Auburn Wins Again

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - Korvotney Barber had 16 points and 17 rebounds as Auburn defeated No. 12 LSU 69-53 on Saturday for its seventh win in eight games.

Auburn (21-10, 10-6 Southeastern Conference) scored 42 points in the paint and outrebounded the regular-season champions 45-37.

Marcus Thornton had 23 points for LSU (25-6, 13-3), which lost its second straight.

Rasheem Barrett has 12 points for Auburn and DeWayne Reed added 11.

Barrett made two free throws with 6:31 left in the first to start a 10-2 run by Auburn, which went on to lead 34-28 at halftime.