Matt Jones is the online sports editor for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette and Northwest Arkansas Newspapers. He and his wife live in Fayetteville.
Jackson sparks second half rally, upset
Arkansas forward Jessica Jackson drives to the hoop past Ole Miss defender Tia Faleru in the first half of Sunday afternoon's game at Bud Walton Arena in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE Jessica Jackson scored 25 points and sparked a second half comeback as Arkansas upset No. 19 LSU 57-53 on Sunday at Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, La.
The Razorbacks trailed 32-17 with 17:27 remaining but outscored the Tigers 40-21 from then-on. Jackson scored 20 points in the second half and hit four of her five 3-pointers after halftime.
Bria Pitts made three 3-pointers in the second half to help spark the Razorbacks run. The win was Arkansas' first against a ranked team on the road in more than two years.
The Razorbacks trailed 16-3 at the midway point of the first half. Arkansas trailed 27-17 at halftime.
Keira Peak added 10 points for the Razorbacks. Theresa Plaisance led LSU with 14 points and 10 rebounds.
Arkansas improved to 18-9 overall and 5-9 in conference play with the win. LSU fell to 18-9 overall and 7-7 in SEC games.