COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Freshman Jarrell Martin scored a career-high 18 points to lead LSU to a 71-68 win over South Carolina on Saturday.
LSU (10-4, 1-1 Southeastern Conference) led 64-50 with 5:45 to go before South Carolina (7-8, 0-2) scored nine straight points to cut the Tigers lead to 64-59. LSU hit seven of 12 free throws down the stretch, forced a couple of turnovers and got an offensive rebound to hang on. Top Performers
LSU: J. Martin 18 Pts, 6 Reb, 5 Stl, 1 Blk
South Carolina: S. Thornwell 25 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk Complete Story Box Score