UA women suffer worst loss of season at LSU

By: WholeHogSports
Published: Friday, February 8, 2019
Arkansas coach Mike Neighbors shakes his head during a game against Georgia on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Fayetteville.
Photo by J.T. Wampler
Arkansas coach Mike Neighbors shakes his head during a game against Georgia on Thursday, Jan. 31, 2019, in Fayetteville.

LSU led 36-10 at halftime on its way to the blowout 71-34 victory over Arkansas at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center in Baton Rouge, La.

The loss was the third in a row for Arkansas (16-8, 5-5 SEC) and the fourth consecutive against the Tigers.

The Razorbacks trimmed the deficit to 20 on four separate occasions in the third quarter, but LSU opened up a 40-point advantage (71-31) with 2:11 left in the game.

Arkansas never led in the game and was outscored in points in the paint (52-24), bench points (17-5), points off turnovers (25-15) and second-chance points (15-3).

LSU (13-8, 4-5) outrebounded Arkansas 46-26.

Chelsea Dungee (14) and Malica Monk (12) combined to score 26 of the Razorbacks’ 34 points.

LSU’s Ayana Mitchell led all scorers with 21 points and had a game-high 17 rebounds.

The loss came on the heels of two close home losses for the Razorbacks, who lost 80-72 to Georgia and 87-79 to No. 12 South Carolina at Bud Walton Arena.

The 37-point loss was Arkansas' worst this season. The previous worst was by 24 last month to No. 6 Mississippi State.

Arkansas is scheduled to host Auburn on Sunday at 1 p.m.

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