National Basketball Association
Arkansas 99, Louisiana State 90
When: 7:00 PM ET, Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Where: Bud Walton Arena, Fayetteville, Arkansas
# Doug Shows, # Bart Lenox, # Todd Austin
Mason Jones scored 36 points as Arkansas celebrated Senior Night with a 99-90 victory over LSU in an SEC game at Fayetteville, Ark., on Wednesday night.
Jones, a junior guard, nearly matched his SEC-leading scoring average of 21.3 in the first half as he scored 20 to lead the Razorbacks to a 55-34 halftime lead.
Jimmy Whitt Jr. added 26 points and 15 rebounds, Desi Sills scored 13, Isaiah Joe 11 and Ethan Henderson had 10 for the Razorbacks (19-11, 7-10).
Skylar Mays scored 28 points, Emmitt Williams added 16 and Javonte Smart and Trendon Watford had 14 each to lead the Tigers (20-10, 11-6).
LSU was plagued by fouls throughout the game. It committed 16 in the first half while Arkansas committed seven, and its ability to get back in the game was hampered when Williams and Marlon Taylor both committed their fourth fouls in the first three minutes of the second half.
The Razorbacks led by 23 early in the second half and the closest the Tigers got in the second half was seven.
Arkansas made 36 of 54 foul shots and LSU made 17 of 23.
The score was tied at six before the Razorbacks took the lead for good. Jones and Henderson each made three throws during a 9-1 run, setting the tone for the foul-plagued half for the Tigers.
Mays committed his second foul with 14:40 left in the half and three of his teammates - Williams, Taylor and Smart - would commit three fouls before halftime.
LSU got within 15-11 before Arkansas went on a 9-2 run to start creating breathing room with a 24-13 lead.
Williams' 3-pointer pulled the Tigers within 28-20 before the Razorbacks scored seven straight points.
Mays made two free throws to stop LSU's scoring drought, but Arkansas scored the next eight points to take a 43-22 lead.
Smart made a layup to end a 4:02 field-goal drought for the Tigers, but Jones' four-point play with three seconds left gave the Razorbacks a 55-34 halftime lead.
Arkansas scored 31 points in the final 8:06.
--Field Level Media
Top Game Performances
Skylar Mays 28
Mason Jones 36
Skylar Mays 6
Jimmy Whitt Jr. 5
Ja'vonte Smart 7
Jimmy Whitt Jr. 15
Skylar Mays 10
||Free Throws Made
Mason Jones 12
James Bishop 1
Mason Jones 2
Courtese Cooper 1
Adrio Bailey 1
Team Stats Summary