8:00 PM ET, February 21, 2009
Pete Maravich Assembly Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Trent Johnson needed less than one full season as LSU's head coach to transform the Tigers into one of the elite teams in the Southeastern Conference.
• LSU earned its eighth win in its last 10 games vs. Auburn.
• Marcus Thornton finished with a game-high 25 points to lead LSU. He has scored in double-figures in 11 straight games and 22 of his last 23.
• The Tigers have won eight straight and 11 of 12 overall.
• Auburn snapped a four-game win streak and has lost five straight games vs. ranked teams.
-- ESPN research
Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||30-65 (.462)||27-57 (.474)|
|3P Made-Attempted||5-13 (.385)||4-13 (.308)|
|FT Made-Attempted||7-13 (.538)||21-22 (.955)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||20 (0/0)||15 (0/0)|