AUBURN – The No. 16 Auburn Tigers (14-2, 3-0 SEC) picked up their ninth win in a row in convincing fashion, beating the LSU Tigers (10-6, 2-1 SEC).
"I thought we did fairly well," Auburn head coach Bruce Pearl said. "I thought we played good basketball in the first half and we shot it well, we turned them over."
Auburn went up big early but did let LSU make it interesting down the stretch.
What are the biggest takeaways from Auburn's ninth straight win?
Auburn was productive from 3-point range
Auburn shot 10-25 or 40% from 3-point range.
Chad Baker-Mazara and Aden Holloway both hit three 3-point baskets, Jaylin Williams hit two, and Johni Broome and Chaney Johnson both hit one.
If Auburn can continue to have this kind of success from beyond the arc and that many players contributing, conference play will continue to go well for the Tigers.
Chad Baker-Mazara had a day
Chad Baker-Mazara scored 19 points, leading Auburn in scoring and setting a new high for his Auburn career.
Baker-Mazara provided a spark plug off the bench and gave Auburn the boost it needed throughout the game.
Baker-Mazara made an important 3-pointer to end a late run from LSU that could have made the game a lot closer.
Auburn's depth shined once again
Forty-nine of Auburn's 78 points came from the bench. Two of Auburn's five highest scores, including its leading scorer, came off the bench.
Auburn's depth has been a talking point throughout the season, and it continues to show why that is the case.
Auburn can depend on production from many players when it needs it which will come in handy when the team has an off night.
Auburn dominated the turnover battle
Auburn turned the ball over only eight times, which led to only 10 points for LSU.
Auburn forced LSU to turn the ball over 17 times, which led to 26 points for Auburn.
That ratio will often lead to wins.
Auburn was out-rebounded
Auburn was out-rebounded for the second game in a row.
LSU had 39 rebounds, 12 offensive and 27 defensive. Auburn had 32 rebounds, eight offensive and 24 defensive.
LSU's rebounding abilities, particularly on offense, helped along the run which could have made things interesting.
Auburn returns to action on Wednesday night when it takes on the Vanderbilt Commodores on the road at Memorial Gymnasium in Nashville. Tipoff is set for 8 p.m. CT. The television broadcast can be found on SEC Network and the Auburn Sports Network broadcast can be streamed anywhere on the Auburn Athletics App.
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