (18-4, 4-3 Southeastern Conference) allowed just 10 field goals in the game, a record low for the Lady Razorbacks in Southeastern Conference play. The previous low was 12, in a 2003 game against Auburn.
Arkansas (17-5, 3-4) also set a record low in conference play shooting 21.7 percent from the floor, and tied their mark for fewest points in a half with 14.
Laura Ervin and Donica Cosby scored 10 points each to lead the Lady Razorbacks. Arkansas hit just 2-of-13 3-pointers and made only 12 of 27 from the free-throw line.
Arkansas did not score its first points until the 10:48 mark in the first half, when the Lady Razorbacks finally made a field goal on their 15th attempt. That made the score 16-2. Arkansas then missed its next six shots from the field.
Vanderbilt led 30-14 at halftime.
The Commodores will next travel to play Kentucky in Lexington this Thursday at 6:00 p.m. CT.
DAVIS BREAKS ASSISTS RECORD
With her first assist of the Arkansas game -- on a Carla Thomas jumper that gave Vanderbilt a 10-0 lead -- senior guard Dee Davis moved into sole possession of the Vanderbilt all-time career record for assists. Davis entered the Arkansas game tied with former Commodore Ashley McElhiney at 673 career assists. With 677 career assists, Davis currently ranks eighth all-time in the Southeastern Conference. She needs 30 assists to pass Kentucky's Sandy Harding for seventh place.
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