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

By: Bob Holt
Published: Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Arkansas coach Eric Musselman is shown during a game against LSU on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Fayetteville.
Photo by J.T. Wampler
Arkansas coach Eric Musselman is shown during a game against LSU on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, in Fayetteville.

WHEN 6 p.m., Wednesday

WHERE Maravich Assembly Center, Baton Rouge, La.

CAPACITY 13,215 (will be limited to around 25% capacity)

RECORDS Arkansas 10-2, 2-2 SEC; LSU 8-2, 3-1 SEC

COACHES Arkansas: Eric Musselman — 30-14 in second season at Arkansas and 140-48 in sixth season overall; LSU: Will Wade — 72-32 in fourth season at LSU and 163-77 in eighth season overall

STREAK Arkansas won 1; LSU won 2

SERIES Arkansas leads 37-32

LAST MEETING Arkansas defeated LSU 99-90 on March 4, 2020, in Fayetteville

BETTING LINE LSU is a 4-point favorite

RADIO Razorback Sports Network can be accessed through local FM and AM affiliates. Not all affiliates will carry the game. The game audio can also be accessed on the Razorback GameDay App, the TuneIn app and on satellite radio via Sirius XM streaming Ch. 382. The LSU broadcast can be accessed on satellite radio via Sirius XM Ch. 191.

TELEVISION The game will be televised by ESPN2 and streamed via WatchESPN.com and the ESPN app (carrier login required).

ANNOUNCERS Tom Hart (play-by-play) and Jimmy Dykes (analyst)

NOTABLE LSU guard Cam Thomas is questionable for the game because of an ankle injury he sustained against Ole Miss last Saturday. If Thomas can’t go, freshman guard Eric Gaines is a possible replacement….Arkansas is 12-18 at LSU….Arkansas is No. 20 in the NCAA NET rankings and LSU is No. 22….The teams split two games last season with LSU winning 79-77 in Baton Rouge and Arkansas winning 99-90 in Fayetteville….Arkansas is averaging 16 assists to lead the SEC….LSU is 6-0 at home….Arkansas is 1-1 in road games….Razorbacks Coach Eric Musselman and assistant David Patrick were assistants together at LSU during the 2014-15 season….LSU’s 9.5 steals per game lead the SEC….Junior guard JD Notae is averaging 15.4 points snd 3.2 rebounds off the bench for the Razorbacks.

LSU PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP

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

G Cam Thomas, 6-4; Fr.; 22.5; 2.6

G Javonte Smart, 6-4; Jr.; 15.4; 4.0

F Trendon Watford, 6-9; So.; 17.8; 6.7

F Darius Days, 6-7; Jr.; 13.5; 8.1

F Mwani Wilkinson, 6-4; Fr.; 4.2; 3.5

ARKANSAS PROBABLE STARTING LINEUP

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

G Moses Moody, 6-6; Fr.; 16.7; 5.6

G Davonte Davis, 6-3; Fr.; 5.3; 2.8

G Jalen Tate, 6-6; Sr.; 10.4; 4.2

F Vance Jackson, 6-9; Sr.; 6.1; 3.1

F Connor Vanover, 7-3; So.; 9.3; 7.3

TEAM COMPARISON

LSU – Arkansas

85.6 Points for 88.2

70.0 Points against 67.2

+4.4 Rebound margin +9.2

+2.5 Turnover margin +2.5

49.1 FG pct. 46.2

36.5 3-pt pct. 35.6

78.2 FT pct. 73.7

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