Soldout PMAC awaits LSU vs. Auburn tonight

The LSU Tigers, now ranked 24th in the Associated Press, after five consecutive SEC wins, tries to continue the streak Wednesday night at 7 p.m. in the Maravich Assembly Center when LSU hosts Auburn.

The game will be taped delayed at 10:30 p.m. on Cox Sports Television. The live radio broadcast in Louisiana can be heard on the LSU Sports Network (Eagle 98.1 FM in Baton Rouge) and on the Internet at www.LSUsports.net. As of noon today, the LSU ticket office closed its windows placing signs on the doors stating the game is a sellout.

Also, trainer Andrew Shea changed the conditions on the two injured LSU starters, upgrading LSU senior forward Jaime Lloreda from questionable to probable and downgrading freshman forward Regis Koundjia from probable to questionable. Lloreda has been battling bursitis in his left Achilles and twice rolled his right ankle during the 73-70 win at No. 20 Florida on Saturday. Koundjia during the Florida game suffered a sprained MCL of the left leg.

LSU is coming off a fifth consecutive win with the victory over Florida Saturday, while Auburn lost to Ole Miss, 72-68, on Saturday. The Tigers are 17-4 overall and 7-3 in the SEC West, solidly in second place, three games ahead of Ole Miss and Alabama. Auburn is four games back of LSU at 3-7 in the conference, 12-9 overall. Mississippi State leads the division with a 10-1 record.

But LSU Coach John Brady knows as well as his team played at Florida, it's a dangerous time for LSU.

"We played well on the road to be able to beat Florida," the LSU Coach said. "Florida is tough at home, and we kind of hung around and we were able to finish the game really well. Our next task it to put that behind us and take care of our business at home. Hopefully, we'll be ready to go against Auburn."

LSU is ranked in the AP top 25 for the first time since January 2003 and the Tigers may need to win both games this week to stay in for a second week. LSU goes to Vanderbilt on Saturday and then plays at Mississippi State before returning home on Sunday, Feb. 29 to face Kentucky in a game televised by CBS.


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