LSU is fresh off its biggest victory of the season and the Tigers attempt to build on the momentum when they host Arkansas on Saturday. The Tigers recorded an 87-82 victory over No. 11 Kentucky behind 29 points from Johnny O'Bryant III on Wednesday and have won three of their last four after overcoming early-January issues. Arkansas has lost three of its last four games and sits in 12th place in the 14-team SEC.The Razorbacks are 0-3 on the road and entering a four-game stretch in which three games are in enemy venues. Arkansas lost at home to Missouri on Tuesday and is certainly in need of a quick turnaround to keep alive its spiraling NCAA Tournament aspirations. "All losses hurt," guard Rashad Madden said afterward, "but we've just got to continue to fight and get better. That's all we can hope for."TV: 5 p.m. ET, ESPNUABOUT ARKANSAS (9-10, 3-3 SEC): Guard Michael Qualls is third on the team in scoring (11.7) behind Madden (12.9) and forward Bobby Portis (12.2 points, 6.6 rebounds) and may have broken out of a deep slump with a 16-point outing against Missouri. Qualls was just 11-of-56 from the field in the Razorbacks' first six SEC games - scoring five or fewer points in four of the outings -- before making 6-of-13 shots against the Tigers. Despite his recent hard times, Qualls has scored in double digits 15 times this season, including eight games of 16 or more points. ABOUT LSU (13-6, 4-3): O'Bryant leads the Tigers in scoring (15.4) and rebounding (7.4) and forms a solid inside duo with Jordan Mickey (13.1 points, 7.2 rebounds, team-high 69 blocked shots). The 6-9 O'Bryant operated at will against Kentucky as he recognized early that Kentucky had nobody who could guard him. "I really tried to attack them," said O'B ryant, who grabbed nine rebounds and fell one point shy of matching his career high. "I knew that they were young guys and I had an advantage in experience and body-wise. I was going at them all night."TIP-INS1. LSU has won seven of the past 10 meetings, including last season's lone matchup.2. Madden has scored in double digits in 15 of the past 17 games3. Mickey has blocked five or more shots eight times this season.PREDICTION: LSU 82, Arkansas 79
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