BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Seimone Augustus insisted that the most
lopsided conference win in LSU history was hard work -- even though
she played less than half the game.
Augustus scored 16 points and grabbed eight rebounds in 19
minutes Thursday night to lead the second-ranked Tigers to a 91-45
victory over Arkansas.
"It's not as easy as it looks," Augustus said grinning. "But
we're happy to have a big win."
LSU's previous largest margin of victory over a Southeastern
Conference opponent was 43 points against Kentucky two years ago.
For the second straight game, every member of the Tigers played.
The reserves scored 43 points.
"It's always fun to watch the freshmen get out there,"
Augustus said. "They're so jittery. They know what to do, but it's
hard for them with all the fans and everything."
Augustus scored in double figures for the 44th straight game,
and Quianna Chaney and Sylvia Fowles scored 11 points each for the
Tigers (17-1, 4-0 Southeastern Conference). Wendlyn Jones finished
with 10 and Temeka Johnson had nine points and 10 assists for LSU,
which had a season-best 27 assists.
"When we can get out and play defense really well and rebound,
then get out and run, things are going to go really smoothly for
us," Jones said.
The Tigers shot 57.6 percent from the field and outrebounded the
LSU's aggressive defense, which has limited all but two
opponents to 54 points or less this season, had Arkansas (11-6,
1-5) struggling from the start.
"We couldn't get back with them in transition," Arkansas coach
Susie Gardner said. "They came at us hard. It was the worst thing
that could happen."
The Razorbacks shot 29.4 percent from the field (20-for-68) and
shot just 2-for-14 from 3-point range.
Danielle Allen led Arkansas with 16 points.
"It was overwhelming," Allen said. "They're big and they're
athletic. They had 52 points at half time. That's really
overwhelming and somewhat embarrassing."
Arkansas forced 45 turnovers in a 74-49 win over Alabama State,
and 15 in Sunday's 83-71 win over Mississippi State. The Razorbacks
led the nation by averaging 15.1 steals per game, but they
struggled against LSU.
Arkansas had 10 steals, and the Tigers finished with 17, scoring
26 points off 21 turnovers.
"We didn't create a whole lot of turnovers," Gardner said.
"Sometimes the ball has to bounce the right way and it seemed to
bounce to them."
LSU coach Pokey Chatman went to her bench in the opening minutes
of the game, but it did not slow the Tigers, who led 52-26 at