Lady Tigers fall to Arkansas 42-40
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- Arkansas rallied from a four-point deficit in the final five minutes and LSU freshman Jeanne Kenney's potential game-winning three-point attempt in the final second missed off the back iron as the Lady Tigers fell to the Razorbacks, 42-40, on Sunday afternoon in Bud Walton Arena.
The loss dropped LSU to 17-11 overall and 7-7 in Southeastern Conference play. The Lady Tigers now sit in a tie for sixth place with two games remaining and it puts LSU in a near must-win situation at home against South Carolina at 7 p.m. CT Thursday. Following Thursday night's final home game, LSU then heads to Tennessee for the regular season finale next Sunday.
Arkansas (18-8, 6-8) saw a seven-game losing streak against LSU in Fayetteville come to an end. It was the Razorbacks first win against the Lady Tigers since Jan. 19, 2003, and they also swept the season series for the first time since 1996.
"You only give up 42 points and we couldn't get the ball in the hole," said LSU head coach Van Chancellor. "Give Arkansas credit for finding a way to win. (Sarah) Watkins made some clutch shots late. I can't get us to quit charging and I don't have an answer. You can't defend them any better than that. We can't make shots. We had a play drawn up at the end and it didn't work out. When you a hold a team in the Southeastern Conference to 42 points and can't win, you have problems."