No. 13 LSU holds off Auburn
Baton Rouge, LA (Sports Network) – Terry Martin had a game-high 23 points as
13th-ranked LSU held off Auburn for a 65-63 win at the Maravich Center.
Tasmin Mitchell added 12 points and seven rebounds while Glen Davis donated 11
points and 11 rebounds for LSU (12-4, 1-1 SEC), which has won six of its last
Rasheem Barrett had 18 points and Quan Prowell added 12 points for Auburn
(11-5, 1-2), which has dropped three of its last four contests.
Auburn jumped out to a 7-0 lead before Davis stopped the bleeding with a
The game remained close throughout much of the first half, but, with LSU
holding a 17-16 lead, Auburn busted off a 14-2 run and had a 30-19 lead after
Prowell hit two free throws with 3:20 remaining.
LSU closed the gap with three consecutive three-pointers, but Prowell’s jumper
at the buzzer gave Auburn a 32-28 lead heading into the locker room.
It was a tight contest throughout much of the second half.
A three-pointer by Mitchell and a free throw from Davis with 8:29 left in the
game gave LSU a 47-44 lead and a Martin layup with 6:27 remaining made it a
51-47 LSU lead.
LSU carried a five-point advantage for the next couple of minutes before
consecutive baskets from Auburn made it a 57-56 game with 3:21 to play.
LSU, though, then got a layup from Davis and a jumper from Dameon Mason with
1:52 to play for a 61-56 advantage.
Auburn again came back and made it a 64-63 game, LSU advantage, when Barrett
drained a three-pointer, but Martin hit on one of two free throws. Kelvin
Lewis’ three-point attempt with five seconds to play missed and Mason pulled
down the rebound and ran out the clock.
LSU made 41.1 percent of its shots while Auburn connected on 39.3 percent of
its shots…LSU won the battle of the boards, 43-32…Auburn got 16 of its
points off of turnovers…Both teams only managed to get eight points from the