FAYETTEVILLE - A Malica Monk buzzer-beater sent Bud Walton Arena into a frenzy.

FAYETTEVILLE - A Malica Monk buzzer-beater sent Bud Walton Arena into a frenzy.


One of the largest student sections of the year, prodded by Arkansas coach Jimmy Dykes to show, saw the freshman from North Little Rock bury a jumper as time expired to lift the Razorbacks women’s basketball team over Vanderbilt on Monday night.


The win snapped Arkansas’ three-game losing streak and lifted the team back within a game of .500 in conference play.


Vanderbilt’s Christa Reed had sank one of two free throws the possession before, with nine seconds left, to set up Monk’s game-winner. Vanderbilt led for only those nine seconds and three more, but Arkansas had surrendered a 22-point led in the third quarter to allow the Commodores back in the game.


Monk finished with four points. Arkansas was led by Jessica Jackson’s 18 and Jordan Danberry had another 10. The Razorbacks next play Sunday at Missouri, a team they beat by 12 points January 17 at Bud Walton Arena.