Victor's putback gives LSU 76-74 win over Arkansas
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Craig Victor II had a putback with 4.2 seconds remaining to help LSU beat Arkansas 76-74 Saturday night.
With 3:02 to play and the score tied, LSU's Antnoio Blakeney made a layup and was fouled, but missed the free throw.
Ben Simmons grabbed the offensive rebound, scored and was fouled. He converted the 3-point play, giving the Tigers (11-6, 4-1 Southeastern Conference) a 74-69 lead.
Arkansas' Dusty Hannahs hit a 3 and Anton Beard made a layup, tying the score at 74 with 37 seconds to go. Beard was fouled, but missed the foul shot.
The ball went out of bounds off of LSU but, after the inbounds pass, Blakeney came up with a steal.
He missed a 3 on the other end, but Victor corralled the ball, setting up the winner.
Simmons had 16 points and 18 rebounds while Victor added 16 and 12.
Anthlon Bell led Arkansas (9-8, 3-2) with 19 points.