Hamilton lifts LSU past Auburn 65-58 in overtime
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- Justin Hamilton made two field goals in overtime, including the go-ahead basket, to lead LSU to a 65-58 victory against Auburn in a Southeastern Conference game Tuesday.
Hamilton's first came almost two minutes into the extra period, putting LSU ahead 58-56. Neither team scored again until Andre Stringer's 3-pointer with 1:22 left gave LSU a 61-56 advantage.
Rob Chubb then scored Auburn's only points in overtime with a field goal.
On LSU's next possession, Hamilton got loose for a layup. Then teammate Anthony Hickey completed the scoring with two foul shots with 3 seconds remaining. Auburn committed four turnovers in overtime.
Hickey led LSU (12-6, 2-2) with 18 points, and Hamilton finished with 13 points and eight rebounds. Ralston Turner added 11 points and Storm Warren 10 for LSU.
Frankie Sullivan paced Auburn (11-7, 1-3) with 19 points, while Chubb had 15 points and 12 rebounds.