Perkins, Goodwin carry SLU to 85-81 victory over LSU
LSU’s Cameron Thomas buried a 3-pointer with 1:59 left and added a layup with 47 seconds to go to pull LSU within 80-79.
Saint Louis’ Gibson Jimerson missed his 3 attempt seven seconds later, but Goodwin’s 11th and final rebound of the game proved valuable. Ja’Vonte Smart of LSU fouled Perkins on a 3 attempt and Perkins made all three shots with 17 seconds left for an 83-79 lead.
Perkins finished a point shy of his career-high point total. He was 8-of-11 shooting, including 4 of 5 from 3-point range, after intermission. He was 2 of 7 before the break and missed all three attempts behind the arc.
Jimerson finished with 16 points with four 3s and Demarius Jacobs scored 13 for the Billikens (2-0). Saint Louis was without Fred Thatch Jr. due to a sprained knee, and Hasahn French is in concussion protocol.