SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: LSU at Arkansas

Arkansas-LSU basketball game preview

LSU visits Arkansas on Saturday in a key SEC basketball matchup. Look inside for a preview of the game including key players, a statistical comparison, team schedules, team ratings, injury reports, game TV information along with a final score prediction.

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Team Statistical Comparison

FG% 3PT% FT% ORB RBPG SPG BPG APG TOPG
LSU 47.1 34.4 76.6 202 39.8 8.8 2.7 12.7 12.3
LSU OPP 42.2 30.4 74.1 238 39.0 5.9 2.9 13.8 14.5
FG% 3PT% FT% ORB RBPG SPG BPG APG TOPG
Arkansas 45.0 33.8 74.8 278 43.8 8.3 5.0 14.8 12.9

Arkansas OPP 41.5 31.7 70.1 212 38.9 6.7 3.8 11.7 15.5

Key: ORB=Offensive rebounds; RBPR=Rebounds per game; SPG=Steals per game; BPG=Blocked shots per game; APG=Assists per game; TOPG=Turnovers per game.

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Statistical Leaders

SCORING

F.Name L.Name Team PPG FG% 3FG% FT%
Cameron Thomas LSU 22.6 40.4 29.5 90.1
Moses Moody ARK 16.2 44.0 37.1 82.4
Trendon Watford LSU 16.2 47.2 31.6 70.4
Javonte Smart LSU 16.1 49.8 43.8 79.5
JD Notae ARK 12.5 37.5 32.4 78.3
Darius Days LSU 12.4 56.4 42.5 68.8
Justin Smith ARK 11.8 50.6 21.1 61.2
Jalen Tate ARK 11.1 51.1 37.7 67.3
Desi Sills ARK 9.6 45.1 31.3 70.3

STEALS

F.Name L.Name Team STLs SPG
Jalen Tate ARK 32 1.5
Darius Days LSU 24 1.3
Javonte Smart LSU 24 1.3
Trendon Watford LSU 23 1.3
Josh LeBlanc LSU 18 1.2
Desi Sills ARK 26 1.2
Justin Smith ARK 21 1.2
Jalen Cook LSU 14 1.1
Davonte Davis ARK 22 1.1
Eric Gaines LSU 21 1.1
JD Notae ARK 25 1.1
Moses Moody ARK 23 1.0

BLOCKS

F.Name L.Name Team BLKs BPG
Connor Vanover ARK 44 2.0
Josh LeBlanc LSU 13 0.9
Jaylin Williams ARK 13 0.7
Trendon Watford LSU 10 0.6
Mwani Wilkinson LSU 10 0.6
Ethan Henderson ARK 5 0.5
Moses Moody ARK 12 0.5
Justin Smith ARK 9 0.5
JD Notae ARK 9 0.4

REBOUNDS

F.Name L.Name Team DREBs REBs RPG
Darius Days LSU 47 142 7.9
Trendon Watford LSU 29 121 6.7
Justin Smith ARK 53 116 6.4
Moses Moody ARK 45 124 5.6
Connor Vanover ARK 27 120 5.5
Jaylin Williams ARK 23 87 4.4

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LSU vs. Arkansas Basketball Series History

Arkansas leads 37-31.

College Basketball Ratings

Source LSU Arkansas
NCAA NET 29 22
Sagarin 31 16
ESPN BPI 25 19
Ken Pomeroy 29 17
Massey Composite 24 17

LSU Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS
0 Mwani Wilkinson F 6′-5″ 215 FR
1 Ja’Vonte Smart G 6′-4″ 205 JR
2 Trendon Watford F 6′-9″ 240 SO
3 Jalen Cook G 6′-0″ 205 FR
4 Darius Days F 6′-7″ 245 JR
5 Parker Edwards G 6′-2″ 185 SO
10 Brandon Egemo G 6′-0″ 175 FR
11 Josh LeBlanc Sr. F 6′-7″ 230 JR
15 Aundre Hyatt G 6′-6″ 225 SO
21 Charles Manning Jr. G 6′-5″ 205 SR
22 Bryan Penn-Johnson C 7′-0″ 260 SO
24 Cameron Thomas G 6′-4″ 210 FR
25 Eric Gaines G 6′-2″ 155 FR
32 Shareef O’Neal F 6′-10″ 225 SO
34 Josh Gray C 6′-11″ 255 FR

