LSU drops fifth straight in 99-86 road loss to Arkansas

By CODY WORSHAM | Tiger Rag Editor

Skylar Mays scored a career high 22 points and handed out six assists. Three other Tigers joined in double figures, and LSU shot 51.6 percent from the floor — 66.7 percent in the second half.

Good as the offense was, though, the Tigers gave up 99 points — their fifth game of 90+ points surrendered of the season — and Arkansas shot 53.2 percent from the floor with five Hogs reaching double figures, outlasting LSU 99-86 in an SEC Saturday night shootout.

Antonio Blakeney scored 12 of his 14 and Duop Reath scored 11 of his 17 in the second half, as LSU (9-9, 1-6 SEC) trimmed a 16 point deficit to just six with 3:34 to play. But Arkansas finished the game on an 8-1 run, as the Tigers hit just 4-14 free throws in the second half and 15-30 overall in the loss.

Moses Kingsley lead Arkansas (15-4, 4-3 SEC) with 24 points, while Jaylen Barford scored all 14 of his after halftime.

LSU returns to the court Wednesday with a home date vs. Florida. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m.

 

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