Mays scores career-high 30 in No. 18 LSU OT loss to No. 10 Auburn

Mays scores career-high 30 in No. 18 LSU OT loss to No. 10 Auburn
LSU guard Skylar Mays (No. 4) (Source: Josh Auzenne/WAFB-TV)

AUBURN, Ala. (WAFB) - No. 18 LSU men’s basketball dropped a heartbreaker to No. 10 Auburn on Saturday, Feb. 8.

LSU (17-6, 8-2 SEC) fell 91-90 in overtime to No. 10 Auburn (21-2, 8-2 SEC).

Senior Skylar Mays led LSU with a career-high 30 points. He also had eight assists and seven rebounds. Mays was 10-of-10 from the free throw line.

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Darius Days added 19 points and also grabbed seven rebounds. Javonte Smart and Trendon Watford each chipped in 12 points.

Samir Doughty led Auburn with 26 points. He was 5-of-11 on 3-pointers. J’Von McCormick added 23 points including the game winner with only a few ticks left on the clock. Devan Cambridge finished with 21 points.

LSU led 42-30 at halftime but Auburn clawed its way back in the second half behind clutch shooting, especially from beyond the arc to tie it at 74-74 at the end of regulation and force overtime.

In overtime, LSU was down 86-79 before taking the 90-89 lead with :09 left on a dunk by Emmitt Williams. McCormick was able to drive the lane and lay the ball up with :0.1 left on the clock.

Auburn was 18-of-44 on 3-pointers is the game.


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