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Recapping Tigers’ 7th straight loss

Recapping Tigers’ 7th straight loss

Arkansas managed to avenge a loss to LSU in the SEC opener on Tuesday night, beating the Tigers at Bud Walton Arena 60-40. With the loss, coach Matt McMahon’s team has lost its last seven games and falls to 12-8 (1-7 SEC) on the season.

LSU managed to keep things tight for the first five or so minutes of the game, but a Tigers team that has struggled a lot offensively this season had its worst half so far.

It shot just 3 of 25 from the field (12%). LSU scored more points from the free-throw line (eight) than it did on all other shots (six). On the other end, the Tigers’ defense struggled tremendously to contain a red-hot Razorbacks team.

Arkansas shot 57.7% in the opening frame, and it ended the half on a 23-3 run, taking a 38-14 lead to the locker room.

LSU briefly looked like it was going to make things competitive in the second half. Its offensive fortunes reverse to start the period as it hit six of its first eight shots and managed to cut the Razorbacks’ lead to 11 at several points.

But it wasn’t enough. Things eventually cooled off for the Tigers, who had no players finish in double figures scoring in their lowest offensive output of the season. KJ Williams and Adam Miller each scored nine, but they were a combined five of 25 from the field.

LSU has a brief break from SEC play as it will host Texas Tech for the SEC/Big 12 Challenge. After that, it travels to play Missouri before it hosts the Alabama team that beat it by 40 less than two weeks ago.

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