Tigers fall at Auburn 78-66

AUBURN, Ala. - Brandon Robinson scored 21 of his career-high 27 points in the second half and Auburn avoided the Southeastern Conference West division cellar with a 78-66 win over LSU on Saturday.

Ian Young added 14 points as the Tigers (14-13, 5-11) snapped a four-game losing streak and swept the season series with LSU (18-9, 8-8).

Darrel Mitchell scored 18 points on six 3-pointers for LSU, which has lost five of its last six entering next week's SEC tournament.

LSU's last lead came with 8:07 left in the first half, but the Tigers pulled within one point on a 3-pointer by Mitchell.

From there, Robinson took over. He scored eight points during a 13-3 spurt that put Auburn ahead 72-61.

Mitchell responded with another 3, but Robinson hit another basket to put Auburn ahead by double-digits for good.

With 24 seconds to go on Senior Day, Auburn's four seniors took the Beard-Eaves Coliseum court likely for the final time. Kyle Davis, the school's all-time shot blocker, capped the day with a 3-pointer.

Young had 11 points in a seesaw first half. Auburn built its biggest lead at 39-32 on a Lewis Monroe layup with 2:32 left in the half, but LSU scored five in a row and trailed 42-39 at the break.

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