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Who: LSU Tigers (19-8, 8-6) @ Auburn Tigers (12-15, 4-10)
When: Tuesday, February 24 - 6:00pm
Where: Auburn Arena (9,121 - 116th NCAA) Auburn, AL
***Radio: 98.1FM

Earlier this month, LSU had a two game stretch that simply has analyst scratching their heads. The Tigers lost at 5-9 Mississippi St and at home against 4-10 Auburn in a four day stretch that LSU would love to forget. It's the difference in LSU's current bubble predicament and a lock fighting for better seeding. Still, LSU goes on the road with a lot to prove and a lot to be accomplished.

LSU is currently in a tie for 5th place in the SEC with Georgia and two game behind Ole Miss and Texas A&M for the coveted 3/4 seeds in the SEC Tournament (top 4 seeds get 2 round bye). LSU likely has no chance at catching Texas A&M, but with a contest against Ole Miss this coming weekend, LSU still has a chance to catch the Rebels in the SEC standings, but first things first; Auburn.

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Auburn attacked LSU with a three headed monster in their first meeting. KT Harrell (28 points), Antoine Mason (24 points, 8 rebounds, 5 steals), and Cinmeon Bowers (16 points, 10 rebounds) took over the game. Defensively, LSU had no answer to these guys and will have to vastly improve their defense on them if they plan on winning in Auburn.

Kentucky was able to absolutely destroy Auburn over the weekend 110-75, but does that have Auburn coming into this one hungry or defeated? With master motivator, Bruce Pearl, at the helm you have to expect the Auburn Tigers to come out firing. LSU needs to continue to feed the ball down low to Mickey and Martin as well as get out in transition and look for easy buckets.

It's been almost a month since LSU won back to back games, but LSU is in dire need of a winning streak. These next three games are winnable and LSU needs to take advantage before a big time showdown at Arkansas to end the season.

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LSU 80, Auburn 74
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Just can't believe Missouri's lone win came against LSU... smh
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