The LSU Tiger men's basketball team opened up Southeastern Conference play on Saturday, with a 62-55 road victory, over the Auburn Tigers, in Auburn, Alabama. The Associated Press has the story, below.

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Garrett Green scored 18 points off the bench and LSU held Auburn to six points in the first half in a 62-55 win on Saturday in the Southeastern Conference opener for both teams.

Freshman Matt Derenbecker added 15 points in his first career start for LSU (9-7, 1-0).

Prior to Saturday's game, Auburn had not scored less than 23 points in a single half all season. Earnest Ross scored 21 points for Auburn (7-8, 0-1), which had its season-best four-game winning streak snapped.

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