Tigers beat Auburn, lose Morgan

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LSU won its 5th straight at home Saturday against Auburn, 87-80, but suffered a blow nonetheless.

Guard Malik Morgan, who prepped at John Curtis, injury his right knee in a second half collision with Auburn’s Asauhn Dixon. Morgan, on a drive to the basket, lost the ball and appeared to land awkwardly on right knee.

Head coach Johnny Jones would not be specific about the injury, but did say it “did not look good.”

LSU trailed Auburn 33-32 at the half. But the Tigers led by as many as 14 in the second half. Johnny O’Bryant bounced back after a poor performance at Georgia to score 19 points and grab 10 rebounds. Andre Stringer had 18 points and 7 assists.

LSU is now 15-7, 6-4 in the SEC. The Tigers won their 11 home game in 13 tries this season.