Will Wade and LSU will get a third crack against Arkansas on Friday, hoping to turn the tide against the Razorbacks, who he said has had LSU’s number this season.

LSU will meet the No. 4 seed in a quarterfinal Friday with the game set for 2 p.m. ET on ESPN. In earlier meetings, Arkansas beat LSU 77-76 in Fayetteville, and 65-58 in Baton Rouge.

“I think they’re one of the hardest playing teams in our league,” Wade said after the win over Missouri, and one of the main reasons is Jaylin Williams. “I’m not saying he’s the best player in the league, but in my opinion, he’s the most valuable player in our league.”

To his point, Notae was held to 12 points in the game in Fayetteville.

Tari Eason added about the rematch, and getting past Mizzou, “We wanted another crack at Arkansas. That was motivation in itself.”

To keep the momentum going, LSU may do well to rely on the defense that helped it knock off Mizzou. LSU forced 23 turnovers, which led to 29 LSU points. It’s a strategy that has helped LSU all season, as they came into the SEC Tournament leading the conference in steals per game and ranked second in turnovers forced.

 

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