When last they met, senior Arkansas Razorback forward Moses Kingsley scored point number 1000 in his career against an LSU team mired in a then four game losing streak. The teams meet again tonight Saturday at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center.
Since that 99-86 win on January 21, the Razorbacks are 2-3 and are on a two game losing streak dropping a road game at Missouri 83-78 and a home game against Vanderbilt 72-59. Their overall record stands at 17-7 with a 6-5 conference mark.
Guard Dusty Hannahs led all Razorbacks in playing time against Vanderbilt with 35 minutes. He also led in scoring with 24 points going 10-for-19 from the field and three-of-six from three point range. Kingsley was not far behind with 34 minutes played and 11 points. No other player scored double-digit points.
Arkansas played for behind the entire game except for 25-seconds while the game was tied. Vanderbilt held its largest lead of the night at 24 with 3:18 remaining in the first half and led at the half 39-18.
LSU lost all five games since the meeting at Bud Walton as the Tigers have a record of 9-14 overall and 1-10 in the SEC. The last game against Kentucky Tuesday was the most respectable for the Tigers as they lost 92-85 in Lexington. Antonio Blakeney in the loss scored 31 points. It was the third game of his career where he scored 30+ points.
The Tigers trailed by 25 points at the 8:47 mark of the second half but were propelled by a 57.1% shooting percentage in the second half including a 44.4% clip from beyond the arc to close the gap and give them a chance on the road.
Game time against the Razorbacks is at 7:30 PM CST on the SEC Network and the LSU Sports Radio Network.