BATON ROUGE, La. -- Trae Hannibal scored five points in a two-minute stretch to put LSU in front and the Tigers held off UT Arlington for a 63-59 victory on Friday night.
The Mavericks took the lead on a 3-pointer by Aaron Cash and Marion Humphrey added a jumper to make it 52-48 with 6:49 left. KJ Williams answered with a 3 to get LSU within one and Hannibal tied at 52-52 with a free throw. Shemar Wilson scored at the basket with 4:12 left to make it 54-52, but UT Arlington did not score again until Humphries hit a 3 with 22 seconds left.
Hannibal tied the game at 54-54 with a jumper, then added two free throws with under three minutes to play to take the lead for good.
Williams finished with 14 points and nine rebounds to lead LSU (7-1).
Humphrey led UT Arlington (4-5) with 15 points. Brandon Walker came off the bench to add 10 points and grab five rebounds.
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