Arkansas vs. LSU: How to watch and listen, betting line, team comparisons

By: Bob Holt
Published: Friday, January 11, 2019
Arkansas forward Daniel Gafford looks for a foul against Austin Peay Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, during the first half of play in Bud Walton Arena. Visit nwadg.com/photos to see more photographs from the game.
Photo by Andy Shupe
Arkansas forward Daniel Gafford looks for a foul against Austin Peay Friday, Dec. 28, 2018, during the first half of play in Bud Walton Arena. Visit nwadg.com/photos to see more photographs from the game.

WHEN 5 p.m., Wednesday

WHERE Bud Walton Arena (19,368), Fayetteville

RECORDS Arkansas 10-4, 1-1 SEC; LSU 11-3, 1-0 SEC

SERIES Arkansas leads 35-30

LAST MEETING LSU defeated Arkansas 94-86 on Feb. 3, 2018, in Baton Rouge, La.

COACHES Arkansas: Mike Anderson - 161-90 in eighth season at Arkansas and 361-188 in 17th season; LSU: Will Wade - 29-18 in second season at LSU and 120-63 in sixth season overall.

TELEVISION The game will be televised by SEC Network and streamed on ESPN3.com and the WatchESPN app (carrier login required).

ANNOUNCERS Kevin Fitzgerald (play-by-play) and Dane Bradshaw (analyst)

RADIO Razorback Sports Network can be accessed through local FM and AM affiliates, on the TuneIn app, XM Ch. 190 and ArkansasRazorbacks.com. Not all affiliates will carry the game. The LSU broadcast will be carried on XM Ch. 388.

BETTING LINE Arkansas is a 1-point favorite.

NOTABLE Arkansas is 19-7 against LSU in games played in Fayetteville … Razorbacks sophomore point guard Jalen Harris has 92 assists and 17 turnovers. His 5.41 assist-to-turnover ratio ranks fourth nationally. His 6.6 assists per game is second in the SEC … Arkansas sophomore guard Mason Jones scored a career-high 30 points in the Razorbacks’ 57-51 loss to Florida on Wednesday night … LSU beat Alabama 88-79 at home in the Tigers’ SEC opener on Tuesday night … LSU swept Arkansas last season, winning 75-54 in Fayetteville and 94-86 in Baton Rouge last season in Will Wade’s first season as the Tigers’ coach … Arkansas is 7-3 in Walton Arena this season. The Razorbacks’ most home losses in Mike Anderson’s eight seasons as coach has been four during the 2015-16 season … Arkansas is 25-5 in Saturday SEC home games under Anderson and has won nine in a row … The Razorbacks’ four losses are by a combined 13 points …. LSU is 0-1 on the road with an 82-76 loss at Houston on Dec. 12 … The Tigers are 2-2 in neutral-site games.

PROBABLE STARTING LINEUPS

LSU

POS., NAME, HT., YR.; PPG; RPG

G Tremont Waters, 5-11;So.;12.9;2.6

G Skylar Mays, 6-4;Jr.;13.1;3.3

G Marlon Taylor, 6-5;Jr.;5.9;2.8

F Naz Reid, 6-10;Fr.;12.2;5.4

C Kavell Bigby-Williams, 6-11;Fr.;7.3;5.1

ARKANSAS

POS., NAME, HT., YR.;PPG;RPG

G Jalen Harris, 6-2;So.;8.9;2.7

G Isaiah Joe, 6-5,;Fr.;14.8;2.4

G Mason Jones, 6-5;So.;14.3;4.9

F Daniel Gafford, 6-11;So.;16.4;9.6

F Adrio Bailey, 6-6;Jr.;6.6;3.9

TEAM COMPARISON

LSU – Arkansas

81.2 Points for 79.0

70.6 Points against 69.4

+4.0 Rebound margin -0.7

+1.6 Turnover margin +2.7

49.0 FG pct. 44.3

34.8 3-PT pct. 34.0

74.2 FT pct. 64.3

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