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Saturday, March 5, 2011

Auburn tops LSU 60-51, earns West's No. 5 seed

Auburn will go into next week's SEC tournament in Atlanta on a roll.

The Tigers beat LSU 60-51 in Baton Rouge, La., on Saturday to get out of last place, earning the SEC West's No. 5 seed in the conference tournament.

Auburn (11-19, 4-12 SEC) closed the regular season with its first back-to-back victories in league play.

Kenny Gabriel and Earnest Ross both scored 16 points for the Tigers, who used a 23-4 run over a 10-minute stretch in the second half to erase a 15-point deficit.

LSU, which will be the No. 6 seed from the West, fell to 11-20 overall and 3-13 in the SEC.

Auburn will play the No. 4 seed out of the East next Thursday in Atlanta at 1 p.m. ET. If Tennessee beats Kentucky tomorrow, the Tigers' opponent will be Vanderbilt. If Kentucky wins tomorrow, Auburn will play Georgia.

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doomaucan1 from big brla said...

From big brla:


Dom Cangelosi
Auburn Class of '67


Justin said...

Hopefully Kentucky will handle business against Tennessee tomorrow and we'll get Georgia in the first round.

If they can get past Georgia, they'll get Bama. I really want another shot at Bama.

easyedwin said...

Bless the "fighting barbee's" hearts !!!

JoeinFP said...

Ok, I was watching TV last night. Auburn was playing LSU and fell behind by double digits before mounting a late rally to win. Wait a minute; I’m watching basketball not football! And, this is not the first time but the forth time! Holy War Eagle Baby! Talk about deja vu all over again!

Andy, we need some hard hitting investigative journalism. Do Chizik and Barbee stop at the same Starbucks every morning? Do we have a mole in the Athletic Dept. switching game plans for the other side? Has Jacobs secretly inserted an excitement clause into the coach’s contracts and if so, for how much? Andy, please, please get right on this!