FAYETTEVILLE — The Razorbacks stay on the road for their next contest against the LSU Tigers on Wednesday evening in Baton Rouge, La. The Arkansas-LSU contest will be broadcast on the SEC Network with a 7 p.m. tip and Arkansas hoping to maintain a piece of first place in the SEC’s Western Division.
Arkansas (14-13, 7-5 SEC) is coming off a road loss at Auburn, and is looking to sweep the season series from LSU for the second time in three years after getting swept last season. The Razorbacks defeated the Tigers 87-52 at Bud Walton Arena in early February and still have hopes of a conference title dancing in their heads.
Marshawn Powell continues to play big for the Razorbacks and last week was no exception as the freshman from Newport News, Va., averaged 24.5 points and 7.5 rebounds in two games. Powell scored a career high for an SEC game, 26, against South Carolina, then backed it up with a 23-point gem at Auburn. For the year Powell is averaging 15.5 points and 6.7 rebounds per game and is among the SEC leaders for freshmen in both categories.
LSU (9-17, 0-12 SEC) is looking for its first conference win of the season and nearly had it against Mississippi State on Saturday. The Tigers had a lead late in the contest before a last second three-pointer dashed LSU’s hopes, 60-59. The Tigers have lost 15 of their last 16 games dating back to the end of December.
In the first matchup between Arkansas and LSU the Razorbacks got off to a fast start and never looked back. Leading 43-21 at the break, the Hogs finished the game with a 35-point win, 87-52, its third largest margin of victory in a conference match. Courtney Fortson led the way with 17 points in 25 minutes with Rotnei Clarke adding 16 and Jemal Farmer coming off the bench for 11.
The Arkansas-LSU game will be broadcast on the SEC Network at 7 p.m. on Wednesday night. The contest can also be heard on radio across the state of Arkansas on the Razorback Sports Network from ISP with Mike Nail and Rick Schaeffer giving the calls. Nail is in his 29th and final season as the play-by-play voice of the Razorbacks.
Looking past the LSU contest, Arkansas returns to Bud Walton Arena to take on the Vanderbilt Commodores on Saturday, Feb. 27.