SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Arkansas at LSU

LSU-Arkansas

Arkansas plays at LSU on Saturday in a key SEC basketball matchup. Look inside for a preview of the game along with a final score prediction.

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Team Statistical Comparison

FG% 3PT% FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TO
Arkansas 1213 458 499 0.649 216 731 330 163 103
Arkansas OPP 0.406 0.325 0.692 250 778 258 113 57 332
LSU 1215 436 471 0.758 250 758 281 197 101
LSU OPP 0.426 0.328 0.701 223 672 219 136 54 322

NCAA RPI

Arkansas: 65
LSU: 16

Arkansas Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
#0 Desi Sills G 6′-2″ 196 FR Jonesboro, AR
#1 Isaiah Joe G 6′-5″ 167 FR Fort Smith, AR
#2 Adrio Bailey F 6′-6″ 222 JR Campti, LA
#3 Khalil Garland G 6′-5″ 198 FR Little Rock, AR
#4 Emeka Obukwelu F 6′-8″ 235 JR Plano, TX
#5 Jalen Harris G 6′-2″ 166 JR Wilson, NC
#10 Daniel Gafford F 6′-11″ 233 SO El Dorado, AR
#11 Keyshawn Embery-Simpson G 6′-3″ 202 FR Midwest City, OK
#12 Ty Stevens G 6′-2″ 180 SO Republic, MO
#13 Mason Jones G 6′-5″ 207 SO Warner, OK
#15 Jonathan Holmes G 5′-10″ 190 JR Columbia, IL
#22 Gabe Osabuohien F 6′-8″ 221 SO Toronto, ON
#23 Ibrahim Ali F 6′-10″ 244 FR Maumelle, AR
#24 Ethan Henderson F 6′-8″ 210 FR Little Rock, AR
#25 Jordan Phillips G 6′-7″ 209 FR Fort Worth, TX
#35 Reggie Chaney F 6′-8″ 222 FR Tulsa, OK

LSU Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
#0 Naz Reid F 6′-10″ 240 FR Asbury Park, NJ
#1 Ja’vonte Smart G 6′-4″ 190 FR Baton Rouge, LA
#3 Tremont Waters G 5′-11″ 167 SO New Haven, CT
#4 Skylar Mays G 6′-4″ 200 JR Baton Rouge, LA
#5 Daryl Edwards G 6′-3″ 165 SR Fresno, CA
#11 Kavell Bigby-Williams F 6′-11″ 230 SR London, England
#12 Marshall Graves G 6′-2″ 185 JR Ponchatoula, LA
#13 Will Reese G 6′-4″ 190 SO Leesville, LA
#14 Marlon Taylor G 6′-6″ 210 JR Mount Vernon, NY
#15 Aundre Hyatt F 6′-7″ 215 FR Bronx, NY
#20 Danya Kingsby G 6′-1″ 165 JR Milwaukee, WI
#21 Courtese Cooper F 6′-9″ 205 SO Elgin, IL
#22 Darius Days F 6′-7″ 218 FR Gainesville, FL
#24 Emmitt Williams F 6′-7″ 215 FR Fort Myers, FL

Arkansas Schedule/Results

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
Nov 9* at Texas L 73-71
Nov 12 vs UC Davis W 81-58
Nov 18 vs Indiana W 73-72
Nov 21 vs Montana State W 90-68
Nov 23 vs UT Arlington W 78-60
Dec 1 vs FIU W 121-89
Dec 5 at Colorado State W 67-60
Dec 8 vs W Kentucky L 78-77
Dec 15* vs UTSA W 79-67
Dec 19 vs Georgia Tech L 69-65
Dec 22 vs Texas State W 73-70
Dec 28 vs Austin Peay W 76-65
Jan 5 at Texas A&M W 73-71
Jan 9 vs Florida L 57-51
Jan 12 vs LSU L 94-88
Jan 15 at Tennessee L 106-87
Jan 19 at Ole Miss L 84-67
Jan 23 vs Missouri W 72-60
Jan 26 at Texas Tech L 67-64
Jan 29 vs Georgia W 70-60
Feb 2 at LSU
Feb 5 vs Vanderbilt
Feb 9 at South Carolina
Feb 12 at Missouri
Feb 16 vs Mississippi State
Feb 20 at Auburn
Feb 23 vs Texas A&M
Feb 26 at Kentucky
Mar 2 vs Ole Miss
Mar 6 at Vanderbilt
Mar 9 vs Alabama

LSU Schedule/Results

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
Nov 6 vs SE Louisiana W 94-63
Nov 9 vs UNCG W 97-91
Nov 13 vs Memphis W 85-76
Nov 16 vs LA Tech W 74-67
Nov 22* vs Charleston W 67-55
Nov 23* vs Florida State L 79-76 OT
Nov 25* vs LSU L 90-77
Dec 1 vs Grambling W 78-57
Dec 9 vs Incarnate Word W 91-50
Dec 12 at Houston L 82-76
Dec 15* at Saint Mary’s W 78-74
Dec 21 vs Furman W 75-57
Dec 28 vs UL Monroe W 81-69
Jan 8 vs Alabama W 88-79
Jan 12 at Arkansas W 94-88
Jan 15 at Ole Miss W 83-69
Jan 19 vs South Carolina W 89-67
Jan 23 vs Georgia W 92-82
Jan 26 at Missouri W 86-80
Jan 30 at Texas A&M W 72-57
Feb 2 vs Arkansas
Feb 6 at Mississippi State
Feb 9 vs Auburn
Feb 12 at Kentucky
Feb 16 at Georgia
Feb 20 vs Florida
Feb 23 vs Tennessee
Feb 26 vs Texas A&M
Mar 2 at Alabama
Mar 6 at Florida
Mar 9 vs Vanderbilt

Arkansas-LSU Prediction

Look at the LSU Tigers. They have become so noticeably responsible. This is not the LSU team we are used to seeing. The Tigers usually slip on the banana peel and give away a few games they have no business losing. That is not happening this season. The Tigers made it through January without a single SEC loss. They might not be as good as Tennessee or Kentucky, but they have clearly been better than 11 other teams in the league. LSU fans could certainly get used to this. This is what their program needed to be – and could have been – for many years. It’s how the Tigers should have been able to perform with Ben Simmons, but Johnny Jones could never create this standard of performance. Will Wade is putting the pieces together. The Bayou Bengals should be able to handle Arkansas without much of a problem. LSU 80, Arkansas 69. (Matt Zemek)

Game Time: 6 ET, 5 CT, on SEC Network

This game tips off at 5:00 PM CT (6:00 PM ET). TV: SEC NETWORK.

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