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, LSU plays host to Arkansas at Pete Maravich Center. The game gets underway at 8 p.m. EST and it can be seen on SEC Network. The Tigers are 6-3 against the Razorbacks over the last four years. The last time they met (Mar. 8, 2012) they won 70-54.

Arkansas is in fifth place in the conference and LSU is in eigth place.

In a 97-94 triumph over Alabama on Feb. 23, Johnny O`Bryant III put up 24 points and 10 rebounds for the Tigers. A crucial part of the team, he leads the way with 14 points per game and 8.7 rebounds per game. For the Razorbacks, Coty Clarke finished with 18 points and 7 rebounds in the 71-54 loss to Florida on Feb. 23. He contributes 4.9 rebounds per game in addition to his 7.3 points per game. From a tempo-free perspective, Arkansas is strong in turnover percentage at 16.2 percent. This is good enough for second in the conference and 11th in the nation.

Arkansas StatSmack

  • Charles Carmouche is ranked 9th in the SEC in assists and 7th in the SEC in steals.
  • Andre Stringer is ranked 7th in the SEC in three-pointers.
  • Johnny O`Bryant III is ranked 6th in the SEC in rebounds.
  • Over the past 10 years, LSU has had more players drafted by the NBA than Arkansas (six vs. two).
  • LSU has an average margin of victory of 9 over Arkansas in 20 wins since 1980.
  • AP voters think more highly of LSU and ranked them in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Arkansas (37 vs. 14).
  • A for effort, but LSU has emerged victorious against Arkansas the last two times they've played.
  • LSU attacks the glass, with more rebounds (38.5 per game vs. 35.0 per game) than Arkansas this season.
  • The LSU steals leader (Anthony Hickey, 76 steals) has more steals than the Arkansas steals leader (Mardracus Wade, 42 steals).
  • LSU has more Final Four appearances over the last 10 years than Arkansas (one vs. zero).
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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