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Arkansas wins at LSU

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Arkansas wins at LSU

BATON ROUGE, La. — Senior Lyndsay Harris scored 17 points leading four players in double figures as the University of Arkansas women’s basketball team defeated LSU, 72-52, Sunday. Arkansas moves to 14-5 overall and 3-4 in the SEC behind Harris’ season-high tying 17 points. Senior Ashley Daniels added 11 and Baton Rouge, La., native Dominique Robinson and senior C’eira Ricketts had 10 each. LSU opened the game with a fast start and Arkansas was on their heels offensively. The Razorbacks used a 5-0 run to take an 18-17 lead they would expand to 38-22 in the first half. Arkansas struggled early on the boards but finished strong leading by two at the break. Arkansas got a three from Harris to take the one-point, 18-17, lead and hit four more from long distance as LSU’s 2-3 zone couldn’t get out in defense fast enough. The Razorbacks pressed and also played zone defense early in the game and LSU was flustered by Arkansas’ fast hands as they committed 12 first-half turnovers. The 16-point halftime lead was too much for LSU to overcome in the second half as Arkansas’ lead was never in doubt. The Razorbacks finished the game shooting 47.5 percent on 28-for-59 shooting. Arkansas hit a season-best eight three’s, four by Harris, and was 8-for-9 from the line. Arkansas forced LSU into 27 turnovers, a season-high for opponents, and grabbed a season-best 17 steals in the win. “Well, it was a good win for us,” said Arkansas head coach Tom Collen. “We played with a lot of confidence and it was great to get a win on the road.” Arkansas has won three in a row against LSU, tying the longest win streak in the series. It is the first time since 1995-96 that Arkansas has won consecutive games in Baton Rouge, La. Arkansas continues SEC play with a road game at Mississippi State Jan. 26 before returning home for three in a row as January closes and February begins. For more information regarding Razorback women’s basketball or University of Arkansas athletics, please visit ArkansasRazorbacks.com. NOTES -Arkansas is 12-27 all-time against LSU -Arkansas head coach Tom Collen is 3-6 all-time as a head coach against LSU -Sunday’s game concludes the official “We Back Pat” week celebrated by the SEC member teams but fans can still get gear on ArkansasRazorbacks.com



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