Arkansas 87, LSU 52 (Blog)

Arkansas set the tone early Wednesday night, never trailing in a 35-point win over LSU at Bud Walton Arena. It was Arkansas' largest conference win in five years.

Arkansas 87, LSU 52 (Final)

Courtney Fortson scored 17 points, Rotnei Clarke added 16 and Jemal Farmer scored 11 as Arkansas recorded its largest conference win since a 2005 game against Auburn.

We'll have more in a bit.

Arkansas 82, LSU 46 (3:19 second half)

It has definitely been Arkansas' night. Jemal Farmer has become a sharp-shooter in the second half with three consecutive made 3-pointers and everyone is getting into the act. Every player except Stephen Cox, who just checked in for the first time, has scored for the Razorbacks.

This might end up being John Pelphrey's largest margin of victory over an SEC foe at Arkansas. The Razorbacks beat LSU by 26 at Bud Walton Arena two years ago.

Arkansas 72, LSU 38 (7:43 second half)

This game is starting to have shades of the Razorbacks' loss at Kentucky, just reverse Arkansas' side of the butt-whoopin'.

The Hogs have nearly doubled up LSU following consecutive 3-point baskets by Jemal Farmer, who has eight points.

Arkansas 64, LSU 38 (9:50 second half)

Arkansas continues to keep its large lead despite taking several starters out, possibly for good.

The Hogs have just dominated this ballgame. They lead 12-4 in steals; 7-2 in blocked shots; 31-24 in rebounds; and 21-5 in points off turnovers.

Arkansas 54, LSU 28 (15:29 second half)

Arkansas used a 9-0 run early in this half to build a 29-point lead.

Courtney Fortson has 17 points to lead the Razorbacks and Rotnei Clarke has scored 16. Their back-and-forth is the most entertaining game on the floor tonight as Arkansas is rolling toward its fifth straight win.

One thing to note: Arkansas' halftime lead was its first since a Dec. 22 win over Missouri State. The Hogs had trailed each of their last 11 games.

Arkansas 43, LSU 21 (Halftime)

For all the second half success Arkansas has had during its SEC season, the Razorbacks just played their best first half of the season.

The Hogs led by as many as 24 points in the first half and dominated on both ends of the floor. Arkansas has eight steals and six blocked shots at the break and has out-rebounded LSU 24-18.

The Razorbacks are 13 of 32 from the floor but more importantly 15 of 20 from the free throw line. LSU has hit just eight shots on the night.

Rotnei Clarke and Courtney Fortson each have 13 points to lead the Razorbacks. Tasmin Mitchell has scored eight to lead LSU.

One injury to note is LSU point guard Bo Spencer, who went down with what appeared to be an ankle injury with 1:41 to go before halftime. He has four points for the Tigers.

Arkansas 33, LSU 14 (3:44 first half)

Arkansas' defensive pressure has been the difference in this one. The Hogs have seven steals in the first half that have led to 11 points the other way.

The defense is also holding the Tigers to a low shooting percentage when they get the chance to get the ball off. LSU is just 6 of 21 from the floor.

Arkansas 25, LSU 9 (6:42 first half)

Arkansas looks every bit the part of the SEC West's best team tonight and/or LSU looks every bit of the division's worst.

The Hogs have forced six turnovers officially but it sure seems like more. Rotnei Clarke has three steals of his own and leads the Razorbacks with 11 points. Courtney Fortson has nine points and five rebounds.

Arkansas is currently on a 13-0 run after LSU had pulled to within 12-9.

Arkansas 13, LSU 9 (11:51 first half)

LSU has climbed back into the game as Arkansas has hit a cold spell from the floor. The Razorbacks are just 5 of 15 shooting.

Arkansas 12, LSU 2 (15:09 first half)

This is the best start I've seen Arkansas have all season. Remember the Hogs have had to come from behind to win all four games in this four-game winning streak.

Arkansas jumped to a 10-0 lead thanks to 3-point shooting and a tenacious defense. The Razorbacks have already forced five turnovers by the first media timeout. Courtney Fortson and Rotnei Clarke have five points apiece.

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