Stallings acknowledges Vandy’s dependence on 3-point shot

Vanderbilt’s 12 three-point baskets in beating Arkansas 75-72 Thursday equaled the second-most the Commodores made this season.

Vandy figures to need similarly good shooting to beat Kentucky on Friday in the Southeastern Conference Tournament quarterfinals.

When asked how dependent Vandy was on three-point shooting, Stallings said, “Pretty. Pretty dependent. We don’t score a lot of post-up points. We just don’t.”

Kedren Johnson, Vandy’s leader in three-point baskets (54 of 150) made only one of three against Arkansas. Forward Rod Odom made a career-high five shots from beyond the arc. He equaled a career high with 20 points, and he would have had more had he made more than three of 11 free throws.

Guard Kyle Fuller equaled his career high with three three-point baskets.

Vandy made 10 or more three-point shots for the ninth time this season, and the fifth time in the last eight games. Three-point attempts have accounted for 46.3 percent of Vandy’s shots this season.

“We need to make shots,” Stallings said, “… and Kentucky is good at defending them.”