LSUS came in 2-0 on the year and was averaging 135.5 points per game with a lot of those points coming from behind the arc. The Pilots took 41 threes Saturday but connected on only 10 in a fast-paced game, including only two-of-19 in the second period.
LSUS made three threes in the first three minutes of the game and led 13-10 early.
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UA pushed the lead to 58-33, but Josh Porter hit two threes and Anton Palmer another within 31 seconds to cut the margin to 60-42.
In the second half, Fredericko Payne, a preseason All-American, hit a three, made a steal and drained another trey to get the Pilots within 74-58 with 13:55 left.
A Darian Townes dunk gave
Eric Ferguson (broken nose) and Steven Hill (ankle) were held out of the game, but the other 10 Hogs played at least six minutes.
Ronnie Brewer had 15 points, five rebounds and six assists, and Sean McCurdy had 13 points and five assists. Dontell Jefferson had seven assists and four steals.
Porter led the Pilots with 21 points on six-of-19 shots, including six-of-18 threes. Jeremy Johnson had 15 points and Payne was limited to 14 points on four-of-16 shooting, including two-of-12 on threes.