70
TF 12
FINAL
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Sat Jan. 27
6:00pm
BONUS
95
TF 12
AUBURN
19-2
ML: +450
AUBURN -10.5, O/U 158.0
ML: -600
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Heron scores 21 points, No. 19 Auburn routs LSU 95-70

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) After coming out flat in its previous two home games, Auburn gave the crowd plenty to cheer about right from the start Saturday.

Mustapha Heron had 21 points on 8-for-10 shooting as No. 19 Auburn cruised to a 95-70 win over LSU, maintaining sole possession of first place in the Southeastern Conference.

Bryce Brown scored 15 points and DeSean Murray had 18 points and eight rebounds for Auburn (19-2, 7-1 SEC). Heron also grabbed eight boards.

Auburn held LSU point guard Tremont Waters to four points on 1-of-7 shooting. Waters entered averaging 15.7 points and an SEC-high six assists per game. But he committed six turnovers and didn't make his first field goal until midway through the second half.

''(Waters) didn't know what to do,'' Auburn coach Bruce Pearl said. ''We paid a lot of attention to him and made sure that we covered him on both sides of the ball screen.''

Duop Reath was a force inside for LSU (12-8, 3-5) and finished with 18 points on 7-of-12 shooting. Randy Onwuasor added 14 points.

''We got whipped every way you can get whipped. Absolutely bludgeoned,'' LSU coach Will Wade said. ''Auburn played fantastic. Coach Pearl had them ready to play. The crowd and the environment was tremendous. We didn't respond like we needed to.''

Auburn put a quick end to its recent trend of slow starts with an 18-2 run early in the first half as Heron scored 16 points in five minutes to begin the game. Auburn hit 11 3-pointers in the opening half and led by 19 after 20 minutes.

Auburn shot 55 percent and led by as many as 32. The Tigers outrebounded LSU 38-24.

''I thought we did a good job,'' Pearl said. ''LSU was 11-1 when they outrebound their opponent. So we knew we had to fly around a little bit.''

BIG PICTURE

LSU: Lost for the third time in the last four games. LSU hasn't been able to build on its upset of then-No. 11 Texas A&M on Jan. 6.

Auburn: Another impressive victory in a dream season so far. Auburn Arena has become one of the toughest places to play in the SEC, and the Tigers have yet to lose at home this season. Saturday marked the third straight game in which Auburn reached 50 points by halftime. The Tigers are on pace to be the SEC's highest-scoring team since Kentucky in 1996.

UP NEXT

LSU: Plays at No. 22 Tennessee on Wednesday night.

Auburn: Plays at Mississippi on Tuesday night.

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A previous version of this story was corrected with Auburn's record in SEC play.

