Arkansas Basketball: Current & former Razorbacks react to massive upset over No. 12 LSU

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Jan 15, 2022; Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA; LSU Tigers forward Tari Eason (13) defends the basket against the Arkansas Basketball during the second half at the Pete Maravich Assembly Center. (Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Arkansas Basketball team secured their first win over a ranked opponent this season when the defeated LSU 65-58.

It was ugly at times, but the Razorbacks found a way to push through and secure a victory. As you can imagine, the events in the immediate aftermath of the win were euphoric.

After losing five of six games, the Hogs had a 44-point routing of Missouri at home. They followed that up with an upset win over No. 12 ranked LSU.

Led by interim head coach Keith Smart, the team went into Baton Rouge and got their second consecutive SEC win in spectacular fashion.

When Coach Smart entered the locker room, he was met with a showering of water bottles from players and staff to celebrate.

Head Coach Eric Musselman, while resting and recovering from shoulder surgery, was able to sneak in a video call with the team to congratulate the Hogs on the win and Coach Smart on getting his first win as a college basketball coach.

Former Arkansas Basketball players chime in after Razorbacks upset LSU

Former Razorback and current member of the Washington Wizards Daniel Gafford took some time out to congratulate the Hogs on the win. He even pointed out Devo Davis’ new gap in his teeth after he lost a tooth on a hard foul when he went up for a breakaway layup.

Former Razorback Jaylen Barford had big props for the performance put on by JD Notae, who dropped 19 points in the game on one of the conference’s most stringent defenses.

Former Razorback Mason Jones stuck with a simple tweet, featuring emojis representing the Razorbacks.

Next up for the Hogs, a home contest against South Carolina. That game is set for Jan. 18 at 6 p.m. on the SEC Network.

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