FAYETTEVILLE — Graduate student Devin Cosper and Arkansas celebrate Senior Day while welcoming LSU to Bud Walton Arena on Sunday, at 2 p.m.
Arkansas (12-14, 3-10 SEC) is also celebrating its annual Play4Kayday and encourages all fans to wear pink to the game to help raise awareness for breast cancer.
The game with the Tigers (17-7, 9-4 SEC) is scheduled for a 2 p.m. tip on the SECN+.
A couple of bright spots for Arkansas this season continue to be the team’s ability to take care of the basketball and it’s love of the 3-point shot.
The Razorbacks have forced double-digit turnovers in 23 games while committing single digit miscues in nine contests.
Arkansas ranks second in the SEC and 18th in the country for fewest turnovers and second in the league and 13th in nation with just 11.9 turnovers per game.
Equally as impressive is Arkansas’ long-distance shooting. The Razorbacks have tallied seven games with double-figure 3-point field goals and 16 games with more makes than its opponent.
The Tigers have been giant-killers this season knocking off nationally-ranked Missouri, Tennessee, Georgia and Texas A&M.
They also have road SEC wins at Missouri, Florida, and Kentucky. Chloe Jackson leads the team in scoring averaging 18.0 points per game.
Raigyne Louis is next with 16.6 ppg. Ayana Mitchell is the team’s leading rebounder with 7.8 boards per game.
LSU is second in the SEC with 9.6 steals per game and in 3-point field goal defense, allowing opponents to shoot just 28.8% from distance.
The SEC Tournament
If the SEC Tournament started today, Arkansas would be the 11th seed overall. They would play on the first day against 14th-seeded Ole Miss.
A win or two coupled with some help from other teams could move Arkansas up in the standings and off of the day one schedule.