Snow keeps Ark., LSU hoops squads in Mississippi

By The Associated Press

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Winter weather across the South has kept a pair of Southeastern Conference basketball teams on the road longer than planned.

Both Arkansas and LSU stayed in Mississippi on Wednesday night following games. The Razorbacks, who lost 67-56 to Mississippi State, stayed because of heavy snow in Arkansas and expected snow in Starkville.

The National Weather Service reported 18 inches fell in Fayetteville.

Arkansas was still in Starkville on Thursday morning awaiting word on its new travel plans. The Razorbacks are scheduled to play on Saturday at home against LSU, which lost 66-60 at Ole Miss on Wednesday night.

An LSU spokesperson said Thursday morning that the Tigers were still in Oxford and would likely now travel straight to Fayetteville for Saturday’s game rather than first returning home to Baton Rouge.