The last time these two teams faced each other, Bruce Pearl got his 500th victory as a coach with the 78-74 win. Since then, LSU has continued to struggle - they are currently 1-13 in conference play - and Auburn has been slipping in the last few, as well.
The Tigers' post-season chances aren't completely shot, yet. The NIT is still very much in play, but if they're going to make it there, then this game is definitely one they need to win.
The LSU Tigers are losers of their last 13 straight. They still have some pretty good scorers, led by sophomore Antonio Blakeney, averaging 17.4 points per game. They also have three other scorers in double-digits.
Auburn's stats are the same as they've been all season long. The same scorers are leading the way. The Tigers have to find some way to play effective defense for a full game. They need to take good shots and not rush things. If they get a lead, they have to figure out how to not panic and keep things going for the win.
Vegas thinks Auburn is favored by 3 even on LSU's home court. This is a game Auburn should win. A win could get things back on track. A loss could derail things over the final games of the regular season.
How to Watch, Stream, and Listen
Time: 6 pm Central
TV: SEC Network
Listen: Auburn Sports Network