"Against a team like LSU you really have to make some big buckets to give you some momentum," Fortner said. "We missed some big buckets. We missed some layups we had that would have given us a little bit of air in that balloon and propelled us forward."
Auburn hit 18-55 field goals, just 32.7 percent, and made only 1-9 three-pointers. "They are very good defensively," Fortner said. "They are very quick."
Eighth-ranked LSU hit 41.8 percent of its shots, including 4-12 threes, to improve to 6-1 in the SEC and 20-2 overall. Auburn slipped to 2-4 in the conference and 15-7 overall.
Sylvia Fowles led LSU with 19 points and 20 rebounds while Quianna Chaney scored 17 points. Fowles made 9-12 free throws and LSU hit 15-24 while Auburn made 8-15. LSU enjoyed a 43-33 edge in rebounds.
After losing their last two games, the Tigers will try to break back into the victory column with a home game at 6 p.m. on Thursday vs. Alabama.