LSU holds off pesky ETSU for another entertaining home win

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — KJ Williams scored 28 points and grabbed 12 rebounds and LSU held off East Tennessee State’s late surge to beat the Buccaneers 72-68. Williams and ETUS’s Jordan King traded layups with King’s occurring with 54 seconds left for a 70-68 LSU lead. But King missed the chance for the 1-and-1 after getting fouled. On LSU’s ensuing possession, ETSU’s Josh aylor blocked Justice Hill’s layup attempt with 25 seconds left. Out of a Bucs timeout, King missed a shot attempt with 15 seconds to go, LSU secured the rebound and Hannibal made two foul shots with seven seconds to go for the game’s final points. Taylor scored 22 points for ETSU.

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