Arkansas Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS
0 Justin Smith F 6′-7″ 230 SR
1 JD Notae G 6′-1″ 195 JR
2 Vance Jackson F 6′-9″ 238 SR
3 Desi Sills G 6′-1″ 202 JR
4 Davonte Davis G 6′-3″ 180 FR
5 Moses Moody G 6′-6″ 205 FR
10 Jaylin Williams F 6′-10″ 245 FR
11 Jalen Tate G 6′-6″ 175 SR
12 Khalen Robinson G 6′-0″ 175 FR
13 Emeka Obukwelu F 6′-8″ 235 SR
14 Brandon Kimble F 6′-7″ 180 SR
22 Abayomi Iyiola F 6′-9″ 230 JR
23 Connor Vanover F 7′-3″ 247 SO
24 Ethan Henderson F 6′-8″ 210 JR
33 Bryson Morehead F 6′-8″ 160 FR

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LSU Schedule/Results

Date Visitor Points Home Points
11/26/2020* SIUE 81 LSU 94
11/28/2020 LSU 81 Saint Louis 85
11/30/2020 SE Louisiana 43 LSU 96
12/6/2020 Louisiana Tech 55 LSU 86
12/12/2020 LSU PPD South Florida PPD
12/14/2020 Sam Houston St. 66 LSU 88
12/16/2020 New Orleans PPD LSU PPD
12/19/2020 North Texas PPD LSU PPD
12/22/2020 VCU PPD LSU PPD
12/26/2020 Nicholls 80 LSU 86
12/29/2020 Texas A&M 54 LSU 77
1/2/2021 LSU 79 Florida 83
1/6/2021 Georgia 92 LSU 94
1/9/2021 LSU PPD Missouri PPD
1/9/2021 LSU 75 Ole Miss 61
1/13/2021 Arkansas 76 LSU 92
1/16/2021 South Carolina 80 LSU 85
1/19/2021 Alabama 105 LSU 75
1/23/2021 LSU 69 Kentucky 82
1/26/2021 LSU 78 Texas A&M 66
1/30/2021 Texas Tech 76 LSU 71
2/3/2021 LSU 60 Alabama 78
2/6/2021 Florida PPD LSU PPD
2/10/2021 LSU 94 Mississippi State 80
2/13/2021 Tennessee 65 LSU 78
2/18/2021 LSU PPD Ole Miss PPD
2/20/2021 Auburn 80 LSU 104
2/23/2021 LSU 78 Georgia 91
2/27/2021 LSU Arkansas
3/2/2021 Vanderbilt LSU

Arkansas Schedule/Results

Date Visitor Points Home Points
11/25/2020 Miss Valley St 62 Arkansas 142
11/28/2020 North Texas 54 Arkansas 69
12/2/2020 UT Arlington 60 Arkansas 72
12/5/2020 Lipscomb 50 Arkansas 86
12/8/2020 Arkansas PPD Tulsa PPD
12/9/2020 Southern 44 Arkansas 79
12/12/2020 Cent Arkansas 75 Arkansas 100
12/20/2020 Oral Roberts 76 Arkansas 87
12/22/2020 Abil Christian 72 Arkansas 85
12/30/2020 Arkansas 97 Auburn 85
1/2/2021 Missouri 81 Arkansas 68
1/6/2021 Arkansas 74 Tennessee 79
1/9/2021 Georgia 69 Arkansas 99
1/13/2021 Arkansas 76 LSU 92
1/16/2021 Arkansas 59 Alabama 90
1/20/2021 Auburn 73 Arkansas 75
1/23/2021 Arkansas 92 Vanderbilt 71
1/27/2021 Ole Miss 59 Arkansas 74
1/30/2021 Arkansas 77 Oklahoma State 81
2/2/2021 Mississippi St 45 Arkansas 61
2/6/2021 Texas A&M PPD Arkansas PPD
2/9/2021 Arkansas 81 Kentucky 80
2/13/2021 Arkansas 86 Missouri 81
2/16/2021 Florida 64 Arkansas 75
2/20/2021 Arkansas PPD Texas A&M PPD
2/24/2021 Alabama 66 Arkansas 81
2/27/2021 LSU Arkansas
3/2/2021 Arkansas South Carolina

Bud Walton Arena
Bud Walton Arena

Injuries and Suspensions

LSU

[F] 02/20/2021 – Shareef O’Neal is out indefinitely (Foot)
[C] 12/26/2020 – Bryan Penn-Johnson is out indefinitely (Personal)

Arkansas

[F] 01/11/2021 – Abayomi Iyiola is out indefinitely (Knee)
[G] 01/10/2021 – Khalen Robinson is out for season (Foot)

Source: statfox.com

LSU-Arkansas Prediction

Arkansas 82, LSU 77


Saturday‘s game tips off at 2:00 PM ET. TV: ESPN2.

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