SEC Basketball Preview/Prediction: Auburn at LSU

LSU-Auburn

Auburn plays at LSU on Saturday in a key SEC basketball matchup. Look inside for a preview of the game along with a final score prediction.

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Team Statistical Comparison

FG% 3PT% FT% ORB TRB AST STL BLK TO
Auburn 0.460 0.374 0.697 306 824 350 205 119 287
Auburn OPP 0.428 0.349 0.704 228 747 262 132 81 414
LSU 0.472 0.328 0.764 269 802 292 205 104 301
LSU OPP 0.434 0.339 0.700 227 692 237 143 57 340

NCAA RPI

Auburn:20
LSU: 17

Auburn Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
#0 Horace Spencer F 6′-8″ 225 SR Philadelphia, PA
#1 Jared Harper G 5′-11″ 175 JR Mableton, GA
#2 Bryce Brown G 6′-3″ 198 SR Stone Mountain, GA
#3 Danjel Purifoy F 6′-7″ 230 JR Centreville, AL
#4 Malik Dunbar G 6′-6″ 230 SR North Augusta, SC
#5 Chuma Okeke F 6′-8″ 230 SO Atlanta, GA
#10 Samir Doughty G 6′-4″ 195 JR Philadelphia, PA
#12 J’Von McCormick G 6′-0″ 175 JR Katy, TX
#14 Preston Cook G 6′-4″ 190 FR Auburn, AL
#20 Myles Parker F 6′-8″ 200 FR Madison, AL
#21 Devontae Williams G 6′-5″ 215 JR Opp, AL
#22 Will Macoy G 6′-4″ 200 JR Birmingham, AL
#23 Jamal Johnson G 6′-4″ 185 SO Birmingham, AL
#24 Anfernee McLemore F 6′-7″ 220 JR Warwick, GA
#25 Brett Easterling G 6′-1″ 170 SO Tallahassee, FL
#33 Chase Maasdorp G 6′-0″ 170 FR Lakewood Ranch, FL
#41 Cole Blackstock F 6′-9″ 260 SR Killen, AL
#50 Austin Wiley C 6′-11″ 260 JR Hoover, AL
#54 Thomas Collier F 6′-9″ 215 JR Birmingham, AL

LSU Roster

NO NAME POS HT WT CLASS HOMETOWN
#0 Naz Reid F 6′-10″ 240 FR Asbury Park, NJ
#1 Ja’vonte Smart G 6′-4″ 190 FR Baton Rouge, LA
#3 Tremont Waters G 5′-11″ 167 SO New Haven, CT
#4 Skylar Mays G 6′-4″ 200 JR Baton Rouge, LA
#5 Daryl Edwards G 6′-3″ 165 SR Fresno, CA
#11 Kavell Bigby-Williams F 6′-11″ 230 SR London, England
#12 Marshall Graves G 6′-2″ 185 JR Ponchatoula, LA
#13 Will Reese G 6′-4″ 190 SO Leesville, LA
#14 Marlon Taylor G 6′-6″ 210 JR Mount Vernon, NY
#15 Aundre Hyatt F 6′-7″ 215 FR Bronx, NY
#20 Danya Kingsby G 6′-1″ 165 JR Milwaukee, WI
#21 Courtese Cooper F 6′-9″ 205 SO Elgin, IL
#22 Darius Days F 6′-7″ 218 FR Gainesville, FL
#24 Emmitt Williams F 6′-7″ 215 FR Fort Myers, FL

Auburn Schedule/Results

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
Nov 6 vs South Alabama W 101-58
Nov 9 vs Washington W 88-66
Nov 14 vs Miss. College W 103-52
Nov 19* at Xavier W 88-79
Nov 20* vs. Duke L 78-72
Nov 21* vs. Arizona W 73-57
Nov 28 vs St Peter’s W 99-49
Dec 4 vs UNC Asheville W 67-41
Dec 8 vs Dayton W 82-72
Dec 15* at UAB W 75-71
Dec 19 at NC State L 78-71
Dec 22 vs Murray State W 93-88
Dec 29 vs North Florida W 95-49
Jan 9 at Ole Miss L 82-67
Jan 12 vs Georgia W 93-78
Jan 16 at Texas A&M W 85-66
Jan 19 vs Kentucky L 82-80
Jan 22 at South Carolina L 80-77
Jan 26 at Mississippi State L 92-84
Jan 30 vs Missouri W 92-58
Feb 2 vs Alabama W 84-63
Feb 5 vs Florida W 76-62
Feb 9 at LSU
Feb 13 vs Ole Miss
Feb 16 at Vanderbilt
Feb 20 vs Arkansas
Feb 23 at Kentucky
Feb 27 at Georgia
Mar 2 vs Mississippi State
Mar 5 at Alabama
Mar 9 vs Tennessee

LSU Schedule/Results

DATE OPPONENT SCORE
Nov 6 vs SE Louisiana W 94-63
Nov 9 vs UNCG W 97-91
Nov 13 vs Memphis W 85-76
Nov 16 vs LA Tech W 74-67
Nov 22* vs Charleston W 67-55
Nov 23* vs Florida State L 79-76 OT
Nov 25* vs LSU L 90-77
Dec 1 vs Grambling W 78-57
Dec 9 vs Incarnate Word W 91-50
Dec 12 at Houston L 82-76
Dec 15* at Saint Mary’s W 78-74
Dec 21 vs Furman W 75-57
Dec 28 vs UL Monroe W 81-69
Jan 8 vs Alabama W 88-79
Jan 12 at Arkansas W 94-88
Jan 15 at Ole Miss W 83-69
Jan 19 vs South Carolina W 89-67
Jan 23 vs Georgia W 92-82
Jan 26 at Missouri W 86-80
Jan 30 at Texas A&M W 72-57
Feb 2 vs Arkansas L 90-89
Feb 6 at Mississippi State W 92-88
Feb 9 vs Auburn
Feb 12 at Kentucky
Feb 16 at Georgia
Feb 20 vs Florida
Feb 23 vs Tennessee
Feb 26 vs Texas A&M
Mar 2 at Alabama
Mar 6 at Florida
Mar 9 vs Vanderbilt

Auburn-LSU Prediction

The LSU Tigers didn’t flinch. They responded to their first loss of the SEC season by storming back from an eight-point halftime deficit on the road to beat Mississippi State in overtime. LSU is 3-0 in overtime games, a sign of how this team embraces challenges instead of shrinking in the face of them as the Johnny Jones teams so often did. LSU takes its winning ways into a huge Saturday game with Auburn. The Tigers have put together an impressive series of games to move to 5-4 in the SEC at the midpoint of the league’s 18-game regular season, but those games were at home, and only one of them (Alabama) came against a likely NCAA Tournament team. Florida is on the bubble. Auburn has to show it can beat a good team on the road, so LSU is the choice. Auburn doesn’t yet deserve the benefit of the doubt. LSU 76, Auburn 73. (Matt Zemek)

This game tips off at 1:00 PM CT (2:00 PM ET). TV: ESPN2.

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