Arkansas vs. LSU: Full Game Preview

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Arkansas vs. LSU: Full Game Preview
Arkansas
(17-10, 1-7 away)
LSU
(16-9, 13-2 home)
Venue: Pete Maravich Center
8:00PM ET / 5:00PM PT, February 27, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Arkansas B Young 15.7 M Powell 5.2 B Young 3.8
LSU J O`Bryant III 14.0 J O`Bryant III 8.7 A Hickey 4.0

On Wednesday, Arkansas travels to Pete Maravich Center to take on LSU. Tipoff is at 8 p.m. EST and you can catch it on SEC Network. The Razorbacks are 3-6 against the Tigers over the last four years. They lost 70-54 the last time they played (Mar. 8, 2012).

Arkansas is in fifth place in the SEC and LSU is in eigth. Both teams continue to fight for position.

In their last matchup on Feb. 23, Coty Clarke put up 18 points and 7 rebounds for the Razorbacks in a loss to Florida, 71-54. In addition to his 7.3 points per game, he is also chipping in 4.9 rebounds per game. For the Tigers, Charles Carmouche finished with 20 points and 11 rebounds in the 97-94 win over Alabama on Feb. 23. He contributes 4.1 rebounds per game in addition to his 9.4 points per game.

LSU StatSmack

  • Arkansas has a stronger schedule than LSU this season (SOS Rank: No. 81 vs. No. 136).
  • Arkansas has a better overall winning percentage over the last 20 years (60.6 percent to 53.3 percent).
  • The Arkansas blocks leader (Hunter Mickelson, 36 blocks) has more blocks than the LSU blocks leader (Andrew Del Piero, 28 blocks).
  • Arkansas has a much better Kiplinger In-State Ranking than LSU (No. 57 vs. No. 76).
  • Arkansas has a much better Kiplinger Out-of-State Ranking than LSU (No. 58 vs. No. 79).
  • Arkansas has an average margin of victory of 12 over LSU in 28 wins since 1980.
  • That must sting. Arkansas has blown out LSU by 20 points or more on five occasions since 1996.
  • Be afraid. Arkansas has blown out more teams than LSU this season (seven blowouts vs. two).
  • B.J. Young is ranked 4th in the SEC in points and 5th in the SEC in assists.
  • Arkansas has a better record in close games than LSU this season (6-1 vs. 6-5).
  • Hunter Mickelson is ranked 7th in the SEC in blocks.
ARK Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B B.J. Young 29 16 4 4 1 0 2
B Marshawn Powell 25 15 5 1 1 1 2
C Coty Clarke 19 7 5 1 1 1 1
C H. Mickelson 18 6 4 1 1 1 1
C Mardracus Wade 24 6 2 2 2 0 1
C Michael Qualls 14 4 3 1 1 1 1
C- Rickey Scott 16 5 2 2 1 0 1
C- Rashad Madden 17 4 2 2 1 0 1
D+ Kikko Haydar 13 3 1 1 1 0 0
D+ J. Williams 10 4 2 1 0 0 1
D+ Anthlon Bell 9 4 1 0 0 0 0
D Fred Gulley 12 1 1 1 1 0 1
D D. Wagner 7 1 0 1 0 0 0
D Davion Spivey 3 1 1 0 0 0 1
D C. Henderson 2 1 0 0 0 0 0
LSU Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Anthony Hickey 32 12 4 4 3 0 2
B J. O`Bryant III 29 14 9 2 0 1 3
B- Shavon Coleman 29 11 7 1 1 1 2
C+ C. Carmouche 25 9 4 4 2 0 2
C Andre Stringer 31 11 2 2 1 0 2
C Malik Morgan 20 6 3 1 1 0 1
D+ A. Del Piero 13 4 3 0 0 1 1
D+ Eddie Ludwig 12 3 3 1 0 0 2
D Shane Hammink 11 2 2 1 0 0 1
D Corban Collins 11 3 1 1 0 0 1
D Jalen Courtney 9 2 2 0 0 0 1
D- Joshua Badeaux 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Mychal Williams 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D- Dave Jackson 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
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