LSU (22-2, 10-1 SEC) fell, 79-78, in overtime to the Gators on Thursday night, but still hold a one-game lead over Tennessee in the Southeastern Conference standings.
With three games left in the regular season, the Lady Tigers magic number is two to clinch a second straight conference title.
"This Arkansas team is the perfect team for us to come back and try to solidify some of the things that we not only did not do well at Florida in terms of defending the basketball, but there were some of the same things we didn't do well in Fayetteville," LSU head coach Pokey Chatman said. "We were lucky as apposed to good in some of our possession the first time against
. This should be a good game to try to
correct some of those things." Arkansas
Seimone Augustus, who is coming off a career-high 35-point performance against
, leads the Lady Tigers into the game.
The senior is averaging a league-best 21.7 points per
Sylvia Fowles, who had 23 points and 16 rebounds against the Gators, is posting 16.8 points and a conference-best 11.7 rebounds per outing.
Junior guard Leslie Howard leads
points, while Kristin Peoples is posting 11.9 points per game coming off the
This will be the 28th meeting between the two schools. LSU leads the series 18-9 with seven straight wins, including the victory in
earlier this month. Fayetteville
LSU will visit
on Thursday in the final regular
season road game on Thursday at 7 p.m. CST at Coleman
LSU (22-2, 10-1 SEC)
G 5 Erica White 5-3 So. 5.6 ppg 2.0 rpg 5.4 apg
G 32 Scholanda Hoston 5-10 Sr. 8.8 ppg 2.7 rpg 2.6 apg
G 33 Seimone Augustus 6-1 Sr. 21.7 ppg 4.8 rpg 57.0 FG%
F 54 Ashley Thomas 6-0 So. 4.5 ppg 4.4 rpg 0.5 bpg
C 34 Sylvia Fowles 6-6 So. 16.8 ppg 11.7 rpg 62.5 FG%
G 21 Rochelle Vaughn 5-9 Gr. 9.2 ppg 3.7 rpg 3.3 apg
G 24 Leslie Howard 5-10 Jr. 11.1 ppg 1.7 rpg 80FT%
G 25 Brittney Vaughn 5-7 So. 4.1 ppg 2.1 rpg 4.3 apg
F 1 Kristin Moore 6-0 Sr. 5.3 ppg 4.9 rpg 1.1 apg
F 22 Melissa
ppg 4.9 rpg
0.8 apg Hobbs