Arkansas vs LSU

LSU 71, Arkansas 65

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BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Ralston Turner had 16 points to pace four scorers in double figures for LSU in a 71-65 victory against Arkansas on Saturday.

Justin Hamilton registered a double-double with 13 points and 11 rebounds for LSU (13-9, 3-5 Southeastern Conference). Anthony Hickey contributed 12 points and Eddie Ludwig came off the bench to match his career high with 12 points.

Arkansas got field goals from Julysses Nobles and Michael Sanchez to pull within 61-58 with 2:31 remaining in the game. But Hamilton answered with two free throws to put the Tigers ahead by five points.

After Nobles made one of two foul shots, Hickey made a short jumper to give LSU a 65-59 lead with 1:01 remaining. Hickey would then make a steal, which resulted in two Andre Stringer free throws to give the Tigers another six-point lead at 67-61 with 35 seconds left.

Mardracus Wade had 15 points as the leading scorer for Arkansas (16-7, 4-4), which has yet to win a game away from home. Nobles had 14 points, while reserve Rashad Madden had 10. B.J. Young, the Razorbacks' leading scorer coming in, was held to three points - 11 below his per-game average.

LSU built an 11-point lead in the first half on the strength of a 15-4 run. Seven Tigers players made field goals during that stretch. A 3-pointer by Ludwig, his first in conference play, gave the Tigers a 31-20 lead with 4:23 remaining before halftime.

Arkansas closed the half on a 9-2 run as it reduced its deficit to four points. A three-point play by Rickey Scott started the outburst, while a layup by Young at the buzzer left the Razorbacks behind 35-31.

LSU quickly gained a double-digit lead in the second half as Hickey made two baskets and Hamilton added one in the first 2 minutes. However, Arkansas fought back and pulled within two points at 43-41 on a field goal by Scott with 12:53 remaining in the game.

The Razorbacks cut the Tigers lead to one point at 50-49 on a 3-pointer by Wade with 9:02 left. LSU quickly extended its advantage to six points on baskets by Johnny O'Bryant and Turner, as well as a foul shot by Hamilton.

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Arkansas Razorbacks
M. Sanchez, F223-60-08026
H. Mickelson, F171-20-02032
J. Nobles, G353-78-1243414
M. Wade, G353-86-622215
R. Scott, G324-131-36329
B. Young241-51-23053
R. Madden175-60-050410
D. Abron163-100-01026
M. Waithe20-00-00000
B. Mitchell00-00-00000
Totals 23-5716-233982465
 40.4%69.6% 
LSU Tigers
J. O'Bryant, F232-114-811018
J. Hamilton, C295-83-5110113
R. Turner, G364-97-841416
A. Stringer, G351-82-21324
A. Hickey, G316-110-023312
C. Bass170-12-72122
E. Ludwig174-63-342212
S. Warren102-40-04024
J. Courtney20-00-00000
Totals 24-5821-3343101771
 41.4%63.6% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
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Texas A&M11-721-1267
Ole Miss11-721-1360
Vanderbilt9-921-14104
Alabama8-1019-1585
Florida8-1016-1772
Tennessee7-1116-1696
S. Carolina6-1217-1691
Miss. State6-1213-19216
Auburn4-1415-20128
Missouri3-159-23218
 
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