Jones, Arkansas visit LSU
Arkansas (12-1, 1-0) vs. LSU (9-4, 1-0)
Pete Maravich Assembly Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana; Wednesday, 9 p.m. EST
BOTTOM LINE: Two guards will be on display as Mason Jones and Arkansas will battle Skylar Mays and LSU. The junior Jones has scored 24 percent of the team’s points this season and is averaging 21.4 over his last five games. Mays, a senior, is averaging 15.4 points over the last five games.
SUPER SENIORS: Arkansas’ Jones, Jimmy Whitt Jr. and Adrio Bailey have collectively accounted for 51 percent of the team’s scoring this season and have scored 63 percent of all Razorbacks points over the last five games.
CREATING OFFENSE: Jones has made or assisted on 44 percent of all Arkansas field goals over the last three games. Jones has accounted for 18 field goals and 13 assists in those games.
UNDEFEATED WHEN: LSU is a perfect 6-0 when the team makes at least 79.2 percent of its free throws. The Tigers are 3-4 when they shoot below 79.2 percent from the line.
ASSIST RATIOS: The Razorbacks have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Tigers. LSU has 36 assists on 85 field goals (42.4 percent) across its past three matchups while Arkansas has assists on 37 of 70 field goals (52.9 percent) during its past three games.
DID YOU KNOW: Arkansas has committed a turnover on just 18.1 percent of its possessions this season, which is the second-lowest rate among all SEC teams. The Razorbacks have turned the ball over only 13.2 times per game this season.