No. 9 LSU dominates No. 24 Arkansas 69-45 in SEC opener
Thu, Dec 29, 2022
NCAAB News (AP)
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Angel Reese and Alexis Morris each scored 19 points to lead No. 9 LSU past No. 24 Arkansas in both teams' SEC opener Thursday, 69-45.
The Tigers (13-0), who remained one of only five Division teams still unbeaten, didn't trail after the fourth minute of the game. Arkansas limited LSU to just 34% shooting, but LSU used its size to control the game on both ends.
Arkansas (13-3), which lost its third game in a row, managed to shoot only 28% and were dominated in the paint.
LSU outrebounded Arkansas 62-30, scored 22 second-chance points to the Razorbacks' 7 and outscored Arkansas in the paint 30-22.
Reese, who finished with a double-double by grabbing 16 rebounds, was one of three LSU players who had double-digit boards. Flau'jae Johnson had 11, to go along with 10 points, and LaDazhia Williams had 15 rebounds.
Samara Spencer was the Razorbacks' best player with 17 points on 7 of 15 shooting. The rest of the team went a combined 10 of 46 from the floor.
LSU has only had one win by a single-digit margin and could stay unbeaten for a while as the Tigers don't play another team receiving votes in the Top 25 until Feb. 12 at No. 1 South Carolina.
LSU: Hosts Vanderbilt on New Year's Day
Arkansas: Travels to Kentucky on Sunday