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Key Players
T. Waters
3 G
J. Harper
1 G
29.3 Min. Per Game 29.3
12.9 Pts. Per Game 12.9
5.3 Ast. Per Game 5.3
2.3 Reb. Per Game 2.3
43.8 Field Goal % 38.1
37.1 Three Point % 40.8
80.0 Free Throw % 81.2
+ 3 Marshall Graves made 3-pt. jump shot 18.0
  Defensive rebound by Marshall Graves 25.0
  Will Macoy missed 3-pt. jump shot 27.0
+ 1 Galen Alexander made 2nd of 2 free throws 38.0
+ 1 Galen Alexander made 1st of 2 free throws 38.0
  Shooting foul on Brett Easterling 38.0
  Defensive rebound by Marshall Graves 50.0
  Will Macoy missed 2nd of 2 free throws 50.0
+ 1 Will Macoy made 1st of 2 free throws 50.0
  Shooting foul on Reed Vial 50.0
  Defensive rebound by Will Macoy 56.0
Team Stats
Points 70 95
Field Goals 25-58 (43.1%) 33-61 (54.1%)
3-Pointers 4-18 (22.2%) 14-32 (43.8%)
Free Throws 16-19 (84.2%) 15-19 (78.9%)
Total Rebounds 24 38
Offensive 9 13
Defensive 13 22
Team 2 3
Assists 12 21
Steals 11 7
Blocks 1 4
Turnovers 16 17
Fouls 15 20
Technicals 0 0
18 PTS, 3 REB, 1 AST
21 PTS, 9 REB, 2 AST
12T
away team logo LSU 12-8 323870
home team logo 19 Auburn 19-2 514495
Team Stats
away team logo LSU 12-8 82.5 PPG 39.6 RPG 14.6 APG
home team logo 19 Auburn 19-2 83.8 PPG 41.8 RPG 16.1 APG
Key Players
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D. Reath F PPG RPG APG FG%
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M. Heron G PPG RPG APG FG%
Top Scorers
D. Reath F 18 PTS 3 REB 1 AST
M. Heron G 21 PTS 9 REB 2 AST
43.1 FG% 54.1
22.2 3PT FG% 43.8
84.2 FT% 78.9
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Reath 18 3 1 7/12 0/2 4/4 0 27 1 0 4 1 2
R. Onwuasor 14 3 2 4/6 2/2 4/4 2 28 3 0 0 3 0
S. Mays 10 4 5 4/9 0/3 2/4 0 33 2 0 1 0 4
T. Waters 4 2 0 1/7 0/4 2/2 2 18 0 0 6 1 1
A. Epps 3 3 1 1/4 1/3 0/0 2 16 1 1 0 1 2
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Reath 18 3 1 7/12 0/2 4/4 0 27 1 0 4 1 2
R. Onwuasor 14 3 2 4/6 2/2 4/4 2 28 3 0 0 3 0
S. Mays 10 4 5 4/9 0/3 2/4 0 33 2 0 1 0 4
T. Waters 4 2 0 1/7 0/4 2/2 2 18 0 0 6 1 1
A. Epps 3 3 1 1/4 1/3 0/0 2 16 1 1 0 1 2
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
D. Edwards 8 0 1 3/6 0/2 2/2 4 22 2 0 2 0 0
B. Sampson 6 0 0 3/6 0/1 0/0 0 19 1 0 0 0 0
M. Graves 3 3 0 1/2 1/1 0/0 0 3 0 0 0 1 2
W. Sims 2 1 0 1/2 0/0 0/0 2 11 1 0 0 1 0
G. Alexander 2 0 0 0/1 0/0 2/2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0
R. Vial 0 1 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 3 0 0 0 0 1
M. Kiir 0 1 1 0/3 0/0 0/1 1 6 0 0 1 1 0
B. Rachal 0 1 1 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 11 0 0 2 0 1
J. Combs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Total 70 22 12 25/58 4/18 16/19 15 200 11 1 16 9 13
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Heron 21 9 2 8/10 4/6 1/2 4 27 2 0 4 3 6
D. Murray 18 8 5 7/9 0/1 4/4 0 20 2 0 3 6 2
B. Brown 15 2 3 5/13 5/11 0/0 1 27 2 0 2 1 1
J. Harper 11 1 8 3/6 1/4 4/5 1 28 0 0 4 0 1
A. McLemore 3 4 0 1/6 1/3 0/0 4 18 0 2 1 1 3
Starters PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
M. Heron 21 9 2 8/10 4/6 1/2 4 27 2 0 4 3 6
D. Murray 18 8 5 7/9 0/1 4/4 0 20 2 0 3 6 2
B. Brown 15 2 3 5/13 5/11 0/0 1 27 2 0 2 1 1
J. Harper 11 1 8 3/6 1/4 4/5 1 28 0 0 4 0 1
A. McLemore 3 4 0 1/6 1/3 0/0 4 18 0 2 1 1 3
Bench PTS REB AST FG 3PT FT PF MIN STL BLK TO OREB DREB
C. Okeke 14 3 0 6/7 2/3 0/0 1 19 0 1 1 1 2
M. Dunbar 7 2 1 3/7 1/2 0/0 1 17 0 0 0 1 1
H. Spencer 3 2 0 0/0 0/0 3/4 4 11 0 1 1 0 2
C. Blackstock 2 1 0 0/0 0/0 2/2 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
W. Macoy 1 1 0 0/1 0/1 1/2 0 2 0 0 0 0 1
P. Keim 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 3 0 0 1 0 0
D. Purifoy 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
D. Mitchell 0 2 2 0/2 0/1 0/0 2 21 1 0 0 0 2
D. Williams 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
B. Easterling 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0
T. Collier 0 0 0 0/0 0/0 0/0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
Total 95 35 21 33/61 14/32 15/19 20 201 7 4 17 13 22