By: Carlos Chicas & Michael Cruz
Photos: Crant Osborne
The 32 points of Daniel Gafford were not enough and Arkansas ended up being beaten at home for the second time in a row, this time against the LSU Tigers who ruined the Razorbacks afternoon by beating 94-88.
Free throws were one of the reasons why Arkansas could not shorten the 12-point lead that LSU had in the first 20 minutes of the game.
In the second half, with 5 minutes to play, Arkansas managed to tie the game and force LSU to overtime. Five minutes were enough for the visiting team to bury Arkansas and take the victory by a final score of 94-88.
“When you go out on the court to play for 40 minutes and then you go to extra time, it hurts to lose, but as our coach says, that’s how these games are and they can go anywhere, this defeat hurts a lot and will hurt us until midnight, we hope that the next game we get a better result. “Said Daniel Gafford who contributed with 32 points against LSU.
“We always look for ways to win, but we have to give LSU credit, we played against a good team, I think the second half was much better for us, LSU made very good plays and scored the free throws, and we did not do that. I’m disappointed about the loss, but not because of the effort the team made.” Mike Anderson, technical director of Arkansas, concluded.
Arkansas travels to Tennessee this Tuesday to face the Volunteers who will not be an easy dish to break. Then on Saturday the Razorbacks play their second away game on the road against Ole Miss, and do not return to Bud Walton Arena until Wednesday, January 23 when they host The Missouri Tigers, Mike Anderson’s former team.