No. 20 Arkansas 80, LSU 75
Jan. 03, 1999
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) _ Kareem Reid had 14 points and Derek Hood added 10 points and 15 rebounds as No. 20 Arkansas held off LSU for an 80-75 victory Saturday night in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams.
Arkansas (11-2) shot almost 64 percent in the first half, including going 6-of-8 from 3-point range. The Razorbacks, who have won five straight games, did not allow LSU (8-2), which had won five straight, to get closer than five points until the closing minutes of the game.
Arkansas led 64-50 with 12:23 left, when Maurice Carter scored 13 points in LSU's 17-4 run that cut the lead to 68-67 to play.
Carter, who went over the 1,000 point mark for his career, finished with a career-high 35 points and was 8-of-15 on 3-pointers.
On the next trip down the floor, Carter missed a 3-pointer and suddenly LSU went cold, going six possessions without a basket.
During that span Hood scored and Chris Jefferies hit a 3-pointer off an LSU turnover to make it 77-72 with 46 seconds left.
Jefferies had 13 points and Chris Walker and Brandon Dean each added 12 for Arkansas.
Jabari Smith had 16 points and 14 rebounds for LSU.
It was coach Nolan Richardson's 325th victory at Arkansas, tying him with Glen Rose for most career victories. Rose got his 325 victories in 23 years; it took Richardson just 14 seasons.