Sullivan leads Auburn past LSU 67-52
Saturday, March 3, 2012
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) -- Frankie Sullivan matched his season high with 22 points and Auburn snapped a three-game losing streak in a 67-52 victory over LSU on Saturday in the regular-season finale for both teams.
Sullivan scored nine straight points to help Auburn (15-15, 5-11 Southeastern Conference) take control early in the second half and hand LSU (17-13, 7-9) its third consecutive defeat.
Kenny Gabriel scored 14 points for Auburn, which had lost six of seven games, and Chris Denson had 12, making 8 of 12 free throws.
Ralston Turner led LSU with 14 points while John Isaac had nine. LSU had a chance to complete a turnaround with a .500 league mark after winning just five SEC games the previous two seasons combined, but couldn't get much offense going.
Auburn secured the No. 10 seed in next week's SEC tournament in New Orleans.