May 23, 2022

Arkansas gets huge upset win on the road against #12 LSU 65-58 

Photo Credit – Matt Jones

The Arkansas Razorbacks (12-5)(2-3)  entered Saturday’s game with the LSU Tigers (15-2)(3-2) with some momentum coming off of their 87-43 blowout win against Missouri on Wednesday night. From the opening tip off against LSU  on Saturday Arkansas went toe to toe with the tigers. Neither team shot the ball very well in the first half but that was largely in part of the tough defense that was being played by both teams. LSU lead 33-31 at the break and it felt like the hogs were going to be able to hang with the tigers until the end. The Razorbacks did just that, playing good defense and forcing the tigers to take tough shots. Arkansas trailed 56-48 with 9:04 left to go in the game. The Razorbacks then went on a 17-2 run to close out the game and leave Baton Rouge with a hard fought season shifting win lead by Assistant coach Keith Smart who filled in for head Coach Eric Musselman on Saturday while he was home recovering from rotator cuff surgery. Not surprisingly, JD Notae was the leading scorer for the Razorbacks with 19 points, Au’Diese Toney had 12 points and Jaylin Williams had 11 points to go with 13 rebounds. Assistant coach  Keith Smart will be filling in for Head coach Eric Musselman again for Tuesday’s game against South Carolina (10-6)(1-3) as the Gamecocks travel  to Fayetteville to play a much more confident and improved Arkansas basketball team. After an 0-3 star to conference play, Arkansas has now won two straight conference games and will look to make it three in a row on Tuesday night against South Carolina. 

Acting Head Coach Keith Smart Photo Credits – @RazorbackMBB Twitter Account

Further reading

The @memphisredbirds snap the losing streak today in a 10-4 win over Gwinnett. The Redbirds return to Autozone Park for a series with the Iowa Cubs starting Tuesday.

Headed to the top of the 8th with the Redbirds leading the Stripers 9-4.

These two teams will face each other a total of 27 times this regular season. The most of any on the Redbirds schedule. The Birds currently trail the season series 4-7.


Via @memphisredbirds

The St. Louis Cardinals have made the following transactions:

LHP Matthew Liberatore – optioned to Memphis (AAA)
RHP Angel Rondon – recalled from Taxi Squad

Redbirds love the long ball!! The @memphisredbirds have hit a Triple-A leading 65 HRs this season. They were the first in professional baseball to get to 50 doing so in 26 games. 42 of the 65 have come on the road. Six Redbirds have 5 or more HRs.

Bottom 7 Birds-9 Stripers- 3.

The @memphisredbirds lead the @GoStripers 9-3. After a solo homer in the 1st, the redbirds had a 3-run 3rd inning and 5 runs in the 5th to extend their lead.

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