The LSU Tigers rode the wave of momentum after defeating the Kentucky Wildcats earlier this week to cruise to an 88-74 win over the Arkansas Razorbacks on Saturday evening at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center to improve to 14-6 on the season and 5-3 in the Southeastern Conference.
LSU was led by the frontcourt of Johnny O’Bryant III and freshman forward Jordan Mickey who scored 23 and 22 points, respectively. The duo dominated on the blocks offensively and on the glass as Mickey had a game-high 11 rebounds and O’Bryant chipped in with nine, four more than the leader for Arkansas.
Mickey added six blocks to boost his season total up from 3.6 blocks per game. With Mickey and O’Bryant playing like they did tonight and against Kentucky, they can be a very dangerous team worthy of making some noise in February and in the SEC tournament.
Jarell Martin added 15 points and five rebounds so if the 6-9 freshman can become more consistent and continue to develop his game over the next few games, he can be a vital cog to the rotation down the stretch.
LSU is on the road on Feb. 6 when they travel to Athens to take on the 10-10 Georgia Bulldogs and should be favored in their next five games before traveling to Kentucky in a rematch vs. the Wildcats, whom they’ve already proven they can beat.