Moses Kingsley while shooting from the free throw line recorded his 1000th point of his career as his Arkansas Razorbacks downed LSU 99-86. With the loss in Fayetteville, the Tigers fell to 1-6 in the SEC and .500 overall.
Elbert Epps put the ball through the hoop off a missed three point attempt from Jalyn Patterson. Skylar Mays then turned the ball over, and Arkansas capitalized on the opposite end to go up 5-2. LSU began the game shooting 1-for-7 from the field. Duop Reath headed to the charity stripe at the 16:10 mark of the first half. He knocked down both free throws as LSU now trailed 7-4.
Arkansas went up 10-4 with a three pointer in transition and scored another trey to go up 15-4 as the carnage continued. Wade Sims got the Tiger basket ending an 8-0 Razorback run. Skylar Mays would later make it a single digit deficit for his Tigers as he connected on both tries from the charity stripe.
Sims got the dunk to put the Tigers within seven, and Mays now had nine points as he scored a trey. Six Razorback turnovers were keeping the Tigers alive as LSU went on an 11-2 scoring run to get within 4 points at 32-28 with 5:47 remaining in the first half. Mays was single handedly keeping his team in the game with 14 first half points, but the first half ended with Arkansas enjoying a ten point lead.
Razorbacks got on a 6-0 run coming out the gate of the second half until Antonio Blakeney got a trey for his first points in the game. The lead grew to 15 points as Arkansas scored another three point basket. LSU turned the ball over again costing the Tigers opportunities as they trailed 62-46. Blakeney recorded a three ball from the near wing on the left side of the court, but Arkansas got two points back on the other end. LSU trailed 70-57.
Mays went on to score giving him 16 points on the night and his first points in the second half. Sampson then got a three pointer as it was again a 10 point game. Jalyn Patterson got his first points with a three pointer with under eight minutes left in the game as LSU now trailed by nine. After Kingsley got his 1000th point, Mays split the gap as he found his way to the basket to give him 18 points. He continued to put points on the board for the Tigers as they trailed 89-78 with 4:26 remaining in the game.
Brandon Sampson knocked down a trey and Reath got another basket capping off a 10-2 Tiger run. Sims cut it to six points with over three minutes on the clock, but free throws made by Arkansas made it again a 10 point game solidifying the win for the Razorbacks.
The Tigers head back home to the PMAC to face a Florida team that lost its last two games including a 68-66 home loss Saturday against Vanderbilt. LSU then heads to Lubbock to face Texas Tech as part of the SEC-Big XII Challenge.