Boxscore
Arkansas 69, Louisiana State 60
Saturday, January 14, 2012 9:00 PM
Location - Bud Walton Arena, Fayetteville, Arkansas
Officials - Doug Shows, Lee Cassell, Lee Jones
Attendance - 14359

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Louisiana State 29 31 60
Arkansas 30 39 69

Recap

B.J. Young scored 19 points and Julysses Nobles added 17 to help Arkansas to a 69-60 victory over visiting Louisiana State on Saturday.

Mardracus Wade added 15 points for Arkansas (13-4, 2-1 SEC), which hit nine 3-pointers and improved to 13-0 at Bud Walton Arena.  Led by former Nolan Richardson assistant Mike Anderson, the Razorbacks are off to their best home start since 1997-98.

Justin Hamilton scored 17 of his 20 points in the second half for LSU (11-6, 1-2). The Tigers were trying to match their win total from each of the last two seasons, but shot just 36 percent. They've lost 16 of their last 18 conference road games.

Arkansas never trailed after taking a 30-29 lead into the locker room. The Razorbacks opened the second half on an 11-4 run, then clung to a small lead the rest of the way.
    
The Tigers pulled to within four points on several occasions but couldn’t get over the hump. Tigers’ guard Andre Stringer's layup cut the lead to 56-52 with just over six minutes left, but Nobles hit a jumper and Young’s three-point play made it a nine-point game. LSU never threatened after that.

Neither team led by more than three points in a first half that featured eight lead changes.  Arkansas took a slim 30-29 halftime lead after Young hit one of a pair of free throws with less than a second left.

Louisiana State Tigers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Justin Hamilton 28:00 8-17 0-0 4-7 6 2 8 0 5 0 1 3 20
Storm Warren 24:00 1-6 0-0 5-6 4 5 9 1 4 2 2 0 7
Andre Stringer 35:00 4-13 1-7 0-0 1 5 6 4 4 1 3 0 9
Ralston Turner 22:00 1-8 0-4 0-0 0 3 3 0 4 0 1 0 2
Anthony Hickey 28:00 5-10 2-4 0-0 2 3 5 3 4 3 4 1 12
John Isaac 13:00 1-5 0-2 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2
Chris Bass 19:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 3 3 1 3 0 4 0 0
Malcolm White 14:00 2-6 0-0 0-0 3 3 6 0 1 0 0 1 4
Jalen Courtney 17:00 2-3 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 4
TOTAL 200 24-69 3-18 9-13 16 25 41 9 27 6 16 5 60
  34.8% 16.7% 69.2% Team Rebs: 5   Total TO: 16

Arkansas Razorbacks

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Devonta Abron 22:00 2-5 0-0 1-2 5 8 13 0 5 1 2 0 5
Julysses Nobles 23:00 4-8 3-5 4-6 1 5 6 1 3 1 2 0 15
Michael Sanchez 19:00 1-2 0-0 1-2 1 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 3
Rickey Scott 20:00 1-6 0-1 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 2 0 0 2
Mardracus Wade 33:00 5-7 3-4 1-2 0 1 1 0 1 5 2 0 14
Marvell Waithe 21:00 2-5 1-3 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 5
B.J. Young 22:00 6-11 2-4 5-8 0 2 2 4 3 1 3 1 19
Hunter Mickelson 18:00 0-4 0-0 1-2 0 4 4 0 2 0 1 7 1
Rashad Madden 22:00 1-4 0-1 3-6 0 5 5 3 1 2 2 0 5
TOTAL 200 22-52 9-18 16-28 7 26 33 10 16 12 14 9 69
  42.3% 50.0% 57.1% Team Rebs: 5   Total TO: 14
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