The senior guard scored 20 points in 21 minutes Wednesday night and the Jaguars breezed to a 101-66 win over Life at Christenberry Fieldhouse.
Johnson, a transfer from Gannon, shot 9 for 10 from the field, with two 3-pointers. He added five rebounds, three assists and three steals.
"He just got hot," said junior guard Tye Beal, Johnson's former high school teammate. "It was only a matter of time."
With 17:17 remaining and Augusta State up 63-31, Johnson's game suddenly came to an end. As Johnson drove to the basket, Life's Ramon Walker took him down to the floor in a headlock. After the intentional foul, Johnson and Walker exchanged heated words. Walker tossed a punch, before Johnson retaliated with a shot that landed short of Walker's face. Both players were ejected after referees called them each for a flagrant foul.
Because he wasn't ejected for fighting, Johnson will not miss the Jaguars' Dec. 2 game at Paine. Johnson was unavailable for comment after the contest.
Augusta State, No. 20 in Division II, improved to 4-0 after a heated game that featured four technical fouls. Lost in the commotion, the Jaguars shot 65 percent from the field on 27 assists.
Ben Purser scored a career-high 19 points for Augusta State, while Caleb Brown added 16, Franck Ndongo 15 and Beal 11.
Johnson opened the season with a 20-point effort against Anderson, then struggled to find the basket the next two games, shooting a combined 3 for 21. He entered the game shooting a team-worst 31 percent from the field.
Johnson got off to a slow start, missing an early 3-pointer. Midway through the half, he picked up a steal and drove in for a fastbreak lay-in. From there, the game slowed down for him.
With Augusta State up eight, Purser found Johnson cutting to the basket for a layup. Johnson then knocked down a 10-foot shot in the lane. After Life's Tony Reese swished two free throws, Johnson flew down court for a layup. Two minutes later, Johnson dropped in an 18-foot rainbow from the top of key.
With Johnson's effort, the Jaguars shot a season-best 72 percent from the field in the first half and took a 53-27 lead at the break.