Arkansas-LSU preview

By: Rick Fires
Published: Sunday, January 8, 2017
Arkansas coach Jimmy Dykes reacts to a call during a game against Mississippi State on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, in Fayetteville.
Photo by J.T. Wampler
Arkansas coach Jimmy Dykes reacts to a call during a game against Mississippi State on Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, in Fayetteville.

LSU at Arkansas women

WHEN 2 p.m.

WHERE Walton Arena, Fayetteville

RECORDS LSU 12-3 (1-1 SEC); Arkansas 11-4 (0-2 SEC)

SERIES LSU leads, 29-16

RADIO KABZ-FM 103.7 in Little Rock; KQSMFM 92.1 in Fayetteville; KFPW-AM 1230 and KFPW-FM 94.5 in Fort Smith; KURM-AM 790 and KURM-FM 100.3 in Rogers

INTERNET ESPN3.com

TELEVISION SEC Network

PROBABLE STARTING LINEUPS

ARKANSAS

POS, NAME, HT., YR. PPG RPG G Devin Cosper, 5-10, Jr. 6.4 2.3 G Malica Monk, 5-5, So. 10.8 2.5 G/F Bailey Zimmerman, 6-0, So. 4.8 4.3 F Jessica Jackson, 6-3, Sr. 17.2 6.7 F Alicia Cooley, 6-3, Sr. 7.9 5.5 COACH Jimmy Dykes (41-36 in third season at Arkansas and overall)

LSU

POS, NAME, HT, YR. PPG RPG G Rina Hill, 5-9, So. 6.9 2.8 F Alexis Hyder, 5-11, Sr. 16.7 4.2 G Raignye Moncrief, 5-10, Jr. 10.5 1.7 G Chloe Jackson, 5-9, So. 7.9 4.7 C Ayanna Mitchell, 6-2, Sr 10.0 6.2 COACH Nikki Fargas (105-74 in sixth season at LSU, 177-100 in ninth season overall)

TEAM COMPARISON

LSU Arkansas 68.7 Points for 71.7 57.3 Points against 56.3 -0.05 Rebound margin +6.9 +8.1 Turnover margin +2.3 45.3 FG pct. 56.3 19.3 3-pt FG pct. 35.7 64.2 FT pct. 69.3 CHALK TALK Arkansas hopes to avoid its third consecutive defeat to start SEC play. … Arkansas fell to 0-2 in the league after a 59-51 defeat to No. 4 Mississippi State on Thursday.

SEC women’s standings

CONF. ALL

Mississippi State .....................2-0 16-0 South Carolina ........................2-0 12-1 Tennessee................................2-0 10-4 Alabama ..................................1-1 13-2 LSU..........................................1-1 12-3 Mississippi ..............................1-1 12-3 Texas A&M ..............................1-1 11-4 Auburn.....................................1-1 11-5 Missouri ..................................1-1 11-5 Kentucky..................................1-1 10-5 Georgia ....................................1-1 9-6

Arkansas ........................0-2 11-4

Vanderbilt ................................0-2 10-5 Florida......................................0-2 9-6

TODAY’S GAMES

All times Central

South Carolina at Florida, 11 a.m.

Vanderbilt at Georgia, 11 a.m.

Texas A&M at Kentucky, 1 p.m.

Mississippi State at Tennessee, 1 p.m.

LSU at Arkansas, 2 p.m.

Alabama at Missouri, 2 p.m.

Mississippi at Auburn, 3 p.m.

THURSDAY’S GAMES

Georgia at South Carolina, 6 p.m.

Tennessee at Mississippi, 6 p.m.

Arkansas at Texas A&M, 7 p.m.

Kentucky at Alabama, 7 p.m.

Auburn at Vanderbilt, 7 p.m.

Missouri at LSU, 7 p.m.

Florida at Mississipp State, 8 p.m.

… Malica Monk led Arkansas with 17 points while senior Jessica Jackson scored all 12 of her points in the second half. … Sophomore Chloe Jackson scored a career-high 34 points to lead LSU to a 78-67 victory over Florida on Thursday. … LSU is second in the nation with 14 steals per game. … LSU Coach Nikki Fargas played at Tennessee, where she helped the Lady Vols win a national championship in 1991.

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