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Arkansas defeats LSU, 87-52

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) - Starting guards Courtney Fortson and Rotnei Clarke combined for 33 points Wednesday night as Arkansas defeated LSU, 87-52.

The Razorbacks posted the largest margin of victory over the Tigers in the 49-game history of their series. The 35-point win also represented the school's third-largest conference victory since entering the Southeastern Conference.

Fortson led the way with 17 points and Clarke added 16.

Arkansas (13-11, 6-3) tallied the first 10 points of the contest and led 43-21 at halftime.

Tasmin Mitchell scored 15 points to lead LSU (9-15, 0-10), which has lost 10 straight games. That's the longest losing streak for the Tigers since a 12-game slide to end the 1997-98 season.

Arkansas has now won five-consecutive SEC games for the first time since 2006.

Arkansas took a 1-game lead over Ole Miss in the SEC Western Division with the victory.

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