LSU flexes its muscle in 92-76 win over Arkansas

LSU Men’s Basketball
LSU forward Trendon Watford (2)
LSU forward Trendon Watford (2)(Gus Stark | Gus Stark)
Updated: Jan. 13, 2021 at 8:20 PM CST
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BATON ROUGE, La. (WAFB) - LSU used a 26-2 run to jump out to a 31-point lead in the first half and all five starters scored in double figures in a win over Arkansas on Wednesday, Jan. 13, in the PMAC.

The Tigers (9-2, 4-1 SEC) went on to a 92-76 win over Arkansas (10-3, 2-3 SEC).

Trendon Watford finished with a double-double on a game-high 23 points and 10 rebounds. It was his first double-double of the season. He was also 4-of-4 from the free throw line. Since shooting a woeful 3-of-10 from the charity stripe on Jan. 6 against Georgia, Watford has been 9-of-9 on free throws.

Darius Days had another double-double with 18 points and a game-high 13 rebounds. It was his fourth double-double of the season. Cam Thomas, coming off an ankle injury suffered against Ole Miss that left him less than 100%, added 17 points. Javonte Smart chipped in 13 points and dished out five assists.

JD Notae scored 22 points to lead Arkansas. He also had five rebounds.

LSU shot 52% from the field and 37% on 3-pointers. Arkansas was only 34% from the field and 26% from beyond the arc.

The Tigers led 51-31 at halftime but got a little sloppy in the last few minutes of the game, allowing the Razorbacks to cut into the lead. LSU outrebounded Arkansas, 48-39. The Tigers were also better on points in the paint, 48-34.

Arkansas jumped out to a quick 4-0 lead to start the game. LSU grabbed the lead with 16:34 remaining in the first half and didn’t trail again.

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Arkansas head coach Eric Musselman was an associate head coach for LSU during the 2014-2015 season.

LSU will host South Carolina in the PMAC on Saturday, Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m. for the second of a three-game homestand.

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