BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Adam Miller scored 26 points to lead LSU to a 61-52 victory over Arkansas State on Saturday night.
Miller was 9-of-15 shooting from the floor, made four of Tigers’ eight 3-pointers, and was two points shy of his career best.
A 6-foot-3 transfer from Illinois, Miller started all 31 games and made 52 3-pointers for the Illini his freshman season, but he sat out last year with LSU due to an ACL injury. He scored 18 points in the Tigers’ season-opening win against Kansas City.
KJ Williams made three 3-pointers and finished with 15 points for LSU (2-0). Justice Hill added 11 points.
Omar El-Sheikh scored 17 points and had eight rebounds to lead Arkansas State (1-1).
LSU never trailed and led 43-32 early in the second half. Avery Felts scored five points during an 11-2 run to pull the Red Wolves to 45-43 with 9:58 remaining. Miller later scored seven straight points that included his fourth 3, and Williams added a two-handed dunk as the Tigers pushed its advantage to 56-43 with 2:50 to play.