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6-4 / 182
Senior Nolan Cressler led five players in double figures with 13 points.
Arkansas ended the game on a 7-0 run to claim the win
Arkansas 71, Vanderbilt 70
Commodores set a new program record with 19 made 3-pointers in win.
Luke Kornet led the way for the Commodores with a team-high 20 points
USATSI Gallery - NCAA Tournament 2017 - No. 8 Northwestern vs. No. 9 Vanderbilt
View Rob Gray's photos of the Commodores' game with Northwestern in the 2017 NCAA Tournament.
View Rob Gray's photos from Vanderbilt's practice day in Salt Lake City prior to the team's game in the NCAA Tournament.
Photos from Vanderbilt vs. Arkansas at the SEC Tournament on 3/11/17.
SEC Tournament Semifinals on Mar. 11, 2017
Played in all 35 games and started 12 in his freshman season...Signed with the Commodores in the fall of 2015.
Played in all 35 games and started 12...Averaged 17.5 minutes per game...Averaged 5.2 points, 1.9 assists, and 1.8 rebounds per game...Scored a career-high 17 points againt Butler in Las Vegas...Tallied double digits in four other games in his freshman season...Made first career start vs. Santa Clara and dished out career-high eight assists vs. Broncos...Tallied eight points in homecoming win at Arkansas... Also scored eight points at Kentucky and eight points in win over Florida at SEC Tournament...Grabbed a a career-high five rebounds in three games (vs. Auburn, at Alabama, and vs. Florida in SEC Tournament).
Attended Fayetteville High School in Fayetteville, Arkansas, averaged 15.9 points, 3.6 rebounds, 3.5 assists, and 1.5 steals per game while also shooting 44.7% from three in his junior season and was honored as an all-conference and all-state selection as a sophomore and junior...Willis was ranked as the second-ranked player in the state of Arkansas, the 22nd-best point guard in the country by 247sports.com, and ranked as the 119th-best player in the nation by Rivals.com.
Payton Willis...January 31, 1998...Son of Curtis Willis and Christy Duggar...Has three sisters, Elyse (9), Sierra (6), Soletta (5)...Chose the Commodores over Dayton and Minnesota...Advice to young people: "Be yourself".
Points: 17, vs. Butler (11/24/16)
FG Made: 5, vs. Butler (11/24/16)
FG Atts: 8, 2x, last at Alabama (1/7/16)
3FG Made: 3, 2x, last at LSU (12/29/16)
3FG Atts: 6, at LSU (12/29/16)
FT Made: 5, vs. Butler (11/24/16)
FT Atts: 6, 3x, last at Arkansas (2/7/17)
Rebounds: 5, 3x, last vs. Florida (3/10/17)
Assists: 8, vs. Santa Clara (11/25/16)
Turnovers: 5, vs. Minnesota (12/3/16)
Blocks: 1, 4x, last vs. Florida (3/4/17)
Steals: 2, at LSU (12/29/16)
Minutes: 32, 2x, last vs. Auburn (1/4/17)