NASHVILLE, Tenn – Arkansas had fallen 2:28 to the left by 10 and made it 39 seconds ahead of one with a JD Notae-Steal and Justin Smith.The LSU scored in subsequent possession and was within 4: 4 from the free throw line in the last 11 seconds to defeat # 8 Arkansas (78: 71) in the SEC semi-finals on Saturday afternoon at Bridgestone Arena

Arkansas captured its 12-game winning streak with the SEC, is 22-6 for the season, and reached the 15th Times the semi-finals of the SEC tournament

Justin Smith scored six points and Moses Moody turned an old-fashioned 3-point game into a one-point game during the 9-0 run Smith finished the race with 21 points and made 10 of 13 shots with seven rebounds Moody , who had 20 points in the first half, only missed a double-double as he scored 28 points, finishing his career for the fourth time this season and a third time in four games, adding nine rebounds, making it the fourth time that season that he led the Hogs in both scoring and rebound in the same game

After three goals at halftime, Arkansas beat the Tigers 13: 7 and took the lead by three points (50: 47) LSU responded with a 17-2 run and led by 12, and the Tigers held the lead the rest of the way. LSU was seven and had 5:35 to play, while the Tigers only scored one field goal the rest of the way the LSU removed 9 of 9 from the line to ensure victory

Arkansas struggled from 3-point in the second half, only making 1 out of 12, while the LSU was 4 out of 9

Cameron Thomas led LSU with 21 points and Javonte Smart had 19 Darius Days added 13

Davonte Davis controlled eight rebounds and five assists for Arkansas while Ethan Henderson was off the bench for a second straight game with seven rebounds and three blocked shots

Next, Arkansas will wait for its postseason when the NCAA has their selection show on CBS on Sunday (March) at 5 p.m. (CT) 14)

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World News – USA – # 8 Arkansas has reached the end in the SEC semifinals