MBB Preview: Arkansas at #12 LSU

Who: Arkansas Razorbacks (11-5, 1-3 SEC) at #12 LSU Tigers (15-1, 3-1 SEC)
What: Arkansas will be without head coach Eric Musselman, who had shoulder surgery Thursday.
When: Saturday – Jan. 15 – 1:00 pm (CT)
Where: Baton Rouge, La. – Pete Maravich Assembly Center (13,215)/Dale Brown Court
How (to follow):
Video: ESPN2 (Karl Ravech and Jimmy Dykes)
^ Online: Watch ESPN
Radio: Learfield Razorback Sports Network (Chuck Barrett and Matt Zimmerman)
^ Listen to Razorback Sports Network Online (Tune In)
^ Razorback Gameday App
Sirius/XM: XM: 380 || Online Channel: 970
Live Stats: www.Arkansas.StatBroadcast.com

Arkansas Game Notes
LSU Game Notes
SEC Standings / Stats / Notes

FAYETTEVILLE – For the third time in five SEC games, Arkansas will play on the road by facing #12 LSU on Saturday (Jan. 15). Tip-off is set for 1:00 pm (CT) and the game will be televised on ESPN2.

  • This will be the 73rd meeting between Arkansas and LSU and 66th since the Razorbacks joined the SEC. Arkansas leads the all-time series, 38-34, and is 34-29 versus the Tigers since joining the SEC. However, LSU leads 19-12 in games played in Baton Rouge, including an 18-11 advantage in SEC match-ups.
  • Arkansas head men’s basketball coach Eric Musselman had successful surgery today to repair torn tendons in his left shoulder. Coach Musselman is expected to miss at least two games, starting with the Razorbacks’ game at LSU Saturday (Jan. 15). Assistant coach Keith Smart will serve as interim head coach. Smart joined the Razorback staff this past summer after 22 years coaching professionally, including head coaching stints with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Golden State Warriors and Sacramento Kings in the NBA as well as the Fort Wayne Fury of the CBA. Smart is a Baton Rouge native, went to McKinley HS and still has his mother and other family members in the area.
  • For the first time this season, Arkansas started JD Notae, Au’Diese Toney, Trey Wade, Kamani Johnson and Jaylin Williams in the win over Missouri. Not only was the Missouri game the first time that group had started … it marked the first time this season those same five had ever been on the floor together at the same time.
  • Arkansas ranks 24th in the NCAA (4th in the SEC) by scoring 80.5 ppg.
  • Jaylin Williams has recorded back-to-back double-doubles. By the way, they are his first two career double-doubles as well. Williams has also recorded double-digit rebounds in three straight games.

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